GuillaumeB (7) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2017 does not count PalCabral (162) - - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer bought at In de Vrede café by the brewery. Pours dark mahogany with sone red tints. The beer gives a good frothy head that settles into a noce layer throughout the session. The aroma is slightly discrete, as the 12, but provides more content. Roasted notes, some dried fruit and chocolate? The taste is malty and roasted, bitterness is combining with some dried fruit to balance it. In this sense it reminds a lot of the 12, which also balances sweetness and bitterness superbly. The bitterness turns into licorice in the aftertaste. The palate is soft, not overly effevescent, medium bodied. The 8 was tasted side-by-side with a 12, and it shares so many things I think it is brewed more or less by the same recipe, but just 2% lower in alcohol. It’s a great beer, underrated next to the 12, but defintely not far from it. It is a little more bitter, a little less tastier, and doesn’t reach as far as the 12. But it is a great beer, rustic but better than the Rochefort 8 and the Westmalle Dubbel.
Brune avec mousse blanche et cr?meuse tr?s persistante, ar?me complexe et sensation en bouche extr?mement douce. L’alcool est peu pr?sent. Bi?re vraiment fantastique. thejackpacker (448) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from brewery. Wow. This beer is a big hug in a glass. At first, you think mmm nothing special here, bland. But in time, it develops into a warming beer. The alcohol is well balanced, taste of chocolate and wine. I might prefer it to the 12. Supremely delicious and not for the taste, but the feeling. The feeling is everything. surething_ii (372) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2017
At In De Verde.
Nice beer, complex, without a flaw. Worth the way here to try it. OminouSC2 (673) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2017
Brown color, large beige head. Aromas of yeast, toffee, raisins, candy sugar, spices and bananas. Surprisingly bitter taste of alcohol, yeast, leather, dried fruits and spices. Feels a bit off during the finish. GeorgePratt (77) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Aromas of mud and earth. Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Taste of spice with a lingering bitter dark chocolate palate. Exceptional.
mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2017
From Mikkeller And Friends Bottle Shop in Copenhagen: pours mahagony with pretty beige head. Aroma is yeast, complex fruitiness, some earthiness. Nice dry hoppy bite. Low sweetness. Excellent mouthfeel. I get scared of BSAs these days because of sugar or imbalance risks, but this pulls it off without flaw. Reminds you why these beers inspired a generation. BigMomma (242) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2017
Finally able to rate this one, not that I haven’t tasted it enough already but In finally reminded this one was still left unrated.. . Sweet rounded creamy aroma with hints of malt and a slight touch of grapefruit. Smooth mouthfeel, initialy sweet, fruity, evolving into a roasted dry malt finish, which lingers for quite some time. Complex, powerfull but perfectly balanced beer. Superior to the Twelve in my opinion and the best dark Trappist. Kampfar (266) - Osnabrück, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2017
From bottle at the abbey; pours cloudy, nearly muddy dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malty, grainy and slightly yeasty. Taste is light to medium bitter, slightly sweet, caramel, yeasty, bread and some dark fruits, slightly herbal. Medium bitter, light yeasty finish. Fizzy carbonation, medium to full body. I really like it! Oddskulle (33) - - JUN 4, 2017
Det skal siges at det er en fantastisk øl, det er slet ikke det. Det er ikke den samme øl, du skal ikke lede efter noget som smager i denne stil. Hvis du leder efter en 8er som er ren, så er det ikke her, men hvis du leder efter en 8er som skubber til dig, led ikke efter andet. Den er klasse. indrekr (538) - ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2017
Appearance: red, brown, hazy, white-tan foam, rocky head, lasts long. Aroma: wheat, bread, alcohol,caramel, toffee? Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, well balanced. Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent, medium bitter rather long finish.