rdawson321 (145) - USA - APR 19, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Pours dark and cloudy. Aromas of toffee, fruit, and brown sugar. Very smooth with invisible alcohol. Very warming. Medium bodied, well balanced, and a bit fruity. Great brew. Better than the whole Rochefort Trappistes portfolio.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass, the off- white head nearly rampaged out of control. Nice retention and lacing. Body was fairly dark brown. Aroma reminded me of dark fruits and was a little wine-like. Flavor was well-balanced, rich, and spicy. Just enough noble hops for balance. Had some alcohol warming in the finish, but not enough to burn. I can see why it is one of the top beers in the world.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
color is cloudy and dark with spots of sediment, nose of sweet maple syrup raw bread, sweet initial taster, creamy and medium bodied, port wine taste ,acidic aftertaste
SHIG (4182) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color sorta syrup apperance with creamy head. Deep fruit smell tingles the nose. It has a nice fruit taste with sweet malty flavor that finishes with zest on the taste buds.
slcbrewer (44) - USA - APR 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good quad. Not quite as much alcohol as the Westy or the Roche. Perhaps a touch less complex than those two as well. Also less sweet.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy brown. Looks like unfiltered apple cider. Nose is full of spicy prunes and a touch of alcohol. Taste is a semi-sweet, fruity, malty and a bitter dry after taste. This beer is not too strong and not too weak. Great beer.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 i knew i would enjoy this one. fruit and spice is the most memorable of this complex, sweet, and carbonated beauty. at nearly $10 i doubt i will buy again but i’m glad i got one. nicely done.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderfully crafted beer. Rich roasted aroma. Flavors of chocolate, sweet dried fruits, nuts, espresso, and spices. Slight (very slight) harshness on the tongue in the aftertaste. What a treat!
MichelV (6) - Beveren, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent look a like of the west vleteren 12 almost the same style, less sweet...
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice mohagany color with a nice creamy, foamy head. Fig, apricot, pineapple and orange scents. Walnuts and a fairly moderate amount of yeast taste. Great mouthfeel and nice body. Gritty caramel taste (not at all a bad comment). Nice bite.