pintbypint (2549) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 fl oz bottle. Koningshoeven label, served in Koningshoeven glass. Poured a deep orange-brown shade. Had a very light haze. Retained a small layer of sticky tan head, very tight small bubbles. Sweet aroma, cookie-like, malty. Aroma becomes more fruity/estery as it warms up (mild banana-bread note?) Flavour revealed dark sweet malts, some alcoholic tang noticable. Lasting malty finish with some bitterness, slight dryness and alcohol warming. Superb drinkability, very smooth palate, mild carbonation, full mouthfeel. Alcohol never becomes intrustive. Rating #400.
esp0r (1907) - NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Netstore enjoyed at home
Rusty red, big beige head. Smell of plums, dark fruits, caramel, dark malts, quite fruity yeast esters, vinous, quite complex. Heavy sweet, raisins, dark fruits, almost a hint of booze, caramel, hints of acids. Medium bitter, fruit peel. Complex flavors, totally a superb quad
ConnyPetersson (74) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad och lätt vitt skum. Lätt smak av alkohol. Annars skumbanan och syra.
Tuxford (13) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This clocks in at a hefty 10% ABV. Complex aromas dominated by banana and hints of vanilla. It has a thick sweet taste that follows right through the palate.
mandaritto (34) - LATVIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color, light brown head. Aroma: spices, yeast, malts, fruits. Creamy mouthfeel - not too complex but I liked it - very ballanced. Kind a sweet with nice biter ending. Enjoyable.
KingsBrew (33) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, Tulip glass, Malty aroma, Golden-brown liquor, Bitter sweet and yeasty with dry aftertaste, Medium body, Creamy with off white head, Light carbonation, Hides alcohol content well :)
jackafholmes (140) - - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
La trappe quadrupel trappist bottle from rome. Misty brown ale with a shortlived off white head. Nutty and sweet aroma. Taste is spicy sweet and strong with banana and almond flavours. Seems over carbonated to me with a medium body.
sdg (23) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber, light brown; rather hazy; slightly tan, regular head - malty aroma, bread, yeast, alcohol, some fruits,banana - very balanced taste, light sweetness - full body, oily texture - long finish; sweet; banana
Dgkiz (10) - GREECE - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured beer with a little white head. Aroma banana, bread, spicy Belgian yeast, cinnamon, caramel. Taste of caramel, fruity, banana, malty and yeasty with spicy and alcoholic notes, dried fruit. Moderate bitter and full body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet, and long with fruity and alcoholic notes.
BeerViking (2305) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, a bit of a gusher so the lumps got stirred up, still I got out a fair amount of clear orange-brown beer with a lovely caramel-banana and cream nose. Palate is rich and dry-sweet, with more fruity peach and banana tones and a warming alcohol edge.
Alengrin (70) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer that pioneered the term ’quadruple’, and although the logic extension of the ’enkel’ - ’dubbel’ - ’tripel’-principle, I still fail to see any distinction between this genre and barley wines and therefore recommend to include ’quads’ into the barley wine genre. Anyway: nice mousse-like, fluffy, yellowish, stable head and warm, deeply misty amber colour with a brownish hue; assertive aroma of overripe fruits and liqueur, impressions of candied oranges and dates, pear, banana, mandarine liqueur, marzipan, cloves, caramel candy, cinnamon, liquorice, cacao powder, cognac, white pepper; taste begins with a fruity and even sugary sweetness, quite sharp carbonisation and a smooth and supple caramel maltiness with nice chocolatey and nutty accents, aftertaste spicy with a mildly peppery hoppiness and warm alcohol of brandy and orange liqueur, not that well-balanced considering the fact that its effect is somewhat astringent; the sugary sweetness from the beginning also lingers a bit. I tasted this as an old beer once, in the original trappist version with according label, bottle and glass, and I cannot help to imagine it was better balanced and more refined in those days, as I’ve heard more than one elderly pub owner claim in both Flanders and the Netherlands. Still probably the best trappist ale from the Netherlands, not counting its oak-aged derivative.