annunz123 (947) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boozy bourbon aroma with a lot of wood and a little vanilla. To me a quadrupel is more about complex malt and yeast flavors, but this is all about the alcohol. Taste is bourbon, overwhelming everything except a faint cherry aftertaste. If I wanted bourbon, I’d have bought bourbon. Very disappointing effort from a brewery I really like.
Foffern (1620) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Two year old. Has a deep unclear mahogany colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of oak, dried fruit, heather, red berries and some alcohol and chocolate. Has a silky mouth feel, full-bodied and light bitterness. A complex and very rich ale.
maley1 (1042) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark amber pour with small tan head. Aroma of malts, fruits, toffee, vanilla and bourbon. Taste of malts, toffee, dried fruits, vanilla, oak, bourbon and subtle cherries. Full bodied, medium to low carbonation, strong bourbon finish that mellowed at lower temps. A little off balance but enjoyed more closer to room temperature.
JefVerstraete (2772) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ LIBF 2016. Brown colour, dark fruit, sweet malts, bourbon, vanilla. Well balanced quad, ,not too sweet. Nice.
Hamirubi (541) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival II 2016 (16 V 2016). This Bourbon quad fits the top 50 of quadrupel brews and it really has some trump cards. A brown ale with medium carbonation, dirty looking. Spices and bourbon notes cover the flavours, the mouthfeel is very dry, peaty, straw. The taste has a keen bitter sweet balance, making this a lovely, high alcohol drink.
brigg (598) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Cloudy dark copper body, big tan head. Aroma of caramelized sugars, yeast, dark cherry, plum, wood, alcohol, red wine. Sweet and mildly tart flavor, red wine, woody, light pepper. Light to medium body.
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber appearance. Aroma and flavour have some light fruits. Strangely some sweet tomato too. Flavour has lots of sweet Bourbon. Very dry and woody finish.
Kavu (3838) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A taste from a friend (bottle) @ his home. Pours clear chestnut with a medium beige head. Aroma is malts, caramel, bourbon, oak and alcohol. Flavor is malts, nuts, caramel, bourbon, alcohol, some cherries and some hops. Very nice.
Alengrin (4262) - BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At LIBF. Moussy, dense, egg-white head, cloudy amberish chestnut bronze colour. Rich aroma of vanilla tannins, dried banana, medlar, pear syrup, wet wood, bourbon, marzipan, candied orange, marmelade; sweet onset, rounded, brown sugar, fig, banana with a very (too?) subtle cherry sourishness, fluffy and full mouthfeel, caramelly, toffeeish, oaky finish with beautiful retronasal vanilla-like tannins, warming whisky-like alcohol. Rich and opulent, but perhaps a bit too much tilted to the sweet side, a tad more cherry tartness could probably have made this even better.
erickok (5108) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet berries, bready, bit underwhelming. Soft taste, too barrel aged go me, thinning down the beer and giving sharp edges that don’t match the beer’s malt and yeast Base. It’s nice but I hoped for amazing. (At Libf 2016)
ElManana (1727) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting pour at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival. Thanks for sharing! Vanilla, light sour, barley-wine like, not my thing.