jmm635 (1004) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2008
This beer looks absolutely beautiful. Dark brown in color with a very large, long lasting, foamy head. Looks almost too good to drink. Aroma is malty, sweet, and slightly alcoholic. The taste is so complex. So well-balanced with flavors of raisins, figs, caramel, slight chocolate and traces of alcohol. The alcohol is well hidden, though. Medium body, feels a little thick in the mouth. Overall, a fantastic beer! AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Pour a dark ruby brown in color with a nice two inches of head. Smell is belgian candy sugars, some plum and some light yeast. Taste is more of the plums and dark fruits. Incredibly creamy and big on the mouthfeel. A hint of spice in the taste at the end of each sip. Very good beer. Luxurious in the mouthfeel. Great beer, but not as complex as the Rochefort 10, which is still my fav. Underhook (162) - Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Pours dark, deep red with a fizzy, active head. Smells like dark fruit. Tastes of plums, grapes, other dark fruits. Fizzy, malty mouthfeel with a biting alcoholic finish, below average to on my palate. Flavor gets better as it warms and it becomes easier to drink as you get used to the bite. Very complex beer. Furseth (2159) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle: Dark red colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma of grapes, fruits, flowers,caramel and some sournes in the end. Flavor has a nice maltymouth feeling, medium body, som alcy medium finish. Werry Nice! AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Aroma smells of ripen fruits, yeast, and chocolate. The taste is sweet, but not overbearing. Very balanced with sweetness and roasted malts. Goes down easy, but a little carbonated.
kennydiaz (358) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2008 ONE OF THE BEST BEERS IN THE WORLD AND ITS SO COMPLEX.IT HAS A SLIGHTLY FRUITY SMELL AND TASTE. I ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE A 750ML BOTTLE IN MY HOUSE FOR RESERVE. Borresteijn (6962) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle & tap on several occasions @ Café Gollem. Dark brown, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, mouldy yeast (typical of St.Bernardus beers), chocolate. Taste is very sweet, almost cloying, but perfectly balanced by the dark fruits, roasted malts and dark chocolate flavours. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Very good when bottled, superb from tap. Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2008
[Archive] Sweet syrupy aroma but not that much. Alcohol, chocolate, lots of carbonation and it’s quite heavy. pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Pours dark brown with redish hue. Rather large foamy tan head that doesn’t last real long. Aroma of bread and alcohol. Great palate. Light carbanation. Hints of spice and caramel. Light alcohol burn to the finish. Alchohol is hidden very well in this one. Great beer. thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Pours a dark brown, with a foamy cream head. Looks almost like coca-cola. Smells very malty. Nice. Flavor is....incredible. Lots of malty, nice hop bitterness too. Balance. Good and fruity too. Plum, figs, maybe some citrus. Smooth. Delicious.