13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark caramel colored pour with a slight foamy white had that quickly fades into a small creamy mass in the middle of the glass. Aroma has a ton going on...very boozy, with the dark fruity notes (figs, raisins, plums) really coming through with a bit of the oak as well. Sweetness engulfs the tongue as you take a drink with the vibrant carbonation bringing everything to life. More of the dark fruit flavors are all over this beer and the subtle oakiness finishes on your tongue after you swallow. Probably not worth the extra cost over the regular version of this beer but definitely worth trying at least once.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Quickly disappearing vanilla beige head. Leaves a headless almost clear orange amber colored beer.
Aromas of smooth white wood, soft vanilla, prunes, light vinous, caramel, hint of well balanced brown sugars and marzipan....
Flavours of fresh (white) wood, vanilla, prunes, bitters, light caramel, vinous/liquor tones, light marzipan, cream and sweet bready...
Aftertaste has tones of vanilla, prunes, caramel, light vinous/liquory and some marzipan.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, between medium and full bodied.
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Timís Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: n/a, blended: 17/IX/2010 (2015-1755)
Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear amber beer, small creamy beige to yellow irregular head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, oxidation, sweet, honey, bit floral. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: much sweeter, lots of honey, some caramel. Aftertaste: sweet malts, honey, caramel, sugary, some alcohol, very sweet.
Wixie (404) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear red liquid. No head. Aroma of fruits. Heavy body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet and rich.
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Apex. Cloudy brown with a good pale head. Aroma is raisins, heather honey, dates, hint of anise, trace of banana. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate with a long finish. Taste is raisins, ripe bananas, dates, brown sugar, heather honey, nutmeg. So good.
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a cream head. Alcohol, wood, dried fruits, malty and light spice. Smooth palate, alcohol, cherry, malts, wood, vanilla, dried fruits, great finish.
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Raisin, oak, dark fruits and butterscotch. Cloudy brown with a beige head. So light and balanced, oak, fruity dark esters and a long raisin, plum finish.
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashleyís Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a hazy brownish gold with a medium off white head, slow-fading, and leaving great lace behind. The aroma is pretty great. There is a good maltiness coupled with a strong dark fruit presence and just a touch of yeast. This isnít the typical Belgian that I was expecting. The flavors mesh into something like a light cough syrup. There is a sweetness to it, as well as a dark fruit presence, which is a little odd to me. The mouth feel is a little thin with minimal carbonation. It is somewhat slick on the back end and the aftertaste is of dark fruit and malt
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle to mini chalice. Poured slightly murky but mostly clear. I got the top of the bottle. Beautiful amber with very minimal head. Very sticky sweet. Dark fruits and sugars stay on the palate forever.
Sarlacc83 (1952) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from awhile ago.
A: Dark brown with light tan edges. Thin head that disappears. Light lacing.
N: Clove, esters, grape, cherry, candi sugar, oak, alcohol, licorice, toffee. Nutty, sweet bread.
T: Much more bitter than expected. Some sweetness, but the oak did its work on this.
M: Heavy texture split against a slight wateriness. Iíve encountered this before...in a 15 year old Chimay Blue.
O: Quads donít strike me as the type of beer that needs to be aged in oak barrels. This doesnít really change my mind.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the #1 rated of the Oak Aged La Trappe Quads. Iíve heard great things. Letís see how this one tastes. Cherry Red with a ton of disgusting looking sediment. Creamy very sticky off white to brown head. Fades very slowly..really nice lacing. Spicy nose of cinnamon, very yeasty and it has a creamy liqueur almost milk like aroma. Loads of figs and oak. Taste is interesting. This has a booziness that far exceeds 10% in taste. More of the cognac liquor taste. cherries and yeasty bread dough. Sugary sweet and figs, raisins and prunes. Even at 3 years old, this beer still has a long way to go before it can chill out with the booze bomb. Still very good and the lingering vanilla is very nice.