bytemesis (2133) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby amber with a small tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is rich with notes of caramel, molasses, dried fruits. Flavor is much the same, with perhaps a note of clove, although I might be talking myself into that one based on the description. Medium sweet with a light orange-zesty bitterness. Full bodied. Quite a nice beer.
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 bottle. Dark fruit(dates, molasses) in the nose. Dark, reddish black. Thin off white head. Sweet, strong but strength accelerates on the palate. Belgian notes.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Winooki. Deep.dark.amber with small.head. Nose great spicy notes and candied sugar. Lots of spices light chocolate. Raisins as well. Taste spicy with some mineral notes. Red fruits some caramel and candy sugar. Nice caramel. Taste some alcohol rather spicy. Light licorice and molasses. Finish is pretty warm both because of alcohol and spices. Really complex and rich Quadrupel. A pretty interesting take on the style. Nice stuff.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Upon pour, a gigantic formation of thick foamy head blew up while a dark brownish mahogany color liquid graced my Trappist glass. Aroma is mild with only minor traces of Belgian yeast and sweet syrupy malts, other than that the smell is very tame. However, the drink makes up for the lack of aroma by delivering a heavy dosage of sweet malts balanced out with a touch of spicy yeast. Alcohol is hidden like a needle in a hay stack while the palate in this quadrupel is probably one of the smoothest I have drank. I really wish I had more to say but I don’t.
StefanSD (1920) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a dark brown color with amber highlights and a big khaki head that has fair retention. The aroma is rich with complex dark fruits; I get raisins, dates, plums, molasses and cola. The taste is similar to the nose, find the cola-like flavors to be very forward, with mixed fruits filling in the sides and back. Cloves are barely noticeable but for the numbing effect they have on my tongue. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and a bit dry with some lingering sweet fruits. Overall: OK, I know that I’m homering this, but wow is it good.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is clear brown with a slight red tint and small cream head; decent lacing. Sweet malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, red licorice, and bread in the aroma. Taste is sweet, spicy, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, light clove, molasses, and maple with a light alcoholic burn on the finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Pretty nice.
superspak (1892) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled in late 2012. Pours lightly cloudy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown bread, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, molasses, raisin, prune, fig, toast, toffee, biscuit, pear, apple, dark bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, dark bread, light chocolate, biscuit, candi sugar, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark malt and fruit/spicy yeast ester flavors; with an amazing malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Quadrupel style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
kraddel (1878) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle @ home
pours dark brown, good , imidiatly fading head .
smell is rather chocolaty
taste is earthy , bit metallic, some sweetness, some chocolate. damn nice quad !
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a white head. Caramel malt aromas. Sweet caramel malt and cola notes. Decent body and mouthfeel..
Niko100 (1663) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cider/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, & some clove; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel/toffee, rich dark fruit (notably plums & figs), raisons, and some chocolate; Smooth warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Wow - great stuff.