czar (8471) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with VT and friends. hazy dark golden-copper with a nice fluffy white head, good retention, some lacing. load of spicy caramel, bready toastiness, some dark fruitiness, other fruity esters - bananas, vanilla, woody yeastiness. lively and soft carbonation, medium body - very oily, nice spicy-grassy-citrusy finish. straightforward but tasty. well done.
haraldhardrada (36) - HUNGARY - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep-rubin - dark-nuts colour. Pure head. Flavour is typicall trappist ale with mildly banan. The taste is the gender of trappis ale with a few nuts, chocolate-cacao and cognac. At the and a little bit biterness what is very plesent. Full mouth is very cool you want drink again! Alcohol is a little bit to tastabel by 7,5% but it is rather intressting as bad.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from czar ; shared with czar and friends. A hazy copper amber with a short-lasting white head. Smell is buttercream, butter. Taste is sweet, fruity (red berries), spices, cloves, pepper. Finish has a good bitterness, quite finely balanced! Sweet caramel. Medium body, somewhat oily in mouth. Very good, actually, I should say...excellent!
NikkTwist (2942) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Draft at Monks, then Eulogy, then Farmers Cabinet. Cloudy sandlewood brown with a huge frothy light head that left lots of lace. Vanilla caramel. Peppers. Raw honey. Maple wood. Thyme. Malted milk. Somewhat more complex and less chewy than their quad. Very trappist. Very nice.
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A new Trappist beer...how could I say no? The pour is a beautiful caramelized dark brown with a dense beige head...some nice carbonation dies slowly. The nose is sweet, toffeed malts, caramel, raisins, light spices, apples and a warmth overall. Rather sweet malt character with a big toffee and caramel flavour, light toasty and biscuity flavour with a light raisin fruitiness, beautiful smooth carbonation and a well balanced flavor. Overall, a great trappist brew.
tom10101 (5746) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). From czar, thanks! Clear amber color with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of malt with slight notes of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits and spices. Taste is of malt, spices, caramel, dark fruits and citrus. Aroma and flavor are pretty smooth. Slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Some alcohol warming. Good belgian ale. Very smooth and enjoyable!
jamesie1857 (1972) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle in hotel room - saddest ever tasting of a "Trappist" beer... in a paper cup. Yeast and banana come through in the aroma. Malty banana flavour, toffee, smooth to medium bodied. Nothing real fancy but very well done.
Spab (3596) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a cloudy orange/amber with good-sized lasting off-white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Flavour quite fruity (apple, pear) with some light yeasty spiciness. Medium plus body. Solid.
kaivoetmann (5) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep caramel color ale, huge foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma: Belgian caramel malt with some sweet caramel notes and light fruity ester. Taste: a mix between some Belgian caramel malt with some good notes of fruity ester and a balanced level of sweetness. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed with nice level of complexity and great level of drinkability. One of the better trappist beers i have tried
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Served in a trappist glass. Appearance: Transparent golden brown, minimal carbonation, small fine beige head. Aroma: caramel, malt vanilla. Good, but nothing super complex. Palate: thick bodied, fizzy, creamy, slightly oily, slightly dry finish. Taste: Fairly savoury. No bitterness. Not bad, but not as complex as I’d hoped for.