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Southampton Abbot 12 is our version of a Belgian Abbey-style Dark Ale. This unique style of ale is referred to as "Quadruple" and is brewed by only a few Belgian Trappist breweries. Southampton Abbot 12 is made with imported ingredients and is formulated to allow the beer to age for several years in the bottle.


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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Beautiful dark brown color. Carmel and malty tones. Toffee. No heavy alcohol flavors. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Very enjoyable. Hazy brown pour with thick off white head. Aroma is ready and yeasty. Taste follows as a sweet version of the nose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lectvay (157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle acquired in 2013, stamped best before 2017. I drank the same batch about a year ago, and I think it is as good or a little better. Aroma is great, burnt caramel, roasty, dark, boozy. Heavy and sweet, but a bright, fruity sweetness. More caramel, rum, raisins. Itís a little more fizzy feeling than Iíd like for the flavors, but thatís about as critical as I can get.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2010 Bomber - Dark tea colored pour with plenty of head but no retention. Nose is a bomb of dark fruit, figs, dates, and bread. Taste is super smooth with lots of dark fruit as well. A few years has done well for this bottle. One of the better Abt Quads I have had especially from this side of the Atlantic. Well hidden alcohol and a good kick of sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3635) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Sample at the Beer Heads MeetUp bottle share event in October 2014. Pours a hazy light cola brown with an ecru head. Caramel nose. Flavors of butterscotch. Smooth finish. Nice quad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3237) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a La Trappe chalice. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin velvety head of beige foam. The aroma is a little alcoholic for my liking,but there is some nice ester notes of clove and a bit of anise. The ttaste is softly sweet with some alcohol heat on the back end. Velvety mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1960) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
750 mL bottle. (2011 vintage.) Hazy copper-brown with a nice, almost-white head. Yeast, bready malt, booze, candi sugar in the nose. Nice, but not particularly distinctive. Yeast, dried fruit, booze, and a nice earthiness in the flavour. A touch of herbs and brown spice. Not too sweet. Booze isnít hot. quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1057) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pretty good. It had an aroma of bready malts, burnt sugar and spice. Lighter brown and amber color with a thin head. Lighter palate than most quads with moderate carbonation. Heavy malt flavors followed by burnt sugar with spicy yeast and a tinge of coffee. It blended well and went down easy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1501) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
750 mL bottle from Total Wine, Raleigh, NC (Triangle). Brownish-orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grape, raisin, beet sugars, and sweet plums. Taste is a well-balanced blend of dark fruit, caramel, candi sugars, and Belgian yeast. Moderate alcohol warming but most of it is well-hidden. A very nice interpretation of a quad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1579) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Wonderful example of style! Sweet and flavorful aroma and taste which is truly Belgium. Alcohol well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2836) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 1/23/2017. Pours lightly cloudy pale ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, cherry, apricot, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, pepper, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apricot, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, pepper, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apricot, apple, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, pepper, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/fruity/spicy flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, lightly slick/bready, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome quadruple style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.


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