EithCubes (4575) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
With honey, huh? Bottle, ’Brewed in Year 2012/11’, so pretty fresh for a Trappist. Nose sweet, lightly fruity yeast, clover honey/strong floral component, some roast and a little more wood. Deep, dark mahogany brown body with a short tan head. Taste much the same as the aroma, yeast-forward, fruity, semi-sweet to start but dries out very nicely by the end, touch of bread in the finish, main course of grape and berry, mineral water, caramel/toffee, licorice, burnt plums and wisp of smoke; the whole shebang (and especially the palate) gets a light lift from warming alcohol but it’s incredibly subtle, seems more like a 6.5% Belgian. Clean, no astringency, minimal hops and very low bitterness, body is fullish with pleasant carbonation, overall impression fresh and vibrant. There is definitely a flavor contribution from the honey, though obviously no sweetness; it’s floral and vaguely herbal, the dank medicinal quality of Jäger or Angostura off in the distance but freed from the depressing clutch of liqueurdom. Very different from the other Trappist quads but well-made and quite tasty. A very welcome addition!
rederic (2857) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, hazy dark brown hue, with a bubbly tan head, with a dark dried fruity yeast, raisin pie nose, with some mild fruitcake, light phenolic port wine, chocolate, prune juice notes, with a faint honeyed toasted, biscuity, bready, chocolate malt, date, brown sugar, french toast accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth fruity dark dried fruit, plum juice, boozy port wine, fruitcake, chocolate, honeyed roasted, biscuity, toasted, bready malty character, with some sweet date squares, raisin pie, candi sugar, faint brown chocolate baking bar, faint molasses, ripe apple skin flavours, leading towards a warming, dark dried fruit, plummy, prune juice, fruitcake, port wine sweetness, dark bitter chocolate finish.
skortila (4311) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has caramel, dark fruits, some dusty yeast. Clear, amber-brown coloured beer with an off-white, lasting head. The taste is sweet, light bitter, has caramel, dark fruits, dusty yeast. Okay, too expensive for what it is. I can get similar and better for less.
DwarfeD (631) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Very dark brown with a small slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with light to moderate carbonation. Bitter with some sour and sweet tones. Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, herbs and spices. A very decent Trappist!
martin00sr (156) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun, lille ring af offwhite skum. Aroma af gær og lyse rosiner, ethanol. Smagen er krydret, med bær og røg(?), alkohol, som varer ved i eftersmag. Tilpas boozy.
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a beige head. Rich aromas of raisin, chocolate and dates. Flavours of dark fruit, soy sauce and dates. Rich warming flavour. Lingering throat warmer. Long alcohol caress (more pleasant that the usual alcohol burn angle). Lots of dark fruit and malt in the finish. Tasty stuff.
Nidaros (20) - NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour with a medium beige head. Smells of banana esters, cinamon, some chocolate and a tad bit of cloves. Taste is much the same, with a heavy focus on the esters. Rich cramy mouthfeel, and a long lasting aftertaste. Does not however compete with some of the quads in this league.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, xmas 2012 at baerwaldt’s. turbid dark brown with a steady head; aroma of fairy bread, chocolate and dried apricot; some alcohol showing reminiscent of a doppelbock, plum, vanilla, star anise. decent enough
solidfunk (2797) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Welcome to the trappist world! Some kind of zing to this beer. Light floral Belgian yeast Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Apricot and some pear. Good mix of stuff going on here. Slight sour finish with a little booze. Something odd in this is making my throat react strangely. Bottle.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 11.2 oz bottle, dark reddish black opaque pour with thick, creamy tan head, aroma brought brown sugar, caramel, roasted dark fruits, hints of spice, earth, grainy notes, nice red fruits in there as well. Taste is sweet brown sugar, molasses, nice dark fruits into some earth, spicy notes with some yeast into a bit of red dark cherry, finishing sweet, slightly spicy. Pretty tasty.
mutz (478) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Troebelbruin, veel koolzuur, kraag verdwijnt tot een randje. Ruikt moutig, zoet snoep, vaag cassis. Smaakt naar donkere mout, bitterzoet en ook wat wrang. Bitterwrange afdronk.