LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - OCT 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Very dark chestnut brown with a nice beige foamy head. Fruity aroma and flavor. Very smooth finish with a slight dryness and bitterness. No indication of the 10.5% alcohol level. Very well done.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep mahogany color, hazy with aromas of dried fruits and yeast. creamy mouthfeel and wonderfull fruit and spice flavor, dried cherries? slight hop presence that gives it a nice finish. delicious quad.
Moosewood (4) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Never had anything from this brewer that I didnt like, and Iíve tried them all. This is no exception, and is probably my fave of the bunch. Ranks up there with the best Iíve had and its great that I dont have to travel to Belgium to get it! Its always in stock at ABC!!! Appearance, aroma, mouthfeel, flavor is all top notch. No wonder that monk on the bottle is so happy! Pours dark as night with a big, white head that diminishes but never completely and great, sticky lacing. Complex nose and flavor (from a Belgian??? Nooooo...) of fruits, nuts, breads with maybe a hint of caramel in there. A wonderful, slightly estery aroma that peaks around the middle of warming, mmmmm...The 10.5% is very well hidden in my opinion (better than Rochefort 10, and I LOVE all the Rocheforts!). Overall, outstanding stuff and easily obtained. This is a staple in my fridge...
bp (816) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at ABD in Brooklyn: pours a dark ruby red, aroma of raisins or prunes, taste is malty and maybe some fig flavor as well, the alcohol is fairly well hidden, not as good as the Westvleteren but a very good brew regardless.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Haket. Didnít seem to write any notes about this one, but certainly an improvement from the two St Peters rubbish beers Iíd had just before it. Ah, back on track with this one (is what I recall thinking)
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice bubbly powerhouse. I couldnít get past the bitterness and acidity. Itís full of very nice flavors. It is plummy, chocolatey, raisiny...perhaps even craisiny. I would surely have another and another, but it sort of knocked me out. Overall, quite nice when it warms up a little and the bubbles subisde. Donít drink it right out of the fridge like i tried.
Fin (7910) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Berenbak, Antwerp, Belgium, 06-10-06. Dark brown in colour, and with a pleasant malty aroma with some dark fruits. Taste is a little chocolate like at first but with sweet malts and dark/dried fruits pushing through, have had this before and whilst I really like it, itís not the world beater some appear to consider it (in my opinion)
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful clear mahogany - almost purple - with creamy light head. styrian, vanilla, special b, fudge in aroma - complex. in mouth deep malt with rich fat plumminess and fruit, finishing with blend of spicy hops and plenty of coriander. also hints of anise, stewed apple. warming, smooth, drinkable. good stuff.
jcr (2256) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red-brown body with good-looking tan head. Nose of overripe fruit , sweet malts and alcohol. Notes of banana, apple, plum, raisin, caramel. The flavor is stronger and better, highlighted by the sweet malts with a slightly bitter, peppery finish. The taste evokes flavors of juicy plums, figs and overripe apples. Full body. Thick, rich and smooth. Long, sticky finish. Nice warming from the alcohol. A delicious beer.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown. honey fig smell i guess. mouthfeel was creamy and smooth reminded me of a scoth ale with a strong dried fruit presence good not great.