SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle: Brown pour with ruby highlights. The aroma is sweet and fruity - a nice mix of brown sugar and banana. Raisin, burnt caramel, cherry, cane sugar all add to the complex nose. Big, sweet body. Lots of candy sugar sweetness along with a healthy dose of caramel sweetness equals a really sweet experience. The complex yeast adds nice depth and some Golding influence helps counteract the sugar, but it wins in the end.
bytemesis (6726) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy hazel, medium beige head, long lasting, none lacing. Aroma is malty, Belgian spice, dates, figs, candi sugar, toffee. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, rich and malty. Full body, creamy mouthfeel.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this awhile ago just getting around to rating it. pours Mahogany with a off white head. aroma molasses, sherry, raisins, caramel, Malt, alcohol. flavor cherry, fig, dried fruits, vanilla yeast.
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by John, thanks! Pours a clear amber with visible carbonation with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of fruit, Belgian yeast and some sweet grains with a bit of caramel. Flavor combines caramel and sweet grain with a bit of Belgian yeast and light fruit supporting.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by John - thanks! Man, one of the beers on my very short list of have to haves. This is awesome. Plays like regular Abt 12, plus a little mint on the nose. 10 years and it’s aged remarkably well. What a privilege to try! Thanks John!
thomashall (648) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared by John, thanks for sharing this whale. Caramel brown pour. Amazing sweet dark fruit aroma. Taste follows, so smooth and delicious. Glad I got to try this, amazing beer!
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
F: pale brown, stable, creamy.
C: dark red/amber, hazy.
A: caramel, molasses, cherries, cherry, raisins, wine, oak, some bread, some “good musty” tones, plums, dates, even some mint like tones.
T: 0,75l bottle from Zottegem beer fest, BB: 18/10/2011, more than 9 years old beer, full complex body, malty caramel, toffee, cherries, wine warm tones, vanilla, sweet plums, some spicy, oak, brown sugar, little chocolate, alcohol warming after finish, smooth, fair carbonation, simply on of the best quad, a must to try.
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Homer!
A: Mahogany body with a drifting creme head. Legs.
N: Raisin, prune, toffee, rye bread, peppercorn, damp leaves, biscuit, some fig. Toast. Light
T: Sweet and a touch bitter.
M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Excellent beer. Aging great. Bready and delicious.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy Sedona red with a tightly packed cream head that left a spattering of sudsy, soapy lacing. Loads of plum, brown sugar, flaky pie crust and honey-baked biscuit. Invisible ABV makes this dangerously drinkable! Yum!
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
corked and caged bottle. Another oldie but goodie pulled from the back of my fridge. took forever to get the cork off. pours brown with an inch of khaki foam. I’m surprised how long the head is staying around for. lots of lacing in the glass. more malty than anything on the nose. very smooth on the tongue. Hides it’s 11% very well. I can’t say there’s a lot of rich and robust flavor going on but it’s still very drinkable which makes it very dangerous. another solid beer from St. Bernardus.
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to homer321! Apperance is muddy brown with frothy white head. Aroma, wow, sherry, bread, rasins, cherry, and caramel. Taste is dark fruit, sweet caramel, with a smooth toffee like finish. This is pretty old now I guess (bottled in 2006) and it certainly shows in both aroma and taste, very tasty though. Very happy I finally tried this.