Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2010 On the light side of dark brown, if that makes sense, very sedimented and with a big rich head. Deep malty, fruity aroma with rich plum, brown sugar, light toffee, raisin, peach and faint pear, alcohol and doughy yeast. Sweet malts in the body mix with a surprising tartness (mainly yeastiness). Fruits are subdued but still there (plum, pear). The malts seem subdued by a bit of wateriness...this is a 7.5% beer my I remind you so thatï¿½s a shocker but I may be viewing this flavour profile vis-a-vis its bigger brothers without realizing it. Anyway, a solid, sessionable trappist brown. Upon multiple tastings, I have upgraded my score significantly, to reflect the floral, smooth awesomeness of this beer.
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 hazy brown with white head. A bit of fruits and caramel. A lighter version than the 8 or 10. This doesnt make it boring though. Plum, raisin & caramel. It still has the long lasting taste and finish. Great!
Rerating June - 09. Vintage 2005 bottle. Wauw - aroma is off the chain - (again). Smooth, dried fruits, delicious liquorice. 4 Again - But closer to 4,1 than expected.
Re-rate. 31 Dec - 2012. Vinous, Rich and warming. Still has the yeast complexity that the 8 & 10 has. Great stuff..:-) 4 again.
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Bottle. Dark brown colour. Small creamy, light brown head. Tobacco and tea-like aroma. Sweet, malty flavour with some tea and milk chocolate. Aftertaste is also tea-like. A bit thin, but with a good level of alcohol.
chrisv10 (15165) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Bottle, 7.5%. Cloudy brown/dark amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, yeast, dark fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast. dark fruits, sweet, toasted, hop and medium bitter.
Theis (15116) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Brown with nice white head. Aroma: Hop, fruit, alcohol. Taste: Fruit, berries, cherries, some spices, yeast. High carbonation. Aftertaste: not that interesting, a little hop, some licorice, sharp-pointy.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth beer. Nose and taste of licorice, caramel, molasses, candied brown sugar, kiwis and earthy dough. Rated 2/8/03
gunnfryd (14043) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, apple, yeast. Flavour is yeast, apple and alcohol.
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of medium dark fruit. Brown malty yeasty aroma. It smells brown. Vigorous, persistent tan head. Lacing. Starts with mysterious fruit, passes to something like bread dough. Then caramel and chocolate notes rise. It is a bit thin, say medium mouthfeel. It is certainly unique and complex. It is good.
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle, pours a cloudy brownish orange with a medium beige head. Toffee, sour cherries and black currant on the nose. Figs, toffee and various spices on the palate. No where near as complex or invigorating as 8 or 10 - quite watered down in comparison. Still good.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cafe buitenlust, Oirschot. Brown color. Not the best smell but a nice taste. Love the carbonation in combination with the alcoholpercentage in this beer. Medium body. Useful beer.