tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark and vaguely hazy brown with a small creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts with notes of bread and toffee. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is quite sweet with burned malts and sugar, as well as nuts, kandi, molassess and prunes, raisins and lots of dark fruity notes in the finish. Even though itís decent enough, itís still a bit of a disappointment.
KLTZK (36) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl. Pours a small off-white head that doesnít shrink at all, it just stays there! Amazing! Very dark copper/brown appearance, extremely hazy. Complex and deep aroma, malts, chocolate, plum, melon peel and other dark fruits. Taste is even better, again malts, plum and other dark fruits but also melon(!) yeast and dusty wood. Very full and wide mouth feel and a very oily, sticky palate. Bottle from 25-10-2010. And the head is STILL THERE. What kind of sorcery is this? Is this the power of God?
666ale (12) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
If young not so good. too malty syrup. but if you season it comes out really nice! complex!
sic1314 (1990) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep reddish brown with a dense off white head. Aroma of roast malt, dark alcohol soaked fruit and some candy sweetness. Medium body, vanilla smooth, flavour of light cherry, red berries, very easy to drink with a pleasantly alcoholic buzz in the aftertaste.
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown pour with an offwhite head. Taste is roasted malts, dark fruit, caramel, raisins, honey, wood and nuts, licorice and spices.
Sharkhunter1 (2) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
At home in a trappist glass. Yes this is possibly as good as it gets. Iíve had the 12 at the abbey as well and there are no real differences between them. Now all I need to do is wait for the bottles to age some to see if it gets better.
blklab2007 (1781) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle cap dated 8/02/11through trade. Pour has an earthy brown color with a coating of tan head and steady visible carbonation. Great excuse to break out the chalice glass! Aroma has dark brown malt, clean yeast, dark fruit, raisin, and light sweetness. Gentle but rich and deep. Mouth feel is medium with medium carbonation. Flavor brings on nice brown malt, caramel sweetness, raisin, brown sugar, dark dried fruit, clean spicy yeast, and some earth. Nicely toned down from the 12 with a center on lighter malts and the dark fruit being much more muted. Exceptional beer with great balance.
ABS (343) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had some of sips from a friends glass at In de Vrede. I was the lucky designated driver. Poured dark brown with decent dark tan lacing. Nose included malt and a hint of wort at first (it was, surprisingly, served a bit too cold). Aroma, as it got bit warmer: Cherry, a small amount of coffee, a hint of belgian style yeast, other dark fruits. Frizzy carbonation, which I like in this kind of beer. Sweet. A very, very good beer.
VastActiv (1690) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at William K Annankatu, Helsinki. Colour is brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, plums, raisins, sweetness and malts. Very soft and gentle.
RickFifty (89) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, golden brown, offwhite head. Wort nose, hint of coffee. Dark chocolate, coffee, leather taste, hint of wort, present alcohol. Taste is long lasting.