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
worldbeertaste (1550) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy brown with a thin, white, ring of a head. Deep amazing smell of rich caramel roasted nutty malt, with figs, but and sweet fruit. Medium oily body. Tastes of alcohol with sweet malt, figs, nuts, raisins, and a nutty finish. Delicious and seriously complex in taste and smell. Amazing.
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 375 ml. corked & caged bottle shared @ home // exclusive, yet very expensive brew purchased @ Hopduvel // this one is also aged on Malbec barrels like the #10 // both this one & #10 were rather disappointing, I hope that it is the barrels or maybe these beers need more age on them? // I hope that they haven’t lost their touch – the ones before the Malbec barrels were magnificent, I hope #12 will supply answers, I still need to do #9 which is another Malbec one, meh // pours a brownish amber with a light red berries glow, little fizzy head, indicates little carbonation // smell is molasses, flat coca-cola, caramel, overripe fruits, sweet old bakery, sugar, very cheap sweet red wine, nuts // taste is sweet sugar, syrup, sauce, some molasses, very cheap sweet red wine, wood, overripe fruits, banana, overripe berries, flat coca-cola, some bitter herbs in the back, booze // too flat, messy // hope it’s the Malbec that doesn’t do the trick for me // when are we getting Tequila BA La Trappe Quadrupel? /// increasing score from 3.4 to 4.3 because I tried this again & this has really improved a lot with age much like the #12. I should just stop drinking these too young because they just improve so much with age.
ubenumber2 (2) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What can I say , this is a great beer , but compared to other trappist beers it is not the top tier by far , still better than most American versions of a Quad and the BA makes it great
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.
Martinus (2630) - 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)
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 2/II/13 - 37.5cl @ Brugs Bierfestival 2013 (2013-115)
Clear amber beer, irregular off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, dried fruits, raisins, dry, dusty, alcohol. MF: good carbon, medium to full body, alcohol noticeable. Taste: lots of caramel, vanilla, sweet, bit sugary, madeira, alcohol, raisins. Aftertaste: raisins, caramel, vanilla, little bitter, wood notes, little citric, brown sugar.
kermis (4285) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, oak, yeast and dark fruits. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
BoBoChamp (5112) - 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!
JorisPPattyn (7716) - 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!