JStax (3074) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a trappist glass. Poured a dark brown with a nice, creamy head of beige foam. Great retention. In the nose I can really pick up some barrel notes. I thought they were bourbon, but after finding out they are really port, I concede that they most definitely were. Some vanilla and woody notes come through in the nose behind the port notes with some fig and light raisin and banana coming through as well. The taste has a medium sweetness with just the vaguest suggestion at bitterness in the finish. It is very light, though. Full bodied with a creamy texture, soft carbonation, and very long finish with the barrel notes sticking around for quite awhile. Overall, this was the star of the evening, and deserved to be held onto for such a wonderful occasion.
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle at Kulminator. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, creamy and dense head. Lacing head. Smooth malty, vanilla and caramelish. Light bitter and herbal. Smooth malty and ligh caramelish finish
jredmond (5459) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Pat, shared with Pat, Dallas, Bobby, and Zahra. Pours a deep amber brown body with a small brown head. Aroma is spice, dark fruit and light cherry. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spice, oak, dark fruit, raisin, Belgian sugar, alcohol heat and prune.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Pat. Split with James, Bobby, and Pat. Pours a dusty brown color with a slight brown head. Really nice Belgian nose gives of some spicy. Slight oakiness coming through. Intense dark fruit flavors mix nicely with the oak in the mouthfeel. A bit hot, but really really good.
Aniela (2412) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kulminator, Antwerp. Clear amber beer with a small beige head. Chocolate, vanilla, nutty. aok, malty, hoppy, dried fruits aroma with some whiskey notes. Simliar flavour with banan, leather and some tropical fruit notes. Really a nice beer :-)
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Kulminator, Antwerp.somewhat hazy amber beer with yeast, nice lasting beige head. Oak aroma, vanilla, cream, fruity, yeast notes, grapes, bread, spicy notes, dry, woody, milk notes, roasted notes, some chocolate, nuts, almonds, a bit salty, notes of whisky. Oak flavor, vanilla, cream, whisky, woody, chocolate, roasted, some hay, milky, biscuits, some warming alcohol, nuts, almonds, vinous, grapes, figs, some tropical fruits, leather, notes of Belgian yeast, banana. Wonderful beer, the oak bringing so much more to an already good beer. Oak finish, whisky, toffee notes, almond, some dades and figs, yeasty notes, some leather and a bit salty. Wow!
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very cloudy/viscous copper amber with frothy tan head. Aroma is a lot of alcohol, definite bourbon, very nutty/almond with vanilla. Body is rather light balanced carbonation.
Lilja (1690) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
En whisky doftande och rökig historia med ektoner. Dock tar sötman över en del så kanske skulle jag låtit flaskan stå något år till.
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle @ Kulminator // split between me, Man-ki & Michiel // tasted along with batches # 4 & # 5 // from a tiny La Trappe tasting glass // 2010 Vintage // quite comparable variation of Batch # 4 or the other way around, sweeter with more Porto barrel in it, touch preferable, which is not that surprising once you the list of BA used for this blend / batch // clear amber, ruby, copper with a touch more beige head than Batch # 4 // porto & wine gum, more plentiful & sweeter than # 4, touch rounder, nice with a touch of berried, fruits, going to dry & candied, sweet liquer, syrup, wood, less than # 4 // caramel, sweet porto, wine gum, liqueur, dried & candied fruit, porto soaked raisins, sweet spices, berries, sweet spices, touch wood, small decorative touch of booze in finish // smooth, touch creamy / liqueur, softer carb. // really turned over my opinion on these Oak Aged // La Trappe Quad is not only an interesting beer on its own but a very interesting one as well to age
tom10101 (2935) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 375 ml. Pours hazy dark amber with a small quickly diminishing beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is incredible, almost 10/10! Strong notes of malt, raisin, wood, dark fruits and caramel. Taste is sweet. Malt, raisin, wood, spices and caramel. Mouthfeel is dry. Warming alcohol. Very good beer. Superb balance and good complexity.