scottlandk (3) - USA - JUL 13, 2007 does not count
very hoppy and has a smooth aftertaste with a carmel bite at the end. it puors very well and can be enjoyed very cold or at warmer temperatures. best around 45’ fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2007
I must preface this by saying I’ve heard a lot of good things about this beer and sometimes when that happens people tend to over critize or under critize said beer. So as much as this beer gets raved over I have to say it was good but not phenominal imho. So on to the review.
Pours from a bottle a murky dark brown and leaves a few yeast particles floating around with a thick tan head that clings to the glass. The aroma is dark pitted fruit, rum raisin, candied fruit, brown sugar, spicy, bready aroma. The taste starts spicy, herbal in nature, a bit sour, dry, fruity, with a warming alcohal finish. Overall a good beer but not worth the price tag of $7/12oz bottle cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2007
I tried this beer on July 12, 2007 at ’The Beer Bistro’ in Toronto. Unfortunately I can’t rate it as high as the St. Bernardus Abt 12 I had last night. Maybe had I tried them in the reverse order things may have been different. Anyway, this poured a dark reddish-brown with a small head (the first contrast with SS). The head disappeared rather quickly. The aroma was very similar with robust bread and malt tones as well as plums. It felt great on the tongue with a full-bodied feel. As for the taste, I’m not sure where it failed when compared to the SB, but it just failed to measure up. Possibly the higher alcohol content which I noticed more in this brew. strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2007
Ridiculously delicious. I honestly find it difficult to identify the flavours because it all seems to work so well together. Chocolate alcohol-infused plums blended with a touch of brown sugar? Maybe someone dropped a fig in there as well. Superb. stevec (27) - Galena, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
I managed to land this in my lounge and put it on the list. What a tremendous brew. Strong concentrated spicy fruit flavor with a nice lingering finish. I enjoyed it with a ribeye medium rare and a cab-demi glace. I see why it is such a highly rated and rare beer to find.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Saved this one for my #500. Poured a gloriously muddy, murky and chunky brown color saturated with yeasty goodness with a frothy beige head. Aromas of smooth toffee/cakey malts with dark dried fruits such as cherry, currant, plum, and dark red wine grapes. Very rich and concentrated dark fruit flavors throughout a heavily earthy malt and yeast foundation, with some prickly vinous and black pepper notes punctuating the finish. The yeast in the body provides not just a great mouthfeel, but also a satisfying "stomachfeel," as if one were receiving special nourishment. This is an exceptionable beer that makes you smile and exude a warm glow of physical and spiritual satisfaction after each sip. Gloria! acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2007
A great on for #100. Have had other times but for the past few months it has been difficult to locate. Dark brown or russte pour with an off white head. Smells of plum or prune and other dried fruits, a little sweet finish, does not seem as strong as alcoholic content lists but that could be because of this brews excellence. italianish (1) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2007 does not count
At first, at the shop, I glanced at this bottle and sure enough it matched the picture on this site. Then looked at the price... 6.69 for 1 bottle?!?! So, I gave in. Wow, Definately the best beer I’ve had. Strong walnut, raisin, almost cinnamon flavor. Not too heavily carbinated, goes down really smoothly. Leaves a bit of a tingly warm feeling in my chest, probably due to the 11 % alc/vol. Love the remnants at the bottom, gotta give in a little stir to ensure that your last gulp gets the full intended flavor. BELLISIMA nandi (1) - sombor, SERBIA - JUL 8, 2007 does not count
Creamy, tan head; gorgeous violet color. Aroma: dark, dark, dark, with spices, dark fruits, grapes, berries,strawberries...distinctly port-like,plummy, raisinish. Terriffically strong, incredibly warming, the feel and the heat of a glass of cognac! Absolutely perfect! Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2007
fat fluffy head and tan appearance, best looking beer ive ever seen.... all the notes from the description are there and more... i cannot even begin to describe the taste, i find this to be superior to westvleteren 12...