hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! THis is just outstanding. My friend told me this is one of the few beers he can find nothing wrong with, and now I know why. It was hard not giving this great beer a perfect score. It pours a murky redish light brown with an off white thick but dissapating head that leaves a mighty fine lace. The aroma is amazing. Bananas and prunes, and yet so much more that I can’t put my finger on. And the flavor...mmmmm...it’s fruity and balanced well with hops. Yeah, theyr’e there. The reasin that I gave a 9 for flavor is that the alcohol is quite detectable where I think it could be hidden a little more. The palate has a nice dry, lasting bitterness. With an alcohol sting. Overall I think it’s by far the best Abt ever.
Helsdon (130) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ha! Look at that happy Monk. No girls, vows of chastity, maybe silence, only so he can serve Our Lord. Don’t know it that would keep me happy. But being drunk on this great beer might help. Cheers to St. Bernardus Brouwerij for making a great Monk’s style brew. The beer itself is a cloudy brown with bits of the lees floating in the mix. Head is slightly tan with a few more of those bit. (Might have been a little less than gentle with this bottle before the pour.) Nose of caramel sweetness, nice toasted malts, smallest hint of nuts and some bready yeasts. The taste has some booze, lots and lots of lovely roasted and carmelized malts, there’s some sweetness in there too. Very clean finish with a lasting taste of malts. Nice beer without a lot of the overly fruity raisins flavours that seem to come with this type.
Garlic_of_Doom (415) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Brown with a small creamy khaki head.
Aroma is sweet with lots of chocolate and marzipan.
Taste is as above but with some herbal bitterness.
Full body, high but soft carbonation.
Dry chocolatey after taste, some warming alcohol.
beleggor (59) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml. Pours with huge white head, dark amber/brown color. Aroma is absolutely fantastic. Lot of dark fruits, raisins, plums, candied sugar, caramel, bread, also spicy belgian notes. Very complex. It’s sweet, with some nice notes of fruits, caramel, light bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, highly carbonated. For sure, one of the best belgian beers, I like it even more than Rochefort 10.
tightslice (158) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too much spicy, malted bread for my liking. Will have to try again once I realign my spirit.
a_sully (96) - - JUL 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium brown with a light tan head, smells of sweet notes and toasted oats. Taste is quick sweet and rich, notes of chocolate and toasted oats.
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micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deep velvety brown color beer with an extremely aggressive dense tan foamy head that fades to a lingering veil that explodes with any sudden movement. Good lacing.
Fine malt aroma with Beligum yeast faint aspects of cloves and fruit.
Taste is rich and complex malts. I taste also cloves candied sugar and sweet fruitiness of plums or raisins. Oh yeah, and a big alcohol bite.
It feels in the mouth to be a thin to medium bodied beer with a dry finish and alcohol warming.
Pleasing to look at and pleasing to drink.
brian83 (4) - sqGat, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Molt bona cervesa. No es trapistes pero es molt bona. Te aromas a panses, xocolata etc...
murran (109) - - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown body with a thick head. Rich malty aroma with a belgian touch. Warm complex and very nice taste.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20/VI/14 - 33cl bottle @ ’t Einde (Gent) - BB: 25/VI/18 (2014-647) Thanks to Thomas and Annelies for the celebration beer in honour of their child-to-be! :-)
Clear dark purple brown beer, big irregular light beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: malty, caramel, liquorish, aniseed, bit spicy. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: quite some liquorice, caramel, aniseed, little burned, sourish. Aftertaste: aniseed, little bitter, liquorish, dried fruits, mocha, bit of chocolate. Honestly, this is not how I remember this beer. I thought it was way less spicy. Very odd...
Mjp12 (284) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper brown pour, with thick, long lasting head. Lively carbonation from bottle conditioning . Sweet toasty oats on the aroma, with Belgian yeast coming through as it warms. The flavour is full of hazelnuts , almonds, and a balanced hop finish. Totally luxurious beer.