randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Favorite beer ever. Patterned after Westvleteren (and others) it has an aggressive carbonation to help the ABV seem a bit more tame. Belgian sugars help with a spice/plum/malt/raisin deliciousness that simply can’ be beat. You’re supposed to share this bottle with friends, but once the devil looks in my eyes, I end up drinking the whole thing. It’s a gorgeous beer. Serve it in a wide-mouthed trappist glass and you’ll be happy until, in the sixth glass...
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Pours copper reddish color, with a huge vanilla-colored fluffy head and creamy lacing. Nose of dark fruit, some fusel esters, caramel, some chocolate. Smooth, sharp fruits in the mouth, with vanilla, caramel and some Belgian dry yeastiness. Spicy. Medium-bodied, tasty, lacks overall complexity I’ve come to expect from quads, but it’s still yummers.
markwise (4346) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours a gold and brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, raisin, dark fruit, and sugar with a slight alcohol burn. Flavor is some caramel, maple, fruit, spice, and alcohol. Finishes with sweet and some bitter. Enjoyable quad.
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of hwwty4
Pours cloudy orange, with amazing beige/golden head with light golden lacing.
Aroma has some sweet vanilla / phenol and notes of esters with notes of malty / toffee aroma.
Taste is pretty much same as aroma with good thick mouthfeel, light nutty presence caramel malts, some notes of sweet vanilla, fruity with light apple/pear palate and spices. Finish is lightly bitter.
Amazing palate from beginning to end.
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, sampled at Woodshop Quad. Pours a cloudy brown-amber with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma, of malt, preserved citrus, herbs, caramel. Taste is sweet and crisp, of malt, caramel, and preserved citrus. Lingering crisp malt. Tasty.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber hue with fair clarity, large frothy off-white head sustains. Nose if sweet dark fruits (raisins, figs, cherries), tones of pepper, malts, belgian yeast. Flavor is mostly dark fruits highlighted by figs and raisins, light pepper and spices, hints of Belgian yeast and underlying malts and hops. Full-bodied, moderate-high carbonation, thick and rich texture with fairly hot alcohol warming. Complex Quad with dark fruits complimented by yeast, spices, and malts. Flavors fade too quickly and alcohol is too hot in the end.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very hazy dark almandine body with a thick lasting foamy head. Nose-alcohol, fig, raisin, cola, candy sugar. Taste-perfect CO2, unsweet dark fruit, apple, clove, perfect sweetness, caramel, alcohol, white grape skins, tobacco, light white pepper. Not at all sticky with a perfect sweetness.
rederic (2889) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, pours in a rochefort trappist glass, dark amber-copper color, with a frothy thick creamy beige head, leaving laces, sweet grainy toasted, caramelized malt, cookie dough nose, with some fruity esters of dried raisins, figs, dates. with a Graham’s cookie, sponge toffee, crunchie bar aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasty, caramel, biscuity malt character, with a cookie dough, nice toffeeish, crème brulée, graham’s cookie accent, with some dark dried fruity notes of raisins, figs, dates, plums with a hint of dark candi sugar, molasses, and nutmeg spiciness, within a warmth mouthfeel. leading towards a warming, malty, fruity, chocolatey finish.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 1/21/2009 (bottle batch#68235):
Pours a huge creamy tan colored head, diminishing, and a dark ruby red color body. Strong dark fruity, flowery aroma, fig and a touch of alcohol. Very sweet nd floral, very Belgiany. Creamy mouthfeel, flowery taste. Lightly sweet, not sickly. Dark fruit is not as pronounced, sweet aftertaste, some hotness. Dark fruit and fig taste, apple too.
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle. Dark brown, filtered. Small white head. Nose is raisiny, figs, malts. Taste comes off malty, sweet, a bit sugary. Full bodied, a bit spicy with a nice alcohol burn at the end. Well done.