cheap (5112) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 Second sample, for first (2.9) read on: On tap again at the vintage estates. Much less enjoyable than the fist experience. more than I can appreciate and on the strong side. First sample:On tap at Vintage Estates Wine and Beer, thanks Ron. Cloudy root beer appearance with a rapidly fading head. Slight aroma of sweetness, barely any. Initial taste is very smooth, it really hides the alky content well. It leaves me thinking about how refined these Belgies are compared to many of the unrefined wanna be american craft brews. Surprisingly enjoyable for such a high alky %. Bready and flavorful. A decent brew for a sweet beer lover. Smooth creamy low level carbonation. Very civilized and easy to enjoy. Impressive for a style that I don’t care much about. A little more enjoyable than Ommegang Three Philosophers. Much better than Weyerbacher Quad and Avery The Reverend which both come across rather coarse when compared to this brew.
kinghellsfire (10) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with around 2-3cm of light brown head. Very smooth texture. only downside is the high alcohol content which makes it hard to consume many in one sitting.
Bullit (4353) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 Ruby red colour, off-white head. Aroma has caramel malts and dark fruits. Flavours: dark fruit, spices and a bit caramel.
Rerate: alcohol well noticable. Dark fruits. Full bodied. + .3
downender (7679) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown, with a moderate, tight tan head. Spicy aroma with dark fruits and an almost savoury edge. Very smooth to drink despite the strength, with plenty of sweet caramel. Excellent.
TheCEO (100) - USA - JUL 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 What can I say...it’s well made? It scores high in every category?...so WHAT! If any variety of Trappist Ales are your favorite style, you are NOT a BEER lover...I honestly think that people who PREFER drinks like these are insecure and are trying to feel important in this community...do you think it makes you "better" because you supposedly ENJOY this style..? BULLSHIT Strong Ales...the biggest FRAUD in The Beer World today... Overall Score: 14...there’s so many better ones out there...ones that actually TASTE like Beer too...I would tell this style to "Kiss my ass.", but my ass is too good for its lips...
JoeZasada (305) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An incredible Quadruple from those smiling Belgian monks.... very full of flavour, a wee bit spicy, with tastes of fruits, toffees, and a nice mailtiness. There is some sediment in the bottle, so pour slow and carefully...
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Black pour with white creamy lasting head. Interestingly, there was tons of sediment in the little bottle. Spicy aroma, bit of malt. Sweet flavor with a bit of spice in it. Definitely a great brew.
Wim (3506) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 dark brown coloured body with a off white head a spicy malty hoppy fruity aroma a spicy malty fruity little caramel sweet taste with a sweet fruity alcholic bitter finish
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Having been schooled by monks (monks that confiscated my beer from my dorm room), I feel a special connection with this beer. For it was the Benedictine Brothers that drove me to drink beer in the first place. The socially-deprived, spirit-smothering environment was just what pushed me into the arms of Pheiffer and Cold Spring beers. Now this many years later, I enjoy the finest Quad I have had. It is rich and luxurious - a stark contrast to the monk-infested cement quarters I used to live in. A truly great beer.
swidyn (5) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lighter brown than other Belgian Quadrupels, I was expecting a lighter flavor than other beers from around Watou. Boy, I was wrong! It poured with an average-sized head for this beer type -- about a finger or two... Tannish, natural leather-colored head and significant lacing. The smell was yeasty, with toffee, taffy and caramel rounding it out. The taste was similar, only with light chocolate, coffee with some malt and sugary fruit. Thick, leathery mouthfeel and a sweet finish. Overall, a very nice beer -- I understand why this beer gets such high honors here. Of all the top beers that I have tasted, this is my "go-to" beer. This was drunk on tap at The Brickstore in Decatur, Georgia.