Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 One smallest abbey of Belgium produces this fantastic beer, much valuable, much alcoholic and much expensive...
It is very rare to find it in Italy!
Intense determined, strongly...diabolic and divine!!!
Una piccolissima abbazia del belgio produce questa fantastica birra, molto pregiata, molto alcolica e molto costosa.
Difficile da trovare in Italia.
Forte intensa decisa, diabolica e divina!!!
psychofab (2) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This Beer is simply fantastic.. I donít know how that monks can create this fantastic beer with only simple ingredients..
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 A very dark brown hints of red and a nice thick looking white head that laces extremly well and the same small visable carbonation as the 8 with even some small chunks. Smells of brown sugar and carmel some yeast lots of raisens hints of alcohol hints of plums some spices and even a tiny touch of bannannas. Palate is full and creamy. Flavor is very sweet big carmalized plum flavor in the front a hint of nutmeg and soem other spice a tniy touch of alcohol. I think the flavor wasnít as well done as the 8 or maybe I just expected more. Donít get me wrong this is an incredible beer but iíve liked others better.
Thanks to Dave for sharing an amazing beer.
Sampled the 01, 04, & 97 vintages... surprises are the 97 vintage stilled had great head and great lacing. Another surprise here is that once you hit the 3ish year mark westy improves DRAMATICALLy... hit 5~6 years and more chocolates, and toffees start comign out.. this was a great surprise and makes this even better. Iíd say the 2001 westy was NEAR 5.0!
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma wasnít very noticeable until it warmed up a bit then it really shines. Surprisingly the head didnít last too long. Flavor more than makes up for that though. Absolutely delicious fruity flavors. Some banana, cherry, bread, little alcohol. Palate is slightly dry. Flavor is such that I just want to take another sip and then another. I donít want to drink it so fast but I canít help it. Magnificent! As good as advertised. Thank you, Lodewijk! Send more! Hahaha.
Taz (2) - Ňrhus N, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic! It is amazing how much you can hide 10,2%. Full of flavour and indescribable impressions without the unpleasant strongness most beers have at this volume.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark redish brown, smooth looking beer that had an abundance of flavor, mainly malty and fruity. A very well balanced beer, although not my fav. style.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
my best friend brought 2 bottles of this back from the brewery recently and I shared this with my two sons this afternoon. buttery smooth with aroma of sweet caramel malt, dark fruit and some butter toffee. looks are deceiving with this beer as it looks thin but has an oily, medium-full quality to it. a complexity of flavors greet you as you work your way down the glass, all are good! one of the things I do not care for about Belgian beer is an overabundance of candi sugar. and while it is present here it is not so strong as to detract from the overall enjoyment for me. while Iím not sure, IMO, that this is the best of the best, it certainly deserves lofty praise. a true gem of a beer!
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
carmel, honey, and chocolate in the aroma. dark brown color with perfect white head. tastes like carmel, chocolate, malts, those reisin chocolate square things. chewy flavors. oh so good. too hard to pick out everything i liked about this beer.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance:redish brown,good head...
Flavor:plum,caramel,raisin.Very complexe but a prefer the rochefort 10.....
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
U never drank a good beer if u didínt drink this one. Very komplex aroma. It has a red-brown colour with a medium light brown head. The flavour was as komplex as the aroma. Impossible to taste the actual strength of this beer