bbbeer (584) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with bubbles and small tan head. Aroma fruity, yeasty, estery overlying toasty malt. Medium body, some carbonation, little alcohol. Flavor is off-dry, dark dried fruits, caramel. It’s good but not as complex as some others of the style.
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown, large head that dissipates. Aroma is honey, darker fruit, caramel, alcohol. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel, quite drinkable.
slimspady (175) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical quad booze and dark fruit taste and aroma. Doesn't compare to other Trappists though. Lacks a little flavor and complexity. Still a good brew.
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown color with tan sheen. Molasses, smoke, rootbeer spice aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Toffee, dark raison, rootbeer spice, molasses, smoke flavors are lightly sweet. Spicy alcohol twang to finish----good.
ABS (447) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Pours dark brown with a very slight red hue. Good amount of light tan head. Belgian style yeast and a lot (too much?) banana nose. HInts of cherry, chocolate and coffee. Sweet and bitter, with a stinging sourness. A very, almost candy-like cherry aroma. Banana and yeast aroma, coffee, chocolate, malt. Medium body, but a bit to oily texture. Slightly low on carbonation, but it has some frizzyness. Too much banana aroma and too sour to be anything more than average. Decent try though.
ReverendMoon (137) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Trappist. Has an extra bite at the end that leaves a nice aftertaste. Recommended
Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized malted milkball colored head of varying sized bubbles. Sweet, milk chocolaty aroma with some caramel creme, light roasted malts and a bit of dark fruit. Color is a cloudy dark brown with what appears to be a significant amount of sediment in the brew. Rich, alcoholic flavor with more sweet malts, carmalized sugar, raisins and milk chocolate. Noticabel alcohol presence and warming. Finishes malty and a bit oily. A decent quad.
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
01/08/2013 330ml bottle @ Birrifugio Trastevere. Rossiccia con riflessi miele di castagno-mogano, schiuma color senape chiara a bolle irregolari, non molto persistente. Al naso sentori di malto, caramello, zucchero di canna, note di miele, alcol e un leggero sentore di oliva. In bocca malto, caramello, miele, zucchero di canna, finale amarognolo, non bilanciatissima. Corpo pieno, carbonazione leggera. Buona, ma lontana dagli standard delle migliori trappiste.
jesperhammer (2842) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
26-JUL-2013, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer.
Unclear, dark brown with lasting, creamy, tan head.
Nice plum and chocolate aroma with some belgian yeast.
Taste is Bread, caramel, plum, and chocolate.
Medium body, lively carbonation. Not really bitter. Alcoholic and a little citric.
OK trappist. Better than feared.
chinchill (1722) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville.
Pour is a murky brown with almost no head and little lacing.
Smells sweet and fruity, with dried plum dominant. Some faint malt.
Rich fruity taste is mildly sweet and moderate in complexity.
A touch of sour keeps the sweetness in check.