fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark copper in color, with a nice, off-white head. Aroma off sugar, alcohol, dried fruits, spices and berries. Sugar, alcohol, berries, prunes, raisins, spices and chocolate notes in flavor. Full body and a bitter finish good and complex.
yespr (37624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle. Pours with a huge white head and a nice dark brown colour. Aroma is sweet, notes of alcohol but dominated by dark notes like roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste has it all in a fantastic blend. Starts caramel sweet and the notes start ti kick in. Flavour of the classic belgian yeast is added to the complex flavor. Finish is soft and lingering.
Ungstrup (32214) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark orange cloudy beer with a beutiful head. It has a fresh fruit aroma and tastest slightly acidic and sweet with notes of fruits. Definatly a great beer - but in my world not one of the best two beers - though still high on my list.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Typical trappist: dark, full-bodied with loads of sediment. Lots of malt, lots of spices and a solid dose of hops in the finish. All the good stuff is here. 110194
joergen (24790) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colour with a fine beige head. Alcoholic aroma with malts and hops.
Flavor of dried fruit, hops and malt.
An OK beer, but Westvleteren 12 is much better.
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. Hazy, dark brown colour with huge beige foamy head, lacing. Just lovely aroma of caramel and chocolate with a sting of alcohol. Also herbs and fruit noteable in the soft, but strong aroma. Palate is about excellent (it can’t get much better than this, full, but smooth, still carbonated). Flavour is of alcohol, plum, chocolate in the beginning, then smoothening up to kind of caramellish, fruity and some roast too. Finish is roasted, as is the aftertaste. Aftertaste also has some plummy and fruity hints. Kind of toffeeish all the wat through. Very pleasant, and in fact even better than Westy 12 in my opinion... Totally kickass.
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled the 1994 version in 2002: Burgundy coloured. Coffee, berries and dark chocolate in the nose. Malty, complex and mature with toffee flavours. Rich sweet finish. Wonderful!
anders37 (20914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ In de Vrede, Westvleteren. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly yeasty dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty dark fruit, raisins, plums, figs flavor with some hints of caramel and some yeasty hints. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish with a slightly bitter hints in the aftertaste.
madmitch76 (20080) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8th April 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! The very nice people at Beers Of Europe gave me this complimentary when I purchased a shed load of beer at the store - Cheers Guys! Caramel, toffee, HP sauce! Balanced flavours - very nice!
cgarvieuk (19048) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Two bottles one dated bbf12/09 with 15mm sediment and 2nd bbf 05/10 3mm sediment(so not farapart but vast difference in sediment levels) The bottles were 99% same with the only real difference being the first bottle was more lively ... Deep brown ... deep fruit malt nose ... rich ... little sweet ... small amount of hop up front ... lots of malts and fruit ... little nutty ... bit drying ... bit bitter in linger.
Bottle at home 15.06.11 bbf 170612 ... ruby brown ... thin tan head ... soft big ovaltine yeast nose ... dark malts ... toffee blackcurrant ... nutty ovaltie ... dark frutis ... plums and figs ... 4.2
bottle at home drunk sep 2012 bbf 170612 ... deep brown .. thin tan head ... soft sweet ovaltine nose ... dark malts ... light ovaltine ... dark malts ... soft fruit ... 4.0
Bottle at home.. Deep brown.. Thick tan head... Massive sweet ovaltine nose... Ligth t fizz... Dark roast.. Massive blackcurrant fruits and ovaltine no... Soft sweet roast.. Very sweet malts.. Juicy toffee roast.. Very fruity 4.0