KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a muddy dark brown with little bits of yeast floating with a large frothy tan head that was quickly dissipating and had fair lacing. The aroma was of a roasted bread malts, light herbal hops and a doughy yeast with notes of molasses, plums, figs and raisons. It tasted wonderfully malty-sweet at first with a hint of molasses and finished a bitter-sweet with notes of dried fruit and had a mild alcohol twinge. Mouthfeel was med to full in body and quite creamy in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall an outstanding strong ale, defintely worth trying!!
Marduk (1261) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown color. Medium size, thick and sturdy head. Hold well. Plums, raisins, cake, toffee in aroma. Raisins, plums, sense of ginger, spicy flavor. Sense of alcohol and peppermint in the aftertaste. Full bodied. Delicious!
dctriman (25) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite "shelf beers". Really similar to Westy XII. Donít drink this colder than 50 degrees F, IMO.
oneeighthcuban (89) - - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells spicey, a little fruity, and a little boozy. Taste is really smooth, some sort of spiceyness.
Mr_Hensen (45) - ís Gravenmoer, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heerlijk biertje. Flink zoet met een hoog karamel gehalte. Veel karakter en diepgang. Na een half glas wordt het biertje wel een beetje veel, maar toch zou ik zo een tweede nemen.
PattyBat (16) - - MAY 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a dark brown with light tan head. Smell of malt, prunes and raisins. Smooth taste of fruit with the alcohol well hidden. Great beer with an awesome palate.
ejcooney1 (1) - Hazlet, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is such an outstanding beer. So clean and smooth, with great mouthfeel. An intensely rich and dark fruity taste. This is the pinnacle of trappists.
Leepe_steven (77) - BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown colour with some ruby hints at the sides of the glass. Very small creamy off white head. Aroma has dark fruits, alcohol, some sweetness. Taste some sweetness,dark fruits, alcohol a little bit overwhelming, bitterness. Aftertaste is malty and lingers and is very good. Think the 6 and 8 are better, but thatís just my opinion.
hawanna (1069) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle BB 21. Nov 2017
caramel, vanilla, chocolate, roasty, spruce, citrus, herbs, brown, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, creamy, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Michbeerlover (100) - - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky dark brown, like apple cider with a lot of cinnamon in it. No head. Nice aroma of dark fruit, fig, dates and slight alcohol. Taste matches aroma. Mouthfeel is medium too heavy with medium carbonation. Great beer, but it catches up with you because of the high ABV. Drink this one at home.....
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mrecioji (5) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark color, with fruity notes of banana and pear, a touch of chocolate. With a nice and excellent finish.