sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Slightly hazy, dark reddish brown with a small, bubbly head. Aroma of alcohol, dried fruit, sweetish malt. Flavor is sweet with dried fruit, berries, some roastiness, alcohol. Medium body, lowish carbonation. Too alcoholic for my tastebuds, even when compared to St.Bernardus Abt.
TBone (12566) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, small beige head. Caramel, green apples and almost vegetably aroma,also alcohol. Starts with soft palate, then quite alcoholic, dark sugars, plum, caramel, some yeast. Quite sweet dessert beer with powerful alcohol. Nice winter warmer.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, the labels keep getting better and better. Pours a lightly hazed rootbeer brown with a beige head that left some spotty lacing. Nose of candy and booze. Flavor is quite sweet with some candied dark fruits and a boozy kick.
syton98 (44) - USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a creamy head. Aroma is "slighty metallic" (could not place the smell until I read tokyogaot review) with hints of dark fruits. Taste is rich with with hints of rasin, cholate and some cherry. However, the alcohol is evident and the thinness of the beer makes the palet fad quickly. A nice attempt at a belgium quad but it falls short of being a great one in the end.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5oz bottle. Dark red brown with a thick beige head. The aroma pops with cherry, lingonberry, and grape, plus a light spice and some alcohol. The flavor is sweet with lots of berry fruitiness and a touch of chocolate. The mouthfeel is hot and somewhat thin, with lasting alcohol dryness that borders on astringent. I can see this mellowing into something quite nice in a few years, but the alcohol is a bit on the harsh side and messes with the nice fruit and malt flavors.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is slightly metallic, rich with grains / bread, and raisins.
Poured like a cola.
Taste was pretty boozy, very similar to rochefort 10, thin and hot from candi sugar, finishes with banana peel.
BrewDad (5002) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liquid Sunshine VII Tasting – Kirkland, WA
Aroma: Belgian yeast aroma very sweet molasses and bread dough aromas.
Appearance: Brown in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big bready flavors. The sweet flavors where like of molasses.
Palate: Dry Sweet finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: A very nice Belgian Quad.
Trev (1936) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a quick thin head.
Aroma is Raisin fruitiness, light molasses and dark bread.
Flavour is very nicely balanced fruity , caramel and roasted malt. Some spice in the finish. Nicely blended alc.
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. Thanks, BitBucket! Poured blind. Crystal clear and very dark amber with bright caramel highlights. Dense creamy dark tan mousse. Big smokey nose. Thick creamy body. Buttery, butterscotchy, caramelly mid-palate. Toasty, roasty finish. Very nicely crafted, and the kind of quads in this 4-way blind pour with westy, bernie, and leviathan.
TheEpeeist (3364) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with a beige coating. Nose is brown sugar, dough and raisin. Almost medium body with a tingle. Taste is caramel, plum and wood with bitter grass and alcohol. A bit rough on the edges. Could use more time in the cellar.