mice (1102) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2018 ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bieresgourmet webshop. In honor of today’s news that Stift Engelszell is now officially a Trappist (TM) brewery, I can think of nothing better than to try their first creation - congratulations to the fine Austrian branch of the famous "Beer Order". :-) Pours a deep, near-black brown opaque body with a medium cloudy light beige head. Nose is chocolate, grains, yeast tones, nutmeg and dark malts, with hints of wood and herbs in the back. The yeasty notes kinda reminds me of the slurry gathered on the bucket bottoms of some of my darker home brews, which is a bit of a minus but hey, this is not bad. Taste is some nearly sour-ish caramel and chocolate tones up front, then grains, bitter herbs, burnt sugar and hints of grass in the finish. Softer carbonation than the Belgians, with a medium to thick texture and mouthfeel. Also, it’s somehow a bit more assertive than most other Trappist brews in the same league, with pronounced, near-roasty chocolate-like elements. I was expecting a sweeter brew, more in line with either the other BSA/Quads of its kind, or perhaps a hefty German doppelbock. This is neither, but instead a dark ale almost on the verge of becoming a mild sort of stout. Original for sure, and definitely proving that Trappist beers range wider than the traditional representatives. Rather tasty as well, but nowhere near its more famous brethren I’m afraid. Still: cheers for Engelszell and welcome aboard the Trappist Ark! :-)
Hazy, dirty dark brown beer with very small head. Aroma has bread and cyrup with sweet malts. Both appearance and aroma are very far from traditional trappist beers. Taste has cyrup, sweet malts, bread and dark fruits. Alcohol warms even if doesn't taste. Medium body, low carbonation. Weird, a combination of German doppelbock, British ale and Finnish "kotikalja/sahti". laakus (159) - Nossebro, - JAN 5, 2018
Pours dark brown, near black in colour, with slight reddish tones. Lively sparkling with a toffeebrown coloured foam. Aroma is sweet, dried fruits, some nuttylike flavour, also quite bit alcohol pushing through. Very sweet, oily texture, dark dried plums is the main thing I notice before alcohol starts to dominate. Quite an unpleasant finish. knight65 (132) - Dordrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2017
Too sweet and too much alcohol in this beer. Although I love most of the trappist beers this is not my favourite. pitch992 (248) - SLOVENIA - DEC 30, 2017
Bottle from Pivoljub.
Vanilla, chocolate, raisin, lots of alcohol (a bit too far forward), banana, chewing gum. Unexpectedly drinkable, quite pleasant. The alcohol could be a bit more mellowed and mixed into other aromas and tastes, otherwise a nice one. Emelie (237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2017
Doft: quadsyrligt, torkade fikon, boozy, lätt av choklad, bränt socker, russin.
Smak: bränt socker, torkade fikon, metall, lite choklad, lite kaffe, russin, en del alkohol går igenom.
williamlantz (81) - - DEC 29, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2017 Dark brown, creamy head. Aroma: mild fruits, yeast, banana, caramel, some roasted malt and some vinous notes and some fermented berries. Taste: malt, caramel, yeast, alcohol. Crispy and somehow refreshing. Ktwse (5679) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2017
Pours deep brown, nearly black, with flat tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, raisins, dried fruit, bit of malt, herbs. Taste is sweet, roasty, very herbal, mellow boozy finish. Full bodied and smooth with soft carbonation. ManVsBeer (11205) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle from Carrefour, Nice. Dark brown with a thin head. Strong dark ale with a mild chocolate dryness, with the honey providing a gentle sweetness in both aroma and taste. NateH10s (97) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2017
33cl bottle from Abbey in Trappist glass
A - hazy darkbrownwith mimal brown head that dissipates rapidly
A - malty sweet toast, cherry pie crust, nutty, pls
T - heavy sweet, no bitter, no sour, some wood flavour
P - full body, thick slick texture, mild carb,
O - great and different Trappist quad warming and great in winter yoxik75 (461) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 17, 2017
pite po terminie ważności
Piana szybko opada pozostaje krążek do końca, Kolor herbaciany, mętny z kłaczkami drożdży. Aromat owoce karmel, drożdże, ciemne słody, przyjemny szlachetny alkohol (koniak). Smak przypalony chleb, karmel, ciemne słody, cukier kandyzowany, owoce, drożdże, jest wyraźna goryczka i szlachetny alkohol. Piwo złożone, wielowymiarowe pije się wyśmienicie nie sprawia wrażenia ciężkiego, śmiało można porównywać do ikon Trapistów Brawo WOW.