Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber, lots of yummy particles floating around, large bubbled very lasting tan head. Aromas of malt and yeast especially, with hints of something sweet & sugary (which never appears in the flavor) and earthiness. Flavor hid the alcohol well which didnít appear until the very end a dry finish. Tastes of breads especially stand out with sweet malts taking a back seat. The aftertaste is short but sweet and dry.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium, dense white head. Color is a very hazy burgandy. Earthy, malty aroma. Taste is bitter, minerals up front. Some dark fruit, also a woodiness to it. Finish becomes slightly bitter, compliments other flavors. A bunch of other flavors going on here, hard to put a finger on it. I want to say leather, strange. Mouthfeel is a little watery but hard to notice against the striking flavor.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer poured a cloudy brown color w/ orange highlights; thin head and good lacing. The aroma was caramel, dark fruit and flowers. The flavor was thin w/ dark fermented fruit and caramel. The mouthfeel was light and watery.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky brown with an average light brown head that diminishes over time. Smells of mollasses, caramel, prunes, and pine. Taste is sweet with a sticky finish.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
amazing beer. light brown. head stays until the end. incredibly balanced. good sweet malty taste. great.
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweetish and malty. Appearance is a nice and brownish, very good. Flavor is nice and malty, with a nice dry and tasty flavor to it. Good beer, not as good as 8 or 10 but still good.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been too long since I had a trappist beer. Beer pours cloudy dark mahogeny color with a very well retained off white colored head. Aroma is rich malty with lots of yeast. Flavor is wonderful. Some light dried fruit flavors, bready maltiness and lots of yeast goodness. I am a fan of dubbels and this has got to be the pinnacle. Truly the highpoint of liquid bread. Flavorful and also very easy to drink. I could easily drink more than one of these in an evening. Greatness.
Cornfield (5348) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Murky brown with a fizzy tan head that starts big and settles down slowly... the brew has an earthy, sweet malt aroma (toffee & caramel). Itís got a soft but well-carbonated mouthfeel. Itís not as sweet as it smells, although the predominant tastes after the malt are plums, raisins, a bit of smokiness. Fairly clean finish.
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zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/red/amber color. Aroma is sweet, with toffee and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet malt, dark fruit and toffee, but not as sweet as the aroma leads you to believe. Body is medium to light.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
03.09.05 330ml bottle dated 19.08.08 Hazed orange-red pour with an enormous, even head of large bubbles. Lovely and soft aromas of biscuit, vanilla toffee, dates, caramel, and light chocolate hints. Body is light and airy with a merengue-like effervescence. Tons of soft, dark fruits, plum, vanilla, and citrus across the middle. Certainly a malt dominated brew with only touches of flower and citrus from hops and light yeasty spice. Bitterness is but a whisper. If it wasnít $5 a bottle, this would make a great session beer!