Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby red brown color. Huge compact head. Long stitches of lace work. Aroma of malt, fruit,(raisins, prunes) and burnt rubber. Malty flavors morph into a fruity dryness coupled with a soft nutiness. Oak and slight bitter finish. Not as complex as I anticipated.
Jow (2084) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Craigs since he noticed I hadnt had and deemed it embarrassing. pours a fairly light clear brown. nose is toffee and dark fruits. tastes of raisins, fig, some toffee, and soy sauce. hint of spice on finish with slightly thin body.
nearbeer (3660) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl. Thanks Gem! Pours an opaque dark brown with a lasting film of bubbles. Aromas of nearly-scalded dark toffee, earthy honey with the comb, and a touch of lemon hard candy. Tastes of earthy toffee, dark whole grain bread, figs, lemon honey, minty-wooden hops and a bit of unsweetened bakerís chocolate. The yeast (and maybe some spice adjuncts?) do a great job of guiding the big malts to a dry finish. Medium-heavy body has medium-high carbonation and a nice balance. Just a touch of the 8% is apparent.
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Een heel lekker bier, maar tegenover de andere 2 Westvleterens voor mij persoonlijk de minste van de 3
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong raisin, wood, fruit. Medium mouthfeel with strong raisin, bready malt. Very impressive.
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craigís, 09 batch. Pours murky brown, nose is sweet, raspberry, raisins, taste is a little thin, sweet raisins, dark fruit, toffee
dado93 (136) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red/brown color with good head, light sweet/fruity aroma, sweet taste with red and dried fruit (raisins), light caramel malt & coffee notes, very smooth body, silk, and carbonation, iím sorry because when i open the bottle, a part of beer is lost for excessive carbonation of moment (the biggest i ever see!! I donít know why, because the bottle was for many months in the same place)... Absolutely not bad beer!
but, i think this one most intense beer...
McNeillR (1133) - SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddied bright brown, off white head. Weird lemon gristle and over chewed bubblegum nose. Soft chunky plum, stewed pineapple and uncrunched pine nuts. Flies very drinkable sweetness, 2009 vintage soft and no real hop bite. Sweet and melted finish.
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 10, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Malt: Medium. Dark fruit, chocolate, toasty, bready,licorice. Spicy pepper from alcohol, Very complex.
Appearance: Brown body, hazy. Large rocky tan head. Good retention. Lacing
Flavour: Rich, malty, licorice, fruity, plum, grape skins, slight roasty, raisin, bready, chocolate, , Dry finish, lingering licorice and bitterness
Mouthfeel: Medium body, high carbonation. Alcohol warming. Dry finish, lingering licorice and bitterness
Overall: Wow! A complex beer that just keeps changing with every sip! A wonderful experience.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
mjmoen (62) - - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy brown color with beige head. Definitely donít drink this straight from the fridge as more aromas and flavors come out when it warmed up a bit. Not necessarily my candidate for one of the best beers in the world, but a solid beer nonetheless.
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the source. Small beige head. Hazy dark brown. Yeasty, candi sugar, fruitiness. I prefer this one compared to the 12, more balanced.