robinvboyer (3766) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I cant say i was that impressed with this, I guess i was expecting more. Wasn;t much in the arom just alot of malt. flavour was surprisingly bitter, and dry. Maybe a bad bottle?
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very attractive; dark and mysterious. The aroma is quite pleasant but lacks the complexity I would expect from a Trappist. Very agreeable flavours; fruity and malty, but without anything special to make it stand out from the crowd. A very good beer but not a world beater. I may have enjoyed it more had my expectations not been so high.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dense, mostly lasting khaki head over an unclear chestnut-brown body. Nice lacework. Sweet malty aroma with a little fruit to it. Candysugar and sweet dark malt flavors. Lots of dark fruits too; raisins, prunes and plums. Modest hopbitterness. A bit cloying mouthfeel. Inviting and well made, but a bit too sweet for my tastebuds.
StueyD (1549) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown beer with a thick off-white head. A light fruity nose with hints of malt and wheat, with a little fruity spice. The taste is bitter sweet, herbal, a little medicinal and spicy. Then a potent fruit flavour comes to the fore, ripened forest fruit like blackberries! The finish is sweet and a little fizzy. (Bottle - purchased from The Beers of Europe, Setchey, Norfolk for £1.49 a bottle).
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a medium nice mostly diminishing off-white head. Fruity and sweet aroma with spices and dark fruits. Flavor is well balanced, sweet dark malts, spices, good fruitiness, raisins and prunes with a slight touch of chocolate. Mouthwatering tasty brew.
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a slightly tan head. The armoa is subtle, hints of fruit and yeast. Taste is also subtle and complex. I detect some molasses, date and a some spices. Colv and/or corriander perhaps? Anyway, this beer is definately not "in your face" but rather very well ballanced and complex.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BB 07-08. Pour is a deep, dark brown, with ruby highlights. Head is off-white, mostly full, and creamy with tight bubbles; it is somewhat lasting with plenty of tight lacing. Nose is pleasant brown sugar, clove, date, maybe faint earth; nice but not pronounced. Flavor is well put together, anise, brown sugar, date, yeast, and a light acidity. Palate is moderately full, moderate carbonation, and soft feeling. By the finish more bitterness is noted, almost earthy, ending short with the earth, lightly acidic, and with brown sugar. Nicely done, simple, well put together and much more drinkable than the tripel. Not as much fruit flavor as I would have thought but the qualities of the beer just work so well with each other. Westmalle has proven to be a solid trappist brewery.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 The pour is a rich velvety brown with a nice off-white head. Decent lacing. The aroma was dominated by licorice, floral hops and yeast. The flavor was a mix of licorice, yeast, floral notes and a mild hoppy finish. This beer isn’t "in your face", rather a nice mixture of subtle flavors that mesh incredibly well together. The mouthfeel isn’t overly carbonated and the warm alcohol finish left me craving more.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1.5 finger off-white head atop a very dark brown pour. Very slight sweet aroma. Nice creamy small bubble mouthfeel. Slight nutty taste with a candy brown sugar swetness. Hard for me to describe how much I enjoyed this beer.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a nice clear copper brown, topped by a good two inches of soft tan foam. Good head retention and lacing. Sweet toffee, caramel, plum and sweet cherry in the aroma.
Very tasty flavor of chocolate malt, caramel, cherry, yeast, and plum. Starts sweet then slowly fades into a drier, bittersweet chocolate and toasted malt flavor. The yeast remains a prominent flavor. Nice balance, exceptionally smooth, great soft and plentiful carbonation.