eczematic (1306) - Sydney, - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tastes a hell of a lot like rochefort 10, only less subtle. a big chewy malty and spicy ale, as brown as a beer can taste brown: gravy, chocolate, mole sauce, brown sugar, etc. rich and opulent to a degree few belgian beers attempt (perhaps why it’s a ratebeer sort of beer) but still dry. the thing that is really cool about it is a kind of winelike fruity sourness that winds the palate up. salty too. plenty of coriander evident, maybe something peppery too. perhaps a bit heavy where i like belgian ales to be zippy and frothy and phenolic.
SimonTja (96) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Blind quad test against Westvleteren 12, Pannepeut, Rochefort 10, St Bernardus 12, St Amatus 12, The Sixth Glass, & Chimay Blue My prefered order was; Pannepot, Rochefort 10, St Amatus 12, Westvleteren 12, St Bernardus, Pannepeut, Sixth Glass and last Chimay.
Pours much much darker than the other quads, and has a tan head. Aroma is coffee, raisin, some vanilla wood notes, a bit oak touch, and a lot of dark fruit. Taste is upfront bitter roastiness, but then explode with dark fruit and complexity, this is really good, it has a licorice touch to it, and just has an amazing mouthfeel.
zacgillbanks (1860) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rehills, Jesmond. 2006 Vintage: Drank after 8 years; Black-brown in colour with ruby red highlights. It has very rich red fruit flavours, sherry spicy fruit notes and a warming leather and slight ’wet-paper’ off notes on the finish.
sarauckelman (132) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mocha chocolate brown, opaque, with oily residue. Aroma of dusty barnyard followed by saline, and hints of malt. Strongly malta favor with lots of coffee. Palate is full though oily, but despite the strong coffee flavor does not have the astringency of coffee.
uckelman (196) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque chocolate brown. Brown head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is mostly dark malt, coffee. Rich flavor, full body. Long, roasty finish. Carbonation is just right. Very good.
angel77 (521) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo en octubre de 2012. edición 2009 --PNP no. 4 Brows brew-- bastante buena con sabores tostados y ligeramente dulces y especiados. Para repetir nuevamente
Brew_xls (10) - - APR 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
AROMA full of spices, caramel, banana, raisin and sugary notes. some fresh notes of the hops are showing, resinous. APPEARANCE is good, red-brown clear robe with a thin brown foam of regular sized bubbles. Taste is really spicy, coffee, fresh in fruits, but from dry fruits. Really sweet ant a bit sour. Long lasting PALATE of sugary candy taste, medium body of thin texture. average carbonation. OVERALL I was expecting a great beer and was indeed pleased. Super well balanced between the different notes and tastes. One of a kind ! Poured from a 33cl bottle from fridge in Teku glass.
MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 33 cl. 2012 edition at Nya Tröls. Complex with loads of dried fruits and spices.
Tstamba (213) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle to a snifter, 2011 version. Deep brown pour with ample tan head. Dried fruit, dates and raisins. Sweet roasted maltiness. This is an amazing beer!!!
mateuszk (65) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma: dried fruits, raisins, little dark malts. Pours deep dark brown colour, beige head. In taste quite sweet, full bodied, same notes as in aroma. Oily texture, alcohol (10%) present as a little warming effect - very well hidden. Bitter finish. Very good beer.
Voras (13) - - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Dark brown, beautiful. Aroma: Caramel, toffee, sweet. Taste: Caramel, toffee, wery well balance, alcohol, but not much... Excellent.