Wixie (75) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark liquid with red shine. Large head. Fruity aroma of roasted malt. Full body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter with a strong taste of coffee.
TtV (133) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark ruby with a medium light brown head that fades. Aroma has fruits but there’s also coffee and honey. The taste is beautiful: a mild bitterness welcomes you, but then a bouquet of sweetness, fruits and coffee flows your mouth. Great stuff!
stef73 (270) - - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
de couleur d un brun assez sombre on tout les ingredient dune quadruple equlibre je les trouve assez sucre on dirair sucre d orge en bouche c est tres bon j aime bien
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a tan color with a small tan head. The aroma was of prunes, strawberries, smoke, apples and some honey. The taste was of roasted barley, smoke, alcohol, dark fruits, raisins and candied sugar. Very nice.
Bill Becker (430) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I bought this as part of a gift pack that included Benno and the glass.
Bottled in February 2014.
It pours a hazy, no cloudy rusty brown with a huge head of foam that is great with the lacing.
The smell has quite a bit of bitterness to it yet there’s a honey sweetness going on as well. Perhaps some molasses but more interestingly, I can smell some funky notes.
The honey is the first thing I notice in the taste; quite sweet on my palate. The bitterness I noted in the smell is very citrus like in the taste and the the curious funk smell...I get that too. A very complicated beer here, I reckon.
Full bodied, medium carbonation.
This is most definitely a "weird" brew and I reckon a very polarizing one. Put me in the camp that likes it.
SarkyNorthener (2464) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@post office vaults, birmingham. Slightly murky brown beer with small head. Aroma of treacle, toffee and caramel. Taste is raisins, plums, dark malts and some greeness to it. Palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Very good.
kdm1984 (724) - Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of red and purple fruits, honey, and yeast. Acid forward flavor involving the aforementioned elements in the aroma. Booze well hidden. Good trappist beer.
RichTheVillan (3702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Post Office Vaults; dark brown pour with a frothy light tan head, rich dark fruit aroma, taste has dark fruit, caramel, some yeast, some grass.
harrisoni (14217) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle at Post Office Vaults Brum with Sarky and Rich. Very dark brown colour lasting beige head. Thick malty aroma. Very quad like esters. Fine. Some plum raisin. Good heat on finish. Some chocolate. Ok
nearbeer (3897) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl. thanks to Gem. Pours opaque ebony with a lasting disc of foam. Nose is smoked meat, blackberry, honey, apple, dates and blackstrap molasses. Tastes of tart berry, semi-sweet chocolate, raisin, biscuit, espresso with cream, soy, a touch of smoky hickory, apple, vanilla, charred wood, red wine and more. Medium-heavy body is smooth with a medium carbonation and shows just a nice touch of the abv. Wow a smoked Trappist tripel/quad/stout! This is definitely a style buster and also a very nice dessert beer.