DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brownish-red color with a minimal head. I got plumb, caramel, and molasis on the nose. Probably the sweetest thing I’ve ate or drank since I was 10. Medium bodied, but was thick and oily. Plan on sharing the bomber. I was a bit dissapointed, but this could be because of high expectations. I would welcome a small glass in the future, won’t buy again.
darrennelson12 (396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle - 2013 (beer temple/Brussels); pours a dark brown. Aroma of raisin’s, fruit and honey ... when cold the alcohol really comes thought but warmer, it is well hidden .. great beer .. quite enjoyed this one and would buy again
ration (1936) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
110914. Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with a nice head. Aroma Belgian yeast, raisins, licorice. Ripe fruit raisiny taste. Sweet malty body. Very nice overall. Not Bad.
andriesradu (497) - ROMANIA - SEP 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark red/brown with a small white head. Aromais sweet with notes of caramel, alchool,plums,apples. Flavor is very complex; heavy sweet in the begining followed by some notes of caramel, light chocolate, nuts?, dark fruits, light yeast. Excelent.
Darkmagus82 (1189) - - SEP 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-6-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a chestnut-mahogany color with some red highlights shining through. Upon pouring there is a small tannish colored head that forms on the surface of the brew. The head fades very slowly over time, leaving a great level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweet of dark fruits, with a big dose of prune and raisin as well as a small amount of cherry. Mixed with the sweet fruit is a caramel and candied sugar aroma as well. While heaviest in the sweeter aromas there are other nice aromas present as well. An oaky and woody aroma as well as a nutty aroma meld well with the fruit sweet aromas. When all are mixed with a nice boozy rum like smell, a very pleasingly sweet and warming smell is put forth.
Taste – The taste begins with the big dark fruit aromas detected in the nose. Raisin, prune, cherry and fig all show up big at the start and are mixed with a bit of a roasted malt and vanilla. Some light yeasty notes bring with them a light banana and spice flavor more toward the middle of the taste. Along with the yeasty tastes so too comes a light caramel sweetness as well as a little bit of a woody taste. More toward the end a light booziness, much lighter then what would be expected from the nose, is sensed by the tongue. Overall a nice sweet and robust lightly warming flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thinner side for a Belgian strong dark of 11% abv with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are nice for the sweeter dark fruit flavors of the brew and make this one a little too easy to drink even though it is at 11 % abv.
Overall – A rather nice Belgian strong dark with a big sweet dark fruit flavor and a nice lighter boozy and yeasty spiced flavor that rounds out the sweet well when mixed with a lighter malty taste. It is overall quite enjoyable.
goodleuven (7) - - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 in carolus glass. I am really disappointed by this beer. At the same price point there are several other Trappists that are much more interesting.
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tmoreau (2417) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 2013, 11.2 oz.(330 ml.) bottle poured to snifters, showing a murky brown color, with abundant, tan head froth, and web-like cling to the lacing. Dark fruit, sherry, dark caramel, very sweet, with a medium+ body, low carbonation, and a quite boozy & warm presence, with a liqueur like nature. Close to cloying, but otherwise, a decent Quad.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Appellation. Pours dark brown, nose is nutty, caramel, fruity, taste is roasty, fruity, sweet.
jamestulloch (1376) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Chestnut body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of nuts, filter coffee, leather and raisins. Flavour of fig, lightly roasted malts, filter coffee, red wine and nuts. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture. Soft fizz. Rich and complex. An outstanding beer.
Bygers (774) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,75l. Pours a brown colour with a ruby off white head. Aroma is sweet, plums, raisins, ripe fruit and malt. Taste has sugar, plums, dried fruits and alcohol.
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IvoR (70) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle aged since 2009 (I forgot about it). Pours lovely dark caramel color with small white head. Aroma is overwhelming and amazing: raisins, walnuts, caramel, even hints of chocolate. Flavor is a continuation of the aroma except much bolder and with a sweet finish. Alcohol is not dominant in the flavor, although I immediately feel the warmth from it. This brew is a contender for the top of my list and aging must have brought the best in it. Just wonderful!