Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep burgundy-brown with a frothy and thin, yet lasting, head. "Rosy" and inviting nose. Smooth, yet tingly mouthfeel; thickish, but easy to drink; tight bubbles make it almost milkshake-like. Perfect, subtle hints of sweet candy and sour fruit. Dryish finish, but wonderful flavors (sweet, sour & bitter) reside on your tongue for some time. Not overwhelming, but very enjoyable.
eetcafealgarve99 (12) - quarteira, PORTUGAL - JAN 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one off mine favor beers
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown colour, light brown/beige head. Fruity, yeasty, molasses. eh...could be worse, but it certainly isnít a Duinen Dubbel.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2009 Bottle Deep brown, clear body. Creamy, lightly brown head. Nice aroma of malts (both crispy and burnt), fruits, wine, port, wood. Subtle but complex. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour (of malts and bit smoke). Good balance but not very complex. Easy drinkable. Dryish finish.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy dark brown, fluffy beige head. aroma of raisins, malt and alcohol. small bead carbo and a smooth mouthfeel. rich, deep malt flavours with hints of toffee and yeast. finishes dry. very nice.
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To be honest it doesnít rate highly on the Trappist Scale but still beats most beers hands down.
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice colour in the glass,A full flavor with a hint of fruit.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown color with a full, frothy head. Rich aroma was evident from quite a distance. Strong fruit and spice nose. Silky smooth going down. Warmth of alcohol lingers for a bit.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby tint to the brown color, beautiful creamed color head, very well balanced, full bodied, lots of malty flavors, some hints of some kind of fruit flavors as well, nice well-rounded aftertaste, very good Trappist beer
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW mighty head, frothy and cream colored, very tightly packed. Sweet floral nose. This beer covers a wide spectrum of taste and delivers with deep complexity. silky smooth The sweet floral notes fade into a nuttiness, followed by a tasty toasty finish. It left me wanting three or four more chances to rate it right away, just to try and spit out everything that happens.