Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. For some reason I get banana bread, and fermented grape alcohol, highly malty profile in the aroma. Pretty decent pour as expected with this caliber of trappist ale, large foamy off-white head with some brownish particulate from the bottom of the bottle, murky and mahogany in color, satisfying lacing. Taste is complex, it doesn’t really register till it hits the back of the tongue, in the middle there is instant of leafy bitter hop, then sweet raisons, wine alcohol (which I’m usually not a fan of but tonight it kind of worked, too prevalent than it had to be though), and minor licorice, a puckering sweet dark berry, finish with toffee malt, aftertaste linger is perhaps the best part the experience, rather full bodied and strong. To say I didn’t enjoy it is a lie, but I was slightly disappointed, the complexities just didn’t go together quite as i would like, still a very worthy beer though.
Unde (215) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown beer with durable big fluffy head. Aroma has ripe fruits, sweet and sour berries and some hops. Taste has ripe fruits, resin, tannin, berries and grape hop flavors as well. Full texture but still not that great. 10 is still better even I didn’t like the after taste in it. Complex beer.
tightslice (74) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Spiced rum, plums, figs and even bits of bourbon on the nose. Tastes of big, dark, spiced fruits with peppery cloves, bitter skins, malted breads and all kinds of glorious things they currently serve in heaven. A truly blessed beast.
jiffdawg03 (14) - Ralston, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Lots going on here. Some spice(like a rum like spice you’d find in spiced rum), dark fruits (plums, raisins, prunes, figs), caramel, light cocoa. Taste is very much the same as the nose. A little sweet but thats to be expected with the higher alcohol content. Finish is spice and some grassy notes. Very well done.
Maakun (96) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
1.5 year old bottle. Dark copper with light beige head that disappears very fast and leaves a nice little island. Incridibly complex: there’s red fruits, dried fruits, rum, spices, milk chocolate, icecream, it just keeps on going. Taste is a great balance: medium sweet, sour touch and bitter cocoa and grassy notes in the aftertaste. Medium mouth, slightly prickly carbonation. My favorite beer so far. Every bottle is slightly different, I prefer the ones that have a bit more chocolate, but this is very, very close to perfection.
tmongoose (942) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared pours murky red color with off white head. The aroma is odd dark fruits like plums or maybe figs also get lots of sweet malts. The flavor is incredible. Sweet malt backed by the dark fruit base. Medium body so full of flavors. No alcohol burn to speak of. Sensational beer.
cargo150 (167) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur très spéciale orangés avec des reflets rouge avec un col moyennement mousseux mais résistant. Nez intense et complexes de fruits rouges. En bouche le mélange est complexes tout comme le nez: Cerises,framboises,fraises et plus encore. Une bière très bien construite mais il faut aimer ce genre de bière pour l’apprécier a 100% !
gegwilson (264) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy mahogany body with a frothy cream head. Caramel and red fruit flavours. Nice full mouthfeel. Very nice.
lux_edwards (30) - - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Aroma: alcohol, liccorice. Appearance: dark, thick white head. Tasteah sweet. light body, creamy, soft carbonation. Overall: good for a strong beer,
androman (62) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy reddish-brown, massive off-white head. Smells sweet-sour. Aroma caramel, chocolate, fruit, herbs, all moderated. Taste light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty notes. Fizzy carbon, alcohol is quite well hidden, light bitter finish. Easy to drink, lighter taste than I expected, there for it’s not that unique experience, but still an amazing beer.
danielecamo (354) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottiglia. Colore ramato carico, schiuma fine persistente ed in gran quantità. Aroma di caramello, frutta secca, frutta rossa, alcoolico, terroso. Al palato corpo intenso, gasatura evidente che non disturba, nota alcoolica presente, birra rotonda, appagante con sentori di frutta sotto spirito, terroso. Ottima