Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, - OCT 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red brown body with a small off white head. Strong fruity aroma, brown sugar, plum, apricot, apple, berries. Great malty flavour with spices, berries, some caramel and plum, well carbonated palate.
cogitus (6) - - AUG 21, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Triangle Wines Southern Pines, 10oz in snifter.
Lovely dark raisiny alcohol nose.
Nearly opaque brown, rapidly-thinning thin tan head lingers at perimiter and lacing glass. Displays legs and lacing in glass.
Flavor is roastier than a typical quad imho, a refreshing deviation from the mostly dark fruit influence of the style. Fruitiness is abundant but not overwhelming as some are.
Alcohol is unmistakable, (especially 10 mins after drinking when I stood up) but not offensive or unpleasant.
Big fan of quads/Belgian Dark Strong ales. Probably among my top 5 of the style. (at least 2 are LaTrappes)
Fujimo2000 (88) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper with a lasting brown lacing. Aroma is sweet bread. Raisins and cherries with a sizable alcohol finish.
ignorant (84) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown, with golden tones, beige foam, creamy and not very durable. They stand nose fruity aromas, raisins, prunes, caramel, molasses, brown sugar and coffee. In the mouth is felt the presence of alcohol, roasted notes, caramel, brown sugar, raisins and cocoa. price / integer, medium carbonation and final sweet and very presence of alcohol body
matthewjk (1058) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn thing will knock you on you arse if you are not careful! This quad is full power on the caramel, raisin, and I think they snuck some vanilla characteristics in there. Really great beer to try. 750ml bombs away.
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - AUG 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10.5%ABV. Abbey quad.
Poured out black brown. 36ºSRM.
Nose has red bean paste, dates, dark stone fruit preserves, boysenberry or blackcurrant jam, grape jelly, very faint licorice. Nose on 2nd approach has some wine, port and sherry aromas.
Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is ponderous with a syrupy palate with brown sugar, honeyed dates, honeyed graham crackers, treacle, burnt sugar syrup, Alcoholic heat at the back of the throat. Hops are blunt, bitter and of the "noble" variety with a perfume-like character.
There is a bit of a blunt bitter, slightly cardboard-like flavor at the end that could be argued to be a dry woody finish.
Overall a very complex ride with layers of flavors and aromas that round off a Quad ride that make this a little more interesting and with a little more depth than some of the more pedestrian, commercial examples.
Minderbinder (3264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with low beige head, good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, fruits, alcohol. Taste is of caramel, malt, raisins. Palate: Full bodied, soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good stuff.
tom10101 (5209) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting by Rastacouere and Catherine (?), thanks! Hazy amber with a small beige head, good retention, leaving good lacing. Aroma is everything you can expect from a good Quad with raisins, brown sugar, dried fruits (figs, plum), Belgian yeast, mild to moderate spiciness, vinous notes and a bit of alcohol. Taste dried fruits forward with spot-on sweetness, brown sugar, alcohol, moderate spiciness and vinous notes. Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is rich. Fruity and gently warming finish. Awesome Quad! Deep, rich and complex.
hman43 (1114) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours dark brown with ruby hues. It has legs and a moderate head that produces significant lacing. It has pronounced raisin aromas. In addition there is a vinous quality to it with various earthly elements. There are flavors of raisins, vinous qualities, dark fruits, and spices. The flavors are sweet and highlighted by a sugary punch in the middle of various complex flavors. It has a full body with plenty of alochol warming. Overall, this is an awesome beer especially to any that is a fan of raisins. It has multiple complex flavors and aromas.
mathieuc (3256) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium brown with a small beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of grapes, brown sugar and, surprisingly, cereals. Taste is moderately sweet with some nice, classic grapes again and a little alcohol. Not overdone in any way and quite enjoyable. Body is full and mouthfeel is rich and sugary. A nice big quad, I wish we could get small bottles of that!
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy dark brown with a very nice light beige head, reviving and leaving strong lacing. strong raisin character, dried fruits, woodsy caramel, leather, some sweetness - fig juice; belgian spices. moderately low carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet yet somewhat balanced woody-spicy finish. excellent quad, really.