bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle. Dark amber color. Oak, marzipan and bubblegum in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with oak, vinous notes, marzipan. The complexity is there, but the beer is very sweet. Bubble gum in the finish.
martjoobolut (92) - 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 (10535) - 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 (2211) - 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 (5686) - Valdosta, 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 (2230) - Skövde, 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 (3149) - 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 (2810) - Tours, 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.)
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG 2013. Bottle at the brewery. Somewhat hazy amber/copper beer with a small beige head. Fruity vinous aroma, grapes, dades, caramel, biscuits, yeast notes, peach, candy, oak notes. Fruity malty flavor, grapes, peach, sweetish, caramel, yeasty, oak, some caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden. Malty fruity finish with oak and vanilla.
TH28 (56) - - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: deep copper/amber. Aroma: raisin and smoke. Taste: toffee, raisin, deep caramel malt. Mouthfeel: light carbonation, nice viscosity, relatively light. Finish: sweet malt with smoky character and warmth from alcohol but well balanced
dEnk (3105) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, tfs vaiz. Aroma is caramel, wood, fruits, seems quite orinary. Flavour is quite sweet ,caramel, wood, tannins, vanilla. Again, seems ordinary/belgian.