ThomF (8) - - OCT 14, 2019 does not count
It’s impossible to describe the flavor other than sublime. This beer is an achievement in balance. I relished every sip.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GreenCat (444) - SLOVENIA - OCT 5, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2019 0,33 l bottle. Pours dark amber brown with a finger of lasting beige head. Aroma is fruity, plenty of dried fruit, dried plums in particular, raisin and dates, there is also some caramel and toffee. It has vinous properties, similar to strong red vine from a region with plenty of sunshine. Alcohol is present, but not too forward. Taste is quite heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, carbonation mild, mouthfeel sticky. Finish is long, rich with dried fruit and mild lasting bitterness. Mild stomach warming sensation adds to very pleasant experience. peteng (1) - - OCT 4, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2019 Väldigt fylligt och alkoholstarkt öl med mycket glöggkänsla. Lite brända toner med kandisocker. Mycket kolsyra. Ölets Amarone! FoamForever20 (247) - STAVANGER, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2019 Christmas cake, dried fruits, plum, marshmellows. Creamy with everlasting foam. Sweet but balanced Lino78 (351) - POLAND - SEP 29, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2019 Zapach super. Smak bogaty, spokojny , nie tak ostry jak u innych. Naprawdę przyjemnie się pije. Jest prawie idealne.
IPAMaestro32 (17) - Beder, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2019 Aroma: Rich dark fruits, dates, plums, raisins and mild yeast
Appearance: Amber brown with a huge long-lasting head
Taste: Moderate sweet and bitter, dates, plums, raisins ending in a warm alcoholic finish
Mouthfeel: Oily-creamy texture with soft carbonation
Overall: A masterpiece brewed by the Belgian monks :)
UriahHeep (205) - Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2019 11.2 oz. bottle. Easy availability at local bottle shop... about $6 a pop and well worth it. Cloudy, cola-brown appearance with enough carbonation to match. Big tan head nearly spilled over the sides of my glass, forcing me to rush to lick the sticky candied concotion. Sweet dark fruit aroma. Raisin, fig, spiced rum cake, plum notes come to mind. Winter seasonal spices are intermingled with care. Hints of cinnamon, anise, vanilla bean all work in harmony. Hearty dose of brown sugar and molasses hits you up front. Sugar in the Raw. Grandma's scratch-made pastries. Sweet, but not cloying. Warming, only mildly creamy. Cola-like tanginess in the finish. Clocking in at 11.3% ABV, this beer conceals the alcohol content unbelievably well, a testament to the smooth balance of the recipe. A very sweet beer. It's almost like taking a bite out of a decadent cake. Ideal for dessert after a nice meal, but also stands up all on its own. Dense fruity sweetness builds character with every sip. Mouthfeel is medium at best with creaminess that melts away quickly. All in all, a true beauty of a beer. Compares favorably to St. Bernardus Abt 12. Yayita (61) - - SEP 24, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2019 I am not going to describe one of the greatest achievements of this endeavor that is brewing.
All I can say is thank you God. PubTun33 (108) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2019 330ml glass bottle dated as best before 20/02/2024 from Vini Vivi wine store in West Hampstead. Aged for about six months since purchased. Served into an oversized wine glass having been becoming up to room temperature from refrigeration for over 30 minutes.
The beer pours a medium brown with light bleeding through at the edges giving it a reddish tint. A three finger tan head that dissipates down surprisingly quickly. Lots and lots of micro bubbled streams of carbonation. The carbonation eases out over the life of the drink quite dramatically. Almost taking it to flat bitter level by the final gulp.
The aroma has a noticeable alcohol presence, which is not surprising for eleven percent beer. Ripe banana, coriander, caramel malt and raisin are prominent. Definitely in the Belgian tradition.
The taste is extremely well balanced and moreish without ever being overstated. Caramel malt, spicy coriander. Sweet sugar, raisins and prunes. A little yeast. The slightest hop bitterness. Very easy going on the palate for such high ABV.
The alcohol continues to warm long after the glass is empty. Nice mouthfeel, some sweetness lingers on the palate. Sugar and a little banana.
Overall, an outstanding beer. Top marks to those monks. mel.guillesser (6) - - SEP 9, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2019 L'attaque un peu forte avec une sensation de liqueur mais qui s'adoucit pour laisser un reste de chocolat.