jb (2697) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy red orange brown with giant brown head. Homemade quality to the head as it lasted forever. Alcohol, brown sugar, plums. Creamy palate with a yeasty taste, nice balance of flavors, nothing overwhelms. Yeast, grain, malt, hops, dark fruit all in perfect harmony.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy amber brown pour , huge beige head , excellent lace. aroma of malt ,cherries and dark fruits . sweet cherry/ dark fruit and subtle annis flavors . wonderful medium and creamy mouth feel . dry,very warm alcohol finish
chicagobears (442) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber brown. Aromas are vinous, green apples, and malty. Chocolate raisin, nuguet, figs, and salty. The complexity is hard to describe. Very malty. Perhaps some other time I’ll figure it out. This isn’t my favorite trappist, but its a damn fine one.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 Aroma: sweet, malt (wonderful), apple, banana, blue grapes, caramelized (don’t know if that’s what it’s called) sugar, seed, vaguely sourish, coriander, chocolate, liquorice
Flavor: sweet, full/rich, very balanced (reminds me of Malheur Dark Brut), bitter aftertaste, yeasty
Appearance: deep orange brown, opaque, completely foggy, light beige head
Palate: wonderful consistency, creamy, rough, medium co2
I had soot chèvre and New Guinea chocolate with it, and it went extremely well along.
I think some dark Belgian chocolate or honey chèvre would be good also.
gallaghermurph (36) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark, yet not opaque brown amber. A huge light khaki head slowly dissipates and sticks along the way down for a nice lacing. Aroma is yeaty and spicy. Much like the 10, this is incredibly complex. Initial bitterness leads quickly into an array of dark fruits, maybe most prevelently plums. Also banana. Black licorice flavor was suprising and pleasant. A great spicyness leads into a soft bitterness in the finish. Light mouthfeel is accompanied by soft yet lively carbonation. Once again, a fanatstic brew from the Trappists. Almost as good as the 10, but I’m still partial. Still one of the best I’ve ever had.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Poured a dark brown color with a nice head and as with the 10 had plenty of sedimentation. Aroma was of spices and yeast and alochol. Flavor was spicey and of dark fruits. Alcohol was strong in this one. Good beer."
MarkoR (845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb beer: beautiful colour, nice head, smooth right up to the end. What beer is all about. Superbe goût velouté.
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was outrageously good. It was so smooth and beautiful in its brown pour with a good amount of head. I could have this beer for dessert.
Dedollewaitor (15066) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Dark and filling with white head. Nuts caramel liquirice. A bit warm from the alcohol which is pleasant. Chocolate, tobacco & dark dried fruits. A bit of sweetness and a great long finish! Great! Almost as good as the 10!
jrob21 (3161) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aw yeah, one of my favorite styles but not going very well with my burrito. Pours a deep, cloudy brown with red hues. Big fat white head. Smells must and malty. Tastes of red fruits. Has a slightly alcoholic aftertaste. Full bodied and medium finish. Reminds me of a light cherry cheesecake. Slightly sweet.