Homebrewerguy (306) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2008
A wonderful drinking experience, pours dark with little head and lacing, very complex aromas and flavors of plum, caramel malts, and fruits, mild bitterness but adequate to balance the sweetness, alcohol hidden very well dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
My first time trying it, I think if I had a good ability to cellar, this would be a great one to cellar. Lots of flavors I would think would continue to meld with time. Winey Grape aroma, not the yeasty smell I was expecting. Heavily carbonated, but I probably drank it colder than suggested... Opening one of these will be an experience for any beer drinker. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2008
330 ml bottle served at cellar temperature. Poured a nearly opaque brown color with some orange-red light shining through. Head was bubbly, khaki, and reduced over a few minutes to a thin film. Some lace was left on the glass at the end. Smelled of fig, raisin, molasses, and alcohol. There were also occasional whiffs of berries and coconut. Very effervescent on the tongue with a warming alcohol effect that lit a smoldering fire in my belly. Relatively smooth and creamy mouth feel with subdued molasses, plum, raisin, and sticky white rice flavors that mingled well with the assertive alcohol. Quite a beer. RedSox2004 (1890) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Everything the 8 is only more so. It pours a dark chocolate brown, very thick head that lasts throughout. Same fruit aromas - plum, raisin, fig - as the 8, only more alcohol. Complex fruit/alcohol flavors that are well balanced. The texture of this beer is what makes it special - silky smooth, but with very lively carbonation. You spent a lot on this beer - savor it for all it’s worth. blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Bottle. Appearance: Very dark brown with some purple/red highlights, thick beige head. Aroma: Very subtle dark fruits, plum, a hint of hops, and a bit of alcohol which doesn’t detract from the overall smell. Palate: Full and prickly. Flavor: Many dark fruits, plum, fig, raisins, a hint of hops on the back of the tongue. Alcohol is hidden well. Overall: Really a remarkable beer. Well balanced, complex taste. Great to sit down and sip for an hour.
phantomtwister (19) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2008
Very powerfull tastefull beer. No other beer has that flavor. The monks has a very different way to make this beer. The use gerbs on the process. Rochefort is also a nice abbey to visit! BelgiskOlklub (1082) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 Bottled 2005. Dark brown, cloudy, a minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, raisin and plum. A very well balanced beer. Initial very sweet, but the finish is well balanced bitter and sweet. Vinousness, full body, sticky, flat, long finish. weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2008
Very impressed. I thought it’d be good as I love the 8 but a right old do this is and no mistake. Sweet, typically sweet type smells like chocolate and toffee. A pleasure to drink, a pleasure to have in my mouth, a pleasure all round. Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Wow, I can’t belive it!! this beer is amazing, tastes like plum and raisin. Crazy long lasting head. Delecious. NUMBER 100!!!YEAAAAAAAAAA TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Dear lord its amazing words can not express how I love this beer! Top five for me with an amazing taste of plum and other amazing fruits, with a nice dark color! Number 100!!!!