dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a dark copper with thin white head. Aroma of caramel, dark dried fruit, and sugar. Flavor is surprisingly smooth, almost dangerously, with a nice sweetness, spice, dried fruit, and slight malt and wheat. Alcohol is too well hidden and the bartender told me today that it is believed to be 13% this year. Awesome.
mcberko (6745) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma is authentic, with Belgian yeast, caramel, dark fruits and candied sugar. Flavour brings out spiced Belgian yeast, candied sugar and caramel. Not overly complex, with a spicy, sweet finish. Not bad.
Ferris (4532) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Caramel and spice with some umame. Clear caramel with no head. Caramel, light booze, sweet honey and stone fruity yeast. Not as interesting as I hoped.
superspak (2712) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear orange/copper color with a thin off white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly slick, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent quadrupel style! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
tmoreau (2485) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters showing a clear & bright, shimmering copper tone, and a light layer of reducing foam, with a combo of foamy & leggy spots on the glass. The nose was lurking alcohol, a fruity blend, sweetness, and spice. Medium+ bodied, with a soft disposition to the carbonation, the taste was esters, syrupy sweetness, alcohol warmth, with a touch of tartness to the finish. Liqueur-like and flavorful.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub. Poured an amberish color with no head. Fruity, bananas, dark fruits, and candi sugar.
Petkus331 (272) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of bubblegum and red fruit. Appears clear copper, no foam or lace. Tastes like bubblegum, some alcohol, and a hint of bitter hay. Texture is ordinary, a little watery. Overall, great at room temperature, ok when cold, it is a sin to drink this cold.
firstsip (469) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark amber. No head or lace. Thinnish, almost like juice. Slight aroma of banana. Very, very boozey. Strong red berry taste, mild dark fruit and candi sugar qualities. ABV sort of overpowers this beer until it warms up. Then bubblegum, balanced. Drink at room temperature!
chucklemation (516) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a murky copper color with a healthy white foam. Smells yeasty sweet. Tastes of honey, not too sweet. The bottom begins to taste a bit sickly sweet. Not as good as most tripels I’ve had, but still tasty.
DrSilverworm (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, shared by beerpig317. Clear orange amber color. Thin off-white, beige head. Not much lace sticks. Bigger body. Smooth, lightly soft lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Some warmth in the finish, but no burn nor bite. Dark fruit, caramel malt, candy sugar, some apricot. Moderate sweet taste, some alcohol warmth. Dry finish. Solid, big quad.
Mittenator (1356) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bomber to glass. Really complex dried dark fruit flavors mixed with caramel and candied flavors. A lot going on in a good way.