Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2008
Cloudy reddish brown with a bubbly tan thin head. Fruitcake yeast aroma like many of the Belgians. The perfect winter Belgian fruitcake, vanilla, toffee taste that warms you as you drink. Not too sweet, not too dry, the blend is perfect. The after-taste is perfect. Smoother than the 8 with more alcohol, what a combo. Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2008
[Rating #100] 10/24/12 bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, wine, yeast, and some dark fruit. Flavor is also extremely complex: roasted malt, dark fruit, alcohol, a bit of nut. A lot going on, but I dont like it quite as much as I was hoping. Plovmand (8682) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown with some esters amd a nice brown head. Yeast nad dark fruits in aroma. Flavour is dark fruits, roasted malts, yeast, caramel, chocolate and some brown sugar. surmont (13) - 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 (1226) - 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!