MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm Backlog 17 Aug 2005
Big fullbodied. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and autumn forest. Slightly wineous and a bit of toffee in aftertaste. A comblex beer not realy suited for the summer months. Still very, very nice.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with a lasting off white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is malty, fruity (especially banana) and clean. The alcohol is hardly noticeable in the flavor. Has a smooth, creamy finish.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle sampled at the monthly meeting of the Champaign-Urbana Beer Club. Not as aromatic as I expected, but on the palate, a impressive mixture of banana rum, caramel, and stewed apples in brown sugar. Some fig and plum notes mix with taste of yeasty dark bread. Complex, although not my preferred style of beer (hence the lower overall score). Worthy of its accolades for Belgian fans, however.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cloudy medium brown, iced tea colored with a small lingering beige head. Rich fruitiness, wood, a tanic zest . Very much like a good Port. Something along the lines of Plum pudding served in an oak bowl.
Definately a fruity taste, Raisins come to mind first, yes, rum, Banana, Apple all here, a bit of tangy sour plums too. Admittedly, I love these sweet, strong malty monsters so this scores high in my book!
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep brown and is pretty thick. Spicy dark fruits, tangy candy, and some bread in the nose, some alchohol as well. Great flavor in this abt, similar to those in the nose. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, which made for an almost perfect quad. But not quite.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 Poured a dark brown with a thick head that lasted throughout the entire beer.
Very nice smell. Full of candied sugar, plum, raisins and spices.
Taste was just as good as it smelled. Sweet, but not to much, with the raisins, and plum spices really soming out. Bit of alcohol too, but it just made it better. Very smooth and creamy.
One of the best beers I’ve ever had.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark ruby, rocky, persistant head. Aroma of dates, caramel, yeast, banana, alcohol, smoke. Good full bodied mouthfeel and sweet boozy finish. Again, good stuff, but without the complexity of the Westy.
adrian910ss (2410) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a very thick creamy beige head. Unfiltered, lots of hops floating around. Smells of tart,plums,prunes,raisins,apricot, cake batter and plenty of rich spices. Taste is slightly carbonated with hints of bitter fruit as described above and hops. Another excellent beer produced by the monks, but slightly inferior to the rochefort trappistes 8 and 10.
ales4ever (24) - gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cola appearence, with slight off white head. The tatse is thick and chewy. I get all kinds of stuff happening : dried fruit, fruit cake, apples, plums, donuts, birthday cake, then straight up malt and ever so slight citrus hops, great beer!
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark brown with a reddish hue, nice thick tan head, that lasted till the finish, aroma of belgian style spices, sweetness, fruit & alcohol, smooth tasting, sweet, spicey, citrusy nice hoppy bitterness, and a great body.