GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 bottle. opened in honor of RED SOX game 2 win in the World Series... color of hot fudge with a fluffy tan head... aroma of syrupy ripe fruits, port, toffee.... flavor of rum cake heavy on the liquor, spice notes... bitter chocolate... smooth, slick, and oh so warming me up on this Boston night.
GIJOE (132) - Monterey, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep copper with thick pillowy off-white head. Smells of sticky-sweet pale malts with hints of mustiness and green apple. Flavor is sweet like cotton candy and apple pie and fades off to a raisiny aftertaste. Thick, creamy, and full, this is a delightfully tasty brew!
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macgybeer (10) - - MAY 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, nuts, toast,
Appearance: brown, hazy,
Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate: medium body, lively,
Overall: Other incredible beer, maybe to sweet for me but there is not a big problem.
zvsn (11) - ISRAEL - MAY 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 On tap, served in St Bernardus chalice glass.
Hazed brown color with a sticky white head. Rich and complex aroma of dried/dark fruits and malt . Taste in one word: delicious. Palate - smooth and creamy. Superb beer, one of my favorites.
dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good beer. Not as good as Rochefort 10 or Westvleteren 12, but still quite good.
Nero55 (76) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours deep copper with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Medium body with malty sweetness some oiliness and a warm alcohol finish.
Leepe_steven (80) - BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown colour with fluffy tan head. Aroma is yeast, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is the same, with also some bread in it and a malty quality to it. medium to full body. Nice alcohol warmth, alcohol is not overpowering. Nice lingering aftertaste. Not as complex as the Westvleteren 12 to which it is often compared to, but nevertheless an excellent quad!
tinybears (40) - BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ivory colored beer with a high fermentation.Soft aroma and tastes very smooth. Fruity flavor.
DesertDevil (198) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Hungry Monk in a chalice. Pours a crystal-clear dark amber. Heavy raisin, currants, brown sugar, and banana-like esters on the nose. Complex taste of caramel, oak, raisin, a bit of green apple, some spiced rum, and cinnamon. The booziness and spices really pop as the beer approaches room temperature. Smooth body with a bit woody texture. One of my favorite quads.
The_Bish (874) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
St Bernardus was oh so brave, he fought for his people... he bought them joy, representing our life was such a thrill for him todayyy
tdmuel (84) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich dark reddish brown with a very pale brown bubbly head. Very complex nose, lots of candy sugar and dark fruit up front, very sweet, a yeasty breadiness, ripe bananas, slightly boozy with a hint of pine resin. Wow, rich caramel and plum taste up front, quite sweet, ripe fruits, the alcohol is hidden well, and very subtle hop bite at the end. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Perfect balance and really delicious.