datrael (502) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 24, 2017 Tap57 (19) - Gatineau, Quebec, - DEC 29, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle from Pub Italia, Ottawa Dec 27 2010
nice dark brown color with minimal head. Thick oily texture which makes this beer so awesome. The pouring was very gentle, so there was no head, however, the carbonation created one as the beer began breathing in my glass. Very nice 30th birthday present, too expensive though (35$). Happy to have finally tried it without having to travel to Belgium.
Piwo nr 500 recenzowane na ratebeer, wiec z tej okazji wieloletni nr 1 tego serwisu. W aromacie fenole, estry, figi, rodzynki, ciasto drozdzowe, przyjemnie. W wygladzie ciemna czerwien wpadajaca w braz, piana gesta, bezowa, zdobiaca szklo. W smaku wyrazna slodycz, figi, rodzynki, ciemne owoce, nuty szlachetnych destylatów, gozdziki. Bogate, eleganckie, swietnie ulozone. Pijalnosc wysoka jak na taka zawartosc alkoholu, przyjemne rozgrzewanie po kazdym lyku. Ogólnie pyszne, eleganckie, ulozone piwo, klasa. lkowalkowski (408) - POLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Ciemnej barwy z piekna, gesta piana. Piwo pachnie ciemnymi, suszonymi owocami, jest równiez slodka karmelowa nuta. W smaku gladkie, szlachetny alkohol delikatnie rozgrzewa na finiszu. Niesamowicie pijalne. Genialne. k_gadeberg (60) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 On bottle @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood
Pours red/black and hazy, with beautiful white head
Impressive taste of toffee and dark chocolate, which gives a kind of sweet bitterness - it stays in your mouth in an eternity!
Wouldn’t be able to drink a whole by my self though. brew81 () - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Got to enjoy these while living in Belgium a few years ago. Worth the work to get a couple of cases through the Abbey. Scrumpy369 (806) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Bottle shared at home with shonali. To many more years! Murky brown colour, floating yeast chunks, head disappears almost immediately. Nose is dried fruits, plum, raisins. Taste is also dried fruity, strong plum notes, some candy sugar, keksz. Sweet, but not geil. Some alcoholic warmth in the end. Very nice beer overall. Definitly one of the best beers out there, shame its yeasty as hell.
PictouRx (181) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2017
Wow finally found a bottle to consume. Poured in tulip glass ...decent lacing and small head...looks like dark apple cider. Sip...pear plum apricot caramel toffee molasses all at once. Very very smooth little bitter. Yup best I’ve had so far! raficon (44) - Lipno, POLAND - JUL 21, 2017
super piwo, aromat suszone owoce figi troche skojarzen z miodem, w smaku slodkie tresciwe alkochol niewyczuwalny. vastervikman (41) - Vastervik, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2017
Yes, I also spent shitload of money to illegally buy this charming beer, even munks said they are against it, but dam stop making so perfect beer!!! This is love story no doubt about that! Loved it all the way. Like first kiss or something! ortodox69 () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 bevuta nel pub adiacente il monastero in Belgio. birra scura a 12 gradi . gusto particolare forte e nello stesso tempo delicato. mi ha ammaliato surething_ii (374) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle from the Abbey.
Well, it’s hard to ignore the hype when I traveled quite a way to get it (instead of buying 12€ bottle in Brugge) but I will try.
Best comparison that comes to my mind is wine. It’s like a well stored bottle of red. It won’t amuse you with heights and everything, but it’s perfectly well balanced and smooth. Color is black with decent head. Aroma not that significant. Taste keeps in one line leaving no place for irregularities. It’s basically a drink for special occasions, so not what you expect from beer. Very interesting.