StueyD (1378) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I acquired a crate of these from a work colleague at the Fox & Hounds, after she had been away to Bruges for a dirty weekend! A dark, reddish brown coloured beer with a thick white head. A musty nose of dar, ripened and dried fruits, plums, cherries, raisins and candied peel. The taste is slightly sour, sherry-like fruitiness, again dark fruit, plums and raisins, along with molasses and bitter chocolate. Very drinkable! (Bottle - purchased from the Bier Palais, Bruges, Belgium courtesy of Jackie at the Fox & Hounds).
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice... so nice.... some fruit flavour and aroma, dark, lotsa head, slight fruit, lovely belgian dessert beer as i like to call em
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 11.2 oz bottle
Wow, so very good. Round, heavy mouthfeel; made this one last 30 minutes- head & lacing remained the entire time. I don’t think it was as fruity as previous reviewers indicated (made it sound like a lambic or something)
See Grovlam’s review on 9/29- well said.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. dark color. large head. dark fruity aroma. taste of yeast and dark fruits. quite carpy and a bit sour. complex. good.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the bier garden served in a trappist glass mahogany incolor with a good beige head. Aroma was malts and dark fruit. Flavor was the same dark fruits that were in the aroma some malt and a touch of caramel. Great Beer
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 (355) - 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 I’ve tried them all. This is no exception, and is probably my fave of the bunch. Ranks up there with the best I’ve 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 (820) - 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. Didn’t seem to write any notes about this one, but certainly an improvement from the two St Peters rubbish beers I’d had just before it. Ah, back on track with this one (is what I recall thinking)