spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very malty.Pours a murky brown with a medium head.Flavors of dark fruit and yeast.Medium mouthfeel with a sweet finish.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a beauiful lacy off-white head. Aroma is nutty, dried fruits, chocolate and a touch of alcohol. The body is very smooth, med. body and moderate CO2. The flavors are milk chocolate, very subtle spicy hops, a touch of caramel and toffee. Finish is long and somewhat sweet.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Bishop’s Arms in Helsingborg.
Aroma: coffee, roasted, malty, slightly fruity, some sourishness, some chocolate, vinous, fantastic yeast.
Appearance: extremely dark red (almost black) w/ a pale head.
Flavour: sweet, full-bodied, malty, hoppy afterbitterness, strange sourishness.
Palate: soft, smooth & old.
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours an opaque brownish color with alot of sediment floating about. Slightly sweet dark fruity aromas. THick creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is dark fruit. Roasted raisins and fig. Very rich and full flavored.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another one of the "monk" beers that I haven’t seemed to gotten around to rate yet, so I figured it was high-time to step it up. Aroma was great with whiffs of dark fruit, very earthy almost like wet dirt, woody, and malty. Appearance is really deep brown, almost soft drink like in color with a nice head. Mouthfeel was soft and creamy, alcohol hidden fairly well. Flavors were nice and complex. I was getting everything from apples, dirt, wood, malty and figs. Hell, there were tastes that I couldn’t begin to recall what they were. Overall, a nice experience and I’d get this again just to sip during a cold Winter’s night while watching football.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is somewhat faint but has sweet, yeasty and bready elements. The flavor is strong and very malty with ripe fruits - raisin and plum particularly and hints of chocolate, toffee and caramel. Wonderful!
jonno (2421) - JAPAN - NOV 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2008 creamy and delicious...little head on this one. Nice and chocolatey, like an understudy to the Rochefort, but still very enjoyable
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer made me smile. Had a different Belgian just prior (no pun intended) that didn’t do the trick. This is much better. Dark pour with a tan head. Warm palate and flavors. Caramel, chocolate, malt. Tasty.
ogivlado (7033) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled(330ml). –So far the best St.Bernardus that I’ve tried. Dark brown almost black coloured, medium pale brown head, slight malty chocolate nose. Aroma is malty, spicy, caramel and cocoa with lots of fruit (raisins, plums and prunes). Nice fruity and slight alcoholic finish.
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.33l bottle at home. It was a real pleasure to drink this beer. The most distinctive is smooth, creamy mouthful and than after few seconds pleasant warmth. Excellent beer.