surmont (12) - USA - APR 11, 2008
Rich but overrated beer. Smoothy beer. Special caramel taste. Sweet but rich! DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2008
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Rating #100: Pours a dark, hazy brown/rust with a tall, thick tan head. Wonderful aroma of plums, raisons, alcohol/wine. Extraordinarily smooth body. The initial taste is that sweet plum kind of sugary/chocolatey taste, with a very wine-like finish that’s a little dry. Man this is delicious... koentje67 (8) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2008 does not count
Great beer this is. Very dark brown, high in alcohol, but not overpowering. Taste of chocolate, ripe bananas, figs, ... Good creamy head, long finish. imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2008
Thanks again secretstash for sharing. Pours hazy brown with off white fizzy head. Aromas of sweet malt and fruit. Flavors of sweet malt, fruit, and something I can’t put my finger on. Wayyy too much carbonation in this brew. A few years locked away in the dark would do this one wonders. pivski (24) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 9, 2008
This beer is the best beer in the world! I have traveled a lot and tried many beers but this is the best!
Jimrbb (16) - USA - APR 9, 2008
Oh, do i like that trappist. so rich, so flavorful. candi sweet and nice hopped. very complex and bitter aftertaste.
my favorit rochefort esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 8, 2008
Bottle. Small brown head. Liquid is "dirty" brown and hazy with yeast. Rich and complicated aromas include deep caramel and lightly roasted malts and hints of alcohol. You can can hardly taste the alcohol but you will certainly feel it warming you up. Excellent aftertaste is almost syrup-like sweet and has some nut aromas. Also some fruity aromas. Medium carbonation gives some sharpness. Body is rich and full, a bit sticky and dry in the finish. One of the best beers I have had. I spent totally 75 minutes with the 330ml bottle and enjoyed every one of them! jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2008
Very dark brown with an initially large beige head which dissipated fairly rapidly to a long-lasting but thin head. Some lacing. Lots of sediment noticed as I was pouring. Aroma: Alcohol, slightly fruity. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Flavours fruity, slightly spicy, malt. Nice long finish, quite sweet, can taste the alcohol in the finish. A very enjoyable beer. - 330ml bottle. Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle - An excellent beer. Murky brown with tan head and loads of chunky sediment. . Fruity aroma and flavours of dark roasted malts with dark fruits and caramel. Moderate carbonation and slightly effervescent on the tongue. Well balanced. A long finish with a subtle alcoholic warmth. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 8, 2008
Pours a dark brown amber, very dark and hazy, with a thick white head. The aroma is of dark smoky malts, dried fruits, and alcohol. The flavor is heavy and robust. Woody, smoky, burnt malt, leather and earthy flavors stand out. These flavors cover up some date, fig and prune notes. The alcohol is warming and lets you know its there and that this is a strong beer, with strong flavor and 11.3% abv. The palate is full, with a dry earthy finish.