sic1314 (4750) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. Full body, flavour of sweet malt, vinous fruit, caramel.
Tmoney99 (11619) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, wood and dark sugar aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz bottle, on closeout at Party Source. Poured into a Chimay Trappist glass. Cork was a bitch to get loose. Hazy red brown color, lots of fine yeast particles in the body. Beautiful color, but just a thin ring of khaki head, just a couple loose dots of lace. Awesome dark fruity, vinous, oak aromas. Vanilla, fruitcake. Very tasty. Moderate sweet taste, good bitterness. Nice light alcohol warmth. Light spice. Very little carbonation, but not completely flat. Just enough carbonation, still enjoyable. Actually very smooth and drinkable for a belgian quad, the little carbonation may help with that (they’re usually too strongly carbonated for me). Bigger body. Lightly slick, but not sticky. Good light bit of dryness in the finish. Great stuff. Very enjoyable. One of the most drinkable quads ever, but a little more carbonation would have worked to bring out the fantastic flavor more... Might’ve been closer to a 4.1
martjoobolut (1284) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
0,375 bottle. Aroma: very different from the regular version. Aroma is less intense, but still easy to notice. There is strong red wine presence, hints of sweetness, caramel. Pours copper-dark brown with small tan head. The head dissapears almost immediatly. Taste has strong red wine presence, but also caramel, fruits, bitterness, maybe even some cognac like notes. Finish is were the bitterness really kicks in, but the sweetness still lingers. Alcohol is less noticeable than in regular version. Carbonation: medium-soft. Overall: more just interesting taste experience than a great beer. It’s like a red wine made a baby with La Trappe Quadrupel!
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a small, creamy film head. Aroma has oak, grapes, white wine. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has oak, quite sweet, prunes, soft smoke, oak, caramel. Long oaky dryness.
Iphonephan (4016) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle shared in Dillon CO. Pours a hazy brownish amber with a fine off white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavors of oak, vanilla and ripe red fruits. Smooth luscious mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
drowland (6633) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/6/13. 375mL bottle shared by Mark at Brian’s moving/cellar cleaning party. Deep amber brown pour with a small fluffy khaki head - some floaties depending on whose glass you peek into. The aroma and flavor show oak, dark fruits, a bit of sweet candy sugar, more wood, a hint of winey aspects, and some oxidation. Not bad.
Aniela (2558) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the La Trappe brewery. Deep brown beer with a minimal white head.Dark dried fruits, caramell sweetish aroma. Malty, dark dried fruits flavour, a bit to much alcoholflavour.
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a murky deep amber-brown colour with some floaties and a small frothy off-white head. aroma of raisins, light toffee and banana skins, slightly earthy, with a hint of treebark and yeast. flavour is mostly red grapes and raisins, with some slightly cardboardy hints of oxidization, herbal hops, a light sweetness and a light-bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
erickok (4095) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mist brown bodied, small head. Berries, sweet licorice, roots, soft wood. Caramel and red grapes. Light bitter, harder woody notes, vanilla and cake malts. Thin from the barrel ageing. (RBESG tasting at the brewery.)