Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10% huh? I would never have known. It hides it very well. Pours mahogany with an off white head. Lots of fruit sugars in the aroma and flavour. Flavours are fruity and spicey. Some banana and yeast notes. This was the fifth beer in a night of high alcs. Worth the re-rate henceforth in a fortnight. Regardless, it was very nice.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cool, bright, deep crimson color, full, fresh, bubbling beige head. Aroma: alcohol and yeast step forward, fresh baked bread, mixed with light, yet delicious fruity, slightly citric flavor, lemony, sweet, deep, unique, softly spicy, vanilla. cardamom, clove, unearthly, if ever this was bitter, it went away, as this bottle is over 3 years old, if I can trust the label.
Oh, so very smooth, light, perfect balance, maybe I hit this aged bottle at it's peak, but it's different from all the times I've had it before, more mellow and fully integrated, less forceful in flavor, less dominant, though still toasty, tasty, spicy, and very rewarding...wow, I wish that I'd stashed more than this one bottle away...the aging did good work on it, for the alcohol is less felt and the flavor is appreciably softened, not that I didn't love it before.
Ratings over, now it's time to just chill with the remainder...
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, brown-reddish bocy. Brownish fizzy head, fully diminishing and fairly lacing. Lightly hoppy aroma. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour, lightly bitter finish.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mahogany colored body and an insanely fluffy ivory head.
An orchard of Fruity notes.. filled with plums, apricots, peaches, apples, and oranges. I thought this would be darker bodied than the Double but it’s not. This is like a cross between a Triple and a Double. Extremely fruity and yeasty.. some sweet and toasty notes of molasses along side.
This is really damn good! The palate is exceptionally velvety and luscious. I’m surprised how citrusy and sweet this Quad is…. Notes of caramelized sugars, banana and even some ginger in the finish…. Halliluja!!!!<b/>
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice malt aroma; the same cloudy orange look as their tripel, and the same long-lasting head - these 2 beers set the standard for appearance; the taste isn't as good as the tripel, but still very good - there's no hint of alcohol
DYCSoccer17 (3158) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a transparent amber color with lots of floaties and a robust 3cm off-white head. Aroma is very yeastly with a musty banana aroma. Start is fruity with the middle having some mild banana taste to it. Finish is malty and smooth with a hint of caramel. Nice finish. Has a wonderful palate and the 10% isnt even close to being noticeable. I wish there was a little more complexity flavorwise, though. All in all, a nice brew.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, with a large bage head. Aroma is sweet, like brown sugar or syrup, but the alcohol is apparent in the aroma. There are also some leathery or horse banket aromas/flavors in the mix too. Flavor is sweet. Body is full and sticky. Good beer to sit by a fire an dream.
haddon90 (1350) - Newport Beach, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good quad. Decent sized head. Orangy color, somewhat foggy. Nice aroma. Citrusy, malty, and slight alcohol hints in the aroma. Nice sweet flavor. Acidic, citrusy, and some malt as well. Overall pretty decent! A nice treat from AD at the Beer Sellar in Knoxville, TN!
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fruity banana... Light medium body... Dies rather quickly when it comes to aftertaste...
BIGC (29) - USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now called koningshoeven,I sampled the 750ml bottle and the bottle still had the word trappist on it. The awesome smells of raisins and plum complimented it's beautiful deep mahogamy color. The average creamy head stayed throughout. the sweet, malty flavor was well carbonated. Alcohol and citrus notes were noticed towards the finish. Not as good as st.bernardus abt 12 but a good competitor. Look out for the alcohol sneaking up on you. wooooo