y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 Nice fluffy head that lasted pretty long. Smells of berries and licorice. Tastes of berries and musty alcohol with a thick, full mouthfeel. Very nice.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice brew. Smooth and almost creamy with the softest head I've ever seen. Smell of light yeast and citrus. Flavor is of dates/raisons with a subtle bitterness
sayravai (4654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Very dark brown-amber color with a creamy, long-lasting, light brown head. Sweetish and spicy, toffee and roasted malt aroma with maple syrup. Very malty, spicy and bitter, sweetish and salty flavor with toffee. Very pleasant, sweet and syrupy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very warming, full, sweetish and foamy-carbonated with a slight alcohol burn. Needs to be drank warmer than fridge temperature, or the metallic side will steal the show. Very warming, strong and pleasant trappist overall.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good brown color,large tan head that lasted for a decent amount of time.The aroma comes off as being very fruity and medium malty,with a slightly yeasty side to it,almost a bread like aroma.The flavor is nicely fruity again with a nice raisin and something else that i can't put my finger on,very nice carbonation to this brew that makes the flavors do a little dance on the tongue.There is a nice presence of malt and the alcohol doesn't get in the way at all but stays some what subdued until the end where it shows up in the finish and a nice light alcohol burn going down.the after taste is fruity and malty.This is another fine brew that was more then worth the trade.thanks JPDIPSO for the constantly good brews that you sent me.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle served slightly chilled. Dark hazy brown, reddish tint, thick white head. powerful aroma, malt, raisin, brown sugar, cherry. Full body, heavy dark bread taste, malty as all hell, candy sugar balanced with slight bready bitterness. Alcohol is quite noticeable. Velvety smooth carbonation, delicate, yet has a stickiness in the aftertaste that I just can't get past. Like eating a whole loaf of dark raisin bread. Huge and warming, lacking a little in flavor depth. But perhaps I'm nitpicking here. Great beer, can't wait for the 10.
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a large head that quickly fades to a thin head that remains. Aroma of dark fruit and leather. Flavor is initially of dark fruit and the hops coming through to provide the taste of a mild tea. This then transitions to a dark fruit and slight dry bittersweet chocolate flavor. The body is suprisingly light making it dangerously drinkable. The palate is creamy. The alcohol flavors are almost non existant, I had no idea this came in over 9 ABV.
DrBeer (825) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, flowers, toffee and fruit.
Flowery flavour with plums and raisins.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very much like the Roch 6, but more potent. Pears, pepper, and cherry nose. Smooth palate. Very nice on a cold, wet night.
ToadMan (558) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very cabonated, rich dark ruby color, lots of head, very little lace. BIG aroma, leaps out of the bottle, smells more like wine than beer. Malty, alcohol, chocolate, raisin, assorted berry fruitiness. The chocolaty maltieness and the alcohol started to dominate the more I drank, and it lost a couple of points. Slightly bitter and dry in the finish.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This chestnut brown beer has a thick white head and heavy lacing. The nose is amazingly rich with charred oak, spiced apples, cinnamon, chocolate and a touch of raisin. The palate is dense with sweet chocolate covered raisins and dry wood-smoked barley malt. THe finish is a touch lack lustre given the amazing nose and palate, but it is creamy and rich with an afterthought of lemon meringue.