jjsint (3496) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2017 JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at the COOP tonight for about $6... Poured into my HotD goblet and received a short lasting tan head with little to no lacing... the brew is hazy dark walnut... Looked like quite a bit of yeast/sediment got into the glass during the pour before I noticed.
Nose shows earthy dark maltiness with little in the way of traditional esters or phenols.. mainly just dark malt with a subtle kiss of malt sweetness... does not smell "malty" though if that makes sense.
Flavor is dominated by again sorta dry dark malt essence... a bit of sweetness reminds me of a musky mead... dry dusty, sorta nutty dark malt on the finish.
Okay carbonation and body.. but both seem a little muddy.
Better than average certainly, but I guess I was hoping for more.
Bottle from Beautiful Beers, Bury St Edmunds. Mahogany, slightly translucent with almost no head. Muscovado sugar, stewed prunes, roasted chestnuts, pumpernickel bread, and naked alcohol in the aroma. Taste taste is sweet at first but there's a fruity hop in the finish, along with a touch of astringency. Plum pudding, milk chocolate and a touch of smoke in the aftertaste. Little to no carbonation, oily body. Simply delicious from start to finish. kmcclung (2) - - NOV 22, 2017 does not count
You can really smell the honey and hops but it's not too sweet. Great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone higgsbison (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Pours a hazy mahogany. Medium body. Creamy. Medium carbonation. Boozy. Sugary. Notes of coca and rum soaked raisins. A gambit of flavors evolve in the mouth. Not the best Trappist quad of the bunch, but a damn fine beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Mpuntmuts (282) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2017 Foggy brown pour with a fast fading kaki colored head. Nice roasted aroma. Dark chocolate and red forest fruits rising up in my nostrils. Loving it!!! As for the taste, chocolate and espresso are boss. Bread, dark roasted malts and the fruits again. Alcohol is there but doesn't choke ya. The body is medium to rich and almost creamy. Low to medium carbonation, just right. Pleasantly surprised by this one. This can measure up to some of the better trappists out there. Both thumbs up!!!! stevoj (5587) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2017
bottle from Das Alpenhaus. Dark brown turns ruby when held to the light. Small, tight beige head. Aroma is chocolate, plums, raisins, light savory notes. Taste is a bit fuller, more chocolate, sweet like chocolate covered cherries, nice feel, coats he tongue and lingers for a while.lots of nice flavors, little heat.Still best to sip slowly and savor the taste.
drmet (1026) - GERMANY - OCT 4, 2017
-pours a cloudy mahogany brown with a small to medium,frothy,sand-coloured head
-Yeast flakes visible at the bottom of the glass
-astringent,cherries,plums,r with a grassy bitterniss
-high bitterniss for the style
-medium to full body
Not as Yeast-heavy as the "True" Belgians.Dark Fruit esters are more prominent in this.
It almost goes into Flanders Red territory with it's Balsamic vinegar note.
A really good and interesting Trappist. DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle. Hazy medium amber with golden highlights and a pillowy beige head. Dark sugars and raisins, bready with spicy undertones and a pleasant warmth in the finish. beerplace (2043) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2017
330ml bottle from Silpo (thx, Vlad!). BB 2017-06-10. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dried fruits (dates, figs), caramel. Similar taste with some strange bitterness. Quite good. gausti (16) - AUSTRIA - SEP 17, 2017
Dark brown to dark red colour, taste of honey, bread and a bit of dried fruits. Smell is honey and dried fruits. A bit bitter in the aftertaste, overall a really good beer! DonGregorio (552) - POLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle (2 months before expiration date). Hazy copper to brown colour, average to large tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, prunes, apples, dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter, of caramel, raisins, figs, prunes, apples, toffee, light alcohol. Rather sweet finish with notes of caramel and dried fruits. Medium to full body, oily texture, average carbonation. Overall: really good and mature quad, very nice sipper.