Pinball (10133) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy brown, small white . head.
aroma is boozy, woody, flowery. strong.
flavor is very complex, sweet dark fruity, notes from wood, raisins, dark fruits, super flavor.
yespr (28617) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5 cL bottle, thanks to joes. Pours cloudy orange with a small head. Aroma is fruity, wineous and phenolic. Sweet, caramelish and dry phenolic. Dry and mellow fruity, phenolic and mild caramelish. Dry and phenolic finish.
felipelo (15) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The brew pours a dark-red body with a very thin head that disapears almost instantaneously. It looks quite different from the regular quadrupel, much darker and with almost no head.
The aroma is quite complex and reveals a lot of the alcoholic strenght of the beer. The aroma is of red grapes, port wine, dark fruits, vanilla and oak. The oak and wine aroma are really present in this beer.
The flavor follows the aroma but with the oak character even more present. The alcohol is not very noticeable in the flavor. Overall a very good and very complex beer, unique among all trappists and much better than the original bottled version of the quadrupel. Worth trying.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small, fast vanished yellow-cream head over hazy reddish brown beer. Alcoholic nose. Fresh, vanilla-rich oak, black pepper, fainly vinous. Vanilla beans, rather than pods. Some exotic spices. Sweet, vanilla, ethanol, faint fusels but ending on sulphur (as from matches), and a fruity acitidy. Some tannins, but nothing exaggerated in that quarter. Renewed sips hint at sweet red wine - as from Schwaben or Moravia. Feels pretty spritzy, quite slick, but not really full-bodied. Nice, interesting variation. Keep up the good trials, Lodi!
Ymnia (1) - - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice gift from a good friend, small bottle perfect for two glasses fine colour and unexpected nice taste
BoBoChamp (4662) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, Batch 11, on new oak and used (Red Wine) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, vinous/sweet and slightly floral/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good Trappist, yet expensive!
Benzai (5727) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Slightly hazy red color, small off-white head that dininishes fairly quickly but leaves a nice lacing. Smell malts, lightly sweet, slightly alcohol. Tastes about the same, malts, lightly sweet, slightly alcohol, a bit dry. Not really spectacular, but definitely different than the regular LT Quad. Medium body, medium carbo.
DutchDrebus (3070) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thx to benzai. Orange to copper colour with a decent white head. Smells nailpolish remover, sweetish, some wood. Tastes sweet, malty, some candy taste.. Pretty much the regular quadrupel. Good carbo, full, slightly warming body.
Martinus (2517) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of wood, red wine, light smoke, vanilla, caramel, almond and sweet red fruits. Reminding of whisky (Highland Park), even though no whisky barrels seem to have been used. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, light astringent, almond, lots of wood tones. Full body. Sweet malty finish with complex barrel notes and vanilla.
Complex but still balanced. Not sure if the recommended extra maturation is necessary, it is already quite round and complex as is. Nice brew!
(From 37,5cL bottle @ home)