oppear (97) - Tallinn, - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, Rochefort 10 is not so different then few would like to suggest. Not bad at all. Smaller top, less aroma and hard to characterize, prunes, hops, and alcohol on the nose.
So the beginning is not as good, but the taste surprises, its more then I could smell: dark chocolate , prunes, overall heavy sweetness, figs, and the alcohol is present not on the background but balanced, peppery note at the back of my mouth hits last.
It is actually rather good and will not let You down.
HighH2O (6) - - NOV 29, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased bottle in Namur, BE. Head not as full, might have been a batch issue. Fantastic taste, in a typical Trappist style. Just a little too sweet but balanced with the Belgian hops. Worth the search!
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hamilton_w (21) - - NOV 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma caramel, chocolate. Very fine and long head. Taste is spicy, balanced between sweet and bitter, with a little hoppy aftertaste.
punkdad (7) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 27, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle bought at the Vineyard, Belfast. Not a lot of aroma, looks fantastically thick and dark with a mild head but it has a lovely molasses-like taste (but not sweet) and it has a lingering finish. This is a really good beer.
kanaclane (163) - - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nez: Réglisse, raisin, épicé
Bouche: Caramel, réglisse, fruits secs, raisin, épicée, vineuse
Une de mes quad préférées.
Cristobal37 (464) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap in Budapest. Fig and sweet cinnamon bread. Light caramel sugary sticky molasses very light and mischievious because I know it?s 10%. Creamy finish sweet and light crisp snap. Really nice quad kinda light and friendly, but that should mean that it?s bomb as fuck, right?
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty damn good. Mellow but strong. Typical Belgian flavors. Nice overall.
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BaBo (16) - Osijek, CROATIA - NOV 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown color, thick off-white head that stays there for a while. Rich sweet aroma, with some caramel and raisin. Complex full taste, sweet and spicy start with hoppy light bitter finish. just shut up, drink and enjoy this amazing beer.
ArtificialCyst (152) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Rich, sweet, malty, dried fruit, raisin, caramel. Appearance: Dark amber, head medium high, stiff and durable. Taste: Sweet, dried fruit, caramel, some spicy notes, raisin, plum, alcohol not feelable, bitterness very low at first with time gets bit stronger and turns to medium level, herbal hoppy notes. Palate: finish is semi-dry, carbonation is high, body is full, alcohol lightly warming.
Randy4Beer (399) - - NOV 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While I’ve had their Christmas Ale, this is my first ever try of their ABT 12. My expectations were fairly high, and I don’t think they were quite met. It looks the part, with its muddy brown body, with reddish hi-lights in the glass.
The nose however is a letdown, with a hint of bready malts, and some dark fruit peels.
The palate is surprisingly on the tingly crisp side, and not velvety smooth like I was expecting. Still interesting though.
The tastes are concentrated more on the red fruit peels, and grapes side of the fence. There is a bit of the bready malts in the mix, but they are very subdued from what I was expecting.
This isn’t punching in the same weight class as Westvleteren 12 and Rochefort 10, but once you get your mind wrapped around that, it’s a pretty decent beer. Might fall into the one-time enjoyment category however, as I doubt I’d reach for it again when beer shopping.
Ippopodio (49) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birra color mogano con riflessi ramati, schiuma compatta color crema. Al naso una complessità di sentori che vanno dalla nocciola, all'uvetta, fino al cioccolato e alla prugna. In bocca è un tripudio di bosco e banana matura, dolce, mai stucchevole sprigiona il suo calore già al primo sorso. Un corpo non ingombrante ed una discreta carbonazione fanno il resto. Grande bevuta.