Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown colour with off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is very rich, almost overwhelming with alcohol. Dark fruits, malt, liquerice. Very good, but very rich. kappldav123 (6133) - GERMANY - MAY 28, 2008
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Starts very strong, malty, not alcoholic. Very good and very drinkable beer! wheresthepath (2395) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 23/5/2008 (9/3/8/2/14) Thanks Lee for bringing this bottle back from Belgium for me! Deep reddish brown with a slight coffee-coloured head. Slight to moderate carbonation. Smells deep, rich, vinous. Texture is silky smooth despite the carbonation. Tastes initially of plums, port and chocolate; no bitterness at all (even my wife liked this, and she doesn’t like beer at all!). However, the ridiculously over-the-top alcohol soon burns away all other flavours, and for the last two thirds of the bottle this was pretty much all I could taste. Left a sweet, syrupy mouth coating - sticky to the point of unpleasantness. The wonderful initial flavours did return some time later, but I have to say that I feel this beer could be improved if the alcohol content could be reduced several notches. As it is, it’s still pretty good, but is rather over-rated - are people giving it such high marks purely because of the high alcohol content and the fact that it’s made by monks I wonder...?
Re-rate 21/6/2009. Seems to have improved slightly with age - less sticky and less of an alcohol burn, but with an added and pronounced liquorice flavour. Maybe I’m warming to this beer after all... (9/3/8/3/15) Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
(Dégusté avec french tickler) Biere brumeuse ambré avec un mince collet moindrement collant (Le verre utiliser ne rend pas la tache facile) Odeur de caramel , crémeuse, sucre, Alcohol, poivré et sensation d’oranges. Gout poivré , zest d’oranges et caramel. BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Wow really great beer. Extremely nice pallete. Has hints of plum, raisin, nut , and sweet carmel flavors. Extremely well balanced beer. Very to close to being as perfect to Westverletren
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2008
roasted malts spicey strong nice aroma alchohol was well hidden taste became better as it warmed bp (923) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Took me a long time to rate this one even though I have had it a number of times. Bottle: pours a cloudy, orangish-brown with a very thin lacing of white head, aroma is sweet along with the standard dark fruit nose, taste is malty, dry with dark fruit flavors, warming in the throat. Great beer. carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
dark dark brown with fizzy off-white head. aroma of honey, malt, vanilla, and dark rum
taste of some alcohol, and dark fuits.
palate - nice little burn at the end of the taste from the alcohol Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Pours a reddish brow with a thick two finger tan head. Smell is full of spices and alcohol and sweet dark fruit. Has a sweet fruity start with some black licorice mixed in. Then it moves to a carmel malt and alcohol finish. Mouthfeel was exceptional on this beer. The head and carbonation have a lively feeling in the mouth.
ErikDM (2) - USA - MAY 20, 2008 does not count
Nice one again. together with the Westvleteren the best of the trappist’s. Perfect with a good bourgond meal, like wild game diners you have in the US.