NeuroPliny (91) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 330 mL bottle. Colour is clear dark red-brown. Off-white head that lingers with good lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, figs, and yeast. Flavour delivers what the nose promises with dark malts, burnt caramel, with notes of dried fruits and spice. A nice quadrupel but less complex than the best in this category.
sharkydodson (62) - 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 (98) - 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.
VDuquerroux (107) - 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.
slawek (29) - 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!
sblsimone85 (199) - USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ottima birra, molto alcolica ma poco riconoscibile. Molto profumata con esteri mielosi e fruttati, frutti rossi. Al gusto l'ancora miele e frutta candita. Ottima da abbinare con un dolce, preferibilmente un buon panettone.
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nj_BierMaven (96) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt aroma, caramel, toffee and fig notes in the taste. Sharp bitterness that balances the malt, yet contributes no hop aroma. Malt complexity grows as it warms in the glass. Second tasting in 2 weeks, first on tap and now in the bottle. Consistently delicious.
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice clean and fruity quad with a bit of a non Belgian twist. The pour is a dark murky brown with a finger of thick tan head. The nose is of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, prune, yeast, cherries and light spices. Mild nutty and toffee like mid palate with a hint of spice and mild but sweet fruity notes. Good balance with a full body and a smooth mouthfeel.
Kr1zz (48) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown beer with a small, light tanned head. Aroma has a lot yeasty characters, some ripe dark fruits, pear and peach mostly. Some alcoholic notes shine trough the aroma with some malty touches. Very complex aroma. Flavour starts of very sweet, but more layers are discovered while drinking. Very sugary, malty sweetness with loads of sweet fruit flavours. A bit unbalanced to the sweet side, but still very enjoyable. Cloying, sticky mouthfeel. Great sipper, great new trappist!
BeerandBlues2 (9100) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, fizzy beige head, medium-short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is figs, raisins, dates, and plums, caramel, cookie, and nutty malt with Belgian candi sugar, light smoke notes, earthy yeast-derived spices, and faint earthy hops. Flavor is dark candied fruits, bread, nutty, and caramel malt, faint hops and bitterness, earthy spices and a sweet finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.