Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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4.43/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a very dark brown, hazy looking, with a cm thick off-white head, that kind of falls back and sticks around. Looks about right. The smell is immediately of sweetness. There are notes of chocolate, mixed in with just a note of coffee. There is a tiny note of alcohol, a few estery smells. There is very faintly an earthy, spicy smell. The taste has a cola/caramel sweetness, but is backed with quite a bit of complexity. There's chocolate and raisins and dark roasted malts and tamarind with a pleasant estery finish. The alcohol warms on the finish, but is barely detectable otherwise. The mouthfeel could be a bit more chewy, but there is a bit of body to it, but the carbonation provides a pleasant tickle on the way down. The drinkability of this is really what shines. I just wanted to chug it down and go on to the next (and I'd certainly feel that one on my wallet), but I knew that I needed to wait and savor this one.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2009 01:38:42 | More by taylorhamrick
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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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