espenra (988) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 33cl bottle from Belgianshop. Pours a dark golden/light brown color with a medium head that settles down fast. The taste is bitter, fruity and malty. The alcohol is also very prominent. It has a medium aftertaste.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent quadrupel. Vinous, fruity with alcohol prominent in the taste. Not the best, but overall a good tasting beer.
kidmartinek (4621) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown like a clear ale. Moderate head, Notes of caramel, alcohol, and malt. Lots of foam head. Decent flavor, Not very yeasty, slightly hoppy. An average good beligian.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery. Pour was light ruby with a sweet aroma of dark fruit and an alcoholic kick. Taste was very sweet again with dark fruit, a lot of malt, and a medium body. Alcohol was hidden pretty well considering it wasn’t a full bodied beer. Smooth finish with a bit of toffee in the aftertaste. This was a real tasty brew. Would definitely buy again.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
scent of fermented fruit. almost smells like a wine. strong taste of maple syrup. sweet molasses and toffee in the finish. Very nice.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. pours a nice dark brown with a solid whitish head that persists nicely. Some nice dark fruits in the aroma with some solid supporting hops. The flavor is more strong fruity flavors with spicy/hoppy alcohol notes in support. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. overall a very nice brew.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours a deep, hazy brown with orange highlights. The beer pours a thin, tan head that is quite persistent - but leaves no lace on the glass. The aroma is sweet with a decent bit of caramel and toast. There is also a dustiness and peppery spiciness that is augmented by the piercing aroma of alcohol. There are also some fruity ester notes, too. The flavor follows the aroma: peppery and grassy notes at first with a sweet malt character. As the beer ventures back, caramel flavors become quite strong. Ethanol flavors also strengthen and a tate of anise begins to come through. The finish has a combination of earthy and fruity flavors - bittersweet with hops and hints of spicy (mellow peppercorn, anise, coriander) phenols. The mouthfeel is quite light. The carbonation is not particularly high - unexpected for the style. Overall, a tasty brew for sure.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 On tap at Ebenezer’s. Aroma and flavor pretty similar, heavy in dried and dark fruit, some mid-range fruit sneaking in as well. Strong mouthfeel supported by the background hops. Sort of an inbetween sibling to the dark, rich Belgian quads and the light, sweet American quads. Enjoyed it tremendously, a worthy beer to stand up to the other Trappists. 8-4-8-4-16/4.0
Rerate 4/16/09. Bottle. Aroma of raisin bread with some spicing that nearly makes it like cinnamon raisin bread, and increasing candi sugar presence noted as it warms. Flavor very sweet as the candi sugar overrides the bready malt and is joined by a bunch of alcohol to create a sugary alcohol concoction. Body is quite thinned out with all the candi sugar, but this doesn’t really help to make it more drinkable. Rather poor. 7-3-6-3-12/3.1
TheJester (2504) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle. Dark amber-brown with a medium-small (but lasting and sticky) beige head. The aroma is strong, fruity (raisins, figs) and sweet, but there’s a little too much alcohol there. The flavour is big, malty, and sweet (dark candi sugar). The alcohol is quite apparent, but fades as the beer warms. Unfortunately, the sweetness increases. Quite a bit of alcohol warmth at the end. Full body, appropriate carbonation. I’d love to see how this one ages.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/5/08 at Idle Rich Pub in Dallas as Koningshoeven Quad. Pours hazy amber red/brown, small, quickly dissipating white head. Nose is spicy and fruity, apple, pear. Taste is spicy, coriander and anise, malt, caramel, dry, with a touch of hop crispness. Pretty decent.