PhillyCraft (7707) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle with Ann. Poured a murky plum color with small head and great sticky lacing. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, oak, bready, and malt. Taste is layered smooth warming flavors of plum, fig, cherry, oak, and sweet candy sugar. Awesome. BlackHaddock (7562) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
Cork and caged 37.5cl bottle: Given to me (like 6 other Batches), as a gift by Rudi from De Bierboom in Brugge, thanks Rudi.
Poured into a Westmalle chalice and a Palm bulb for the sediment on 31 Oct 2012.
Dark brown with red leanings, the head a thin wisp from the start, clear and clean, the Palm glass holding a murkier duller brew.
The aroma and taste are fantastic: Port, liquorice, red berries, slightly sour, yet full in your face flavours to counter-act the sourness (chocolate malts mostly). Rich, warming and very, very nice.
This is one very drinkable brew: I like! RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
375 ml. bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy golden brown with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, yeast, and florals. Taste is dark fruit, malt, caramel, yeast, vanilla, wood, and florals. Complex with not much alcohol presence. Top notch sipper!! Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2012
Medium creamy head, changes slowly into a thick lacing on top of an amber brown colored beer.
Smell raisin, wood, earth, oak, dust, light grapes, vinous. Nice aroma’s.
The flavours are also very nice: nice wood, bourbon, red & dark fruits, some sweets (but balanced and nothing too sweet), light dry, grapes and cream. Very good Barrel aged quadruppel.
Aftertaste is damn tasty too: dry wood, oak, bourbon-ish, vanilla.
Low to medium carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture.
Very good thing is that the alcohol is very well hidden. Lovely beer! Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a nice large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light dry fruits and residual sugar with some wood notes. Taste is also dominated by some wood notes with light residual sugar notes and dry raisins. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting experiment but I believe the regular version is probably better then this barrel-aged version and the white wine notes where quite hard to distinguish.
TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle - corked and caged 375mL. K18C11 11:11 Batch 6. Murky ruby/copper pour with a tall, foamy tan head. Leaves delicate lacing over the glass. Sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, soft wood and custard/dessert notes in the aroma. Taste is big wood notes, caramel, dark fruits, soft yeast notes, creamy malt, light custard, soft sponge cake and faint vanilla. Body is medium with a soft, dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more dark fruit notes, big wood flavors, light vanilla, custard, caramel and sweet malt. Delicious! kappldav123 (6126) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
Tastes side by side with batch 2 and 3. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass brown-orange. Small head. Sweet-malty aroma. Starts mild, sweet, but not as intense as batch 2. Fine fruity hints of apricot. Finish with woody notes, modest sweet, hints of vanilla. Well balanced and drinkable. Liked it better than batch 2 and 3. superspak (5871) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2013
375 ml bottle into chalice; Batch 6, April 2011 bottling. Pours hazy and cloudy dark reddish brown color with a small dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, caramel, toffee, toast, oak, clove, molasses, light red wine, candi sugar, brown bread, vanilla, light chocolate, light peat, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity and balance of malt and fruity esters with moderate oak barrel presence. Taste of big raisin, prune, toffee, toast, caramel, molasses, clove, brown bread, oak, light wine, candi sugar, light peat, light chocolate, light vanilla, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, toffee, toast, caramel, molasses, brown bread, oak, clove, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of big malt flavors with moderate fruity/spicy esters; with moderate oak presence and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible oak aged Quad! Tons of complexity and well balanced flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. Insanely enjoyable stuff; definitely worth enjoying again in the future, even for the high price of the bottle. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2012
38cl, Batch 6, on new oak and used (White Wine) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly woody/vinous, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good Trappist, ’Thanks alot to Secret Santa for providing me the last missing puzzle!’ michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
375ml Bottle: Sweet aroma of oak, vanilla, dark ripe fruit, plums, and a hint of yeast. Poured deep orange/brown in color with no head. Very cloudy. Full of medium, large, and huge-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, oak, vanilla, slight coconut, dark ripe fruit, and some honey. Medium body. Average texture. Soft to average carbonation. Medium sweet, malt, oak, vanilla, slight coconut, dark ripe fruit, and honey finish. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.