Garlic_of_Doom (343) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (of course...)
Murky brown with a small off white head.
Faint aroma, mostly marzipan.
Aroma has figs, plums, raisins and marzipan.
Medium body, high carbonation.
Warming after taste, again with marzipan.
Good, sure but the best beer in the world? Nah.
Clownoisseur (90) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a sparkling plum color. Small head that stays as a ring around the glass. Aromas of dark fruits, bread, spices and hints of alcohol. Mostly sweet fruit on the nose. The taste is so balanced. Nothing really jumps out at you, yet the flavors are distinct. Plums, raisin, grapes give a slight vinous accent initially, but it settles into some yeast/malt flavors. Spice, dough...some fig perhaps. Leathers. The finish does have a bold alcohol presence, but nothing off-putting. It’s one of those beers that you can’t quite put your finger on what makes it so great, except that everything is very much in unison here. Just a well-done beer. Hard to argue against it.
hawthorne00 (2212) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 12C. Appreciated the manner this was brought in, thanks Chris. Thought about gushing. Dark brown with a pale beige head that fades to a lasting coat. Aroma of dried and stewed dark fruits, chocolate, dough, some leather vanilla. Moderate carbonation. Full but not really syrupy texture. Powerful, boozy with explosive fruit flavours - plum as well as prune, raisins. Sticky bread crusts and vanillaish dough - wife says challah dough. Very yeasty. Spices creep up. Complex but not subtle, just fun to drink. Power and harmony.
salvaticas (350) - - FEB 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at Beer Bistro in Toronto. Complex notes of fruit and fig on the nose. Very complex flavor, sour with a bite, subtle but intense at the same time. Pretty crazy.
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JeyAre (30) - - FEB 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It is indeed a very very good beer. Probably the best Trappist beer. Very nice foam, rich color and very very smooth to drink. Taste wise it is without any doubt a Belgian.
dandiday (11) - Feluy, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière excellente qui frappe fort des la première gorge. Mousse crémeuse et couleur sombre. Goût d’alcool présent si la bière est à mauvaise température.
Victor_S_S (2) - - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dfalken (45) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 25, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very creamy palate and full of complex flavors but for how famed it is I must say i was a bit dissapointed. The alcohol dominates the taste a bit more than i would like. Overall a great complex beer.
mendezvargas (7) - , MEXICO - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
There is not to much to say... its just PERFECT!!!!!!!& The bad thing was we have a whole bottle between 5 friends so we can all taste it. Can´t wait to have a whole bottle myself.
Tayeth (88) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The smell is very rich and sweet with berries, tobacco and hints of coffee and chocolate. Tastes great oft chocolate, red wine and caramel, you do not taste the alcohol, but I think best beer is perhaps a little overrated...but only a little.