ZodiacM (1140) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
Een troebel donkerbruin bier met cremekleurige schuimkraag. Geur van mout, caramel en ananas (!). De smaken varieren van licht gebrande mout, caramel, koffie en weer die ananas tot kruidnagel. De afdronk is bitterzoet met een lichte toon van koffie. Een complexe smaak waar je van moet houden. ik in ieder geval wel. nickel (1092) - UKRAINE - OCT 5, 2014
Spicy, vanilla, fruits, chocolote and only God knows what else in aroma. Dark malt and coffe with spices taste. Bittersweet malty aftertaste flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle pours a cloudy dark brown with a frothy tan head. Retains for awhile, with prominent lacing. Aroma would be cherry chocolate if I hadn't ruined my sinuses with powder drugs. Tastes of sweet dark malt, raisin, and toothpaste. RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
pours a murkey brown color with a lasting off white head and some spotty lacing. stiff, savory aroma with notes of cinnamon, and dried fruit. taste has notes of licorice and currants. finish is sweet but light. dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Lovely beer and much better than I expected. Not that it is a style, but it certainly has a trappist feel to it. Earthy, deep, not too pronounced but with something fresh in thr finish.
Bottle from De Zwart in Wilnis.
Patrickctenchi (6556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Deep brown with a short, dark tan head.
Dark bread, raisin, chocolate aroma.
Flavour is thick...dark fruit, chocolate malt, cake..
Very nice. gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle; pours brown with a tan head; sweet aroma of caramel, honey, dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol; sweet taste of malt, caramel, fruit, and little bit of spice; has a dry, bitter finish; very nice Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-18-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep mahogany color with a small cream colored head. The head fades rather fast leaving a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is fruity and sweet with a lot of dark fruits of cherry, prune and raisin as well as a good dose of caramel. Along with these is a bit of a caramel smell as well as some lightly sour aromas.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweet flavor with lots of cherry and prune mixed with a bit of caramel upfront. There is a bit of yeast and a bready flavors upfront with the sweet which grow stronger as the taste advances. Notes of a little banana and spice come to the tongue as the yeast grows slightly stronger. A small amount of alcohol comes to the tongue more toward the end of the taste mixing with a lighter herbal and some more bready flavors. In the end, with the warming alcohol tastes mixed with the fruit and bready flavors, one is left with a rather warming and sweet taste to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average side for a beer of its strength with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are good for the more warming characteristics of the brew, but slightly under carbonated for the very fruity flavors of the beer. Overall though it is quite alright.
Overall – A rather decent Belgian Quad that is on the sweeter side but still quite appropriate in taste in terms of its quad classification. Even though it is under most of the other Trappist beers, in my opinion, it is still rather tasty and well worth a try. guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 7, 2014
Brown color, tan foam. Aromas of cake, cherry, raisin, caramel. Taste is rather sweet and a bit sour, which hides a bit the alcohol. Lively carbonation, finish is almost astringent. A bit behind the best belgian trappists but a very good beer, quite complex. DutchMark (395) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
The last of the European Trappists I still had to try. Quite good but not the best Trappist. But hey...there is some stong competition. It is a dark double and a tripple in one. Nice dark brown with a good head and modest carbonation. The 10% is well hidden. Flavor has a nice sour element and burned malts, coffee and dried fruits. Interesting.