olio (5272) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours dark copper color with a large frothy head. Aroma is a bit grainy at first, some spice notes slowly emerge with some dark ripe fruit notes as well, sweet sugary malts and yeast can be found also. Flavor is somewhat sweet and fruity, wood, yeast and malts with some caramel, hints of spices and a dash of grain. Palate is somewhat smooth but way, way too thin and grainy. I expect rich and complex flavors from quads but this just doesnít cut it. A decent effort though.
NosirIwont (1893) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 9.0%. No best before date. Bottled Feb. 2011. Pours a clear deep golden amber with a light tan/yellowish head. Quite nice, but unfortunately only a little lacing. Sweetish and a bit tart aroma with notes of dark fruits and wheat. Spicy note as it warms. Dried/dark fruit flavour with light notes of oxidation and bread, and with a bitter overtone. As it warms, the sweetness increases a bit, bordering molasses. Bitter and fruity finish with a lingering grassy note and an alcohol burn. A wee bit too much carbonation. Overall okay. 30.12.13.
gruberm (315) - - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark fruits come through in the taste, as mentioned. A nice dark Trappist ale for sipping. Tough to see more than one being had.
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Haslinger (853) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared with kegbear, solid caramel nose, tastes of fruits and sweet toffee, pretty solid beer
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always impressed with Pretty Things. Murky brown pour. Sweet dark fruits and caramel blend with drier, toastier malts. Nice and weighty, very full flavor. Impressive.
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/27/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, malt, and Iím picking up some odd aromas almost like plastic. Itís a little sweet at first with the alcohol being very pronounced. Itís sticky and almost leave a coating in your mouth. The balance is off and while drinkable, it does not stand up to the true Trappist style.
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber/brown colored pour. Bordering on a toffee color. Small off-white head that quickly falls down. No lacing. Aroma of vinegar, slightly. Some raisin and date. Mostly the acetic note. Taste is a vinegar-y raisin mess. Not the best example of this style, or beer for that matter. Still it has some decent qualities and if it was a sour beer it might have been received a little better.
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of dark bread and roasted grain, light cooked orange for the hops, moderate leather and meat for the yeast, with hints of fig, toffee and a hint of red wine. Head is small to average size, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear mahogany. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a sof tcarbonation anda modrately alcoholic and chewy finish. A littl bland for a Quadrupel, but a good Belgian warmer nonetheless.
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @The Publick House, Brookline, MA
Dark, almost opaque black color, steady beige head. Candy sugar, dark fruits in the nose. Medium to full bodied. Very much strong Belgian yeasty flavor. Candy sugar, some spices, dark fruits, alcohol. By ageing this would be super.
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Sweet Malts, Raisins, Red Plum
T: Raisins, Sweet Malts, Plums, Cherries
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet
Overall, a really nice well balanced quad with good malt/fruit nose and taste.