ElManana (115) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great copper hue, with a fleating lacy head. Malty, yeasty aroma, with a hint of fruity alcohol. Full or flavor and very robust body. Great malty notes accompanied by fruit and grains, most noticable were plums, oats and wheat. Fizzy on the tongue and yeasty at the finish. Overall an excellent brew.
Thompson (257) - - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Bottle drank at Cafe buitenlust, Oirschot. Copper to brown color, nice malty and caramel aroma and taste. Full body. Nice.
Lupulucid (185) - - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From abbey in April. Opened October. Distinctive yeast and malt characterize Westy but the 8 is a bit more delicate in response to age than I expected. It softened significantly over six months.
belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just like its bigger brother this one is deep brown colored as well. Quite a strong character and very nice flavor. Cheers
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dunkelbraun (gleich wie nr. 12), trüb, gewisser caramel und getrocknete beeren im aroma, geschmack malzig, gehaltvoll und nach caramel, abgang sehr gut ausgewogen, feinherb, insgesamt ähnlich wie nr. 12. etwas feiner und evtl weniger komplex
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BeerBaby (80) - , Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle dated Aug. 13th, 2012. Meh..... Smells like wet dog. Not impressed. Dark brown color with small creamy head. Kind of a weak body with an alcohol type flavor. No real tastes that I can tell other than a little bitter. Reminds me of the generic type bock beer my grandparents served every once in a while.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Cloudy dark amberish with a fine off white head.
Aroma: Dark malty, fruity and some spices.
Palate: Full body. Mild bitterness and a balanced mild sweetness. Rich to average carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Round sweet dark fruity, vanilla, some spices and mild malty.
Overall impression: Really complex stuff. Lovely balanced. What is there to say about this beer that is not said before. Pure class.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with rlgk.
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper. Aroma of caramel, maple syrup, baked apple, and some brown sugar. A syrup caramel flavor pops up first followed by dark plum and a sharp apple vinegar bite, which helps temper the somewhat cloying sweetness. Mellow body; little carbonation. Good, but I expected something better.
WheatKing (1129) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, paired with a bowl of jujubes (jk). Pours dark brown with small off-white head. Nose of plum, alcohol, molasses. Flavour is plum, toffee, nutty malt, licorice. Main difference from 12 for me is less coffee flavour.
olr1984 (844) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle cap "10/9/13" almost the 5 year mark. I haven’t had 1 fresh but this tasted amazing. Big bready caramel and banana taste. Great beer