amazinglopedo (15) - USA - JUL 21, 2007
Very good beer. Pours dark brown with tan lacy head. Beautiful boquet smell. Flavor is sweet but not too sweet and lot less alcohol taste than i would expect from an 11.3% beer. Very good overall, not quite the explosion of flavors found in the Westy 12 but my #2 ranked Trappist. And I can now say I have had all of the Belgian Trappist beers. toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. I/ve been waiting to try this one for quite awhile. Pours surprisingly dark with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and yeast. Flavor was very boozy and caught me off guard. Still very nice. biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours brown with a average size off-white head that is mostly diminishing but leaving good lacing. The aroma is of cereal and the belgian yeast. The flavor is of belgian yeast, along with some banana, raisin and hints of vanilla. The body is medium to full with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. truebluehes (206) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Bottle. Great looking dark brown brew. Raisin and fruit flavor, quite sweet. Very well balanced with a kick of alcohol at the end. Defreni (3277) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Flaske. Fantastisk øl. Duft af nødder og en anelse karamel. SMagen r af en anden verden med en rigtig god alkohol, der brænder men absolut ikke er sprittet. Brilliant.
Rerate: En perfekt 5 efter en aften med 3 fantastisk lagret 10ere i træk. Suveræn.
GenoG (12) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Pours a rich mahogany dark color that leaves a tan head that remains throughout most of the sitting.
Smell is of roasted malts. Very subtle dried fruits?
Taste is where this is always an experience. I have had about 4 of these in the past year, and I always find a different subtle note I did not remember from previous tastings, chocolate, dark, and sweet, fruits, malty, I could go for another one right now
This is a very carbonated, mouthfeel that lingers on my tongue.
I usually try to keep two of these in my cellar at all times. thomahan (31) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
Lots of flavor, with bread, roast and alcohol. Long aftertaste from the malt. Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2007
Brugge, Belgium. Nuts, malte, toffee, many spices, pepper, full-body, perfumed, black (he seems stout), clove.........................................Brug Bélgica. Nozes, malte, toffee, muitas especiarias, pimenta, extremamente encorpada, perfumada, preta (parece stout), orégano, cravo. beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Aroma: Incredibly, ridiculously complex. Nuances of smoke, some butteryness, fruitiniess, sherry/port notes, as well as some alcohol. All very subtle but all blended very well.
Appearance: Good head retention, impressive for such a big beer. Dark brown color.
Flavor: Complex like the aroma, some malt sweetness and alcohol in the finish, with some candy sugar notes.
Palate: For a 11%+ beer, very nice. No harshness, low alcohol warmth is pleasant.
Overall: Awesome beer, definitely lives up to the high overall rating. Complex as all get out, and dangerously drinkable. LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Si aggiudica un posto fra le mie birre preferite di sempre: mi impressionò fortemente già al primo assaggio (a Napoli) quand’ero ancora un bevitore più superficiale; riassaggiata di recente al 501 a San Polo, conferma la sua grandezza.