saxo (12796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy Chrisv10. Small head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are wood, vanilla, fruits, caramel and hops.
omhper (18350) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks Pallieter85! Cloudy orange/brown, no head. Aroma of caramel and whisky. Sweet and full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Layer flavour of caramel and whisky, a bit vinous with quite some alcohol warmth in the finish. Intense and flavourful, yet relaxed.
gEUS (788) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-amber color; In the nose: caramel, sherry/madeira touches, makes me think of a barrel aged Burgundt Pinot Noir type of wine. The wood flavour comes back in the mouth as well, giving the traditional quadrupel taste that extra "wow" feeling. Quite balanced; sweet in the beginning, dries out and becomes bitter after 3-4 seconds. Nice but expensive (>8Ä, about 9.5$ for a 37.5 cl bottle)
BoBoChamp (4695) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2011 38cl, Batch 2, on new oak and used (Port) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, heavy and slightly burnt, yet balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good Trappist, yet expensive!
Countbeer (3671) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ EODTí10:
Small white foamy head on top of a cloudy dark orange beer.
Smell a strange mix of fruits, vanilla, sweets, malts, wood and spices.
Taste wood, vanilla, whiskey, roosvice, fruits, hint of malts and spices and a small hint of alcohol.
Low carbo, mid body and soft mouthfeel.
IluvatarMilan (221) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ EODT10
Pours a murky orange body. Small white head.
Obvious hints of wood, soft fruits, vanilla in the head. Taste is very smooth, definitely very different from regular quadrupel. Vanilla, dried fruit, caramel malts. Little bitterness, but very balanced.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Brygshoppen.
Pours hazy redish amber with a great, creamy, off-white head. Fine light lacing. Aroma is sweet, vinious, light oak, mild milky, chocolate, a bit of plums and fat caramel. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and light oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, lots of fat caramel, tannins, vanilla, somewhat sharpish alcohol, plums, mild chocolate. Very delicious, even if it does have La Trappes usual alcoholic power to it.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in my 39p La Trappe chalice from a charity shop in Coventry. This beer was so expensive when I saw it back in October (more than a fiver), I had to persuade my girlfriend to buy me it for Christmas. I still believe in Christmas- Iím a Christmasist, as Gez would say. I instinctively want to dislike this beer because it smells of monks being wrestled to the ground by a marketing team, selling out and tryng to cash in, and should be shit but really, really isnít. Dull chestnut with a short-lived head. Aroma something else; custard, butterscotch, marzipan, molten cinder toffee ladelled over raisins. Thick, sweet caramelised custard speckled with raisin taste; maple syrup and liquorice Allsorts, yet meatier and nowhere near cloying. Zero alcohol. Rare thing: beer massively enhanced by aging in oak.
bierkoning (9569) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle from brewery store. Amber color. Oak, marzipan and port wine in the aroma. malty sweet flavor with oak, cognac and marzipan. Port notes in the aftertaste. Alcoholic but amazingly complex.
EvilBuddha (69) - SLOVENIA - NOV 18, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been having doubts about adding this beer but seeing Batch 1 listed as separate vintage I decided to add Batch 2.
Glad I was able to lay hands on probably the rarest of all extant trappist ales, brewed in small quantities and available only at the store of monastic brewery.
Batch 2, K28610, into 180 ml Chimay chalice.
Beige, almost instantly dissipating head atop of clear amber body that gets hazier with additional pours.
Honeyish aroma with oak, apple, and well restrained alcohol apart from apple brandy notes.
Flavor is prevalent fruity tartness of apple accompanied by some alcohol warmth and slight astringency from oaky notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, a very decent, well mellowed quad with bridled alcohol that I often find quite disturbing in La Trappe brews.