olsonerr (37) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has very little of the Belgian character I would expect, and after a blind pour I’d guess a barleywine or maybe a brown. Flavor is good, but missing the dark fruit I’d hope for and just a little simple sweetness. Adhered closely to the rating here as it was a *good* beer that I’d have again, but didn’t stack up to other quads when viewed as a quad itself.
TheJester (1779) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle. I was a little disappointed with this one, but perhaps it was my fault for not letting the beer age longer. It is a big, wet beer that tastes like a quad, but is lacking the complexity of some of its betters. For example, the alcohol is too well hidden; in a quad, I want to taste booze. There is nothing wrong with it, and maybe age would improve it.
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle......It pours clear amber with a medium tan head.......The aroma is dark fruits and caramel..... The flavor is light roasted malts, caramel, dark fruit and yeast......
daje (2033) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, picked up at Vika, shared and rated june 9th 2012.
Dark amber body, beige creamy head
Aroma of dark fruits, sugar, malts. Spicy and fruity taste, with yeast notes and some alcohol. Warm and bitter finish.
berlinoise2go (604) - NORWAY - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Half-inch offwhite head that recedes to a stable thick ring with a small amount of lacing. Clear, dark reddish brown colour. Sweet, dark aroma of dried fruit (raisin/fig/prune), molasses, sweet sherry, soy sauce, Belgian ale yeast. Full body, ’small-scale’ lively carbonation. A fascinating ’tongue-wrapping’, sticky/oily mouth sensation. Sweet taste, delicately balanced by mild herbal bitterness, discreet fruity acidity and hint of soy sauce saltiness. Long, bitter-sweet herbal aftertaste.
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Craft Beer Co, London. Dark reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Raisin, plum pudding and damson aroma. Flavours of sultanas, licorice and toffee with a hint of chocolate. Sweet throat warming finish.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a goblet.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed (I think) deep amber mahogany. Just under one finger of frothy beige head. Retention is poor, but a short ring of lacing if left.
3.5 S: Superbly vinous. I didn’t know they made them this vinous. I’m overrun with grape flavored tobacco. Aside from the main attraction, there’s a lot of raisins, dates and plums, lesser amounts of currants and prunes. Some vegetal component. Caramel, booze, molasses, and brandy. Aroma is intense for sure, but I can’t decide whether I like it or hate it. It’s not seemlessly integrated like a lot of the finer quads out there.
3.5 T: It tastes like it smells. Aggressive, wild, and unkept. Vinous grape and brandy. Earthy tobacco. Raisin, plum, prune, currants, and dates. Caramel and molasses. It’s not necessary "unclean," but I wouldn’t call it clean either. Lightly boozy. For the most part the alcohol is well in check. On the sweeter end for the style.
3.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. I’d prefer this to be a bit lighter, but it’s fine. Reasonbly smooth.
4.0 D: Gets better as you drink it, or maybe that’s just the alcohol talking. This was $11, so I probably wont’ purchase it again, but it was worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-30-2012 03:51:10
thegreenrooster (3159) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a muddy looking brown with a small white head. Aroma is big sugar with some dry dark fruit. Flavor is brown sugar with some figs and molasses. Very thick mouthfeel. This is a very dark fruit and dark sugar type of beer and it looks like that is what the brewer was going for. A decent sipper, and the alcohol is well hidden, that I found in the bargan bin
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, seasonal release, 5th version, bought at Vinmonopolet Vika. Fawn-coloured head, close to clear. Fragile lacing. Dark apricot coloured body. Blended dark fruits to the nose. Prunes, plums, cherries and apricot in a rather heavy taste character. The joining touch of brown sugar makes it very sweet. Sharp ending of dried fruits and alcohol. Full bodied and suitable for slow sipping (hotel room, Oslo 25.05.2012).
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 16, 2012
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: opaque rusty red, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, rich dark fruits, plums, pears, apricots, touch of alcohol
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, rich ripe fruit, light phenolic spicyness, growing earthyness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4