bolthead101 (4) - Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There is really no discernible aroma at all. The appearance is light brown to brown with a minimal, but lingering head. The taste is smooth and lightly sweet. The palate has a light body with average carbonation. There is a lingering astringent finish. This beer was above average, but not worthy of it’s legendary status.
AtronSeige (513) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 29, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Medium malty, medium fruity, complex! slight licorice, bread, toast, banana,
Appearance: Dark brown body. Light brown rock head. Good retention
Flavour: Licorice, bread, strong spiciness, pear, chocolate, very complex. Very well balanced,
Palate: Warming. slick mouth-feel, medium-full body. very high carbonation. Dry finish
Overall: An amazing example of the style. A perfect beer for a cold evening by the fireplace.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
knightstalker (9) - Florianopolis, BRAZIL - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought in Brussel and drank in Antwerpen in a generic belgian beer glass. Pours a golden brown coloured beer with a light and harsh beige head. Aroma is of caramel and a little citric although showing strong evidence of its 10.2% alcohol content. Very complex taste showing notes of a little bit of everything, especially caramel and a hoppy spicy feeling. Aftertaste hit me with the alcohol and malty taste. Definitely worth the effort to get a bottle and surely a good beer.
HULK777 (327) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice and complex aroma of candy, honey, malts, peppermint, fruits, and flowers. Contained (but long lasting) typical "Trappist" taste, with hints of peppermint and apples.
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
XII Bottle, courtesy b3shine, thanks! Pour is near clear copper, big tan head. Short retention/some lace, big legs. Aroma of dark fruit, ester, cinnamon, light roast, apple brandy, light chocolate. Taste is sweet, fruity, estery, warming. Palate is dry, slick, soft, sweet finish. Remarkably drinkable for 10+ abv - probably best it’s hard to get.
arsol (482) - NORWAY - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mørk brunrød farge med lys beige skum. Lukter gjær, alkohol og mørke stenfrukter. Rund og balansert i smak. Fyldig. Får litt "cherryfeeling". Lang og god bitter avslutning.
songokuh (1) - - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.
devman171 (878) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle us release, pours murky brown with tons of carb. Aroma is rich sweet dark fruits. Taste is rich dark fruits with a fairly bitter and dry finish.
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terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
330 ml bottle courtesy of Dave Rachar for my 50th 1996 vintage (I am now 53 not sure why I waited 3 years)
Well was not expecting this to live up to the hype’ well I was wrong this is lovely
The aroma is huge huge fruit
Not sure what else to say and not sure wether the age makes a difference in the flavor but wow this is good
Serapac (77) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought in a brussels Sunday market from a lady selling cheese... Coffee colour and beige head typical of Abt beers. Aroma combines ripe fruits with malts. Taste coffee, chocolate, cinamon, palate all that and turning a bit malty again. Very nice and complex overall, but probably a bit overrated thanks to the mystery surrounding it. Still glad to have tried finally, even though 8 euros was a rather steep price. In this category, I would probably keep a slight preference for St. Bernardus.
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