jhgrantjr (392) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was able to secure this bottle from ma che siete venuti a fà during a recent trip to Roma, Italy. I'm overjoyed to be trying this jewel. Pours a dark brown color out of the bottle. Lots of carbonation. The smell is great, and the taste measures up. This is a very complex beer. I believe the balance and complexity make this unique. At first you think it's just another quad, but as you drink it and it warms up, you start to realize there are nuances there that aren't in other beers. Of course it has a similar taste profile to the other Trappist belguims: the dark fruit, Belgium sugar with a malty caramel taste, etc. but the balance is perfect: not too much sugar; not too much malt; not too much hops; not too much alcohol; everything works together, and it takes a moment to realize how well it pulls this off.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
foxo82 (596) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from De Bier Tempel, Brussels. Opaque, dark chocolate brown but the head disappeared rather quickly. Aroma is rich, sweet, fruity, nutty, slightly smoky. Taste is chocolate malt with sultanas. Mouthfeel initially rough - but in a nice way - and lively with some fizz. Leaves the tongue tingling for several minutes afterwards. Thereís no denying this is a very good beer - hence my 4 rating - but I think its reputation as the best beer in the world (which it isnít) is built on rarity.
pedrodv89 (28) - wetteren, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dit bier is zeer bekend en doordat het moeilijk te verkrijgen is zijn de verwachtingen hoog gepannen. De westvleteren heeft een winterse geur, met tinten van noot en rozijnen. De smaak is Bitterzoet en warm van de alcohol, De nasmaak is bitter en vloeit lang uit. waardoor het aangenaam is om dit bier te drinken. zeker een aanrader
wisdomsolo (155) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Powerful aroma. Smells like its going to burn right through your tongue but the flavor is far from hot. Its SUPER smooth and silky. I could easily drink myself into a stupor with this. This would be my perfect beer.
fluffy (1046) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
my 1000th review. what can i say about the legend that hasnít already been said? reminds me of what a good Belgian ale can be. is it worth the hype? nah. is it good? definitely.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2oz bottled, dated 7.10.12 thanks to LJ a couple years ago. opening this one on my 31st birthday. pours a deep, murky, garnet color capped by a creamy, light beige head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is simply fantastic rich notes of caramel, dates, fig newton cookies, cedar, and wet burlap backed by hints of dark berries, apple cider, and spices. flavor absolutely excellent with rich, sweet fruit notes of figs, raisins, plums, and blackberries backed by toffee, subtle cocoa, wet wood, grass, and spice cake. palate is full bodied and creamy with heavy carbonation and a lingering finish of dry cedar, dark fruits, and warming alcohol. overall, probably the classiest, cleanest quad Iíve ever tasted. worthy of the praise.
BlowOffTube (246) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked it, didnít love it. Pours murky brown, off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and Belgian yeast. High carbonation and thin body. Carbonation level threw it off a bit for me, burning bubbles. Good for a quad though.
stol (2) - laives, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
chocolate, caramel aroma with floral notes and licorice, red brown color, white foam, medium sweetness ,mature fruit , warming, nice beer
artmcd8 (1076) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to mcberko as an extra! Thanks. Rate number 1000! Pours a deep reddish brown with a constant off white foam head. Aroma of raisers and dark fruits. Some gummy bear aroma. Tastes similar to gummy bears. Light mouthfeel and high carbonation. A good beer but definitely number one because of scarcity, not taste.
Shot (43) - Westerville, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a massive beige head. Aromas of dried fruit, plum and apple. Very complex flavors! Apple, raisin, brown sugar, candied fruit and chocolate cake. Finishes with subtle flavors of chocolate, coffee, perhaps a touch of licorice. Fruitier than I expected, but very nice. Very light mouthfeel for such a big, flavorful beer. Delicious!