estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark blood red with an off-white, medium frothy head. Retention is moderate, giving way to full, yet watery lacings. Aroma is malt, flowers and esters. The smells are not as intense as I had anticipated. Well-carbonated, full-bodied brew. Taste is of sweet malt caramel, toffee, vanilla, dark fruits, slightly bitter hops and distinct alcohol presence throughout. The flavors are complex, as a quad should be. I found that it fell slightly short of my high expectations, based on the Trappiste quads.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle-pours a big fizzy, foamy tan head that laces with hazy red-brown color and effervescence. Aroma is fruit-cherry, sour esters, malt. Taste is medium malt, fruit, sweet, alcohol-in line with 10%abv. Nutty, secondary hops. Good effervescence. Good sipping beer.
pythonmets (14) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. Poured with a small tannish head which didn’t last very long. Reddish brown color with lots of sediment floating throughout. Aroma was lively and malty. Felt amazing as soon as it hit my mouth, I wanted to keep it there forever! Fruity and bready with faint fruit flavors and a rich, warm finish.
kkarlo (13) - SERBIA - JUL 23, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mahogany color, thick creamy off white head, with some amazing lacing. Aroma, some fruit, yeast, spice, a little sweetness. Flavor, has a sweetness to it, some dark fruits, a little warming. Lingering spicy bitterness. Really good.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Mahogany color, thick creamy off white head, with some amazing lacing. Aroma, some fruit, yeast, spice, a little sweetness. Flavor, has a sweetness to it, some dark fruits, a little warming. Lingering spicy bitterness. Really good.
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I agree with Tony Banannas I didn’t know St, Benardus when I bought it and I bought four different beers and they have all been amazing but this one takes the cake. My only beef was I thought the mouthfeel was a little thin.
TonyBanannas (36) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love these little surprises. I don’t know a large variety of brews, and when I bought this I had no clue what it was. I guess it’s a plus to being new. I popped it open and pured it without knowing a thing. The aroma widen my eyes and at that point I knew I was in for a treat. Bottle, pours a deep amber brown, with a beautiful, huge, off white head. Aroma is spice, and fruit. Taste of plums, nuts, and raisens. I’m having a hard time describing it with just words. Hows this? Holy Crap, what a brew!
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 Draft. Aroma: Yeast and bread hit me first. Then some dark fruits (mostly prunes and figs), toffee and roasted malt. Peppery spiciness blends alluringly with some floral notes. Appearance: Dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Head lingered long into the tasting. Great lacing. Flavor: Malt sweetnes is the backbone, but lots of flavors are playing along. More dark fruits (raisins this time), toasted nuts, caramel, szechuan peppercorn, and rose-like floral flavors. Palate: Full bodied and creamy. Really enjoyed rolling this one on my tongue. Carbonation high but appropriate. Alcohol warming was gentle and pleasant on the roof and back of my mouth. Overall: An outstanding beer. Full of complex flavors and aromas that challenges the drinker to follow along.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2006 On Tap: Very dark brown with white lacing. Fruity, spicy smell to it. Wonderful mouth feel; made me just want to roll it around it my mouth. Nice malty flavor with slightly spicey bite which is balanced wonderfully with fruity sweetness. GREAT!
IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 11.2 oz bottle Nose of spicy malt, with alittle plums, nuts, and raisins; hazy chestnut brown with a huge long-lasting tan head; flavor of malty iwh dark fruit and a little biterness in the finish.