ACD (628) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from bomber at Monk's Cafe SF. Deep orange with thin lasting white head. Big whiskey hit in the aroma - quite fruity, cognac-esque - plenty of dark vinous berries in there too. Big sweet caramel hit. Bit of a harsh booze note. Taste gives booze up front, mellowing out into plenty of light figgy stuff, blackberry and strawberry, vanilla, bourbon, lighter tropical fruit, some melon. Mad stuff going on here. Big sweet booze note to finish, followed by sweet dark fruits and residual sweet bourbon. Big, boozy, but intriguing - i can imagine people with a sweet tooth would really get this, but it's a little too saccharin for my palate. Tasty and interesting stuff nonetheless.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeast takes center stage again, pushing past all the other goings-on to provide light banana and spicy earth notes. Pomegranate is much more noticeable and serves the beer well with itís underlying wine characteristics. Sweet white grape and warm, boozy alcohol immediately follow and segue into the caramel-malty finish.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by 08/04/2012. Guess I waited too long for this one, but itís pretty good anyway!
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Deanís Birthday tasting, courtesy of kermis. Pours a light brownish beer with a small, off white head on top. Aroma is fruity, funky and quite disappointing for such a big beer. Flavour is too sweet, boozy and has a very watery mouthfeel. Very disappointing. Still quite a good beer, but does not match up to any other quads Iíve tasted. Too bad..
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper. Aroma is red fruits and belgian yeast. Blackcurrant sweet. Too sweet. Bit like lemonade. Not that great. Full bodied.
worldbeertaste (1624) - AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium copper with a thin, white, lacy, lasting head. Smells of yeast, fruit, hay, juice, mango. Medium frothy oily body. Tastes of mango with an alcohol finish. Fruity, yeast. Ok much alcohol! Hardish to drink.
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Deanís Birthday Tasting, August 2013. Courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy amber with a thin white broken head. The flavour is weak bitter sweet with an acidic apple palate. Not much else really and a little disappointed.
kermis (4950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Deanís birthday tasting. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast upfront, light fruits, caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. This really doesnít capture me, seems like a below par take on a traditional Belgian style. Itís not that itís bad, itís just that there seems no point to someone living in the Netherlands.
deanso (5194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
66cl bottle shared, courtesy of Kermis @ Deanís Birthday tasting.
Thin white head. Slightly hazy blond/amber pour. Sweet. Lovely.
pdx77 (1329) - Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Deschutes Brewery in Portland, served in snifter. Deep dark golden color. Rich aroma of plum, toffee, yeast, and berry. Taste is typical of abbey ales, with a deep sweetness of pitted fruit and yeast tartness. Hides alcohol content well, has a great lingering fruit and aged quality.