grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2006
From 75 cl bottle. Nice and chewy. Background notes of vinuous qualities, but not sherry-like in any sense. Crisp on tha palate. Caramel malts are strong. Maybe a little too dry in the finish. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Big Bottle shared with the fam and Georgie Peorgie. Pours a hazy burnt orange/amber with a nice off-white head and beautiful lacing that lasts throughout. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, floral, and yeasty. Flavor is spices, yeast, dark fruits. Smooth. This was the first belgian beer I ever tried and it continues to be a favorite. Chimay’s best product in my opinion. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 29, 2006
12oz bottle, courtesy of my father, who managed to get me a variety pack in Pennsylvania. Cheers, Dad! Pours a murky, cola-brown appearance; beautiful white head with great retention and lacing; the head simply doesn’t go away. Very warm, yeasty aroma, with floral notes and spice. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of yeast, dried fruits, belgian sugar and spice; hints of citrus and floral hops, but keeping a mild bitterness. Medium finish, with sugar and tea-like malts. One of my favorite trappist beers; pairs very well with cigars. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2006
330 mL bottle from LCBO gift pack. Deep, dark brown. Just really brown. Beige sticky head, but not as much as I expected. Lovely aroma of caramel, tart fruit, and, like the ad says, something floral. Body is surprisingly light. Alcohol is well hidden; this could be a standard 5% for all I can tell. Sweet, but not overly so. Bitterness in the finish, but not as much as their White. As for specifics, there’s definitely a raisin/plum thing going on, spices, nutty, mild caramel. Mostly raisiny. Good beer. Funny to think it used to frighten me. homersimpsin (40) - South Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2006
Great for special occasions , not an everyday beer for me.This is a very strong, tasty beer, dark rich in flavour, very enjoyable.Very nice aftertaste leaves you licking your lips.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Pours a dark chocolate brown with amber notes abd frothy off-white head. Spicy-sweet aroma with a bit of an alcohol kick. Incredibly smooth and sweet balanced with nutty maltiness. Money in the bank. b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Sampled from small bottle. Dark brown in color with big thick head. Subtle aroma with sweet flavor. Hope to rerate soon.. stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
strong with nice full flavor, very complex, with a spicy finish. nice to have every once in a while. andywandy (18) - ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
drank from bottle at home. Fromed a healthy head with a dark brown body. A lot of spices taste and hard to determine which is whichThe taste was so palatable that I could drink all day . Unfortunately drinking all day 9.0% alcohol could damage my liver. I have to salute the monks for such a nice tasty beer. AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2006
A dark and very hazy pour with a lot of visible sediment. A plethora of malty flavors, highlighted by coffee and a spicey plum taste. The changing flavors make each sip a pleasurable experience.