raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
09 10 07: Has to be my favorite Trappist to look at. A beautiful,dark,red with a tough,big,creamy, lasting,almost tan, head. Aromas are intenesly fruity,musty,sweet and become super musty after a while. Mouthfeel is thick but not as carbonated as I was expecting. Big body. Fruity,sweet flavors with a sweet finish as well(at first),before becoming musty. The fruity-sweet flavors are dark and somewhat port like. This is probably my fave from this brewer,being the alcohol is hidden,unlike the big brother!
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry, robust flavor, full of raisins and caramel. Nice winter warmer.
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks pretty much identical to the 10, deep ruby color. The smell is yeasty, sweat and fruity. There are a lot of subtle notes in the flavor - apples, chocolate, grapes, raisins. This has very well-masked alcohol. Slightly different from the 10, but, in my opinion, just as good.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2003 Much more drinkable than the 10, but still looks and acts like rootbeer. Smells is grand though. Sweet dry fruity taste with peppery finish. Love this one.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coffeeish colour. The aroma is strange and quite disgusting. Too acid.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is absolutely delicious beer. I don’t even know how to describe it, it just tastes so damn good! I have to revisit the 10. Right now I like this even better.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a morbid mass of dark plum and elemental living froth of almost pinkish hue..tart grape skies and musty old buildings have hints of acidic tart green olives..i sit impatient waiting for the high foam to shrink and so I bite a chunk out of the head, like a peice of cake..and i chew its chocolatey grape existence..the wetness turns to musty grapes and fermenting apples..my mind turns tart..a stream of chocolate flows rapidly..the musty surroundings shake..the alcohol relieves my stress..the warmth loosens my senses..things begin to fall in place..
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruddy brown color, smell of malt, brandy and dark cherry. Little head. Great carbonation / fuzzyness on the tounge. Flavors are pretty well balanced between malt, dark fruit and alcohol.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great aroma and wonderful head retention. Smell of fruits and well hidden alcohol. One of the best I’ve had in a long time.
bugbbq99 (19) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful Trappist. Delightfully complex and full of flavor. You can tell that a lot of time and precision went into the creation of this brew. A gift from the gods!