JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very slight gushing to medium, light-greige head over beautiful carmosine-sepia beer; end of bottle cloudy. Very sweet, nutty, caramelly, dark malts nose, sweet dark bread, laurel. Banana, bubble gum, sweet bread, dark candi sugar. Slightly bitterish roasted malts in the finish, which appears rather thin. Warming up, coriander. Medium bodied at best, rather sweet-sticky MF; well-carbonated. Very ordinary, sweet & dark beer. As to the Vieille Villers link, read the ditto Trippel. Thanks to Ignace for the bottle watch!
rozsoma (359) - HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2009 Very dark red (reportedly mahagoni red), but lost creamy head very quick, intensive roasted aroma with light bitter chocolate, a beer to gnow at and munch (has herself drunk = itatja magát)
medium body, alcohol taste just in the end, finish is very long and very roasty,
armando629 (2324) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddish brown body with some sediment,medium foamy beige head. Liqueric aroma of coffee and dried fruits, roasted grains, brown sugar. Medium bodied, sweet candy sugar and coffe in the flavor, fine dried fruits and roasted grains, cocoa taste. Some alcoholic and roasted aftertaste. Fine
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown with scant head. Aroma of dark sour cherries. Flavor of malt with a hint of hops in the finish. A bit thin and average.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Very very deep brown/ruby colour with thick dark beige head. Some roasted malt. Some dry malt, some dark fruits. More dry malt in mouth. Quite juicy though. Touch of hop on end. Rather a lovely malty double beer. Nice. Satisfying.
BoBoChamp (4695) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, not balanced, clear, nearly no head, nothing special
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Spicy raspberry brown sugar malt aroma.j Dark brown color with giant, explosive tan head. Peppery chocolate malt flavor with an astringent hops finish.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown ale with a thick creamy moka head, with small floaties. A woody caramel aroma, lightly acidic, with raspberry notes. In mouth, a tart sweet caramel, with tannins, acidity, woody, interesting. Overall, a nice one by Huyghe. Bieropholie import, 2006. BB Oct. 2008.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty and yeasty, sour - sweet berry - fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic, sour with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (280208)
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Dark brown color, with an beige head. Aroma bit sweet with a chocolat touch. Medium body. Taste sweet, roasted malts, hops in the palate, and little fruity.
Good regular abbey beer.