jmgreenuk (4275) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Huppel, Den Haag. Poured a deep crude oil like colour with a broken off-white head and an oily consistency. The aroma is rich red berry fruit and alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with loads of alcohol inspired liqourice, roasted malt, citrus fruit and yeast. A super rich, super yeasty Trappist beer. One of the best.
esp0r (1974) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from vinmonopolet.no enjoyed at home
Dark brown, tanned head. Smells of dark fruits, raisins, yeast esters, dark malts and caramel. Moderate sweet, nuts, raisins, burnt caramel, dark malts. Medium bitter finish. A quite interesting beer this. A new monastary claiming the Trappist name. It’s quite good, not sure if i would call it a Quad though. Hope to try this one again
asedzie (600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep mahogany with medium off-white head. Aroma has raisins, dark caramel, marshmallow, very slight mustiness, Subtle prickliness of carbonation on the palate - texture on the lighter side for a strong ale. Flavor is simple but very good - rich bock-like caramelized sugars, very light acidity on the finish along with mild alcohol tang and a sweetness and light hop touch lingering after each taste.
akoeninger (419) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with thin tab head. Aroma if dark fruit and rum. Tastes like dark fruit, plums, bittersweet, honey and molasses. Some dark chocolate aftertaste. Some yeast ethers, full bodied and velvety feel. Warming and alcohol in the long finish.
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Leini (740) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy dark brown body with some red notes. Brown tainted thin crown. Soy, licorice, pepper, candy, red wine and dark bread.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed in Year 2013/01; Sampled June 2013
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a one finger thick, amber / tan tinged head. The beer is a concentrated brown / amber color that shows a lightly hazy, red-amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells like malt candy, sweet, richly caramelized, and also has lots of rich fruit notes that remind me of preserved berries, perhaps a touch of cherries, prunes, and rum cooked raisins. There is a touch of sweet, whole grain, brown bread character that is almost candied somehow.
The beer does not taste as sweet as the aroma would have suggested, it almost has a savory quality to its malt character, but it does have some light sweetness to it, and the fruitiness definitely adds a perceived sweetness to the overall character. The fruit character is huge here, with layered notes of prune juice, caramelized plump raisins, touches of tamarind, dates, chewy dried figs, and even a bit of something like Dr. Pepper Soda. The finish has a clove like spiciness that melds well with the fruit character, and there is also an earthy spiciness to this brew. The beer is rich, and chewy, but not actually thick; it is fairly light for a beer of this strength, like a good Abt should be.
Not bad, in fact quite in line with many a Trappist strong dark ale. It is perhaps a touch fruit laden at this point, but I could see some age taming this well.
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dirty brown colour with a foamy head. Aroma of caramel, spices, grass and biscuit. Flavout of biscuity malts, grassy hops, spices, metallic notes and syrupy sweet. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a sweet malty finish. Decent.
tiong (3733) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Beernavigator
Pours dark brown with a small bubbly head. Aroma of dry ripe fruits, caramely syrup, sugar and malts. Taste is sweetish, malty and syrupy with notes of dry ripe fruits and plum. Finish is carbonated, sugary and syrupy with metallic notes. Okay, quite syrupy quadrupel.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 0,33L. Reddish brown intense color, medium bubbly presence with a voluminous and creamy head of long persistance. Much elegant aspect. Flowery and aged grapes stum nose, aromas of chestnut with a little winous rumors. Good aged body and moderate alcoholic perception, round and little smooth palate with notes of roast malt and caramel.
mansquito (3359) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn 33cl ($6.50): Pours a pretty dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is honey, fruits, a bit of maltiness, and some yeast. Taste is rather sweet. Mouthfeel is pretty sticky. Tiny bit of bitterness manifests itself. Alcohol covered. Sort of a weird quad, but pleasant to drink.