malrubius (1816) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Table and Vine. Dark brown with lasting tan head an lace. Rich earthy aroma of caramel chocolate and smoke. Burnt caramel and raisiny sweetness with coffee and smoke and mild earthy woody tobacco bitterness and pretty clean finish. Full soft body. On par with what a great trappist quad should be. Excellent.
leghorn99 (24) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 7, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Si presenta di colore marrone scuro (o tonaca di frate), leggermente velata, ottima schiuma color beige, abbondante, cremosa con grana delle bolle media, e con un bel cappello persistente. Al naso intensità elevata, malto, caramello, miele, spezie, frutta scura; odori che sembrano aver trovato casa nelle narici. In bocca è un’esplosione di sapori, attacco dolce di caramello, zucchero di canna, vino, buona presenza alcoolica; note di caffè, cacao, liquirizia, e ancora uva passa, frutta scura (prugna, fichi, more...). Corpo strutturato. Retrogusto leggermente amaro e astringente, che gli dona un equilibrio eccellente. Birra trappista eccezionale, che incorpora al meglio tutte le caratteristiche dello stile. PERFETTA!!!
hotstuff (4230) - Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 7-12-2014 at 800 Degrees Three Fires (Fort Wayne, IN) This draft beer has a very small tan head that is fully lasting, mostly opaque brown body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, dark fruit, honey, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet. caramel malt, honey, dark fruit, and alcohol. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is full bodied. Overall, this is a very, very quaffable and tasty beer. It is a sipping beer and gets better as it warms up. The flavors come together very nice and it is a beer worth trying and a beer I will drink again.
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant stuff. Nose is reminiscent of fruity alcohol and Belgian candi sugar. Deep, murky brown with a fluffy, yellowish head that fades relatively fast. Texture is thinner than expected, but it seems to thicken as it warms. Alcohol warms the throat, though it’s not overly hot. Big notes of prune, raisin, burnt brown sugar, nuts, bread crust and toffee. Finishes on the cloying side, but it’s not necessarily bothersome. Overall, I enjoyed it.
James_Dog (11) - Herzogenbuchsee, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ home. Mahogany, chestnut brown color. nose; dried fruits, deep round malt notes.
full body with a round taste fruitcake, dried plum and hints of roasted chestnut.
yy0pp (599) - - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy dark brown with beige head. Aroma - chocolate, apple, honey. Sweet malt taste with dark fruit.
rollerton (80) - SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Ölrepubliken. Very tasty and different trappist beer. Aroma of caramel, taste of caramel! Like liquid candy! Really good beer!
tnkw01 (1177) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Don’t understand why this beer is not rated higher. Deep dark, cloudy, amber color with a hugh off white head. Aroma is complex with hints of dry fruit and honey. Taste is also complex. Flavors of fruit cake hints of vanilla.
ronaldtheriot (1311) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gregorius has a vaport train out the bottle neck, a thin, cream-colored head, a dark brown appearance, minimal lacing, and an incredible amount of pretty large tan chunks which settle at the bottom, making this beer almost a semi-solid beverage. The aroma is intense, and the drinker will pick up a multiplicity of smells, including grape skin, wine, vinegar, Maraschino cherries, acid, duck sauce, yeast, brown bread, bread crust, honey, lo mien noodles, and spice. Taste is likewise complex, with flavors including all of the above, plus smoked pork, Warheads sweet & sour candies, pine oil, licorice, prunes, butter, and assorted spices. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, and Gregorius finishes wet and cloying and munch-able. Overall, this is an outstanding beer, at a minimum, and I recommend it, in the strongest possible terms. RJT
eduardovl (926) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle served in a Chimay chalice.
Best before 02.05.2015. Most probably bottled in 2013 (end of 2012, maybe).
A: Pours a dark and bit cloudy brown color. Some small chunks can be seen when it’s poured. Forms a solid creamy beige head with low retention and only few lacings left in the glass. However a thin layer remains forever on the top
S: Roasted and very fruity, mainly. Strong notes of dry dark fruits like raisins and plums. Strong roastiness too: notes of coffee. Strong notes of caramel and candy sugar too. Very bready yeast profile, quite belgian-like. Some alcohol but quite mild considering the high ABV
T: Slightly sweet and roasted upfront. Less sweet than expected. Very fruity. Strong notes of caramel and roasted malts. Bubblegum sensation. Very bready yeasts. End is mild bitter and also a bit spicy after all
M: Heavy, creamy and a bit molasses body. Bready bittersweet aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. The Trappist stamp creates some expectations that this beer cannot accomplish. An authentic Belgian Strong Dark Ale, however, a less remarkable Trappist Ale
[ BA Review @ 10/20/2013 ]