belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, - 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
Douberd (3729) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Westvleteren Extra 8) Bottle 330 ml at home, seems I have received it in a trade, so thanks to whoever sent it! Served into a big tulip. ABV 8%
Dark brown colour on the body, very tall and thick, soapy, tan head on top, with very good retention. Murky body.
Nice aroma of dark fruits, light yeast, some caramel.
Unique taste, haven’t tasted a belgian dark ale like that before, lots of dark fruits, light perfume, yeast, caramel, light vanilla-like flavours, berries.
Medium body, carbonation on the high side.
brewerale (145) - - NOV 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sendo muito honesto, uma breja maravilha. Marrom com média formação de espuma de boa duração. Aroma com notas de chocolate amargo, malte torrado, frutas escuras, caramelo, especiarias e lúpulo ao fundo. O sabor é mais maltado, notas café, surge o malte torrado com especiarias e lúpulo, que fica bem evidente. Corpo médio pra alto com final longo e adocicado, mas o amargor tb se faz presente. Que cerveja!!!
bobinlondon (1263) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to Rian for this little beauty. Dark mahogany with a rocky beige head. Rich rich aroma of malt, plums, and raisins with a lovely silky, candy infused effervescent palate. Huge malt, warming alcohol, some berry fruit and a subtle dry earth bitterness. Distinctive house yeast. Wonderfully complex.
Rolfarild (176) - NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with a green-brownish head. Watery mouthfeel. Faint aroma of prunes, dry wood nd yeast. Taste dry fruit, paper, earth, bitter malt, raisins. Short and dry, woody aftertaste. Easy drinkable, but not as much taste as supposed. But what did I actuially suppose.
Cybercat (4291) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy chestnut with a nice buff head. Aroma presents woody, malty and pretzel tones. Flavor starts with malt and caramel, and earthy and woody notes come right behind. Mouthfeel presents good body and OK fizz. Not quite as Big Sister 12, but worthy.
Ysok02 (538) - MOns, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une très belle bière brune, mousse crémeuse. Nez sur les épices et le malt sur un fond d’amande. Bouche à l’attaque ample et puissante, une belle concentration et une longue finale fruitée, d’une longueur impressionnante. Une très belle bière puissante et équilibrée.
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@home (2015 vintage) pours a hazy dark brown colour with an off-white head. Taste and aroma reveals sweet dark malts with a plethora of dark dried fruits, some notes of toffee and caramel, yeast, light nutty, great spices, lovely and smooth on the palate, aroma and taste gets better as it warms up, very nice indeed - even this fresh, but will definitely stash another bottle away and reacquaint myself with this in a few years.
dpeinador (7) - SPAIN - NOV 13, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Almost perfect abbey beer. I had a chance to taste some weeks sgo. Waiting next time I could get it.
Wixie (181) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown liquid, with red shining. Large head. Fruity aroma of malt. Meidum body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.
gyhallmanti (80) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, plums, caramel. Taste has a nice combination of sweetness and bitterness with nice of plums, raisins, vanilla, caramel, toffee. Texture is foamy with lively carbonation. Very similar to the westvleteren 12.