decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Molasses like aroma with a hint of yeastiness. A more brown than orange pour with a fluffy off white head and lace.
An almost mediciny sweetness that lingers lightly on your mouth. Mild carbonation and medium bodied. Nice sipper. A tad boozy but not bad on that front. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber with generous off-white head. Tons of fruits going on here... why name them all? Some banana, golden raisin, apple, pear, peach, as well as Belgian sugar and some yeast notes, which I wanted a bit more of. Still pretty damn tasty. nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On tap at La Trappe in SF (no relation). Reddish-brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of banana, fruity esters, and sweet malt. Flavor is complex with banana and other light fruits, sweet caramel malt, Belgian yeast, and spices. Smooth, creamy palate with medium-full body. Great stuff. Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 In a La Trappe goblet ; Bright purple/brown with a good white foam that morphs into beige ..nose of Chocolate covered grapes , chocolate covered brownies , banana esters , rich caramel malt , hop spice...Grate little aroma ; On the palate its very lively , robust booze showcases through out and this makes it rather peppery in texture -notes of caramel , chocolate , all spice , raisins , yeast expression . Ends dry’ish and cloying . A quality Quad ... would like to age one as id speculate the boozy edges would mellow ! deyholla (11606) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2009
On tap. Poured a dark brown with a red tinge and an beige head. Aroma is complex, hints of dark fruits, malts and some sugar. Flavor is complex as well and bring out the components of the aroma well.
Beer5000 (6492) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2009
330 ml bottle. Dark, reddish brown body with a fair off/white head. Aroma of sweet malt, dry fruit and a hint of alcohol like sherry. Flavor is sweet malt, dry fruit, vinous alcohol, chocolate and spices. Complex, rich and very pleasant. Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
brown with orange highlights.nice white head.the aroma is chocolate,leather,dark fruits,sweet belgian candy,and brown sugar.flavor does much of the same.nice and complex with the alcohol well hidden. Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle. The Rover. Gothenburg. Deep golden colour. Sweetness, banana, pears, yeast, spices, sugar, caramel, alcohol. osb33 (16) - Milwaukee, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Though my palate is not as refined as the senior members on the site, I can definitely taste a banana nut bread component to this beer. beautiful color and a very nice smell. Large and lasting head too. $8.99 for 1p 9.4fl oz in my neck of the woods. Overall a good beer from the trappists! BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
This is a big beer at 10% it smells like bubble gum, raspberrys and other hard coated candies. The taste is very much like the cheap hard candy raspberries with the gooey center in them that has the fake printed beery on the outside of wrapper that twist only at the top. This beer would get you drunk with out you even knowing it. It really is that smooth.
Had it at the dig pub in cedar park on tap