sir__v (970) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color : dark brown amber beer with medium carbonization and small brown head. Smell: caramel, malt, bourbon, vanilla, whiskey and malt. Taste: very licorus! Caramel, malt and sugar with a vanilla taste. Aftertaste: malt, whiskey.
vikingguy (897) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with brown head. Sour oak aroma. Taste...Rich caramel malt balanced with sour oaky notes...ripe raspberry notes too. Very nice quad!
jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to close out the weekend. Purchased at the legendary Kris Wines. The pour’s a hazy deep copper color with a tiny off-white head that quickly disappears. The nose is sweet blackberry jam. Bubblegum. Grape fruit by the foot candy. Slight tannic aromas. Hints of acidic red apple skin, a bit of booze. Caramel popcorn. Complex aromas indeed. The flavors of white wine, apple sauce, red berry jam. You definitely get the wine barrel treatment in the initial taste. General spicy notes that you find in most strong dark Belgians. Nicely fruity, jammy finish. This hides the alcohol well. Full body, supple. Still, this drinks very easily, nimble for what it is. Overall, a really nice treat. I do have a soft spot for beers of this profile. Cool stuff.
esp0r (2333) - 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
gEUS (1396) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle - pours clear brown golden with no head. Aroma of caramelised malts and lots of marzipan. Wealthy body, lots of sweetness, lots... Taste is nutty, caramel... Influence of the barrel on the beer is lot less than the other versions.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 bottles shared between our little beer club.
Amber brown pour with very small head.Aromas of fruit,oak and wine with raisins and figs also in evidence.Tastes of all the above with brown sugar and the oak more in evidence.This is a nice complex,balanced beer with the alcohol well in the background.
Yves (2508) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown coloured beer with a completely diminishing head, only few carbonation. Malty whisky hinted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty alcoholic bitter.
77ships (5091) - 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.
Swaroga (1664) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml. For my 600th rating I chose to drink this Trappist. I had to use my teeth to open it. It poured brown liquid with almost no head. There are some bits floating inside. Nose : fruity nose with tart and cooked cherries. Some wood and vanilla. Sip : medium body with low carbonation, oily texture. It strikes with sweet cherry and vanilla tart aromas. It develops more sweet and sour but finer notes of fruits and wood elements. The end is going more into dry wood and spices and sour fruits. The sweetness in this beer is strong but really well balanced and the beer hides well the alcohol content. Quite tasty.
PriorL (2493) - 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.