Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG. Pours cloudy amber with a thin off-white head. The nose is malt, peppery hops, fruit and yeast. The taste is oak, spicy yeast, vanilla and citrus. Medium mouthfeel. Tasty.
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Irregular, medium off-white head over reddish brown beer, opaque. Blue cheese, goat’s cheese, cheesy hops; pungent, woody. After some time, cocos or copra. Hot fusels, again cheesy, but less than in the nose; vanilla cream, sweet; dessert with cocos, exotic fruit, rum and crème Anglaise. Very fiery alcoholwarming, slick-oily, even chewy MF. Quite good, but a tad overpowering in flavours, not at all subtle.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet toffee and raisins in the nose, light vanilla oak. Taste is moderately set, lightly bitter, very soft with cotton candy, honey and peat. Nice.
crossovert (6134) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml corked and caged bottle, it is not a half liter bottle people below me. Batch 3.
It pours a plum/red/brown with a foamy off-white head that dissipates decently quickly with some decent lacing.
It smells awesome. It is has a lot of dark fruit scents along with some alcoholic scents like port and sherry and even a hint of bourbon even though there is none in here. The oak is huge, it is loaded with vanilla and wood scents. There is also some sugary malt.
The flavor is also good. La Trappe is probably the weakest of the Trappist Quads, but it still is a nice beer and the oak just adds to it. It is rich and fruity with a tang to it, and the oak is again in the forefront. It is very nicely oaked beer.
This one is decentlyhot, like a typical La Trappe Quad, but a bit more rounded from the barrels and the length of the aging though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-20-2011 05:30:10
TheEpeeist (3139) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz bottle. Foggy brown with a thin creamy haze. Nose is bubblegum, oak and nutmeg. Medium body with a buzz and a tang. Taste is raisin, plum, yeast and vanilla. Simple, soft and clean. Avoids the sharpish alcohol kick of the regular but not so much different.
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (stateline) Batch 3... Corked and caged.. when i popped the cork there was no sound.... I thought it would be flat.... Nice pour though.. Muddy orange in color, decent head. Nose is raisons, dark fruits, banana, caramel, malty and bread notes. Taste is spot on with the nose... Dark fruits, raisons, malty, breadyness,caramel, banana... Slight tartness in the after taste. Super smooth texture, creamy....not a trace of the ten percent. Overall: A little on the pricey side but a great beer
PhillyCraft (2771) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Murky brown pour, beige lacing, little bit of sediment. Aroma is pure lavender vanilla with oaky dark plum and other fruit notes. Taste is like a bready, grapey bottle of vino with dark fruit and tropical notes. Finishes with a butter texture and caramel flavor in the mouth. Insanely smooth and layered Belgian Strong from Koningshoeven.
ddemmingjr (657) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle with BuckeyeSammy. pours rich, dirty brown with a frothy off white head. really distinct nose. cedar, vanilla, sweetness, hard to gauge funk. medium to heavy sweetness, woody bitterness, not a long finish but very drinkable for the amount of aging. Really good
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours mahogany with a creamy off-white head. Aroma shows notes of toffee, fig, banana bread, oak, dates, plums and the list goes on. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of molasses and a touch of warming alc. Can’t wait to try batch 6.
Butters (3665) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Brewvival 2011. HIzzah! I got the very last pour of the very last bottle they had at the table! Very sweet, but delicious. Plums, figs, molasses, candi sugar, lots of nicely melded flavors, and NOT an overload of oak, just faint hints. Not hot, not harsh. Very solid beer.