77ships (6130) - 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 (4234) - 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.
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear ruby-amber with a small eggshell head. Lots of sediment, a touch of lace. Aroma of raisins, alcohol, caramel, and maybe a touch of wood. The taste has plenty of wood however, and really improves the flavor of the quad. It’s still really sweet, but there’s more to it now. Medium bodied, a little dry and woody, and a little boozy with average carbonation.
skokott (42) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Figs, bananas, wine and oak. Very deep and earthy as well as sweet. Definitely serve chilled which in general you wouldn’t but I enjoyed it better this way
BlackHaddock (5189) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
June 2011: Cork and caged 37.5cl bottle: Batch 3. Given to me, as a gift by Rudi from De Bierboom in Brugge, thanks Rudi.
Poured into a Westvleteren chalice (and a Hoegaarden Grand Cru stemmed tulip, which got the sediment and bottle remains).
Deep, dark brown/reddy coloured body, thin covering of off-white bubbles on top, clear without the sediment, the Hoegaarden glass held a different view.
What an incredible aroma, spiced bananas in a liquorice flavoured custard.
The taste is equally as incredible as the smell, port wine can be added to the thoughts from the aromas, this is a complex beer and I loved it. The beer excites the taste buds, loads to find and enjoy in the flavours: malty molasses, various fruits, more spices and herbs than you could shake a big stick at, Port wine and chocolate flavoured liquorice in abundance, a truly different beer. I don’t normally like beers that have been ‘messed around with’, but the Oak Aged bit seems to work with this beer.
Almost gave this beer straight 5’s on BA: had to sit back and think about it, so easy to get carried away when a beer is this good!
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a treat! Looked just the same as the ol’ quad, maybe the head was less visible. With an aroma of brown sugar, yeast, raisins, molasses and jasmine it was certainly more complex. The carbonation was light and with a taste full of banana and yeast. Undertones of vanilla, oak and herbs were pleasant, but light for a quad. Not even a hint of alcohol was present and make this beer unusually session-able.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Kulminator. Darker amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and an average off white head. Light fruity hinted aroma with some hints of grapes and white wine. Full creamy palate. Finish is strong, light alcoholic fruity with a light fruity toasty hint. Not bad.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light brown pour, what little head appeared disappeared quickly. Light aroma of caramel and general fruitiness. Good flavor of raisin, honey, oak, and caramel, reminding me of a sweet bourbon (actually, it also reminds me of Redbreast Irish whiskey, but I think that’s mostly the lingering touch of alcohol and sweetness after the taste, and its definitely sweeter than the whiskey). The oak tones down the sweetness and prevents it from being too cloying. I like this, there is quite a bit going on.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A clear brown colored beer, with a small beige head. The aroma of tonsel with porto notes wood and fruits. The taste is fruity with tonsel some port notes. The aftertaste has some alcohol with slightly wood notes and sweet.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a clear red/gold with minimal creamy foam. Smells of vanilla and chardonay wit hints of lemon. Tastes very complex with hints of oak, vanilla, caramel, raison and a twinge of alcohol.