Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep color of purple and brown. A natural color of the earth, most definately. Minimal head - this could very well be my fault as I became distracted during the pour and may have just screwed it up. I sniffed an aroma of bitter cherries, alcohol, and toffee. Flavor is full - spice and sweetness dominate at first. It mellows a bit in the mouth and leaves behind a nice taste of acholol and zip. Thatís right. Zip. Was having a conversation with the lovely barkeep at dba in New Orleans as I drank this beauty. An excellent source of Belgiumís is she.
janubio (593) - SPAIN - MAR 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Brown creamy foam with a middle duration. Brown colour, unless you remove in the end to pour the sediment, then itís very dark.
Earthy liquorous aroma, with coffee, some chocolate, and the usual suspects: plums, raisins...Mouth is delicious and very alcoholic, warm, chocolate, the usual suspects again, brandy... Vinous and velvety, both in aroma and in mouth, but without losing that kind of roughness or unrefined quality usual in many trappist beers. Did I tell it feels vey alcoholic?
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tan head with a deep molasses colour. Deep plum aroma, with a flavour of malt, raisins, molasses, and brown sugar. Fruity, sweet, complex, big warm kick of alcohol at the end. Holy god, this is amazing.
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice brown with a large light tan head. Pretty strong aroma. Spices, malt, yeast, dark fruit, and alcohol. Smells delicious. Mouth is full and fairly creamy with nice carbonation. Flavor is full of spice, sweet malt, molasses, dark and slightly bitter fruit, and some alcohol. FInishes with some dry bitterness and noticeable alcohol. Iíll see this one again.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank in a trappist glass. Poors a slightly darker poor than its predecessors with a foamy brown head. Distinct Rochefort smell with dates, blackberries, brown sugar, creamy nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon and ALOT more. Extremely perfect mouthfeel, very thick and cream... even the alcohol is different. Good carbonation. Nice sweet caramel taste added the dark fruits. There is a salty feel to it as well...??? Explosion of flavors.... WOW!
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours medium brown with an off white fast disappearing head. Toffeeish aroma doesnít really give away the complex and wonderful taste. Creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a very long finish. Noticable alcohol is only real mar.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another obligatory rating, it seems ... and, concurring with almost everyone, yes, this is a great beer. All the fruits everyone always mentions ... raisins, prunes, plums, currants. Vinous. A bit nutty. Relatively simple malt base lets all of the yeasty goodness come through in this one.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2007 Beautiful look and nose. Dry bitter, mild, yet long lasting. Lacks the annoying sweetness and fruit peal acidicy that hampers most belgian brews. Complex mix of dark fruits. Masterful in all respects.
Beerdedone (3114) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of sweet malts,figs, and molasses. Flavor was outstanding with dark fruit,caramel, and raisin with a nice strong alcohol taste. Very smooth on the palate and full bodied. A excellent belgian quad
Brix (647) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 Fresh bottle. Tasted 2007-03-08. This one was in quite a hurry to leave the bottle. Tissues where applied! After settling down it poured nicely with a beautiful head, that disappeared a little too fast for my liking (30 seconds, and no sign of any head left). Very deep, dark colour. The aroma was unbelievable; Very heavy with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, banana, caramel and alcohol. Ditto taste. Texture: Creamy, full bodied. I very much like this one, though I feel it will result in a massive hangover, if not handled with care!