deaconmike (418) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Redish brown with a big foamy head that eventually disapates to a thin cap, a twirl of the glass is all it takes to regenerate it. The lacing is outstanding. The aroma brings caramel, sweet bready malt, and hint of tart cherries... and a healthy dose of booze. The taste is sweet, but not overly so. The malts provide caramel and toffee and as the beer opens up a bit, the dark fruits really start to shine through. There’s a bit of spice (clove) in the finish and the whole thing warms you up a bit. The mouthfeel is outstanding - the carbonation gives the beer a crispness while maintaining smooth drinkability. Overall, a very enjoyable beer.
Supertrev (94) - CHINA - MAY 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity and smooth. Good aroma but not great. Good beer but not great. Something is missing for my liking.
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Gangstergafje (168) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice abbey appearance, the beer has a dark brown thick white layer of foam, there was a nice smell, however, the smell was not that strong. There was a nice sweet smell with a alcohol aroma. The smell also contained some bitterness. The taste also had this alcohol in it, which fits a dark traditional beer like this. The finish had a nice amount of bitterness.
jamesewelch (171) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 750ml, poured into Belgian style tulip glass
Aroma: sweet malts, fruits, cherries,
Appearance: brown with red hues, hazy, big tan head with great retention
Taste: Heavy sweet, light bitter
Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, dry finish
Overall: Very creamy and smooth quad. Slight taste of alcohol, but it’s subtle against the complex sweetnesses. Aroma is very sweet, almost like fruit and cherries. Nice dark brown color with hazy/cloudy body and big tan head. A very solid quad with a slight bitterness that balances the heavy malty sweetness. I slightly prefer La Trappe over Abt12, but they’re both highly enjoyable.
tampierre (976) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, Cesky Brod, CZ, Malt,caramel,dark fruit and alcohol aroma, Dark brown color, bigger lasting head, Sweet taste, long dry finish, Alcohol warm, Full body, Average carbon, Interesting experience.
hank37 (160) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown. Earth and hay aromas. Very spicy and a touch of brown sugar to compliment.
Patdelichte (17) - - MAY 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lekker zwaar biertje met een iets bittere nasmaak. Enorm lekker met een super smaak.
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dull brown pour with a short, light tan head. Earthy yeast aroma. Fruit and caramel equally represented and well-blended.
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2 bottles opened and tested in parallel in May 2015. one new purchased in the U.S. with a 2018 best before and one 8 years old purchased in Belgium with a 2011 best before date. The older has less head and is darker. Old has strong port and dried fruit aroma. New has minimal aroma but some similar notes. Old: plums, dried fruit, molasses. Slightly sweet and slick finish. Low carbonation. New: drier an similar notes but much less pronounced. Some more hoppy bitterness detectable but not strong. More effervescent mouthfeel. Old is significantly better and the basis of the review.
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IngetSlick (31) - - MAY 16, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from Saveur Bière. Froathy, thick head. Coke-brown body. Smells of syrup, caramel, citrus, almond. Bubbly fresh taste of plum, syrup, apple, salt, caramel and almond. A very lean sweet and bitter aftertaste which balances out the hight amount of alcohol. An amazing beer that never disappoints but took a surprisingly long time to actually rate!
cmacklin (363) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy, dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Sweet malty aroma of dried fruit, caramel, yeast and alcohol. Sweet malty flavour of dark fruit, liquorice, caramel, yeast and some bitterness with a dry, warming alcohol finish. Full body with an oily texture and fizzy carbonation. A complex and well balanced beer. Great for sipping.