andrew_drinks (19) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Albert Heijn. No idea what to say... Like a dandelion and burdock spiked with vodka and opiates?
illidurit (1963) - Sonora, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog purge. 750 mL bottle that I had had lying around for years. Dark mahogany pour with a fizzy tan head. Aromas of spiced figs, maple syrup, chocolate, grapes. Flavor follows, rich sweet toffee, fruitcake, prunes, figs. Really nice quad.
KeefOz (629) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Parallel taste with La Trappe Blond. Upon pouring, the off-white solid foam filled the 20cm tall glass to the rim and retained well before slowly diminishing to be a thin ring around the edge of the glass that produced scattered bits of very fine lacing. Visually unappealing. It produced a clear dark amber coloured liquid that was well carbonated with lots of small bubbles. Aroma of malt with strong hints of clove. Compared to the Blond this one is very sticky sickly sweet with touches of plus alcohol bitterness. Light to medium body. Light sweet finish with taste of alcohol as well as cloves. Worth trying.
Mora2000 (5149) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How have I not rated this beer? I have drank it countless times. Oh well, here goes nothing. Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is awesome. I get a good dose of caramel and molasses as well as some candy sugar. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of brown sugar and caramel notes, as well as some dark fruit - cherries and grapes. There is also some candy sugar notes in there, as well as some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome beer.
budedou (74) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 My first quadrupel and I like it a lot.
A special La Trappe taste :)
Next one please!
Brentv (89) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy brown with tints of amber. Beige head, little lacing. Aroma of caramel and spice and dark fruits. Flavor is immediately woody, sweet, caramel, dark fruits, smoky, and much more. Every sip has a new flavor quality. Not boozy. Creamy mouthfeel. A very complex drink. Finish is quite sweet with no bitterness.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown from the bottle, aromas of pitted fruit, and yeast. Flavors followed suit, light caramelized pitted fruit, a tad sweeter in the aftertaste than I like, but solid none the less.
cmc619 (352) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last one in the La Trappe tasting. Quad I’ve had before but first in a while. Pretty nice. Definitely fortifying. Quads can be a little much but this is sipping pretty great.
alethol (78) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mahogany colour with small beige head. Aroma’s of banana, sweetness. Taste is again sweet (caramel), coffee and thick, oily. Exactly right level of carbo. Alcohol well hidden. An excellent beer.
WhoU (48) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect for the autumn in amsterdam. Bottle at 10 degrees. Dark and punchy but perfectly placed. Caramel herbs and wood. Did not get the bubblegum often quoted but interesting and warm. Very enjoyable