What Would Eli Drink?
Trappist Westvleteran 12

Trappist Westvleteran 12

WWED Grade: A+

Appearance: Nice thick head. Died eventually. Darker than the 8. Not molasses dark – but dark and murky. Deep brown.

Smell: Not terribly strong smell. Opens up towards the end. Kinda burnt raison. Brown sugar, coffee and vanilla.

Taste: Delicious. Coffee. Spicy bitterness on the finish. Hints of pepper.  Wow – my last drink was my favorite. Kinda sweet actually.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Not as thick as I’d expected. But great. Not an introductory beer. Many levels or flavor.

ABV: 10.2%

Serving Type: Bottle poured in goblet.


It’s just a great beer (if you can get your hands on one). It’s very filling, but easy to drink considering it’s high alcohol content. Many levels to this beer. And it changes as you go. Coffee, nutty, sweet, musky. Started good and became great! The last drink was definitely my favorite. Bitter sweet in the sense that it was the end of my beer. Unexpected, but pleasantly sweet in flavor. This was a great beer. Among my favorite on the list so far…