OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 L bottle. An unclear deep reddish brown body, under a ring of sand-colored bubbles. Sweet dark caramel and dark dried fruits to the nose. Some barrel notes and faint alcohol too. More than medium full. Thick and juicy in the mouth. Rich malt flavor. Sweet, with burnt caramel and jammy dark fruits. Distinct barrel notes, and a good amount of bittering hops in the backbone. Warming, rich bitter-sweet aftertaste. A balanced, tasty, and dangerously easy drinkable Quad.
gunnar (4318) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours dark as Coke with a small light tanned head. Aroma of malt, molasse and berries. Taste of sweet berries, malts and even some nice liquorice. Very good one, complex but good.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark brown color ale with medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt based with lots of residual sugar and some dry fruit s notes with some easily discernable woody notes and light vinous feel. Taste is also dominated by some woody notes with a big sweet malt base with toffee and dry fruits notes. The red wine notes are also easily discernable without being too tart. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with not much alcohol being apparent. Complex but also a bit too sweet to appreciate a large quantity of that liquid.
Beer4000 (4099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. Murky brown body with a small beige head. Nice aroma of malt and chocolate with some acidity. Flavor has a fine balance between sweetness and acidity, quite sweet, but does not feel sticky in the mount. Taste of dark malt, caramel, chocolate, a hint of vinegar and warming alcohol, more alcohol in the aftertaste. Full body. This is a really tasty and complex brew.
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a hazy and dark brown beer with no head. The aroma is malt, dried fruit and fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness and alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
Cunningham (3663) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brownish colour with a tan head. Sweet malt, fruity and a bit sour aroma. Rich sweet fruity, lots of caramel malt, and light sour flavour. To much alcohol.
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tderoeck (3600) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
15/IX/13 - 50cl bottle @ post-Zwanzeday tasting at home - BB: n/a (2013-874)Thanks to Sofie VR for the bottle!
Clear ruby red to deep purple beer, aery off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. aroma: raisins, dried fruits, nutmeg, caramel, sugary, apple skin, sweet red wine, alcohol. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, sugary, dried fruits, nutmeg, little sour, red berries, soft bitterness, overripe banana. Aftertaste: raisins, dried fruits, red berries, alcohol, red wine notes, woody bitterness, tannins, bit sugary, grape skin, little sour, funky touch, alcohol, bitter hops. Lovely beer, this one!
jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s completely still reddish brown. No head, not bubbles. The nose is spple, spiced mulled wine, some cocoa posder and red fruits. Te taste is sweet liquid cotton candy, some spiced fruits, more mulled wine and caramel. Hints of red grape and rich rotting wood (in a good way). Diverse, complex palate. Soft, very drinkable. Wow, what a beer. One of the best of the festival. Complex, rewarding character.
jaghana (3275) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 50cl, an amber dark beer with huge copper head and good retention, exceptional for 14° ! Nose is amazing on sweet caramel and complex wood notes. Extreamly nice and creamy caramel like beer with vanilla and wood notes, lot of prune and figs, dark malt, toffee. Delicious red fruit notes, rich, smooth and complex, a dream.
czar (3253) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ ABT blind tasting. murky brown with a small light beige head, some retention. roasted caramel, oak - tad too present, smoke and fire, chocolate, some raisins, some phenols and plastic notes (!). soft carbonation, medium body - almost cloying. nice use of barrel, relatively complex.