Rangi (669) - - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown poor with a pleasant frothy white head. Aroma of ripe dark fruits slight spice. Flavour is the same but more so. Boozy with a pleasant after burn. Has a slight molasses after taste. As it warms up there is a faint flavour of chocolate. The beverage also becomes really nicely mellow.
Idiosynkrasie (5553) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with late awakening, small, creamy, diminishing, moderately lacing, beige head - a thin beige layer remains throughout. Slightly "boozy" and vinous aroma at distance, close-by notes of dried fruit, plum, raisin, fig, hints of oat flakes on apple purée, blue grapes. Taste is sweet, heavy malty, notes of toffee, some honey, treacle, dried fruit, raisin, fig, blue grapes, plum; full body, oily texture, soft and slightly sticky palate. Can’t fully follow those exorbitant ratings, but at least one from Dieu du Ciel! without this apparently appreciated artificial touch.
tillmac62 (561) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOD 1/15, so this has had a year to age. Mahogany brown pour with suspended particulate matter. Outstanding head volume, normal lacing and retention.
Light, but typical Quad nose. Caramel, toffee, subtle charred grain, raisin, light prune, fig and chocolate hints over a sweet background.
Medium body with a semi-slick oily texture. World class carbonation for the style with a burst of effervescence in the middle and a solid prickly finish.
The outstanding flavor profile is intense, very complex and fairly balanced. The alcohol adds a bit of astringency, but the flavor is hidden well. It does makes it presence well known with the burn at the back of the throat. All flavors from the nose make an appearance. The sweeter ones arrive first and by the middle the malt sweetness is at its maximum. From the middle on, the prune and charred characteristics are most prevalent coupled with a slight astringency. Chocolate and toffee appear just before the finish. The finish is a slow warm fade of astringent prune with a subtle sweetness underneath.
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark rich ruby red with a lasting foamy bubbly off white head, lots of lacing around the glass. Aroma is of plums, raisins, blackcurrants, caramel, forest fruits, wood. Taste is of plums, dark fruits, raisins, toffee, figs, warming alcohol notes on the finish. Heavy oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
vidmidia (179) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - NOV 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Marrom, opaca. Espuma abundante de média duração. Aroma de ameixas com toques florais e de madeira. Sabor adocicado de ameixas secas, com notas de madeira, mel, café e chocolate amargo. Retrogosto amargo com final alcoólico. Complexa e muito saborosa!
JPVMJPVM (52) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Forte, odor leve, amargor moderado, boa cerveja. A melhor das Diel du ciel. Melhor equilibrio alcoolico
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a hazy copper with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is belgian yeast and caramel. Medium mouth, very sweet, caramel, light booze, spice, really good.
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I feel this one is over rated. Just because monks make it people want to love it. Strong fruitiness and malty. Aroma of caramel. Pours cloudy brown in color with a thin tan head. Had at home out of a bottle.
Dorkenstein (257) - - OCT 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of caramel, apples, honey, alcohol, and bread. Taste is honey, tart green apple, caramel, raisin bread in the finish. There is some alcohol in the finish.
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Color red with a small head. Aroma sweet, alcohol, wood. Taste sweet, berries, alcohol, caramel, wood.
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle at Mackan, thanks! Brown with beige head. Aroma yeasty, roasted, smooth bready malt and some apples. Taste is malty, yeasty, some apples, yeast with warming alcohol. Nice!