tplindler (37) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Thick, dark pour with nice lacing. Let stand for a bit after pouring so the dregs can fall out. Rather sweet, fruity/licorice taste. Very very good, but also expensive ($6.50/bottle @ wholesaler). chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2006
bottle- what can I say? It smells of liquorice- looks and sounds very much like a cola of some sort. It tastes, gorgeous. In every sense of the word. If I could make love to a beer., It would probabaly be this one. wow. It’s sweet. but balanced. Debatably the best beer I have ever had. rbniland (1) - USA - DEC 19, 2006 does not count
I’ve only had trappistes once. It was one of the best things ive ever tasted. I cant find it anywhere around here is there any chance that anyone in MD knows where to get them. RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2007 Bottle at bar volo. Easily on my top list of beers that I have had the opportunity to taste and drank way too many times. Creamy mouthfeel with brown sugar on the tongue. A rush of plum, caramel, cardamom, coriander and raisins, with a sweet chocolate finish. Nose is flowery with vanilla and oak on the scent. One of my favourites to drink. LomYst (879) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2012 Awesome... definitely.. It has a great complex taste full of flavours like chocolate.. dark fuits.. wallnut... malts, rye, coffey.. same stuff is apparent in the aroma.. And it’s body is unbelievable full.. again awesome.. one of the best things I ever drank...
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle. Pours a muddy chocolate brown color with a huge creamy off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is dough, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate. Flavor is figs, yeast, dried cherries, prunes, malt, chocolate. Palate is full, silky smooth, easy drinking, yeasty, dry finish. Wow! Whole lot going on! Stine (1779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Pours to a thick chocolatey chestnut brown, hissing and moaning as it awakens from its slumber. Wooden aromas with toffee and caramel, dried peach and pear...just massive. Dry nutty flavor like brazil nuts. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Plum, raisin and some peppermint. Dark chocolate. Silk and oak impressions in the mouth imitate the softest scotch. Clearly there’s no reason to try to ciphon every last flavor out of this brew or to labor to write them down. But it’s spectacularly rich and emotive, deserving of any and all grandstanding it precipitates. Wonderous. scanovajr (675) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Bottled at Bar Asterix in São Paulo. Pours deep hazy brown with a creamy white head. Aroma is very complex with notes of chocolate, caramel and dry fruits. Full body with a complex strong taste. Alcohol is noticeable. Taste is spice, with notes of brown sugar and dry fruits. Excellent beer. Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
bottle. Dark brown but with a white, creamy head it looks good and it is! Very complex with some caramel, syrup, nuts and chocolate. Little sweet. The alcohol hides well, surprisingly strong. A very good beer and it is accessible as well. At least here in Sweden. detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 In the glass its a very dark brown, with a thin creamy head. coats the mouth when you take a sip and sticks to the glass. Very complex flavour, lots going on - an xmas pudding, lots of sultanas and figs, with a hit of orange. This beer felt to me like too much of a good thing, the flavour was heavy and intense, the alcohol was very prominent. Because of this I prefered the lighter 8, which benefited from a more citrus flavour. What can I say - I’m a wuss.