markextrae (965) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
found this one in a bar some time ago. it was pretty expensive. poured a brown amber colour with a big tan head. the aroma has a lot of dark fruit, some spice, bread, and some coriander. taste is a bit sweet with raisins, some alcohol, and a spice at the back of the tongue. it has a low carbonation, and it’s a bit dry at the end. can’t met at all with the real belgium trappist beers
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Darker caramel, very small sudsy off-white head, no real lacing to speak of.   Alcohol up front, rich breadiness, a touch of grape popsicle, with some dark pitted fruit.   Smells sweeter than most, and less bready/nutty.   Loads of burnt or almost burnt toffee up front.   Warming, wow, very warming.   Sweet honey too.   Strong nutty and bready notes.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Did I mention warming?   Its a heavy sweet breadiness that stands out, with nearly burnt toffee or caramel like sugary sweetness.   Dark pitted fruit is minor.   Lingering heat.   Tiz okay, certainly different.
StoutHead (639) - DENMARK - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red with a light brown head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruits and yeast. Taste is like the aroma but quite fruity - both dark and citrusy ones - with a tangy aftertaste and a fair amount of alcohol in the finish. Full bodied and a bit too much gunk floating around in it for me. Taste is okay though, but not one I’ll return to.
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color caramelo oscuro con espuma color crema de buena presencia y durabilidad. Aromas dulces de caramelo, miel y fruta confitada, muy agradables y equilibrados. En boca es de densidad media-alta, y predominan nuevamente sabores dulces y tostados, como el caramelo o el regaliz a los que se añade una acidez afrutada que llega hasta el regusto. Aunque al final se me hizo excesivamente dulce, merece la pena.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Reg. Pours a deep brown, almost burnt caramel color with a khaki head. Aroma is belgian yeast, alcohol soaked pit fruit, spice, clove. Taste is sweet with heavy spice, including sharp anise notes at the back of the throat. Its a bit harsh on the finish. Pretty good, but not there with the other Trappist Abt beers.
adamah (214) - - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of dark fruit, wood, and licorice. Pours reddish brown with no head and a lot of suspended yeast. The taste is mostly sweet and finishes with sour bitterness. The alcohol is very prevalant on the palate and burns a little going down.
mathieuc (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red-ish brown with a big fluffy offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Each subsequent pour gets murkier and murkier. Aroma of booze and licorice. Not all that belgian. Taste IS cloyingly sweet with honey at the front and some cloves and licorice at the back. Alcohol is not hidden at all. A light sour twang is also present. Some not so dark fruits. This isn’t exactly what I was expecting from a trappist quad...
Joakgust (890) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl - Semi hazy deep ruby red beer with a large cream white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, toffee, red berries, dried fruit, hazelnuts, marzipan and herbs. Flavor is fruity with notes of caramel, dried fruit, herbs, bread and grapes. Unfortunately a bit unbalanced, but a fantastic aroma explosion.
Cybercat (3332) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Special anniversary tapping at Summits. Comes out of the tap a rich, deep sable - not much head, but that must be an artifact of the pour. Aroma fills the nostrils with roast malt, sharp fruity and caramel notes plus a hint of bourbon. Rich flavor stimulates them taste buds with caramel, malt, pear, and subtle chocolate and bourbon tones. Sweetness and sourness rather nicely balance each other. Firm texture is silky-smooth, yet has fizz to spare. I definitely need to get to Belgium someday and enjoy these wonderful beers right at the source!
Blairgus (2614) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28 aug 2013, bottle. Brown and hazy. Nose is toast crust, bready yeast, some grape must, mild alcohol. Med body and moderately fizzy. Blue fruit, big alcohol, carbonation makes it a bit too harsh, bready yeast. Decent.
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