3fourths (8881) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet in the nose, sweet flavor. Burnt toast and some light spicy yeast, some maple and even bacon scent, some brown sugar dough, that’s the heaviest scent. Doughy, chewy and thin but not watery at all, more like doughy, I keep coming back to that word, but for this beer it’s probably the best deScriptor.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Bottle: drinking it as a toast with my brother and father for our Independence day, well it’s a really nice beer, light-medium bodied. quite malty, fruity, yeasty, some honey, some molasess, dried fruits, spicy and nice bitterness.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle, best by date marked 07 12 06. Geez, I hope it’s not stale... lol. Hazy brown with a dense off white head. Sweet, vinous nose, malty, plummy and light molasses. Flavor is full of dark fruits and molasses, sweetly malty. Medium to light body, beautiful sheet of tight lace. Alcohol is well hidden, but a light burn in the gullet hints at the 8%. A bit of bread and spice pops up in the finish. Excellent.
jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a cloudy brown, on the lighter side, with a large beige head. Nose is fruity, yeast, and malt. Taste is fruity up front with a deeper malt body. Some hints of spices and a rum-raison character. Overall a sweeter taste and lingering, warm finish. Very good.
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled bought at the Bier Temple, Brussels. Pours redish brown with a nice lacing head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Taste is also fruity and malty. Very nice balance between bitterness and alcohol. Notes of caramel and some licorice
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delrium Cafe Brussels: really nice, great earthy taste, dark, malty, lovely...just like the girl working the bar that day
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very nice, but I would have expected nothing less. Great beer just to look at - slightly murky brown with red highlights, larger than usual off-white head that lasts and laces, floating filament is apparent when held to the light. Sweet and malty but delicately balanced. A quality brew. Anything from st. Bernardus should be tried.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a small, airy beige head. Strong, complex aroma of brown sugar, sweet fruits, dark malts, a teeny bit of alcohol. Nice. Smooth, rich fruity taste. Sweet and chewy. This brewery rocks. I like the 12 better but this is stunning as well.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 Massive off white head - the aroma is very sweet - smell fruit, plums, raisons, etc. very nice and pleasant. Dark brown color with a lot of movement. Has a rather salty like finish to me, pretty sour..not really as expected. Definately give a big nod to the 12.
BelgianBeerGal (3581) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cL bottle. Poured a clear, dark brown with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of molassas. Smooth taste and similar to Westy 8 but slightly less complex. It hid its alcohol well too. Recommend trying this beer.