Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, oak, vanilla hint of red wine and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet caramel, oak and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (16422) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. A rather flat one, no head, and with a more or less clear, dark brown body. Some caramel in the aroma, with hints of oak, as well as alcohol, dried fruits and some vinous hints. A faint hint of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor has a nice sweetness, with dried fruits, caramel, alcohol and some choclate and vanilla. Full body, warming and soft on the palate. Lasting finish with caramel, some vanilla and quite a lot of vinous notes. Chocolate too. A quite pleasant one, but lacks a bit. 130510
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of malt, prunes, grapes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some grapes, red wine, vanilla, oak, alcohol and caramel. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
NikkTwist (2608) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Eulogy in April 2013. Fantastic! Poured dark copper with no head. Great wine barrel aged notes. Has not turned. Deep and complex dark red fruits. Raisins. Dates. Nice dark caramel sweeetness but feels balanced. Heady aroma. Full body. For an aged beer with such dark fruit notes it still retains a nice bite. Again fantastic!
Wim (3551) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared with bart and yves ath home brown coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty hoppy aroma a roasted malty fruity caramel bitter sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
37,5cl Bottle, courtesy of Wim. Brown coloured beer with some very light carbonation and small white head. Sweet yeasty malty veggy to toffee elder hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. FInish is alcoholic, rather sweet with a woody older taste. Medium one.
bbbeer (706) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark rusty brown with a sickly looking small tan head. A wonderfully complex and intense aroma, of caramel and brown sugar, wood, dark fruits, and probably some other things. Full bodied. Pretty much no alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet. Molasses, dates, just a little toastiness from the oak. My only complaint is needed a little something to balance the sweetness. Great beer.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 37.5cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. Tasting of the 12 first La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged variants, together with the original beer (La Trappe Quadrupel).
Appearance: amber beer, small to no head, unstable.
Nose: wine like, but not overwhelming.
Taste: red wine, caramel, tannines, red fruits.
esp0r (2679) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, batch #9, enjoyed at Micro Bar, Reykjavik
Pours brown with a thin tanned head. Smells of raisins, dark fruits, nice malts, oak and yeast esters. Heavy sweet, quite oaky, very fruity with the main focus on rainsins and similar flavors, alot of dark malts and dark fruits. Medium bitter finish. A very nice brew - good oak infusion
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml. bottle divided by 4 @ Kulminator – tiny La Trappe tasting glasses. Almost clear brownish copper with a touch of amber, almost absent, small, lightly lacing off-white head. Smell is a bit weak & not ideal circumstances. Taste is a touch mouldy, definite sweet, less fancy red wine, tannins, sweet standard La Trappe Quad, tad thinned out by aging taste, light booze in the back, alcoholic red fruits, red grapes, reasonable amount of alcohol coming through, caramel, sweet malty, candy sugar, some oak besides the overriding wine notes. Tad less carb, caramley, tad thinned out. Way better than the disappointing 10 & 11 which were also done with Malbec, this one is not stellar but still far from bad. It might be age, I think these beers take a lot of advantage from age.