blackisle (2811) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Nearly opaque deep dark brown, reddish hue, small foamy tan head, disappears quickly; rich aroma of sweet malts, ripe dark fruits, maple syrup, caramel, brown sugar, licorice notes; taste moderate to heavy sweet and mild bitter, roasted malts, sugar, laurel, alcohol; full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation; finish sweetbitter, roasted malts, spicy notes. Very sweet, decent beer but definitely lacks finesse. Bicky (13) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Dark brown colour, creamy colour head. Smells like alcohol, coffee, smoke, soy sauce. Taste of coffee, herbs, some soy sauce. Very good. Name Trappistbier more than earned malrubius (3017) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Table and Vine. Dark brown with lasting tan head an lace. Rich earthy aroma of caramel chocolate and smoke. Burnt caramel and raisiny sweetness with coffee and smoke and mild earthy woody tobacco bitterness and pretty clean finish. Full soft body. On par with what a great trappist quad should be. Excellent. leghorn99 (255) - roma, ITALY - NOV 7, 2014
Si presenta di colore marrone scuro (o tonaca di frate), leggermente velata, ottima schiuma color beige, abbondante, cremosa con grana delle bolle media, e con un bel cappello persistente. Al naso intensità elevata, malto, caramello, miele, spezie, frutta scura; odori che sembrano aver trovato casa nelle narici. In bocca è un’esplosione di sapori, attacco dolce di caramello, zucchero di canna, vino, buona presenza alcoolica; note di caffè, cacao, liquirizia, e ancora uva passa, frutta scura (prugna, fichi, more...). Corpo strutturato. Retrogusto leggermente amaro e astringente, che gli dona un equilibrio eccellente. Birra trappista eccezionale, che incorpora al meglio tutte le caratteristiche dello stile. PERFETTA!!! hotstuff (5257) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Rated on 7-12-2014 at 800 Degrees Three Fires (Fort Wayne, IN) This draft beer has a very small tan head that is fully lasting, mostly opaque brown body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, dark fruit, honey, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet. caramel malt, honey, dark fruit, and alcohol. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is full bodied. Overall, this is a very, very quaffable and tasty beer. It is a sipping beer and gets better as it warms up. The flavors come together very nice and it is a beer worth trying and a beer I will drink again.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Pleasant stuff. Nose is reminiscent of fruity alcohol and Belgian candi sugar. Deep, murky brown with a fluffy, yellowish head that fades relatively fast. Texture is thinner than expected, but it seems to thicken as it warms. Alcohol warms the throat, though it’s not overly hot. Big notes of prune, raisin, burnt brown sugar, nuts, bread crust and toffee. Finishes on the cloying side, but it’s not necessarily bothersome. Overall, I enjoyed it. James_Dog (12) - Herzogenbuchsee, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
bottle @ home. Mahogany, chestnut brown color. nose; dried fruits, deep round malt notes.
full body with a round taste fruitcake, dried plum and hints of roasted chestnut. yy0pp (1632) - - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy dark brown with beige head. Aroma - chocolate, apple, honey. Sweet malt taste with dark fruit. rollerton (196) - SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Ölrepubliken. Very tasty and different trappist beer. Aroma of caramel, taste of caramel! Like liquid candy! Really good beer! tnkw01 (1800) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Don’t understand why this beer is not rated higher. Deep dark, cloudy, amber color with a hugh off white head. Aroma is complex with hints of dry fruit and honey. Taste is also complex. Flavors of fruit cake hints of vanilla.