nephirem (143) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown body with creamy beige head. Hazy appearance. Smell is a bit faint, mostly sweet, a bit herbal, a bit toffee.
Full body with thick texture and very subtle carbonation. Mostly sweet taste with slight alcohol burn on the tongue. Aroma is pleasant, herbal, floral; caramel, toffee, spices.... Excellent.
Lovely balanced ale.
MetalMurphy (352) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ antwep. dark brown colour, heavy body, malty, but fruity, quite good belgian beer
Studoffsky (78) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chyba jeszcze lepsze niż "dziesiątka". W nosie belgijskie drożdże, marcepan, figi, porto, pieprzne fenole. Na języku jak to w mocnych belgach gruszka z jabłkiem ale też wanilia, nuta czekolady (najbliższa deserowej), suszone śliwki, lekka pieprzność. Wszystko idealnie zharmonizowane. Dobre wysycenie, przyjemnie "pracuje" w ustach. Rozgrzewa, alkohol oczywiście mniej wyczuwalny niż w 10. Pierwsza liga.
CRock (167) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprised I havenít rated this yet considering I drink it regularly. Itís just a solid anytime beer. Summer, winter, morning, night.
Scrumpy369 (322) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Brown colour with a small beige head. Nose is funky slight banana. Taste is low-medium sweetness with definitve booze. Silk smooth. Lovely.
Pedro_Pinho (120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown with creamy off white head. Aroma is malt, yeast and caramel. It has been a long time since I had one of this. Really good and tasteful, although I actually prefer the no.10.
Humlehode (556) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear deep amber. Very fruity aroma. Prunes, raisins, roasted notes, oak, toffee. Complex. Sweet. Highly carbonated
Syfher (302) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; room temperature.
Good Trappist beer, a little bit greedy in taste in comparison with his big sister. Nice aroma and taste dominate by the Trappist yeast.
markosalaplaya (1) - - MAY 1, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Used to be one of my favourites. Still one of the better style examples, but Iíve travelled on from Belgium.
BucannonXC5 (1372) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 330-ml. bottle (11.2 oz.)
Glass: Westvleteren 12 Trappist glass
From: San Diego Wine Company in Miramar (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: N/A; Received on April 23, 2016
Consumed: April 27, 2016
Misc.: Best before July 23, 2019
My wifeís uncle, Tom, brought this as a gift, along with Founderís KBS and Acoustic Ales Instant Triple Karma. Unbelievably nice as I hadnít had the chance so have either. Have always wanted to try these Trappistes Rochefort beers, but this will be my first.
Poured an auburn, murky color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy, khaki head. Light bubbles coming up from the bottom. Minimal wet lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 4.00)
Smelled that 9.2 pct. ABV right away. Once that settled, got spoiled plum, toffee, some candied caramel, red apple, purple grape, raisins, prunes and more dark fruits. Funky overall. (Smell - 4.00)
Taste was a bit better, but still on those funky notes. Got roasted toffee, candied caramel, spoiled plum, raisins, prune juice, dates, rye bread, purple grape, red apple, some blackberry, hints of rum, light notes of chocolate and some wintry spices. (Taste - 4.00)
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.25)
I really wanted to like this one but probably ended up overrating it as a result. It was good, but not something I would need to try again. Itís not like Iíve never tried a Belgian Strong Dark Ale (this was my 12th) but it was just good, not great. Maybe this is supposed to be the standard, but I reviewed it as is. (Overall - 4.00)
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