BlackForestCO (1288) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle. Poured a murky, hazy brown color with an off-white head that faded to a layer. Aroma of light caramel, plum, raisin, and fig. Flavor consists of a smooth, sweet maltiness with a light tart hint, plum, raisin, and even a hint of light citrus with more raisin on the finish. Smooth with decent bite, especially on the finish. Very good beer. hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Pours dark brown with a bubbly, creamy tan head. The aroma is prominently raisin with lots of dark fruits. Flavor is vinous with a touch of roasted malts. Rather sweet with a sharp finish and left a pleasantly sweet taste. Bubbly mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Very tasty beer. TaxiDriver (1847) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle. Number 300. Fruity, quite malty, light hoppy, a little bit of port. Average sized white creamy head, long lasting, black body. Light sweet start, then it gets a little bit more bitter, long duration. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The finish is light alcoholic. Very nice one! gam (4135) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2008
Good retention,colour plum like,or between brown and plum.Aroma,raisins,plums,port wine notes,sultanas.Flavour plum,clove,raisin, alcohol taste is obvious but okay,there is a cinnamon taste,a citrus like bitter,plus fig.Finish mellow,bitter fruit/alcohol,slightly sour,a little overrated,looking forward to number 8. Cajun (550) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle - Pours nice brown with creamy white head. Aromas of fermented fruit, sweet malt - floral. Full bodied, complex flavors: raisin, sweet malt, caramel, spices, bitter hops finish, warming alcohol feel.
Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Redbrown with a low head. The aroma has faint notes of raisin, yeast and some spices. To begin with the flavours are indeed impressive: overripe fruits, caramel, syrup, candy sugar, yeast and alchot, but as with the 8-version a nasty little throat fire starts to ruin the experience. Hence, I prefer Westvleteren and St Bernadus Abt 12. ketchepillar (1208) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Nose is sweet raisiny w/ some plum and a slight bit of sour funk. Flavor is very sweet but it still finishes pretty dry, so it balances nicely into an overall clean, crisp beer. Mouthfeel is gentle tingly goodness. southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2008
I was surprised that I hadn’t rated this. It’s the first time I’ve had one by myself and slowly enjoyed all its nuances. I’ve usually had it with friends in comparison with Westy 12 or St Bernardus Abt 12 and it always wins. Most of my drinking friends are wine people who I have converted to beer and they like the fruity winelike qualities of this beautiful beer. Even love that label and it gives me great pleasure to see a couple of them staring at me when I open the refrigerator door. SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2008
330 mL bottle - followed the 8 with the 10; pours with a creamy head and very dark brown; again with bread, yeast and sweet malts aromas but with more punch than the 8; flavors of toffee; candy and malty fruit; very rich in texture; like the 8, it doesn’t quite do it for me flavor-wise, but for me texture is what sets aside a high quality brew and this certainly excels in that darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Had this on Easter Sunday and what a delight. Beautiful dark color, lots of carbonation and fruity aroma. Smooth as can be going down, sweet, but not too sweet and the alcohol did not interfere with flavor. It did, however, become much more prevalent as it warmed. At over $8/bottle, probably won’t have too many of these.