Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 Aroma: Sourish, cloves, spicy yeast, dark malt, bonbon, chocolate, vanilla, seville orange, coriander, roasted.
Appearance: deep brownish red, cloudy, looks very appetizing, yeelow brown tinted ’fine’ foam, just the right thickness, sets pretty quickly and leaves a little blanket.
Flavour: initially sweet, sourish and bitter! at one... wonderful balance, long sourish aftertaste... some cask can be sensed alongside applelike freshness, obtrusive sweetness after a while as of candisugar... a lot of malt.
Palate: sticky, yeasty... foodlike... rough without being to carbonated... pretty thick and fat.
Earlier (From memory:)
Nice nightbrown color w/ an adequate head (I think I recall). Wonderful aroma, almost makes you hungry. The flavor, I must say, is one of my all-time favourites, perfect full bitterness and balanced acid.
It has the kind of feel to it that makes you want to drink one cl at a time, but it is so good that you sip it up very qucikly.
Malty, chocolate, fruity and rich.
Moderate sweetness and tones of dark fruit and dried stuff. Reminds me of Westvleteren Abt. However this one is rawer and not as noble.
r464 (2091) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany color with a strong taste of the alcohol within. Deep body and flavor with a wine-like complexity.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A wonderful belgian. The alcohol is a bit overwhelming but otherwise excellent. Head at first but faded soon. Nice lacing. Beautiful color. I would love to have it again.
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 (1130) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - 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.