Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pros: Really nice look. Nice layer of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Fully formed head lasts well. Flavor is terrifically extracted, loaded with flavor. Rich all around, it even finishes well. Notes of chocolate, pit fruit and raisin. Excellent mouth feel. Well hidden alcohol.
Cons: Aroma is muted, but this could be due to the lack of bottle age.
A beautiful bottling of ale, no doubt about it. One I plan on aging extendedly. This is one of the best examples of the style to come out of North America.
BobyFischer (165) - FRANCE - AUG 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe brune et col beige clair collant un peu au verre.
Nez de fruits frais, fruits mûrs, fruits dans l’alcool, fraise, bonbon et fortement épicé.
En bouche, attaque très douce, sucrée et fruitée (fraises, fruits rouge).
Quelque autre chose mais difficilement définissable (quelque chose proche de la levure en paillette et du fromage).
Nez et attaque prometteur, mais peu de corps et de persistance en bouche ni de complexité dans la durée.
Très bon, original mais un peu décevant.
Beachmaster (251) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle into a tulip. Pours a cloudy reddish brown, with a medium tan head. Nose is dark fruit, malt, and candi sugar. Taste follows the nose, with fruit and caramel up front, and a pleasant spice note on the finish. Creamy mouth feel, moderate carbonation. Long finish. Slightly boozy, but will be incredible with some age. Nearly as good as St. Bernardus Abt 12.
stldicedealer (30) - Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color with small amount of head. Aroma is of dark fruits. Taste of fruit and chocolate. Quite boozy but overall a good beer
GIJOE (972) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin, whitish head. Moderate lacing. Nose is grapey and a little boozy. Taste is sweet, with a slight tartness. Medium body, Lively carbonation. Very tasty brew.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Dieu Du Ciel, Montréal, QC
Pours hazy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruity and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Very deep amber brown. Dark fruity sweetness. Moderate warming booze. A bit too sweet, and overly hot. Doesn’t have the complexity of better quads.
Unde (594) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy brown colour with not much head but some lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has dried fruits, plums, yeast and roasted malts. Taste is a bit boozy. There is dried fruits, plums and brown sugar. Full body and high carbonation. I don’t know why but I didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Something was missing here.
Punkero (79) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick belgian boogie going on. Ripe and sweet fruits. Strong. Almost too strong, takes power from the main taste.
fredfa (92) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quadrupel bem forte e saborosa.Bela aparência com espuma consistente. O álcool é bem perceptível o que compromete um pouco o conjunto.
ThirstyBird (2224) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Older bottle probably 2008, pours super dark brown with a tan head. The smell is rich malt, brown sugar, dark fruit. The taste is big brown sugar, dark fruit, rich and delish. The body is medium/full with gone carbonation. Nice