petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity estery aroma with nice spec. B character. Quite direct and cockey. The flavour is figs, prunes, almonds and alcohol with a nice sweet finish. The palate is nicely carbonated which makes this beer very easy to drink.
Great abt, but it could use some more complexity.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Deep red pour with an off white head. Aromas of candied fruit, orange zest, malt, yeast and some light booze. Light citrus oin the flavor along with more candied fruit, lemon and lemon zest. Lively carbonation with dry sweetness throughout...dry, somehwta boozey finish. For a style I don’t care for , this was rather exceptional.
hapjydeuce (979) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 Light tan head upon the pour, nice froth and lace on the edges of my Trappist glass. Dark mohogany color with lots of yeast. Notes of citrus and heavy fruits on the nose, I love the aroma on this beer. Plenty of raisin, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, pear and banana under the malt tones. Chewy palate, malty taste finishing with dry alcohol, Belgian yeast and candy sugar. Finishes smooth on the tongue. This is right up there as one of my favorite Belgian brews, next to the Trappist Rochefort and Westvleteren beers.
theviolet (173) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Beer. One of the best I’ve had. Nice alcohol warming. Beautiful color and aroma. Very deep falvors. Mild finish.
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 Dark ruby red with a dense head and nice lacing, it’s a shame about the hideous bottle/label. Complex malty aroma with dark fruits, candy sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, alcohol, liqourice, and much more. A well balanced yet very complex flavor, with an extremely detailed malty long finish in which the instantly recognizable St. Bernardus yeast was prominent, as well as some spicy hoppiness. Medium/thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Lush, one of the best.
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorites. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small head, and lots of yeast sediment floating around. Amazing aroma. Great quad flavor - sweet and malty with some malt and fruity flavors. Very smooth drink with a long finish. Alchohol well hidden considering the high content. Highly recommended.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beer that started the addiction. Had one of these on a whim at a Taco Mac in Suwanee GA. Felt like I hit the lottery. I cried when the bottle runnethed over. Will always have available in my home when entertaining guests. Dark, smooth, flavorful....didn’t know beer could be this good. If you can find it, try it. My first Trappist beer, but happily, not my last.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very potent and sweet with a smoothness that was well apprecitated. A great quadripel.
JonMG (2) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark red/brown. Nice typical Quad nose, sweet malt, candied sugar and yeast. Great flavor, port like characters - raisins, spice. Nice long finish.
arbysauce (3) - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can barely taste the alcohol, pours a dark reddish/brown with a light head and plenty of fruit on the palate. Excellent.