NikkTwist (3253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle at Monks. Darker and smoother than the regular quad. Heady aroma as well. When first poured looked surprisingly clear though there ended up being a fair amount of sediment in the second half of the bottle. Dark caramel raisins. Very rich but a barrel aged ruby added to the normal vanilla malt bomb. This version is more refined. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 37.5cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. Tasting of the 12 first La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged variants, together with the original beer (La Trappe Quadrupel).
Appearance: little to no head, unstable, light amber beer.
Nose: white wine, sugar, little lemon.
Taste: white wine, sweet, little acidity.
Very nice beer Bart (2937) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2011
Kulminator - draft (normally for export to USA but Dirk got hold on most of the barrels). Darker amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Subtile herby and vanilla almond hinted aroma. Full light creamy palate. Finish is light herby and full malty. Subtile but complex. Very nice. Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
A little hazy light brown colored beer, with a small beige head. The aroma of fruits, tonsel and wood with wine notes. The taste of fruits, winery a little wood with alcohol. The aftertaste of some sweet alcohol. A little wine notes. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2012
375ml bottle, has been cellared since release. Aroma of sweet, dried fruit (apricot, golden raisin) and oak, with touches of white wine, light brown sugar, spicy, doughy, estery yeast, clove, pineapple and light but apparent alcohol. Deep, dark amber-brown in color, hazy and lightly sedimented (I made an effort to leave the dregs in the bottle this time), with a fine, lasting, uneven head. Flavor profile is similarly full of oak, lightly sugary sweetness and tropical fruit with winey touches here and there, peppery alcohol and a certain candyish, praline tone in the background. Finish shows some Calvados character(?). Hefty, smooth and lightly warming on the palate, body is full enough. I certainly decided to splurge a bit on this stuff and I enjoyed it.
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2012
Hazy amber with a fine creamy off white head. Aroma of red grapes, berries, apples and coriander, some caramel and marcipan, light woods, light vinous tartness. Smooth mouthfeel, fine fruits like berries, raisins, apple, caramel and some grapes. Fine, long aftertaste with good green apples and fruits dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2011
(375ml bottle from Papago). Pours a hazy, cloudy dark amber/garnet color with tan head. Aroma has caramel, vinous notes and wood. Taste is sweet with more ripe grapes and syrup. Full bodied with a slick texture and wine-line finish with a touch of alcohol. Really nice. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Opens without a sound but pours with plenty of carbonation producing a fast head that rises and falls to a pancake that sticks. Smells of mineral, sweet malt and dried fruit. Full nectar with mild carbonation. A very malt forward brew with mild acidity. Sweetness on the tongue with nuances of dried fruit and butterscotch. The barrels are very noticeable creating a nice alternate to the usual quad. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle, thanks Dave. Pours cloudy brown, with a fairly large tan head. Aroma is malt, wine, oak, fruit, and vanilla. Flavor is malt, fruit, wine, vanilla, and brown sugar. Body is medium to heavy. GMCC2181 (1611) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Cork and caged bottle via SL. Pours a muddy red brown color.. when I popped the cork barely any carbonation response... Poured aggresive, no head to speak of. Decent amount of sediment in the bottom. Smells nice though. Raisons, plums, other dark fruits. Malty, raw brown sugar, with some oaky notes. Taste even better. Malty, brown sugar, raison, plums. The oak taste has just the right amount. All blended well togther. Body is oily, slick smooth.... carbonation level is low but far from flat. The alcohol is not noticable but slightly warming. Enjoyed sipping on this beer. Overall: Nice BA quad