Aquilo (623) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love a beer with a nice thick head. And this one has the look. It is a nice clear dark red-brown, and the head is amazingly thick and fluffy. The smell is a bit off, presumably because it hasn’t traveled well. But the bottle stink wears off after a few minutes. The aroma is then quite pleasant. It is grassy and floral. Very floral in fact, very sweet as well, like honey. The flavor is very sweet as well. Almost too sweet. Toffee, cream, and a hint of cardamom in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly, as a Trappist should be in my opinion. Quite good overall. Not my favorite style, but this is undeniably good.
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle as "Koningshoeven"
Amber in colour with a tight bubbly light tan head. Ferocious carbonation shoots up continually from the bottom of the glass.
Lightly fruity aroma, peaches and cream, strawberrys, custard apples, with ever present medicinal hints in the back, with some spice.
Sweet apples in the taste..red apples, some strawberry, bitter malt finish, thats long lasting, some tannin in the end too.
Very nice comfortably carbonated..great palte.
Enjoyable beer for 10%!
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a deep brown body with thin head. Aroma is light figs, plums. Flavor is light dried fruit, plums, figs and grapes. Smooth body with a very minimal alcohol burn for the %.
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with an amber color with lots of sediment and a small off-white head. The beer smells of dark dried sweet fruit, a little of barnyard, yeast, and very dark malt. The beer feels medium to the palate with some light to medium carbonation. The initial flavor of the beer is sweet, and it finishes off with a bitter taste that lingers well after the final sip. A sensational beer that appeals to many different beer tastes!
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into a trappist glass has a copper amber color with lots of sediment and a thin off white head. aroma of sweet dried dark fruit, banana yeast, and dark malt. mouth feel is medium with some thickness and good carbonation. flavor is sweet with plumb, cherry, candy fruit, yeast spice, minerals, and light alcohol. finish waters the tongue with fruit and light bitterness.
Borresteijn (6422) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Orange/amber colour with a purple hue. Thin white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, sweet alcohol, some yeast. Reminds me of a candy stick. Flavour is fruity, sweet, balanced by a nice alcohol bitterness. Mouthfeel is very soft and creamy.
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of dried fruits and some malts. flavor is much the same but some alcohol shows through. Pretty good, but not worthy of the trappist name.
Pyobon (1300) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big "stone" bottle. Dark red with off-white head. Complex aroma with yeast, fruits (pears) and caramel. Full body, almost oily, with strong carbonation. Beautiful complesx tast of malt and fruit with hints of yeast, caramel, alcohol and spice. Some bitterness, but not obviously hoppy. Not perfectly balanced, but an excellent beer.
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with big head leaving lots of lacing. Sweet yeast smell. Fairly typical quad taste of malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit and some alcohol. Good.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown in color with a nice inch of head. Not as dark as my favorite quads, but stll smells good nonetheless. Taste is dark fruits, plum, and just a hint of what I’m wanting to call cola or root beer. Good amount of carbonation and decent mouthfeel. This is a good beer, but doesn’t compare to a Rochefort 10 or a Pannepot. I’ll stick to those.