EithCubes (4943) - 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!
RickTStiles (763) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a murkey brown color with a lasting off white head and some spotty lacing. stiff, savory aroma with notes of cinnamon, and dried fruit. taste has notes of licorice and currants. finish is sweet but light.
dutchbeerpages (1617) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely beer and much better than I expected. Not that it is a style, but it certainly has a trappist feel to it. Earthy, deep, not too pronounced but with something fresh in thr finish.
Bottle from De Zwart in Wilnis.
acaffar2 (40) - - SEP 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3714) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a short, dark tan head.
Dark bread, raisin, chocolate aroma.
Flavour is thick...dark fruit, chocolate malt, cake..
gopherfan99 (474) - 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 (1424) - - 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 (54) - 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 (156) - 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 (2046) - 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 (4943) - 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.