Cobra (1100) - - AUG 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 fluid ounce brown European bottle. Freshness date is of 25/11/05. Very fresh sample then. Same glass donut ringed bottle as it’s big brother, the triple. Poured out a deep mahogany brown color, with a huge tan colored head. The head held on for dear life all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aromas are of spiced raisins, mascerated cherries, sweet Jewish rye bread, and malts galore. Spicy aromas lead to spicy flavors. Spiced dark fruits, along with sweet malts make up the bulk of the flavors. Thick mouthfeel coats the tongue with spicy, malty, fruity goodness.
Finishes a little on the sweet side, but a very balanced beer.
Hides it’s alcohol very well also. A more than decent Belgian double.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/red color with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of malt, raisins and banana.
Malty sweet taste with hints of dark fruit.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2005 Cloudy reddish brown colour with a lasting creamy head , not quite as good ( in my opinion ) as Chimay but STILL a cracker.
PorterPounder (6044) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chestnut pour with a very creamy mocha colored head with good thick lacing. Sweet malty aroma, hard to place my finger on what it reminds me of, sherry perhaps. Mouthfeel is just a tad too thin for the style and a bit too much carbonation. Flavor has some essences of sherry again, and not too much else - pretty one dimensional, but not bad. Perhaps a bit of Christmas spices.
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark hazy toffee color, good yoked bottle, traditional label. Rich aroma, of yeast, dessert wine and fruit. Sweet, fizzy and tastes a bit like sweettarts candy. Some leather and spice. The finish and body were wierd -- fizzy, with riffs of aspirin bitterness, vanilla, sugar sweetness and molasses, but overall it was a little thin. Still, a quality beer.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Does not come up to the standards of othes Trappist dubbels. Taste and mouthfeel are both too thin.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2004 Brown color, rich fruity aroma, wine tast, bitter, medium body, alcohol finish.
Re-reat. 14-12-04. Tab at Plan B. Cph. Dk. Thanks to Martin Kubert!!! Still Brown color light hazy. with a heavy complex aroma and rasin pepper taste, fruity in a medium body and a long finish.
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine brown color with a nice creamy head. Aroma is malthy but a bit weak. The taste is spicy and smoked with a bitter finish. An Ok.. beer but it´s lacking in some areas.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great brown trappist ale with a lively carbonation and a creamy ivory colored froth.Good aroma’s of well selected roasted malts and a fine touch of dried fruits.It has a good taste of malts and roasted malts with a nice dosis of candy sugar and buttercakes.It has a mediumsweet bitterness in the afthertaste.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Healthy lasting tan head. Plenty of carbonation, a nice ruby red color. Rich full flavor, tastes of red grapes, maybe some plums. Very fruity taste, only hints of alcohol come through. Finishes nice and sweet.