FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2001
Divinely inspired brew... Aroma you can die and go to heaven for.. luscious dark brown appearance, with heavy yeast.. vinous port taste, along with a delicious sweet maltiness.. dry hop finish.. So much flavors in one single beer....
This is absolutely incredible... daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
Beautiful. Mine was five years old. I'll try a recent version next week. Great aroma or grapes, plums. Soft mouthfeel, long palate that won't quit. Huge alcohol. Like someone at the beer tasting said: balance just isn't an issue here. Surely one of my top tens. Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Splendid. Though the aroma did nothing for me, almost bileous to my nose; the flavour and complexity is very, very great. Carmal apples come to me, moving into other dried fruit, and finishing with a green apple residual. The head was thin and evaporated quickly over the alchohol. Smooth as silk with little to chew on. Port-y and I love it. Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2001
The colour is dark brown, very few foam. Aroma of liquorice, caramel with a touch of hazelnut. Very dense and heavy flavour. Very long finish. Trappistenbier (52) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2001
For me this is one of the best beers worldwide. The aroma is really (especially just after opening the bottle) amazing and the full body taste and malty aftertaste are from an exceptional quality. Cheers.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2001
One of my favorites. Has many barley wine characteristics. But the 10 goes further. An excellent nigth-cap. Jeronimus99 (35) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 7, 2001
Belgian trappist dark brilliant! Very good!................................. maltydog (14) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2001
Rich and smooth. Probably the best of the Strong Dark Trappists. World-class beer. shimo99 (1) - USA - AUG 20, 2001 does not count
Aroma: very alcoholic
Apperance: love the frothy, musty appearance
Flavor: rich, complex, with fruity-coffee taste, alochol is subtle for that amount.
Overall Impression: PERFECT TAR (2778) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Way too spritzy and thin-bodied for me to enjoy anymore. No depth to speak of and more colalike than anything else. Mediocre.