ponx (36) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank this beer right after the notorious Westvleteren 12. I must say I loved the La Trappe more.
Looks: Cloudy, copper/brownish colored, flat beer. Aroma: Interesting combination of flavours. Delicious, but hard to discribe. It’s taste was wineous with first the Malbec grapes, fallowed by a hint of oak and the original quad taste. All very subtile, but all in the degree of compliment to each other. In short phrases: Wine, oak, caramel, plum, raisin, milky, vanilla.
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz. bottle from Party Source at home from notes. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a thin creamy off white film. The nose has big ripe fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, brown sugar, oak tannins and a touch of the alcohol. The flavor is more fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, oak, more tannins and alcohol. The alcohol is warming, but nothing really pops as this is very flat.
wekker84 (1880) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a dark brown colored beer without a head aroma malts caramel yeast spicy dry fruits liqueur and some oak flavor malts spicy oak dry fruits liqueur some yeast and caramel fruits and oak in the finish
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37.5 cl cork and caged bottle: a gift from Rudy in De Bierboom, Brugge some years ago. Poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 24th Sep 2014, the sediment and remains were dispensed into a 2006 ZBF tasting glass for examination and tasting later.
Very little covering on top of the pour, just a wisp and collar, the actual beer was almost hazy and a dark brown colour with a red hue.
The nose and taste however make up for the lack of ’looks’ the beer has. Wine esters with rich oak like aromas reach far into your senses, both the smell and mouth seem to blend into one luscious tasting brew, this is another winner in my eyes. Smooth, deep and rich body flavours, a true masterpiece of brewing and aging. Port and wine like in it’s aging, but still keeping it’s beer base and baring. Batch 3 still wins overall in my ratings, but this is very close in all aspects bar the head.
tricksta_p (1955) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of ripe fruits, plum, nectarine, wine, oak, maple syrup, grapes, some alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet, thick fruity. Light warming alcohol. Complex and sweet, really enjoyable batch.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Dark hazy brown with cm thick beige head.
Aroma: woody, fruity, butterscotch, cherry, spiritous.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitter and sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, thick body, average low/average carbonation, lingering butterscotch, fruity, cherry finish with alcohol dryness and warmth.
Habanero (3271) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, citrus, vanilla, wood and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor that end up more dry with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oilt texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Quad.
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark sugar, Toffee, cherry, plum and oak. Cloudy brown with almost no head. Dark sugar, raisin, alcohol and plum. Nice, but not nearly as rich and a the tannins stronger than the others.
Douberd (3190) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 375ml, c&c, into a tulip glass. ABV 10%
Dark amber brown colour on the body, with a small froathy off-white head, with low retention, leaving minimal lacing on the glass.
Aroma of dark fruits mostly, sweet. Vanilla, wood, alcohol.
Taste is has lots of vanilla and wood, a lot of alcohol too, sweet caramel, malts, black grapes, wine notes, dark fruits.
Medium thin body, low carbonation. Sticky palate.
Overall, very good, would be even better if not so flat imo.
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle pours a murky brown with zero head. Dark fruit sweet malt and oak taste. Very enjoyable.