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.
LLaurin (14) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A massive impression of course. On tap it is a really great experience and the taste is massive and heavy. Lightly sweet but alcoholic.
rosskyle (208) - - SEP 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle. Malt plum alcohol fruit aroma. Reddish plum color with a white head. Medium heavy body with carbonation. Plum raisin caramel gig flavor. Sweet finish without the sticky mouth feel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
malrubius (2179) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Julios. Dark brown with lasting eggshell head and some lace. Woody earthy aroma with fig/raisin and tobacco. Rich medium sweet raisin plum purple grape sweetness with earthy woody tobacco bitterness that lingers with a hint of sweetness but no stickiness, no cloy. Smooth creamy medium body with very fine internal carb. Excellent...as everybody already knows.
acvdberge (7) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The taste of this one is close to the taste of Westvleteren 12. If there is no change to drink a westvleteren 12 or a Rochefort 10, you can choose this one. It comes very close to these two.
Handypaul (332) - - SEP 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Had it a couple of times over the years and find it to be a complex, malt forward, medium bodied, medium sweet, well balanced beer. Excellent job.
procraste (237) - FRANCE - SEP 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
J’y reviens ... Histoire de comparer mon goût d’aujourd’hui avec celui d’il y a quelques années. Et bien ma foi c’est plus léger et moins bien que dans mon souvenir, même si ça reste de bonne facture ...
jonnyt (47) - USA - SEP 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nearly black with dark creamy head. Massive taste, juicy and chocolatey with a very long smokey treacle aftertaste. An absolute treat.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markschiedon (398) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle.
In the aroma alcohol and sewer.
The unclear brown beer has a large brown head.
In the taste liquorice, chocolate and coffee.
BeerRenter76 (341) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally rated on 11/1/2007. I have had this a few times, i have to say this one of the best beers in the world. its complex, flavorful, great apperance and smell. I would (and have) recommended everyone i know to give it a try, you wont be disappointed.
SanDiego1 (18) - ITALY - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia. Colore marrone scuro, schiuma fine beige che si dissolve rapidamente. Aroma di frutta secca, nocciola, frutta sotto spirito, dattero. Al palato corpo rotondo, alcool pungente, frutta secca, noce, nocciola, dattero.