hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/redish. Malty, sweet, sugary, fudgy nose. Chocolatey, malty, dried fruits in flavour, with some yeasty & almondy hints.
jason (1697) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Beautiful smell and awesome dark appearance with nice thin head. Very good satisfying flavor that is full of a nice malty presence. Sippable and enjoyable. Reminicent of a good Rochefort. I think this is better than the 12 and a great find on draft. Cheers!
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown, and cloudy with a reddish glow. The head is stable and pillowy. The aroma can be picked up from far from the glass, up close its sweeter. The taste is sweet and malty and smooth. The 8% is completely hidden by the strong and sweet taste. It’s a nice belgian strong on the lighter side, with a very nice feel in the mouth.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow this one chocked me, poured a dark brown with massive head good lacing. Aroma was of spices alcohol and malts. Flavor was fruity malty. Now that mouthfeel that is where it was at so creamy perfect.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you Ross for this gem. Pours a deep brown/orange with a prolific bubbly head that eventually settles into a 1/2 inch blanket. Big earthy aroma with stewed fruits, molasses, a bit of spice. Flavor is big and complex without being overwhelming. Alot more of the cooked fruit, malt, alcohol and holiday type spice. Nice warming effect, lively carbonation with a lingering sweetness. Excellent beer!!
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dense and murky brown. Malty in aroma, full and sweet tastewise. Complex. Rock solid beer.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a large head, with lots of lacing. Dark fruits are there, but not as intense as the 12, alcohol is well hidden, and I was suprised how the aftertaste wasn’t too strong. Dark fruit, Abit yeasty, very drinkable, another great bier from St B.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours burnt orange w/ full semi creamy froth. Aroma of red licorice and rock candy. Medium to full nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are slightly sweet w/ stewed apricot, peach, raisons, brown sugar, angstura bitters, anise, ginger root, cinnamon, and chewing tobacco. The finish has a nice dry bittering. This is one complex specimen. Well balanced, not too sweet, alcohol is well hidden. Connoiseurs choice! Highly recommended. I have to say this again. I love this brewery. Everything they do is amazing.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a slender 11.2 oz. brown bottle with a best before date on the back label, 03.02.10, sampled at a cellar temperature in a chalice.
Poured a nice dubbel brown with a foamy, fizzy topped off-white/beige head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, a fair amount of ringed sticking.
Aromas of caramel and bready malts, a tad buttery, plums with a trace of apple fruity and whiffs of alcohol.
Good light carbonation and a malty crisp, creamy smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
Nice, malty tasting, cocoa, an earthy nuttiness, bready, a light fruitiness, a soft bitterness from the hops, the alcohol is noticeable at the end, warming through out, and a dryish sweet, mild caramel and alcohol finish, very good dubbel drinkability, dangerously quaffable.
Another good brew from St. Bernardus, tasty and balanced, a great Belgian ale to recommend to a someone who starting to explore Belgians.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours murky brown with a decent size beige head. Citrus, fruit, spices, and alcohol. The flavor is exceptionally smooth, citrus, fruit, sweet. Great body, great brew.