EithCubes (5247) - 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, íBrewed in Year 2012/11í, 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 itís 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; itís floral and vaguely herbal, the dank medicinal quality of Jšger 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!
Pinball (11540) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from palma.pitch dark, brown head. aroma is very strong, very complex and very heavy. lots of roasted malts as well as dried dark fruits. also sour roasted malts, salty lcorice.Flavor is very heavy, roasted malty, dark dried fruits, licorice, Toffee, burnt carael, booze. Very interesting Quad, super complex flavor profile, a little bit too much burnt caramel and booze, but a potent and flavorfull quad allright.
Spab (2845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark rubyish brown with good-sized, lasting light tan head. Aroma is rich, ripe cherries, ripe plum, toffee, bread and light spice. Flavour is quite rich and fruity with dark cherry, plum/prune, toasty grains, toffee/caramel and light spiciness with a bit of a medicinal note. Fine, reasonably lively carbonation. Interesting one, if a little boozy.
robinn93 (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours a dark amber-colored Trappist. Taste explosion, strong bitter toffee finish.
AleRider78 (222) - - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a large amount of foamy bubbly beige head and has a dark murky brownish appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas of barley malts, yeast, wheats. Flavours are fairly strong and malty, lots of sweet notes, toffee and light chocolatey hints. Excessive carbonation. Full bodied mouthfeel. Some bitterness in the finish.
ciocanelu (193) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has a lot of dark sugar and plums. Taste follows with dark fruits and yeasty spiciness. Leans just a bit to the sweet side but overall itís quite balanced. Medium-full body and medium-high carbonation. Overall itís a good beer but nothing really special.
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Anna, Roey and Tal, Vienna, 25.7.2015. Murky brown. Some nuts, a little bit of alcohol and some cinnamon in the nose. Sweet alcoholic bitterness and spices in the mouth. Full body, very carbonated, long, sweet finish.
Helsdon (301) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Austria huh? Close enough to Belgium. Looks like a brownie in a glass with a tan head. Smells really good of raspberries, caramel malts and a touch of booze. Tastes really rich, of lots of caramel malts, a heady amount of booze, raspberries and cherries. The aftertaste is a smooth roll out of those sweet malts, and lingering booze. Despite its inability to hide booze, at all, this is a really damn good quad. Of course I waited until the LCB-dOh doesnít have anymore to finally try this one. Le Sigh.
Nonshaugen (77) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep beautiful colour, unfortunately I was a bit too enthusiastic on the pour, so I got a bit too much sediments in the glass from this bottle conditioned beer. Traditional dark fruit and alcohol notes in the nose. Thick, creamy, rich mouthfeel that just explodes in flavours from the dark fruits. Sharp bitterness along with a lively carbonation and a sticky sweetness. Not a great fan of trappist beers, but Iíve had a few -- Westmalle, Orval and Rochefort 8 and 10 to name some of them. Will easily prefer a Rochefort 8 as a treat to myself. This one was a little too much fermented cherries for me.
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dranken Pauwels. New Trappist beer. Pours deep reddish dark brown with some clarity and an off whtie head which disspipates quickly. Nose is very nice. Nose is very sweet and malty with a lot of dried fruit. Prune, raisin, sultana, chocolate, caramel, very slight lactic, yeast if more like an ale yeast. Taste is sweet, dried fruit, prune, raisin, sultana, earthy hop bitter, plum. Itís very sweet but has some nice bitternes from the hops to counter it. Rich and very fruity. Shade too sweet for me.
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.33l pour from room-temperature bottle into an Engelszell glass while sitting on the banks of the Danube after visiting the abbey. Light brown, opaque, with a bubbly light tan head. Considerable carbonation. Nose is estery, fruity, raisin, plum, nutty, biscuit, a little roasty, and definite honey. Full body, though a bit thin for the size, lots of carbonation, crisp. Very flavorful. Strong boozy notes. Plum, raisin, nuts, licorice, definite honey, maybe a hint of cocoa, vanilla. Sweet, bitter, dry, tart, and sour, all at once. Wonderful complexity. Strong alcohol present on the finish.