sharkydodson (25) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel and fruity aroma... taste is rather complicated, with tones of caramel and dark fruits and shades of honey, coffee and forest berries... light hop bitterness... sweet warming aftertaste... that’s good.
ABT_S54 (76) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a dark brown liquid with a moderate white head. I had reservations about this beer being an ABT sweetened with honey but it proved me wrong. Very complex and nourishing. Not on par with the big boys (Rochefort, St. Bernardus, Westvleteren) but certainly an excellent first venture into the world of Trappist quads.
slawek (26) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Very bready with a hint of yeasts and alcohol.
Apperance: Brown, almost black color. Medium head disapears quickly, leaving only small ring of foam. No lacing.
Taste: heavy sweetness followed by medium bitterness in the end, warming alcohol.
Palate: Full body, with oliy texture and average carbonation.
Very nice beer for cold winter evenings!
VDuquerroux (75) - Airvault, FRANCE - JAN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown beer. Light just can’t go through ! Beige fine head not very persistant. Fruity aroma (red currant, blackcurrant) with caramel, coffea, honey, spices. Bittersweet taste with a sour note. Nice body. Oily texture. Medium carbonation. Long sweet toffee finish. Overall, a great beer. This sweet taste makes me feel weightless.
Reimer96 (1013) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a a hazy dark brown with a quickly dissipating light brown head and no lace. Aroma of plums, raisins, caramel, honey, toast and treacle. Taste is dark dried fruits, treacle, honey, caramel and a light roast on the finish with some alcohol warmth. Excellent big full bodied Belgian quad.
Thanos21 (2) - - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favourite beers,awesome flavour,a little bit sweet because of honey.I’ve loved it!!
kevinsenn (941) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at La Trappe, SF. Pours nearly black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, spice, and caramel/toffee/treacle. Taste is amazing! Treacle, caramel, roast grains, dark fruit, brown sugar, with a dry finish. Full body, great carbonation. Really good stuff!
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown body. Cara and burnt malty aroma. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet. Not in balance.
paologalloni (73) - ITALY - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
adesso bestemmia io ci sento un tot di liquirizia. bella schiuma che dura meno di quello che speravo. colore rubino ma il locale č scuro. il miele si sente e arrotonda tutto. rispetto ad altre trap nota acida. gradi nascosti che scaldano.
dnicolaescu (500) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: mahogany and cloudy with a beige medium frothy head with poor retention.
Aroma: malt, acid/funk, not too fruity/sweet, some honey maybe, toast, a bit of alcohol bite.
Taste: alcoholic sweetness, green apple sourness/astringency along with some bitterness, warming alcohol.
Stands apart from other abts/quads with it sour/wild bite.