tsp (113) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full and rich body. Notes of figs, raisins, orange and plum. Lovely malty taste, and a nice brown color. Simply a marvelous beer!!! :-)
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours a nice chunky brown with a slight beige head, that hangs around. Full bodied and complex. lots of plum and roasted nuts. Perfectly syrupy with great carbonnation. Can’t tell there is any alcohol in this.
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
#6@basen. 75 cl bottle. Brown colour with a long lasting head. Sweet malty taste. Full body with lots of taste, well hidden alcohol taste. The palette is just perfect! This beer is always a nice surprise.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 Pours dark brown with big brown head that lasts throughout the drink. First smell brings a fruity note to my nose. First sip is smooth, with alcohol flavor. aftertaste is caramel. Second sip brings out fruity notes, seems like raisins and plums. As it warmed I picked more of the alcohol taste, with orange notes. Very smooth and creamy all the way to the last sip. Glass is laced georgously intil finish.
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice brown and a head that keeps on the whole time. Yumm. Aroma of breads and slight sour fruits.
kramer (5505) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a conciderable amount of thick chunkies in the bottom of the bottle. Gonna do that as a shot after I finish this guy. Big tan head that lasts forever, a certain 5 in appearance. Aroma is of syrupy malt, belgian yeast, a small amount of sourness, very fruity, some toffee. Flavors are many in this one. Full bodied maltiness without being sweet or cloying, toffee, nutty, chocolate, plums, fruity esters of all kinds. Mouthfeel is just as good as the flavors, carbonation leads off but fades to a creamy drinkable swollow. At first I thought that there might be too much carbonation, but after a few sips and letting it breathe a little I found it to be very pleasing. Finish is a mixture of frutiness, malt and the faint warming of alcohol. This is one of the most well hidden high alcohol beers I’ve ever had. This is just incredibly drinkable.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Pours a murky, dark brown with a fluffy head. Aroma is alcohol and dark, candied fruits. Flavors are strong dark malts, pears and apple sweetness. A little spicy, with cinnamon, clove and subtle vanilla. A deeply complex beer, one of my favorites.
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer pours a brownish red with a 1/4 in tan head. it has aromas of nuts and raisins.. flavors are very smooth with nuts and spices and raisins. this is a nice beer, but not one of my favorite of the abbey styles. Cheers!
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown. Strong trypical abby taste. High alchol but can still scence the fruit and some other flavors.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark and murky with a nice whiteish head that slowly dissapated into a light ring with some lace and a dollop in the middle. bready/yeasty aroma with some, what I think is an orangey fruity aroma. Lots of carbonation up front that is kind of getting in the way of the taste. Almost coffee like bitternes rounds it out. Obvious fruit tastes with a creamy pleasing texture.