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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Fragrant, robust, and full bodied, this classic Trappist Quadrupel is mahogany in color and crowned with a dense, tan, frothy head. Its malt-forward flavor profile yields to a warm finish.

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3.6
thornecb (6147) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Pours mahogany tinged deep brown into a Trappist glass. Tan pancake head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Chocolate covered pit fruit aromas. Dry with sweet raisins and prune upfront turning to bitter twigs, nutmeg, pepper and molasses in the warm, lasting finish.

3.8
johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle from Harvest Market. Deep copper brown color with a tightly bubbled off white head. Lots of sweet toasted maltiness with plenty of dark fruit aroma and flavor. This is a pretty good beer, it smells and tastes great but lacks the body and of most Trappist quads

3.5
madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2018
13th January 2018
Very hazy deep amber brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and dry, decent fine minerally carbonation. Smooth dry malts, modest sweetness and plenty of tangy caramel. Spicy mid. Rich ripe fruits. Mild spicy esters. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Mild gum numbing alcohol.Tasty quad but quite dry.

4.2
superspak (6200) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2018
330 ml bottle into signature chalice, best before 6/21/2019. Pours fairly hazy deep ruby red/light copper/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Great thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apricot, pear, red apple, pepper, clove, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of chocolate, nuttiness, coffee, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, candi sugar, dark/bready/light roast malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apricot, pear, red apple, pepper, clove, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of chocolate, nuttiness, coffee, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness and light herbal/grassy/roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark fruits, cherry, apricot, pear, red apple, pepper, clove, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, candi sugar, dark/bready/light roast malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.2%. Overall this is an incredible Quad! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, candi sugar, dark/bready/light roast malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the ABV. This hits the style the exact way I like it. Perfectly balanced fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malts. Never overly heavy on maltiness or dark on sweetness(licorice/molasses etc). A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

4
Capa (3612) - DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2018
Deep brick red with a tan head. Raisin, dark fruit, dark brown sugar, sweet caramel malt. Finish is sweet, lightly boozy, and a little bit tangy. Medium to full body. Quite the nice sipping quad.

3.8
TET (3275) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2018
A very dark brown beer, a head is medium and beige. Aroma has dark and dried fruits, raisina, dates, prunes, also fresh fruitness, apricot, some spicyness and flowers. Great aroma. Taste has dried fruitness. dry earthyness and wood, low spicyness. Surprisingly dry. Medium+ bodied. A high-quality beer as the trappist has to be. Quite dry and good.

3.8
vipinvelp (4580) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2018
Dark, clear ruby red, with light brown slowly settling foam head. Taste real warm, dark fruit, spicy in the back. Nice aftertaste. Good beer. (Velp 201712)

3.7
basjansen14 (475) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2018
Copper coloured ale with a beige white head. Aroma: sweet, raisins and a hint of alcohol. Taste: malty, sweetness, spicy and quite bitter.

3.9
annunz123 (975) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2017
Pours dark brown with a moderate head. Nice aroma with raisin, bread, spice, and some candy. Strong, sweet, malty flavor, with raisin, molasses, brown bread, and some dark fruit. Sweet finish with lots of drying alcohol. Really nice effort.

4
fkoolen (1399) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2017 Bottle at home. Nice reddish, very dark brown colour, beige creamy head. Complex malty notes with dried and some red fruits, lightly vinous, chocolate, brown sugar, herbs, salmiak, gingerbread. Very well balanced quadrupel. Good body, medium carbonation.


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