LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a chestnut brown with a thick beige head. Wonderful aroma of fruit, caramel, yeast, raisins. Mouthfeel is nice, although I’d prefer a bit less carbonation. A very nice beer, but I have to rate it a bit below the average.
Diogène (1202) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a huge white head. Aroma is raisins, yeast, alcohol, roasted malts and candy. Tasteis is sweet and roasted malts, raisins, yeast and wood. A very good beer.
DavidYoung (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[bottle frompeckhams] redy oak colour, medium head,smells of liquorice and raisins. Medium body with a bitter finish.
nijuro (63) - USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
candied nuts, raisins and malt on the nose. long clean palate with a nice bitter hoppiness to the end. A lot more here than the red, but the alcohol is well concealed. Very nice, especially as it’s pretty easy to come by.
peterstrongale (43) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intens dark brown beer with a creamy off white to beige head. Aroma is rich, generous and has hints of roasted malts, nuts, sweet bread, cookies, some spices and candy sugar. Taste is malty, sweet (candy sugar and dry fruits), nutty and it ends with a complex bitterness of hops. A great Belgian Trappist.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml Bottle: Pours dark brown with hints of red, absolutely no head to speak of this time around. The aroma is so complex compared to the first two! Lighter in plum, sweet malting, some woodiness, and lots of yeast. The promises of sweet malt and fruit come through in the taste, some very well hidden floral hopping that’s definitely there but taking a back seat to the front palate. Tremendous caramel aftertaste, and so silky smooth going down. Wow, praise the Lord, what a beer!
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful brownish-red color. Not too pungent aroma, but the taste is powerful. Burnt candy, dark fruit and earthy, yesty tones. A classic beer.
jshifletNC (3) - Gastonia, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this beer a lot. I think, based on it’s availability and taste, it should be in everyone’s frig.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flowery nose. dark brown color; not much head. Thick body, slightly hot taste. Spicey and earthy with hints of nuts and caramel.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 33cl bottle - pours a very dark brown almost, with a thick off-white head on top. Fizzy too, the beer is almost loud! Aroma is a lot of dark fruit, and some notes of banana. Taste is very smooth, and the mouthfeel is rich and full. Some roasted malt comes through in the flavour, and the alcohol is very well hidden. Some vinous character to the aftertaste. Quite flowery also. Reminds me of a more subdued Trois Pistoles (which I still prefer). My favourite of the three Chimay brews.