nparikh (20) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottles, taps, ... etc. A pantheon beer. Stands up to the Westvleteren 12 or any great quad/dark Belgian. Dark reddish brown pour, thick head; smooth texture and thick mouthfeel. A lot of depth in dark fruits, sweet breads (not sweetbreads!), and spices in the aroma; Christmas dark fruit cakes. Not sure who wouldn’t like this, really. abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2008
I see why this beer is rated so highly! Pours a beautiful brownish red with THICK tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits and bread. Taste is of dark fruit with some peppery notes. There is alcohol in here? This beer is like velvet on the tongue with a very crisp finish. Would drink again and again! gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2008 Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Big aromas of dark fruits, brown sugar, and spices like clove and cinnamon. Almost chewy heaviness in the mouthfeel. Not as dry of mouth feel as the ABV would have you believe. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Artisan bread in a bottle. Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 330ml bottle from importer Esprit. Dark reddish brown bubbly with thin creamy tan head. Excellent Belgian dry fruity berry, fruitcake yeast aroma. Bubbly berry, dry fruitcake taste, not too sweet as some Belgians are, but not too dry either. Clean berry after-taste. The blend hides the alcohol and only the warm feeling reminds you of it. No wonder the monk on the label has a big smile on his face. My favourite Belgian and the perfect winter beer. Hope to get another 24 soon. Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 8, 2008
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with a ruby red hue. Very tall off-white head that clings to the glass leaving a merengue-like formation. Very high carbonation level. Strong aromatic nose with plums and pepper. The alcohol is obvious. Crisp yeasty sensation at first, then rich münchenermalt flavours. Slightly spicy with black pepper and cinnamon. The carbonation is very lively. Excellent beer that is very soothing.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - APR 8, 2008
Pours a deeply hued ruby with a bit of foamy head. Aroma is of plum and is slightly floral. Flavor is raisin, prune and highly chewy malts. Alcohol is warming without becoming overbearing. ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 7, 2008
I cannot believe that this is my first time having this. It’s incredible.
Pours with a nice one finger head in a deep brown color. It’s huge flavor and hints of fig, raisin, malt and complexity. I find it VERY smooth for a 10.5%er.....
I think I have found a new regular for my rotations!!
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2010 Pours a brownish body, slightly hazy, with a huge foamy head that leaves a lot of lacing. Malty and sugary, slightly tart, ripe dark fruits, strong Belgian yeast, and a rush of alcohol. Good beer. For a beer with this much alcohol in it (10%) I found it to be quite smooth and easy to drink. A relaxing sipper Quad. Need to revisit and do a side by side with Rochefort one of these days. blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 6, 2008
Wow! I had been breezing past this one in the store a few times, then looked it up here, and thought I should try it. Poured a deep burgundy brown with thick rocky light tan lasting head (all the way thru the beer). Great lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, and alcohol. Body was a little thinner than nose lead in, but very nicely balanced bitterness and some dark malt, candi sugar, and light chocolate. Yummy! satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 just like the others under their belt, the ABT 12 is again very dark for its style. delicious malt speaks of rasins perhaps...very dry. little aroma, amazing this is anywhere near 10%, much less beyond it. lacing is everlasting, sharp sizzling aftertaste reminds you why this is one of the best beers in the world even after its gone.