GTAEgeek (2050) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle aged for 15 months. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. The aroma is tangerines, corriander, cloves, and heavy,dark bread yeast. The flavor is very sweet and a slight bitterness in the finish. The palate is heavy, smooth and clean. Overall, this is an excellent beer, made very mellow and smooth with age. The flavor is complex and pleasant.
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best contribution from La Trappe. Pours dark red with an amazing head but a surprisingly mild aroma. In the face of La Trappe’s other beers, the uniqueness of this beer’s dark fruit taste doesn’t compare.
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Classica birra che vuole essere complessa e invece è "trappista" solo nel marchio. Bah
BelgianBeerGal (3932) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl traded bottle somewhere in the neighborhood of a year old. Pretty classic appearance and aroma although the latter trended towards something like a quad. Taste was nice too; sweeter malt and maybe a little boozey for "only" 7.5ABV. Fine.
MotherBrother (934) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour Deeb amber, with a big fomay white head.
A bit bitter, or bitter-sweet. Aroma of sour fruits.
Not my cop of tea, so to speak.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hark! What flavor doth impart upon thine palate?! It is this BPA and my tongue is ablaze with delight! Goes daggum good with these buffalo wings! This brew had my senses on overload! Abundant in scent and abundant in flavor, this brew was quite the excitement from start to finish! As the brew warmed up those flavors and scents became much more robust and I found that as it continued to warm that brew just got better and better! Definitely a quality brew to have a good stock of on-hand!
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a dark brown, a bit clear, the smell is earthy the taste is of lots of dark fruits and a bit yeasty, overall good offering
notalush (5774) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle - gusher - pours a turbid purplish red - thick, frothy, lasting head - musty, dusty, earthy aroma, with notes of doughy yeast, Christmas cookies, plum, fig, bread pudding/treacle, cinnamon - soft carbonation, somewhat creamy in the mouth - flavor is sweet, but not nearly as much as the aroma suggests - notes of raisin and plum, a bit of toffee - moderate spiciness - mild earthiness, cobweb, oxidation - finish sweetens up a bit more, but the pronounced character in the finish is an almost peppery spiciness - I like it!
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
drfat at Blue Monk. Toffee/caramel colored pour. Rich maltiness & toffee are the dominant factors in the aroma. Light nuttiness, lots of toffee richness, raisiny notes. Very flavorful, surprised at the average ratings
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the abbey cafe during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.
Served in a La Trappe chalice.
Pours an amber-caramel color with a great white head and plenty of lacing. The nose brings light fruit and some caramel. A bit of bread crust. The flavor adds in a fair amount of fruit. The mouthfeel is full and chewy with a bit of alcohol and light bitterness. Nothing spectacular.