steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BAM! Pours with very dark brown color with creamy tannish head. Laces. Nose is chocolate covered cherries, fruity, yet chocolatey. Flavor is of deep malty and chocolate tones with fig/plumlike character. Alcohol presence is very balanced. Velvety smooth, yet big and bold. A definite lip smacker!!
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
POW! What a beautiful beer!
It’s a dark-brown black with a massive, lasting, off-white head. The carbonation is creamy and the palate is velvety. The aroma is amazing! It’s redolent with stone fruits, cherries and chocolate, brown sugar/molasses, and orange peel. It’s like dessert!
The palate is medium-weight with a velvety feel, and a heavy alcoholic finish. The flavor is well-balanced, starting sweetly and ending in a long bitter finish. This is totally a tail-wagger of a beer!
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There’s no denying it, this is a great beer. Nice full body in palate, aroma and flavor. Upon pouring you can smell the plum and rasin. Well balanced and looks great. It finishes a bit astringent for my tastes, but that does nothing to take away from the quality of this beer.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark brown, with tan head. Excellent complex aroma of fruit, smoked wood, rum. Warming and smooth. A great beer.
jrt (62) - USA - NOV 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 If you haven’t had this one yet, be prepared for a shock; This is a very flavorful beer! Makes most other belgian quads seem a little one dimensional by comparison. Earth, plum, wood and caramel falvors get along famously.
Rated high and rightly so...
Micro13Brew (12) - USA - NOV 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just shared a bottle with one of my friends and we were blown away. It had a deep reddish brown hue. The aroma was very complex but the taste is what really got us. No bitternes left on the palate with smooth rich flavors and a touch of sweetness. I have to get more of this in my cellar.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful beer. Poured a very dark, cloudy brown with an immense tan head that lasted quite some time, leaving behind some nice lacing. Aroma is rich and fruity, with some caramel notes and a hint of wood. Well balanced malt flavor with some roasted fruitiness and a definite alcohol presence. Very warm and smooth going down. Excellent Trappist brew.
Tejas (946) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet cocoa, appley fruit aroma. Flavor is much of the same. Light Tan head. Mahogany color. Alcohol is present in the flavor but not the alcohol bite that I detest. Hidden extremely well for 11.3%. Great sipping brew.
Skinnyviking (8075) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Dec.2005. White long lasting head, brown body, smooth yet lovely taste of hops. Hints of fruit
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on bottle)taking the last bottle from my crade, I felt sade. it´s taken me some two years to drnk that crade and now it´s all over. I also felt as if something was missing. While drinking the beer I came upon it; I never rated the goddawn beer!! So here goes. A very nice dark belgian brew,; hazy through to murky caramelbrown colour. Very intense nose; mostly bready and roasted flavours, some burned figs too. Taste was dominated by carameld nd fudge, the forestfruits are there, but only in the finish, witch is a tad too alcoholic for my liking.