slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"lots of dark fruits and brown sugar in the aroma and flavor. perhaps a tad more assertive than the regular St B 12. I like it a tiny bit better for the simple fact that it’s not over carbonated, as i think the 12 usually is. maybe the age? i dunno. solid malty complex goodness, with the hops and yeasty dryness making a brief appearance at the end."
HomerBeerOdysy (103) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2014
APPEARANCE - Opaque dark brown ale with a 2-finger light brown head that dissipates after awhile. Lacing is more a foamy film.
SMELL/AROMA/SCENT - Smoky, piney, sweet, a little citrus.
TASTE - Stout-like, smooth, not that smoky, herbaceous. ABV hidden by strong flavor.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Smooth, a bit of a creamy head. A little carbonation.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - I prefer the lighter quads over this, but it’s a good drink nonetheless. Definitely quaffable. alexsdad06 (10421) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
750 ml bottle from notes. Pours a deep cloudy reddish brown with a large off white head. The nose has molasses, prunes, ripe plum, toffee, brown sugar, and raisins. The flavor is mostly sweet caramel malts, brown sugar with raisin and plum. Some spicy hops add character. The mouth feel was a bit thinner than expected but not watery. The finish had some alcohol to it. I really enjoyed this, though I don’t think there was much difference from the regular version. Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy cola brown with a thick but quickly receding tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavors of caramel, plums, dark cherries and butterscotch,. Smooth, slightly boozy finish. JStax (6502) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
750 ml bottle pour. The cork was a son of a bitch to get out. Still carbonated. Pours a hazy brown color. More hazy than a fresh bottle we had side by side. The aroma is more caramel and toffee and dark fruits. Smells like an awesome aged beer. It’s held up marvelously. The taste is sweet caramels and dark fruits. Thick, chewy mouthfeel with soft, velvety carbonation. This is just an awesome beer!
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
bottle, cagd & corked. comes in a tin bottle holder. brownish, slightly muddied pour, lots of raisins, dark dried fruits, figs, plums. cararmel maltiness. i think i waited a bit too long as this seemed on the downward spiral Rick_Compen (10) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Alleen al om de mooie fles de moeite waard om te kopen. Afbeelding op de site klopt helaas niet. Maar daar gaat het uiteraard niet om. De smaak van dit bier overtreft alles. Dit is Westvleteren zoals het heel vroeger gebrouwen werd. Het is maar bij weinigen bekend maar toen Westvleteren besloot om binnen de eigen muren te gaan brouwen hebben ze de gistsoort licht veranderd. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Sweet malty aromas. Smooth and sweet with tasty caramel malts, brown sugar, and dark fruit notes. Just the slightest hint of oxidation. Good body and mouthfeel. Big tip of the cap to Bu11zeye for hooking me up with this one..... DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle share courtesy of Homer321. Dark brown pour with medium thick off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar and carmel. Lots of caramel flavor, very chewy and a little flat but very enjoyable. Homer321 (5071) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
bottle I bought at Knightly Spirits more than a few yeard ago. pous a light brown with garnett highlights. initially a moderate head, off white, but fades quickly. moderate lacing. nose is lightly dusty like munich malt. soft fruits. no alcohol in nose. initial taste is sweet but dries out very quickly. leaves a fruity taste, like a fruit roll up without all the sugar. a little alcohol warming after the finish, but all smooth. wow, for an old rotting beer, this sure tastes good.