Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
75 cl. bottle. The head is nice and lasting, and the lace is thick and does not disappear. The color is mahogany and the aroma has notes of plum, hops and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel is oily and prickly. The flavour is sweetish and has a lot of notes like plum, roasted malt, candy sugar, toffee and sweet licorice. There is a light, but delicate bitterness in the entire finish that gives a suitable counterweight to the sweet impression. Alcohol turns up in the end, but not in a disturbing way. I think this beer should not be warmer as 15 degrees Celcius, otherwise it loose some of it’s magic. lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2007
Bottle from Systembolaget. A little disappointed, not very complex, all alcohol and spicy banana. Thin (for a Trappist that is..) Good, but not on par with its brethren. iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2007
Murky reddish/copper with dense head. Spicy caramel malt aroma, cloves, cinnamon. Rounded sweet and spicy taste with a bit of hopbitterness shining through, especially on the finish. Medium/thick mouthfeel, quite strong carbonation. lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
pours a very dark cloudy apple cider color with a huge three finger very fluffy tan head. aroma is yeast, malt, and grain with bread and a little alcohol. has a light to medium body, good carbonation, and descent lacing. flavor is yeast, malt, and bread with a little grain and alcohol. palate is very carbonated with a bite on the tongue, almost champagne like carbonation. pretty descent and definitely better cold. faroeviking (10925) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Hazy nut-brown colour. Aroma of dark fruits and sweet roasted malts. Great flavour of nuts, raisins and prunes, toasted malts, caramel and some hoppiness. Great tasting strong beer!
ekstedt (6795) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle. Deep hazy copper colour with a giant off-white head. Komplex, roasted and somewhat biscuity malt aroma with some coffee and yeast. medium bodied and smooth. Balanced flavour with a slightly dry finish. cgarvieuk (24548) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2007
brown with a loose foam head, a caramel malt nose, with a toasted malt warming flavour JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, and spice. Pour is a dark brown/amber with a nice light tan head. Flavors of spice, dark fruit, cherries, sweet malt, and yeast. A nice belgian, but not quite up to par with the other trappists. Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy amber colour with a huge off-white head. Sweet fruity flavour, candy and cherries. Moderate flavour, a bit burned and almost thin despite the alcohol content. Slightly rough mouthfeel. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2007
sampled at blind "Better Know a Style: Belgian Strong Ale" tasting 07. poured an amber-brown with off-white head. nose was cookie, molasses, raisin, plum, vanilla, and pear. very nice nose. flavor was so watery and bland, some caramel notes. palate was light-medium body, watery, and alcohol was well hidden. just way too watery.