Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, Plan B Aug’ 10. Deep, rich brown with a thin light tan head. Lacto-sweetness and dark fruits in the aroma, and taste very much follows suit. Bit sweet, but a sour quality as well. Little musty and some prunes. Medium body with soft carbonation. Not bad.
Stew41 (1724) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good solid old skool interpretation. Spice and stinky soy / vegemite drive the flavours. There’s a little milk chocolate and minerals to finish. Hides the 10% abv very well and this is quite quaffable for a quad.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nose of gingerbread, sugar, weak alcohol, and raspberry, mediumweak feel, short taste of burnt malt, alcohol, and sugar cane
Desverger (1667) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Taphouse, CPH (30/04/14) - dark brown pour with small tan head. Dark dried fruits combine with sweet dark malts, caramel chocolate, nutty, brown sugar, smooth mouthfeel. Lovely stuff this.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As always im abit skeptic tasting a non belgian abbey ale. And with good reason i think. This one is hazy dark brown with a nice dense brown head. Aroma has some ripe fruity phenols, but its pretty far from the belgian ones in that they arent as intense, complex and smooth. The fruit is backed up by a rather big amount of hard roasted malt, and oc alchohol. Flavor is sugery sweet and actually more roasted bitter than sweet, with notes of dark chocolate and liquirice. I really like the beer, but i find it very different from the belgian abt which i enjoy even more.
Abio (1550) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown beer with a nice big head, holds ok. Chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, mostly sweetness, slightly bitter roasted malts and hops. Better then expected.
HonusWagner (1323) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Hopscotch for the share, lovely label.
Nose is faint traces of what should make up a good (to me) quad, raisins and brown sugar and figs, but also alcohol presence. But you have to dig for the good, and the alcohol is a bit much. The taste is a bit muddled on the palate, some ambiguous sweet flavors, and a kind of oddly dry/bitter finish. Meh.
rand (1270) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 59 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Brown very dark, brownish and rough foam bad looking. Nose of caramel, molasses, alcohol. Very sweetened taste, round and syrupy, chocolate, dry fruits, madeira, liquor-like and doped with candy. Too much residual sugars, limit of the sickness. Beer without class, just like the label. Grave et sine praestantia cervesia.
Reimer96 (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, dark dried fruits, alcohol and toast. Taste is caramel, plums, raisins, dates, brown sugar and a nice alcohol warming on the finish. High carbonation on the mouth... Complex, rich, smooth and easy to drink.
GothGargoyle (1112) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a small pale head. Aroma of cognac, raisins and other dark fruit. Taste is quite sweet - raisins, chocolate and only the subtlest hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.