darbeer75 (901) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Aroma: faintly malty; Appearance: pitch black with creamy head that lingers; Taste: incredibly complex, which was a surprise after a subdued aroma; sweet and malty with vanilla, some booziness, some red wine and fruitiness; Palate: very heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: fantastic; would get again anytime. alex_leit (4050) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Dark magahon color, creamy foam. Aroma: sweet, caramel, dried fruits, dried plums, raisins, figs. Taste: port wine with dried fruit, caramel, slightly burning, very warming. Very good. dnstone (3411) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Sticky-sweet bready aroma. Pours a brown-amber color with a soft, off-white head. Moderately sweet and raisiny with a slight booze edge and light roastiness. Soft texture. Well done. cogitus (8) - - AUG 21, 2016 does not count
On tap at Triangle Wines Southern Pines, 10oz in snifter.
Lovely dark raisiny alcohol nose.
Nearly opaque brown, rapidly-thinning thin tan head lingers at perimiter and lacing glass. Displays legs and lacing in glass.
Flavor is roastier than a typical quad imho, a refreshing deviation from the mostly dark fruit influence of the style. Fruitiness is abundant but not overwhelming as some are.
Alcohol is unmistakable, (especially 10 mins after drinking when I stood up) but not offensive or unpleasant.
Big fan of quads/Belgian Dark Strong ales. Probably among my top 5 of the style. (at least 2 are LaTrappes) Fujimo2000 (167) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours dark copper with a lasting brown lacing. Aroma is sweet bread. Raisins and cherries with a sizable alcohol finish.
ignorant (113) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
dark brown, with golden tones, beige foam, creamy and not very durable. They stand nose fruity aromas, raisins, prunes, caramel, molasses, brown sugar and coffee. In the mouth is felt the presence of alcohol, roasted notes, caramel, brown sugar, raisins and cocoa. price / integer, medium carbonation and final sweet and very presence of alcohol body matthewjk (1101) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Damn thing will knock you on you arse if you are not careful! This quad is full power on the caramel, raisin, and I think they snuck some vanilla characteristics in there. Really great beer to try. 750ml bombs away. drjoeng (1291) - SINGAPORE - AUG 3, 2016
10.5%ABV. Abbey quad.
Poured out black brown. 36ºSRM.
Nose has red bean paste, dates, dark stone fruit preserves, boysenberry or blackcurrant jam, grape jelly, very faint licorice. Nose on 2nd approach has some wine, port and sherry aromas.
Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is ponderous with a syrupy palate with brown sugar, honeyed dates, honeyed graham crackers, treacle, burnt sugar syrup, Alcoholic heat at the back of the throat. Hops are blunt, bitter and of the "noble" variety with a perfume-like character.
There is a bit of a blunt bitter, slightly cardboard-like flavor at the end that could be argued to be a dry woody finish.
Overall a very complex ride with layers of flavors and aromas that round off a Quad ride that make this a little more interesting and with a little more depth than some of the more pedestrian, commercial examples. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours brown with low beige head, good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, fruits, alcohol. Taste is of caramel, malt, raisins. Palate: Full bodied, soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good stuff. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting by Rastacouere and Catherine (?), thanks! Hazy amber with a small beige head, good retention, leaving good lacing. Aroma is everything you can expect from a good Quad with raisins, brown sugar, dried fruits (figs, plum), Belgian yeast, mild to moderate spiciness, vinous notes and a bit of alcohol. Taste dried fruits forward with spot-on sweetness, brown sugar, alcohol, moderate spiciness and vinous notes. Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is rich. Fruity and gently warming finish. Awesome Quad! Deep, rich and complex.