AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, - DEC 19, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A new founded taste for Belgian beers and indeed strong beers lead me on a persuit to find this beast of a beer. I found it on Cask on Liverpool Road in Manchester and when I initially tried it, I’d had a few pints already so felt I couldn’t fully appreciate it, so I went back a week later to try again. From the moment you start pouring this, it is just irresistable, the dark colour with a tan head, the nose of raisins, figs, cherries, sugars, alcohol, its mind blowing. It feels like a very naughty treat, its dangerously good and dangerously strong, you wouldn’t guess its an 11.3% beer until you begin to get up and walk after it. Flavour of raisins, dates, bit of plum, maybe chocolate malt. A lively carbonation keeps up with the flavours, it is a pure delight to drink and at £4.80 a bottle (I’ve seen prices over £6 elsewhere) a total bargain.
Nurmis (294) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with medium sized tanned head. Aroma of plum, raisin, sage, liquorice. Sweet and complex.
googleimage83 (4) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Believe the hype. Effervescent pour with tan head that disappears within seconds. Dark cherry impression in the ruby red colour, nose, and taste. Heavenly scent - huge cherry, currant, raisin, fig profile. Taste is similar, but not as huge as the aroma; loads of dark fruit and some bread. Heavy carbonation adds a refreshing character without too much muting. Finish has a light hop note which I’m not used to in a quad, but it absolutely fits. An 11.3% with no booze taste, but has some heat going down. World class.
scarpin (48) - BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cerveja bem forte. Levemente adocicada e sabor bem forte. Da para sentir bem o alcool.
Dandm (6) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
warming sensation, caramel tones, champagne bubbles, alcoholic goodness. Perfect drink for the festive season, Christmas tastes of raisin and plum.
PedroOliveira (33) - - JUL 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveja trapista, de coloração marrom escura. Aroma maltado, sabor adocicado, álcool presente.
MrOrla (2112) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Pours muddy brown with tan head. Aroma of strong belgian yeast, almond, dried fruits, raisins, plums, light apriciot rather complex. Taste is heavy, not really that sweet or that bitte, but quite balanced. quite intense and smooth.
DavidAust (178) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 degrees Celsius in a tulip glass from a bottle. Nose is sticky sweet toffee and candied dark fruits. Pours beautifully dark mahogany brown to almost black with a thick, frothy three fingers of tan head. Head has dissipated quickly to simply leave a ring - no lacing. Taste is sweet, followed by sweet with a hint of alcohol at the end (but only a hint). Moderately thick and low effervescence. Gently warming on the way down. Medium length palate.
Definitely a digestif which could easily replace a Cognac. I wish I had some chocolate mud cake to go with it. Lovely.
Wouldn’t take to a BBQ though.
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Brown sugar aromas, dried fruits, raisins, caramel, spice. Taste is heavily sweet, dried fruits like figs, apricot and raisins, brown sugar, yeast, spices. Long, sweet finish.
Luneylane (15) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottle from Jason’s near NCC Uni., drunk at home. Opaque, chocolatey colour, head dissipates quickly. Malty aroma with hints of caramel. Fizzy, carbonated mouth feel, not unpleasant. Taste is sweet and heavy, with a kick of alcohol at the end. An excellent Trappist.
Larry_Spurgeon (8) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA - JUL 7, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Barbacoa in Boise. Happy Hour 2 for $10. Wow. Best before bottle 13.10.2020. Classic and what all quads strive to be. Deep flavor. Smooth lingering head. Happiness all around.