VsXsV (2182) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy deep brown liquid with small light brown head. Aroma of toffee, dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, caramel and light sweet alcohol. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, light bubblegum and bread. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Really nice and balanced.
maxrudy (2) - Hønefoss, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Luiquid caramel... Nice in every way. Just loved the smell and taste. It’s like candy..
BOSSbrewer (1507) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer pours a reddish brown. Big head. Dark fruits and sweet malts are forward. Medium to full bodied. Great beer.
fitwitchik (262) - USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into snifter to be dark amber red with a high carbonated cream head.
The smell of dark fruit is incredible.
Goodness of fig dark fruits caramel is beautiful. Malty finish is perfection.
An excellent brune from Belgium. Blessed to have this bottle to myself ^,,^
Philym (947) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear amber/brown with a billowing 5 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Dried fig, raisin, prune, orange peel, caramel/toffee, marzipan, grassy, and floral, with vinous notes verging on brandy.
Taste: Medium sweetness, bitterness and sourness. Dried fruit medley with a toffee sweetness and vinous brandy like taste.
Palate: Thick texture and a medium/full body and mouthfeel, with prickly carbonation. The finish was abrupt and astringent, it was initially sweet but developed into bitterness and a slight fruity tartness.
Comments: Absolutely gorgeous one of the best beers I have tried. Left a glass lace.
cjldm (36) - - SEP 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared a bottle with a friend before, first time for myself.
Pours huge head which slowly dissipates. Deep brown colour.
A huge smell of both dark fruits and caramel sweetness.
Sweet fruit and spice with notable Belgian yeast. Toasted, sweet malt taste is quite special. The level of raisin and brown sugar complexity that you would expect from a quad! Very little alcohol taste except for a small amount of warmth towards the back of the palate.
Smooth body with medium carbonation.
Really punches above its weight; up there with the quads! Far better than a good few of the Trappist beers too - an essential!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage from Knightly Spirits
Appearance - Brown body, some sediment, frothy head
Aroma - Yeast, chocolate, French bread, raisins, caramel
Taste - Vanilla, raisins, cherries, chocolate, nutty, rum cake
This is an insane brew - so complex and delicious while being balanced and drinkable. Towards the finish, flavors are sort-of meddled and I wish to try a fresher bottle next time.
donato (3) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 29, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In 750ml Bottle. Deep Reddish color with a nice foam. Rich taste like i expected it to be. Sweet but still very balanced and a long tasty finish.
Deep and very mature. A great Beer!
rood (31) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
If you want to smell & taste liquorice, this is your beer. Sour effect (infection?) in the back. Price/quality ratio: below par
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 On tap at le sur mesure in Nantes. Dark ruby colour. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Fruity and roasty. I will try again. Y