fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. (Vintage 1998) Medium to dark amber brown red color with a average to large, creamy / frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, vintage, dark and dry rasin, plums. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Very comple and nice balanced. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. ;o)) (300807)
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2007 33 cL bottle in joint tasting of the family of 4 Westvleteren beers. Pours unclear red brown. Explosive. Aroma is slight fruity and alcoholic but sadly also oxidized. Taste is fruity with a touch of caramel maltyness, but overall dry and light acidic. Finish was dry fruity.6-3-6-3-13=3.1
Re-rate of a 2001 BBD bottle. Complex fruity aroma. Nutty and dried fruity flavour, quite malty. Spiced too. Definately more fresh and complex than the 1998 bottle I had.7-3-7-4-15=3.6
Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy brown beer with a beutiful collapsing head. The aroma is sweet, moldy aroma with notes of coffee, chocolate, and acidic. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of licorice, wood, raisins, and chocolate. The alcohol runs over the tongue. A little like portwine.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark - almost stout-like - with a big and rather stable head. Notes of figs - burned figs - a bit tar’ish. Must contain considerable amounts of burned malts. Surprisingly only medium-bodied for a trappist. Very easy to drink, and not really hardcore in any way. Pity this has been taken out of production. 070398
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled@Kulminator (1998 vintage). Dark rubyish brown colour with mediumsized beigeish brown head. Leaves longlasting lace. Aroma is bready, plummy, raisiny and a lot of fudge and caramel. Full of most everything. Flavour is pretty much the same. This beer has aged very well!
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 1996-vintage (best before 2001), thanks to yespr.
Clear amber coloured with an off white head,
Aroma of fruits, yeast and spices with earthy notes and notes of dried fruits.
Flavour of fruits, yeast, spices and hops with notes of earth.
omhper (18362) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampling of the 1996 version in 2002: Dark amber. Nice complex aroma full of fruit, honey and toffee. Nicely malty, mature, toffee flavour. Sweetish finish with a hint of bitterness. Incredibly flavourful for being so light.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit aroma with some spicy hints. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and chocolate flavor. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish.
Dedollewaitor (13021) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Rating number 2500. BB 06/98. Old trade with Yespr. Thanks a lot. Pours amber/reddish with a small white fading head. Nose is slight sourish and oxidized. Besides of that a good deal of caramel, fruit and yeast. Some dusty & earthy cellar notes but not in an unpleasant way. Probably a bit over the hill but still has the Westvleren complexity. Dry end with an medium and soft mouthfeel. Shared with the RB locals Feb. 09.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 2008-05-30, vintage 1992 (?), 16 years old, tasting at Yespr, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Muddy chestnut color, creamy and stable head. It has a sharp aroma of chestnut honey. Mellow flavor, caramel and chestnut honey again, minimum oxidation, low bitterness. Not excellent, but well aged.
2004-06-05, vintage 1998, 6 years old, bottle at Kulminator (Antwerpen), 7-5-8-4-14=38
Dark brown color; rocky head. Old hops aroma, with some caramel, mature. Good mouthfeel, more caramel than the actual Green Cap, a bit dry (the age) at the end. Very good but less remarkable.