KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Falling Rock. Pours a rich and lovely brown with a healthy head and clinging lace. Aroma is a bit of roasted malt. Flavor is a bit sour, with hints of roasted malt and bready yeast. Palate is flowing, but a bit watery.
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good strong Ale, with lots off color. I testet it in 2 different types off classes, Trappist glass and a ordinary glass. It make at different, så buy the right glass.
HermanW (1045) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man Oh man. I had first a glass from the dishwasher. So I had no head. Then a clean glass, that is better. A smell. A taste. This is beer.
Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color, mahogany. Friable and compact head, optimal aspect and persistence. Much elegant one. Rich and complex scent. Notes of liqueur, bitter cacao and coffee. Noticeable light rumors of sugar and honey. Wrapping, strong, warm and spirited taste. Much pungent and solid, extremely lively. Strong alcohol notes with a determined but agreeable bitter mostly in the end. Very tasty.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2005 Appearance: Deep murky brown. Tight creamy massive head. Swirls into a creamy mass. LOVE
Nose: Slight Phenols, caramel and coriander or paradise grains. Can’t tell which yet. Paradise grains and hairspray. Massively clean overall not sure if it is mostly the paradise seed or the yeast but this is a very clean tasting beer.
Flavor: Chalk comes to chocolate. Slight oatmeal in the background. Flavors spread out evenly on the tongue and are very sweet. Paradise seeds are spicey and peppery.
Palate: exceptionally tight carbonation. Solid and viscuous.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
lovely trappist. looks great, dark red/brown with a thin head leaving beautiful lace on the glass. aromas of tropical fruit(maracuja, mango, pineapple), orange, raisins. taste: resin, raisins, plums, bit strawberry, barnyard(straw, grassy), hoppy(citrussy, resin), bitter, sweet and sourrish in a good balance. finishes fruity(mainly banana) and bittersweet. medium bodied. great, i loved it.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a delightful little beer. reddish brown in color. Tastes of chocolate and sweet fruity malt. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle at The White Horse in Parsons Green, a cloudy ruby brown with a frothy head. A fruity/winey aroma and the flavour is a burnt sweet maltiness with fruity undertones.
rederic (3203) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2005 Hazy dark brown hue, with a thick foamy beige head, with fig, raisin, prune fruity notes, with a good chocolatey accent, spicy, brown sugar, dark malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with dark roasted malts, chocolatey notes, burnt caramel, brown sugar, fruity of dry raisins, figs, dates, spicy notes with a hint of acidity, leading towards a malty side finish.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big, tan, creamy head, red-black opaque body, with some yeast sediment at the bottom. Subtle aroma of nameless spices, perhaps some anis, perhaps coriander. Very harmonic aroma, and surprisingly subdued. Powerful, dark, spicy taste of malts, coffee, and again spices; very complex, almost burns in the mouth, but still with some harmony. Very dry. Well, what I can say? Beer does not get much better than this. This has to be in the top ten.