boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany pour with a dense and creamy head, everlasting and enticing. Aroma is sweet caramel, striking flawless malts, strawberries and cream, candi sugar, raisins and plums, light chocolate and stunning notes of exotic flowers. This is a subdued nose, but it’s very complex and captivating. Flavor is even more impressive, balanced and authoritarian. Notes of more berries(mostly strawberry and huckleberry), dark fruits, yeast, hefty malts and copious candi sugar are seemlessly blended. It really is an effortless quaff, pulling me back quickly; dangerously drinkable. Palate is silken, medium bodied, then full feeling and weighty as it glides across my tongue. Finishes very warm and creamy, light to moderate sugar and light bitterness most noticeable, mildly dry. An excellent strong ale.
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle. This is the highest rated beer I’ve tasted since starting on this site, and it lives up to expectations. Cloudy brown coloring, tight head that hangs on a long long time, and a not-too-sweet fruity flavor that completely hides the 9.2 ABV. Wonderful beer, which only leaves me to wonder what the TR 10 must be like. Well, maybe next years tax return.
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 This beer smelled like a pack of gummi-bears when I poured it. I loved the color, which completely surprised me when compared to the taste. The head is nice. It doesn’t look like soap bubbles, but looks like a tight head. The little black particles give that spicy after taste, with the fruity before taste. I would say that this is one of the best beers I have tried. I will say though the body wasn’t a thick as I would like it to be. The St. Bernardus had more of a body than this beer.It also had a higher alcohol percentage, and a fruitier taste. Still an excellent beer though that will leave the taste of fruit on your tongue after drinking it.
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer, exactly what a Trappist should be. Great initial taste; complex taste with a some fruityness and a nice spice to it. Finish is wonderful and lingering with a slight burn to it. I could drink this all day long. Definately in my top few beers. I can’t wait to find a 10 to try, as these Monks really know how to make a beer. Amazing.
LearninBeer (486) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is of sweet dough, maybe a little cherry tart. The head is very light brown, creamy, mostly diminishing and not much lacing. The body is cloudy kinda murky amber/golden brown. The initial flavor was kinda sweet, makes the tongue salivate on the sides, a touch bitter with an average to long finish, just noticing a slight burn at the end. The body is light, texture a little watery and carbonation lively.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours a brown kinda murky colour with large fluffy white head. a joyous aroma of dark fruits cherries i believe and vey strong. flavour is of dark fruits and malts with roasted grains also. a hint of raisin in the taste. a very short bitter after taste. leaves my palate dry and wanting more.
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin foamy head. Aroma is of roasted malts dark fruits,cherry and alcohol. Flavor is complex with raisins,malts,figs and spices with a sharp hop bite at the end. Quality stuff this is
Aquilo (627) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a lovely caramel brown with a thick foamy head. Smell is of raisins and currants and roses. The carbonation is a bit high for me, it reminds me of sprite (which I hate.) The flavor, however, was pleasant, with vanilla, figs, and dates. Overall, rather enjoyable.
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was my 2nd of 3 Belgians at a local bar. I really enjoyed the balance in this beer. Very little ’alcohol’ taste and quite complex. Compared to the Tremens I had first, the carbonation stood out.
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
complex aroma, baking bread, bananas, stout. pours a murky brown. the alcohol is untraceable, a very very long finish. high carbonation. what belgian ale should be.