Krausen (102) - USA - DEC 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is spicy & yeasty, like fresh cinnamon rolls and a hint of tart cherry. A bit raw in the flavor, spicy, fruity, and a touch hot from the alcohol. It finishes with a hot raw ginger and lingering spice, like black pepper.
deyholla (9638) - 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 (9172) - 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 (600) - 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 (650) - 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 (1700) - 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 (3004) - 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 (4021) - 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 (973) - 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.
dfearnley (1560) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to chalice
Caramel, molasses, vanilla, basil. Dark cloudy brown, thin creamy head. Taste is caramel with lots of malts.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a hazed brown amber with a thin beige head. Big malt and sweet candied fruit. Malt and spice, warm malt. Candied malt, a bit of caramel. Sweet and tasty.