trapped (561) - TURKEY - FEB 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with large beige foamy head, caramel aroma, high carbonation, roasted malt taste, full body, very balanced long finish. The strong alcohol content is very nicely balanced.
RW80 (274) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Transparent reish brown pour, thin unstable cloudy head
Aroma: Belgian yeast, Esters, red fruit fruit.
Taste: Bittersweet with dark fruits, a hint of chocolate and caramelised malts. In the finish it shows some light spices and the alcohol peaks just a bit too much trough.
medium body, Oily Texture (less smooth as the heritage version.), medium carbonation,
allmyvinyl (1854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Reddish brown pour, thin off-white head. Big Belgian yeastiness, some banana. Dried fruit. Taste is big and chewy. Sweet, warming finish. Nice.
BenH (1927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dried3d fruits, belgian yeast esters. Taste of dark fruits, toffee, yeast and nuts. Sweet and bitter, not really my bag.
Temptation (204) - - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Potent, overwhelming beer, deep and complex, that has a wide profile combining notes to almonds, cake, milk chocolate, prunes and red wine with some bitterness which is close to spiciness. The overall is robust, well rounded and finished, with a spicy hint in the finish. The cons: the texture could be smoother and not so watery and the red wine notes are too marked. Nothingless, a very good beer, to repeat.
Philym (593) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and 3 finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Bubblegum, banana, mineral, woody, spiritous, toast/bread.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and bitterness, medium sourness.
Palate: Light smooth texture, light airy body, prickly carbonation, dry abrupt malty fruity, spicy finish with a slight alcohol warmth.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace.
Osprey87 (1092) - London via, WALES - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle BB 2016. Dark red/brown beer, mostly opaque, sparkling, huge foamy beige head with nice lacing. Smell - sweet dried fruits, red berries and ribena, a touch of alcohol. Body is medium but very foamy. Taste - very sweet malts, sharp alcohol with a dark fruit and coffee vibe. Nice.
revolution2718 (134) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish brown, dark, very minimal head. Nose is sweet, dark fruits, raisin, booze, maybe chocolate, rich malts, very aromatic. Taste is dark fruits, raisin, dried figs, chewy, a touch of chocolate, caramel malts, candy sugar. A little too boozy for me, but very complex and a good sipping beer.
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NJJereme (375) - Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured into a trappist glass. A sugary malt scent upon pour. Almost no head. Surprisingly smooth and not as heavily bodied as I thought it might be. Slight cherry taste with a bit of chocolate. Warm as it hits the chest. Potent in the alcohol department. Definitely a sipping beer but enjoyable and very tasty.
Lowenbrau (1643) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from 1420, León.
In short: a boozy belgian quad.
Pours hazy dark copper-amber with frothy tan head, good head retention, some lacing. Roasty, liquor, caramel, nuts aromas. Medium body, viscous texture, average carbonation. Taste is sweet, liquor notes, caramel, roasted flavours, spicy, all among a nice alcoholic load. Despite this is quite well balanced. Very enjoyable.