gopherfan99 (564) - CROATIA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours brown with a tan head; sweet aroma of caramel, honey, dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol; sweet taste of malt, caramel, fruit, and little bit of spice; has a dry, bitter finish; very nice
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-18-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep mahogany color with a small cream colored head. The head fades rather fast leaving a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is fruity and sweet with a lot of dark fruits of cherry, prune and raisin as well as a good dose of caramel. Along with these is a bit of a caramel smell as well as some lightly sour aromas.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweet flavor with lots of cherry and prune mixed with a bit of caramel upfront. There is a bit of yeast and a bready flavors upfront with the sweet which grow stronger as the taste advances. Notes of a little banana and spice come to the tongue as the yeast grows slightly stronger. A small amount of alcohol comes to the tongue more toward the end of the taste mixing with a lighter herbal and some more bready flavors. In the end, with the warming alcohol tastes mixed with the fruit and bready flavors, one is left with a rather warming and sweet taste to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average side for a beer of its strength with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are good for the more warming characteristics of the brew, but slightly under carbonated for the very fruity flavors of the beer. Overall though it is quite alright.
Overall – A rather decent Belgian Quad that is on the sweeter side but still quite appropriate in taste in terms of its quad classification. Even though it is under most of the other Trappist beers, in my opinion, it is still rather tasty and well worth a try.
guiroul33 (95) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color, tan foam. Aromas of cake, cherry, raisin, caramel. Taste is rather sweet and a bit sour, which hides a bit the alcohol. Lively carbonation, finish is almost astringent. A bit behind the best belgian trappists but a very good beer, quite complex.
DutchMark (184) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The last of the European Trappists I still had to try. Quite good but not the best Trappist. But hey...there is some stong competition. It is a dark double and a tripple in one. Nice dark brown with a good head and modest carbonation. The 10% is well hidden. Flavor has a nice sour element and burned malts, coffee and dried fruits. Interesting.
rondphoto (2198) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque dark brown color, 1/4" tan head, spots of lace. Taste is strong bitter malt that has dark fruit and alcohol in it pretty much from the outset. The finish shows little change, creating a quadrupel that lacks complexity. A big heavy brew, that loses me before I’ve finished half of it.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with an enormous foamy tan head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was malty toffee, raisin, cherry, wood and bread. The flavor was malty and sweet with very strong dark fruits - cherry, fig, raisin - with anise, tobacco and a moderate alcohol presence. Wonderfully full and complex flavors that come in waves. Long finish. Outstanding.
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: .33 liter bottle from Sparrow, 8/23/14
Aroma: The aroma is fairly sweet, some dark fruit/raisin, molasses, and a bit of toffee
Appearance: It pours a murky brownish color, with a small tan colored head
Flavor: The taste is sweet and rich, heavy malty and fruity, with a long fruity finish
Palate: The body is medium-full, fairly sticky, with a rich feel, and a soft-to-average carbonation
Overall, this is a solid quad, but it could use a hint of balance. It is very sweet and rich. Certainly not something I’d want to drink more than one of in a row.
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown colour with decent carbonation.
As soon as you poor it, a strong sweet raisin like aroma hits the nose.
Some floral and fruity notes there.
Taste is much more elegant, nice sweet flavour with some bitter and sour notes. Goes down smooth, medium bodied with a touch of alcohol.
rayaron (301) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear brown with low quickly diminishing brownish head. Aroma of bacon, meat, smoked, woody, pickles, sausage, sweetish, alcoholic. Very sweet flavor, woody, honey, syrup, date honey, fruity, notes of cherry, malty, a bit cheesy. Very alcoholic. Full body. Very sweet sticky liqueur aftertaste.
larsniclas (5699) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from De Bierkoning
Murky brown with a tan head.
Spicy and slightly sourish aroma; prunes.
Rather sweet flavour with fudge and dark chocolate. Slightly vinous.