GuamVice (63) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber brown. Not much carbonation. Looks fairly light bodied with little flecks of yeast or protein floating near the bottom. Smell is sweet and almost dr. Pepper in quality. No real hop presence. Mouthfeel is way thicker than the beer looked. Powerful complex taste. Very malty, fruity, with licorice, and a slightly earthy quality. Bitter finish with lingering spice. I'm not sure I would want to drink a while bottle myself. I give high praise for the complexity but I think I will need time to appreciate this beer more; as I appreciate but don't enjoy it as much.
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Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, with off-white head. Malt, yeast and slightly roasted. Very malty, caramel and chocolate flavour. With a nice bitter finish.
SimonTja (97) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind quad test against Pannepot, Pannepeut, Rochefort 10, Westvleteren 12, St Amatus 12, The Sixth Glass, & Chimay Blue My prefered order was; Pannepot, Rochefort 10, St Amatus 12, Westvleteren 12, St Bernardus, Pannepeut, Sixth Glass and last Chimay.
Aroma on this one is much more yeast then the others, also a bit more spicy, some licorice and a lot of raisin. Taste is not the general dark fruits, this is pure raisin, quite spicy, a lingering mouthfeel and drier compared to the others, yeast has a bigger role in general on this one, quite rough, but i can get how people like it, itís quite different than the others.
kolymaTram (8) - brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
no discussion for being a top beer - although less known than the Westvleteren12, itís almost 100% similar. Nicer from cellar temp than fridge temp, much smoother & richer taste.
HKdIPA (124) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Piccolo Parco in Taipei. Bready spicy yeasty aroma. Big bubbly taste. Spicy with very malty bready finish. Doesn't taste like 10%. Not bad for this style.
CacheManyHose (110) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this many times but finally sat
down to rate this at Piccolo Parco bar in Taipei. Bottle. Aroma of overripe fruit, plum, smoke, leather and a little liquorice - somehow with so much in the nose it still smells sweet and relatively light. Taste is spicy fruit with a long malty finish. Body is dry with loads of fluffy carbonation which, together with the spiciness and high alcohol, gives this a nice kick. A complex Trappist ale that's dry, fizzy, fruity and spicy.
slimspady (166) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
4 year old bottle, marked 01.07.15. Plums, dark fruit and raisins. Complexity is out of control. Time has smoothed out any rough edges. One of the best beers you will ever have. Damn monks are solid.
82Hokie (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty, fig/plum nose. Hazy copper with perfect persistent head and Belgian lacing. Malty but not cloyingly sweet. Rich toffee, malt and dark fruit flavors completely mask any alcohol heat. Yeast flavors subtle but in perfect compliment. Low but perfect carbonation and just enough hop bitterness for a perfect balance. On tap at Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL.
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fabioanselmo (163) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma frutado com notas de cravo. AparÍncia marrom caramelado. Sabor com algo de banana e especiarias. No paladar, um leve amargor. No geral, uma bela trapista, muito parecida com quadrupel. Deliciosa.
RevBFG (17) - - APR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Chelsea's Kitchen. Copper red with white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves nice lacing. Smells of cereal, yeast and a little caramel. Nice, bold brew that finishes dry. Wouldn't have guessed 10% abv. Highly endorse.
veceo (229) - CROATIA - APR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown/orange color, average sized tan head. Full body, soft to average carbonation. Aroma is very fruity (dark fruits, maybe cherries), also caramel malts, raisins. Itís sweet but far from too sweet. Just the right amount of sweetness actually. Excellent beer.