OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330 ml (bb 12 07 11). Long lasting light-brown dense head over a slightly hazed dark ruby body. Good lacing. Strong yeast aroma up front, followed by a delicious fruitiness; green apples, raisins, plums and ripe banana. Taste is sweet, not saccarine sweet, but fruity, malty and mellow, with a nice fresh and acidic sting. Warming alcohol. Full body. Lingering, spicy, bitter finish.This is very close to top end.
nijuro (63) - USA - NOV 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
delicious. perfectly balanced with dried fruits, slight effervescience and just the right amount of sweetness.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 This beer was delicious. Strong Aroma and heavy sediment is visable in the dark, thick pour. The flavor goes through a variety of changes as it is sipped, swirled and swallowed. A very pleasing beer to drink.
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. Yeasty, Sweet, Malty. Tall tan head that’s very long lasting. Chestnut brown color. .. . Malty, sweet, good yeasty punch - carmelley, plums, raisins.. . . Med body, med fizz, coating. Very tasty belgian beer. Very complex, gets better as it warms..
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the most beautiful color in the world, it has a light, fairly pleasant aroma. Nice sharp palate of tiny carbonation, and sweetness to round it out.
jonno (2346) - JAPAN - NOV 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 A lovely roasted, chocolatey taste, although the alcohol is quite apparent. Also a great deal of sediment in this beer and little to no head. Minor quibbles though, when a beer tastes this good
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Roasty caramel, licorice, raisin, brown, sparkling, frothy, full body, lively mouth feel. One of the best abbey beer’s I’ve tasted.
DuffMan (8174) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark murky brown with a towering rocky head that lasts forever and leaves ropes of lace down the glass. Yeast, earth, caramel, raisins, and sweet spices. Loads of flavours to sort through: toffee, bready yeast, caramelized banana, apples, molasses, and nutmeg are all in there. Big alcohol backbone, but well balanced ; warming but not harsh. Normally I’m not a fan of the triple, but this was perfect on a cold wintery evening. Thoroughly enjoyable.
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Keg & Bottle 2. Pours a somewhat murky brownish color. Strong dark fruit aroma along with a bit of yeastiness. Some vinous qualities. Rich roasted dark fruity flavors. Very thick and creamy mouthfeel. Smooth as well. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very rich and full bodied. My bottle is 10%.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Dark brown with an off white head. Great lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, fruits and wheat. Tastes of maple syrup, toffee,dried fruits. Complex, full bodied and delicious.