mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, - JAN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear garnet body with a huge tan head. Aroma/taste: biscuit, raisins, sherry, herbal hops with a dry biscuit-chocolatey finish. Warming mouthfeel, highly carbonated
Alusmamuts (545) - LATVIA - JAN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with medium light brown head. Soft, stouty, bit wanilla taste with mild bitterness surrounded by sweetness, carbonation sourness.
Cluniac (58) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a bit hoppy, malty and floral notes. Appearance is jet black with a thin tan head and tight carbonation. Taste is a bit flat for me, but is mostly malt and dark fruit. Palate is medium creamy, with a bit bitter and dry aftertaste. A bit spicy and boozy warm, although not bad considering its 12%. Overall decent ale, but flavors not as bold as the best in class.
thirstyrabbit (1182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown body, tall diminsihing head. Aroma has sweet caramel, some nuts and not much else. Sweet caramelly taste with nuts, figs and ceylon tea. Plenty of booze in the finish. Sweet and caramelly booze fest without anything exciting, resembles another overrated classic La Trappe Quadrupel. Not my kind of beer. Ironic name.
PauloAG (47) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330cc bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Sweet caramel and toast. Fantastic bouquet. Heavy body. Real fills nicely the mouth up. Outstanding brew
Renobob (1001) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Nez plutot neutre, palais sur le caramel, les épices et l'alcool. Biere assez forte, bien corpulente.
JefVerstraete (1656) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black with beige foam. Medium carbonation. Light roasted malts and light notes of coffee. Also caramel and spices. Rather alcoholic. Good beer.
MrW (439) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Sweet aroma, malts, raisins, plums.
Dark brown, nice foamy tan head, lasting, lacing.
Warm taste (probably the alcohol), dark fruits, mild coffee, caramel.
Full body, every sip is different due to the alcohol that get’s more prominent.
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn. Opaque brown with beautiful bright mahogany. Head is massive but drops fast to leave a thin layer leaving some lacing, soon to disappear; colour is light cream. On the nose there’s a lot of caramel and grains, some dark fruits... liqueur crawls forward more and more as it warms. Taste is very sweet... dark fruits soaked in liqueur, caramel, woody, spicy. Quite a lot of dry bitterness in the finish. Heavy on the tongue, with a thick and syrupy palate and active carbonation. Pretty good drinkability despite the 12% ABV - in fact, if I didn’t know any better I’d have guessed it to be between 8-10%. Overall - too caramelly sweet for my liking. It’s not among my favourite Belgian Strong Dark Ales.
vjohans (110) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, toast, roasty, herbs, resin, alcohol, banana, raisin, brown, red, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, full body, sticky, soft carbonation,
AGCostaNeves (23) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shedding in the Trappist glass foams presented average, beige and soft and durable, leaving thin layer perennial. The body is an opaque dark brown with red and very beautiful reflections.
The roasting aroma is wonderful, delicate, and alcohol does not appear in the aroma, but there are noble hops, floral accents, fruity, citrus and dry. Felt no toasted or roasted in armoma which surprised me. I noticed this a little Belgian yeast. In my humble opinion this beer complete all requirements of a good Quadrupel abbey style.
Surely a striking feature is the aroma that is not very strong in intensity, but it turns out complex, delicate and accompanying tasting until the last sip.
Taste takes the same aroma of course with generous doses of coffee, a beautiful Belgian yeast and floral hops. Alcohol shows its claws warming slightly every sip that clashes a bit the set despite its 12% content.
Its carbonation is high, which was soon confirmed in the first sip. The bitterness appears well and refreshes the set, helping a lot the drinkability of this beer, poi the alcohol content is high. A powerful end.
In its aftertaste feel a bitter light, one torrefado in the background a taste of dried ameixar. Well inserted.
One of the greatest merits of this Quadrupel Trappist style is at its high alcoholic content not to be heavy drinking not being too sweet and not at all cloying not. A work of art brewing.