Saeglopur (541) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from Beergium.com
Brown, moderate hazy body, with a big, dissipating, creamy, beige head.
Complex, luxurious aroma of red wine, dried fruits, oak barrel, brown sugar, red berries, sherry.
Taste quite follows this, with the wine and oak notes more dominant and maybe a bit less complex as the nose.
Medium, velvety mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes warm, but not too alcoholic, astringent, with dominant, long-lasting, quite dry oak notes, wine, some fruits.
Delicious! My first of the Oak Aged batches, enjoyed this much more than their standard Quad. I love beers with distinct oak notes and this one has lovely oak everywhere! I dare to say it comes quite close to the famous, big three Quads from Belgium.
MrHangover (2954) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky light brown beer with a very small off white head on top. Aroma is very vineous, fruity, loads of wood, boozy touches, very complex and sweet. Flavor is also very sweet, lots of ripe fruits, caramel, alcohol. Very juicy mouthfeel, very sweet aftertaste with soft carbonation. Very nice to taste the base beer back in this. Great stuff.
PriorL (2316) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at S&G tasting.
APPEARANCE: brown beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: sherry? Sweet, red wine
TASTE: sherry, oak, red wine, sweet, nice.
yngwie (14630) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. The aroma has lots of dried fruits, some chocolate and a faint booze touch. Some dark sugars too. Cellar and a vinous touch too. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming on the palate, with a soft carbonation. It’s smooth and full-bodied, with lots of flavors. Dried fruits, brown sugar hints, cellar hints and lots of vinous notes in the aroma. Lasting finish. Pretty wonderful this one, sure a beer to repeat. 141228
paulvanpelt (355) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Doorzichtig, bruin bier met oranje gloed en nauwelijks een schuimkraag. In de neus lijkt het meer op rode wijn dan bier. In de mond een aroma van bessen, druiven, hout en honing. Op de nadronk alcohol en noten. Smaak is zoet en bitter met zure tonen, droog op de nadronk. Zacht, nauwelijks co2. Volle body, erg complex. Zeer goed.
TheFoamhead (151) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Here we go! This batch was riped for two years in brandy and burgondy red wine casks - the result is a beer with a surprising fruit acidity, hints of cherries and other red berries, an heavy alcohol taste and a fine bitterness coming from the tannines of the casks (the hop is nearly not present anymore). There’s still some sparkle, but the beer is nearly flat and has a sweet alcohol finish that leaves you with a wooden alcohol burn on your tongue - just like a nice fire at home!
Alone the fact of taking one of the best Qaudrupels on the market and age it in different barrels - but then, you don’t blend them but sell them per batch - this is gret. And the beer itself also. Unfortunately, it can’t be replicated…
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at het brouwcafe, Scheveningen. Hazy brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of vanilla, oak, ripe fruits, leather and some alcohol. Flavor is very smooth, sweet, brandy, vanilla and sherry. Lovely balance and very full bodied.
alobar (2952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel brown pour with aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, and toasted malt. Dark fruit flavor with toffee,vanilla, and toasted malt. Nice beer.
Jeroenhensen (225) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Een diepe donkere geur en een karamel kleur. Heerlijk aroma van honing, karamel en wijn. Geniet bier
Theydon_Bois (10647) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Paulo Mac Quad, 24/10/14.
Lightly hazed chestnut brown with moderate beige spotting and edgework.
Nose is caramel, stewed fruits, dates, toasty wood, spice, fruit cake, light vanilla, hint of sherry.
Taste comprises bitter dark fruits, spice, sherry tinged wood, dates, toasted brown sugar.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close.
Another solid Quad from La Trappe.