Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours an amber color with little head. Basically, this beer's strong points were the consistency in flavor and the lack of off flavors. However, the flavor that was present was a bit drab and unexciting. Really not a terrible beer, but not something worthy of constant and consistent comsumption.
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex fruits, strong alcohol taste (obviously, at 10%). Good colour. My first quadrupel, so I'll likely rerate this one later after more tries.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2003 Aroma is sweet, slight molasses, a bit of cherries and a wee bit of alcohol - altogether - pleasing. Bourbon colored appearance with floating sediment. Flavor is bready with fruity undertones. Also detect some raisins. Improves as it warms - would make a good bellywarmer in the winter. Alcohol is hidden well - although after a 1 pt 9.4 fl oz - you know it was there!
beastiefan2k (2260) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can someone tell me what exactly is a "quadrupel" and if any other companies make it. And since when is there a holland trappist. I have tried all 4 La trappe beers and they all have the exact same aftertaste. It seems very artifical now and this is making me very suspiciouDOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO on THIS BEER
ARMed (587) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very much like a dark belgium. Strong but with a minimal dominantion of alcohol.
hotstuff (3737) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Poured a medium head that lasted fairly long. There was no lacing on the sides of my mug. It had a sweet aroma to it. It was a fairly smooth drink.
Re-Rate:Medium sized fizzy ivory head that mostly diiminished, floaties, hazy, fizzy carbonation, and a reddish hue. Nose was fruity, alcohol, malt, and some caramel. Nose was sweet, lightly bitter, malt, caramel, fruity, vinuous, and a dry finish. Tingly, warming sensation mouthfeel. Medium body.Quaffable, sipping beer for sure, nicely balanced, would be a good beer to have on a cold, snowy winter’s night, would drink this again and again, and worthy of a try.
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a medium head of light brown bubbles and a cloudy brown body. It has a nice mild malt aroma and a strong yeasty taste of spices, smoke, and some burnt flavor from the alcohol content. I rather liked this brew and would love to have a fresh sample. This brew is definitely a keeper.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2004 Aroma is excellent. Appearance is a murky brown. Flavor is of pears, pineapple, grapes, and oranges. A highly complex and underrated Belgian. The alcohol is very well hidden. Palate is smooth and fruit filled. Quite a shock for $5.99 a 750 ML with a free glass! Overall a hidden gem and one I will certainly try again and again!
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2006 Dark red hue with a light tan head, with large frothy bubbles. Smells like apples and syrup, sugar, and alcohol. A little tingly on the tongue at first sip, and then has a strong alcohol bite along with a mellow and soft fruit/malt flavor. The finish is a little spicy, and I was pleased that it did not taste as syrupy as it smelled. Overall a really wonderful belgian strong ale, rivaling at times my best experiences with Westvleteren and Rochefort. I praise the beer gods for allowing me to have this one gem in the beer starved southern plains.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red amber w/ tan head. Pours w/ a nice sizzle but the head dissipates a little quickly. Rich malty nose w/ hints of fruit (oranges, plums) & spice. Smooth, oily feel. Warming beer w/ good malt (caramel, brown sugar) up front, a soft fruitiness in the middle (oranges, blackberries?), and a dry, spicy finish.