amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. corked bottle. Large light tan, fluffy head. Dark brown, mostly opaque liquid. Dusty malt aroma. Tastes is spicey with notes of nuts. A little heavier than most dubbels I have had. Vey nice, not as sweet as the St. B. 12.
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown in colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma has some malt, lots of apples, bread and some sweetness. Flavour of malt, licorice, caramel sweetness, plums and yeast. Finish is very malty with a medium bitterness.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 Poured a murky dark brown with earthy tones under a fluffy head that left a huge curtain of lace. Tasted slightly watery, with plum and root beer.
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep muddy brown, perfect pillow head that lasted nicely. Aroma has that baking bread trait I'm coming to associate with this brewer, along with some light raisin and fig notes. Deep, complex flavors of dark pumpernikel, cherries, raisins, touch of port oriented warmth at the finish. Fine beer.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice garnet color when held up to the light, otherwise this is an amber beer topped by a tan head. A spicy musty aroma wafts from my goblet. There are undertones of fruit in the aroma as well. Definitely spicy tasting as well, finishes a bit hot. This beer definitely features what Belgian yeast can do. Lots of yeast character here. There is a subtle malty sweetness that helps to carry the complex yeast flavors and aromas. The spice notes from the yeast that I can differentiate are; ginger, pepper, bergamot, and cardamom. This beer is medium bodied, though, as many Belgian beers are, it is quite light for its alcohol content. This beer is very similar to the 6, just a little bit richer.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a strong aroma of raisins, and bread dough. Wonderful copper color with a lively head. This is the best of the St. Bernardus line
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cloudy brown. Some red hues when held up to a bright light. Big pillowy light-tan head. Sweet and spicy aroma. Some dark fruit, raisin. Flavor is sweet with lots of plum and raisin. The body is very nice, medium-full and creamy. Big fruity aftertaste. A very fine example of the style.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick foamy white head consisting of tiny bubbles. Lacing shortly after pour. Dark brown color appearance. Few belgians have this dark a color so this is very enticing. Malty aroma with hint of chocolate. Good malty flavor with chocoloate, and perhaps even a touch of fruitiness at the end? Not as yeasty as I would have expected a belgian beer to be. Good palate with complex character.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2003 Deep copper color, with big tan head. Fruity pleasant aroma. Yeasty malty flavor. Fruity. Pleasant to drink. Really enjoyed it. Good stuff.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper color, with big tan head. Fruity and pleasant aroma. Yeasty fruity malt flavor. Thin with a touch of alcohol. Pleasantly drinkable. Good stuff.