Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 11/27/12. Spent the holiday weekend down in Greenville, SC with some friends and had to go the Trappe Door for my Belgian fix. I really wanted a Quad, but alas, there were none on draft. This is one I’ve wanted to try for quite some time, but keep passing up. Not this time. This was the small 11.2oz bottle, poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.
Pours a dark ruby-mahogany garnet with a small sheet of lace on top. Rich aroma of plum, grape, stawberry, alcohol, all washed in a pleasant floral scent. Carbonated well. Good heft to this makes this a great sipper. Holds up the richness of this beer quite well.
The flavors mirror the aroma making this one a nice decadent treat. Fig, raisin, plum, molasses, syrup, and just a touch of booze on the finish. There’s a lot going on here, and I’m not sure this bottle was big enough for me to capture all of the nuances. I guess that’s what the 750s are for. This was a treat, and one I would gladly have again.
fidemaster (288) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like fruits and nuts. Has a dark ruby color. Has a taste of cherries, figs, plums, mixed with a port wine. Later you get a taste of oak, combined with some hops. It has a bitter finish.
Bawelt (50) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un top du top.
Très dure à définir. On est sur des notes épicées et typées genre Chimay bleue.
L’alcool est très présent : ne pas hésiter à la laisser reposer une dizaine de minutes dans un verre calice pour que l’alcool se calme et les arômes se révèlent. Limiter la mousse : elle n’en a pas besoin.
Déguster en mangeant quelque chose de fort en goût : bourguignon, gibier etc... Chaque gorgée a quelque chose à faire découvrir.
llucmaduell (28) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Maybe it’s the beer and good quality-adjusted price. Imprecindible beer, fantastic, balanced round that l’acabes you have a nice feeling fantastic. A cerversa to enjoy life in peace. All equal!
degbert (1344) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Excuse me, could I have my beer back? Someone stole it and left me with a glass of head. Now, that said...Pours a clear red-brown with a very, very high light brown head; extremely creamy, extremely lacy, and very very solid. Looks like you could walk on it. On the palate, it’s a bakery gone wild; dark fruit. spice, vanilla, and yeasty notes. Finish is long and sweet. Darn Belgians. They’re too good at this.
alex_leit (357) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33 bottle. Muddy, brown beer with a noisy beige foam. Aroma: strong, wine, sweetness of caramel and toffee, dried fruits and higher esters.Taste: port wine mixed with toffee, caramel, dried fruits, spices, candy sugar, brandy. Great beer!
migwell (101) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark fruit, yeast, ’brown shugga’, dark malts... quite a quaff. If I was stuck on a desert island with only only type of beer, I would not be a happy camper... but half a dozen types? This would be a good choice for one of them. Very fine blend of flavors, good complexity, well hidden ABV, not too sweet and overall well balanced. A tribute to the brewers art
overtheline (64) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle pours a deep ochre brown with decent off white head fading to cap. Nose is roast chestnuts, toasted malts and well toasted toast. Taste is, wow, nutty, creamy, bit of oak. Brilliant mouth feel, full bodied medium carbonation. Lots to love little to fault.
Beelzebrox (31) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Somewhat cloudy dark brown. Nose grain, yeast, forest fruit. Medium bodied, not dry at all, light fresh aftertaste. Taste caramel, yeast, grain, alcohol, some red fruit. Much abbey beer, very natural, lots of grain, not much else going on. Basic, but well done. Very pleasant.
TychoJames (460) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska 1,5 l magnum edition 2014 systembolaget. Disig mörkt bärnstensfärgad. Nötig aningen söt doft med torkad frukt och bränt socker. knäckig smak med äpplekart ,sirap och lite bananskum
Punkero (73) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep colour. Slim foam. Elegant. Sweet fruits. Oh well, the taste is so belgian I got a sudden craving of waffles. Great, just awesome. If I were a monk (or not) I’d brew and drink this.