St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by undeadozzy:
4.53/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Got at a bar in a big bottle. Served in a glass chalice.
Appearance: Dark and thick. Very stout-like. Creamy white head lingered for extent of consumption. Beautiful chocolate color.
Smell: I instantly picked up on cues of chocolate, raisins, caramel, malts, coffees, plums, and pretty much an endless plethora of other 'dark fruit'. Lovely scent to behold, smells more like a type of expensive drink from Starbucks then an ale.
Taste: Absolutely delicious. A whirlwind of flavors wreaked delightful havoc on my taste buds as I downed this legendary brew. The velvety chocolate I smelled I could taste, and I was in for a surprise, as I tasted some fruits and flavors that I did not smell, such as apples and maybe even a hint of butterscotch or toffee. Nice bold aftertaste of malts and some sweetness.
Mouth Feel: Thick and enjoyable. The full-bodied fell it has in one's mouth goes great with its rich and hearty taste.
Drinkability: Definitely drinkable. The 11% ABV is somewhat hidden by the powerful flavoring, and seeing as this only comes in a big bottle (to my knowledge) quick consumption of this masterpiece may result in extreme inebriation. This is one that is to be enjoyed rather then woofed down.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2010 09:24:50 | More by undeadozzy
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3.45/5 rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy copper body. Khaki head. Medium collar.
Smell - Oxidized. Cardboard, not sherry. Fruity malt. A bit of yeast.
Taste - Caramel. Some dark fruits. Oxidation kicks in shortly thereafter. Cardboard that doesn't improve it.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Cardboard. Slick body.
Overall - Just too old. Not even as good as the regular St. Bernardus.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 03:18:31 | More by Alieniloquium
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (60th Anniversary "Special Edition") from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
97 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.