andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Purchased at de Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium, enjoyed at my hotel room in Eppingen, Germany after driving about 5 hours to have the ability to purchase this beer (amongst other things to do in the great city of Brussels). Very very happy to have found this, I grabbed it and couldnít believe I found it since the packaging is pretty minimalist. Appearance is decadent, a very very dark coffee brown with a rather thick consistency and a very abundant, frothy off white head that doesnít want to go anywhere. Aroma is something I havenít experienced before, it almost has a dough-like smell with notes of pepper, dark fruit notes, raisins, an amalgamation of multiple complex ingredients. Taste is unbelievable. There is not a bad thing about this beer. It starts off with a sweet plum / raisin flavor, and finishes with a lively burn that gives an eye-opening sensation. The mouthfeel is pretty thick and oily, the alcohol blends in nicely but lets itself known. The only drawback Iíd say about this is that I canít get it readily. A+++ brew, there was hype and I feel that it strongly met it. This is the best Belgian beer in the world.
nincao83 (1) - BRAZIL - OCT 26, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel, plum, hint of vanilla, toffee, nuts, raisin and some spices. Taste is caramel, plum, toffee, raisin. Sweet and warming aftertaste. Best Westvleteren IMHO.
sharkydodson (1200) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 26, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of port, plum, vanilla, toffee, nuts, raisin and some spices... the taste is fruity and caramel with notes of dried plum, red wine, almond, toffee, raisin and sweet citrus... the aftertaste is sweet, dry and warming... great beer...
Stiops (2) - NORWAY - OCT 26, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this in a comparancy, blind tasting with Rochefort 10 and St.Bernardus 12.
What a dissapointment. Doesnít live up to its hype one bit.
DrunkenYeti (9) - Montana, USA - OCT 24, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was great, but I donít feel itís the best out there. I think the scarcity factory ads a lot to the mystique and allure, and is a little overrated. Still outstanding though.
Hansk (12) - Fakse Ladeplads, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you want perfection. This is it.
Especially If you can find a 3-4 year old one. Here is Kulminator in Antwerp Usually helpfull
marcotetta (33) - - OCT 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pure brown colour with some shade of orange, the nose is rich, initially stands out an enveloping alcoholic warm, then notes of plum, brandy, almond, black bread. The taste is full, warm caramel notes give way to alcoholic sweetness, very well balanced. A very long aftertaste rich and complex. Really a great beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
gorkogrlo (329) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 18, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber hazy color. Some barnyard smell with spices, toast, yeast and maybe some grass. Flavor is rummy with dates, whisky and nuts notes. No hop notes and somewhat too sweet. Medium body. Sweet finish. Overall: I expected too hyped beer and I think that I got it. Yes, it is great beer. But best. Hmmm. In my opinion not so balanced, too sweet, but with really nice complexity.
dreamer (183) - PORTUGAL - OCT 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl directly from the abbey. Reddish dark brown color with huge beige head. Medium and soft carbonation. Full bodied and creamy texture. Aroma is very complex with plums, chocolate, yeast, vanilla, spices and dried fruits. Taste is also complex but very balanced, is sweet but also has some bitterness, also tastes chocolate, plums, dried grapes and many other flavours that Iím not capable do distinguish. Aftertaste is sweet and very long. It definitely worth the travel from Portugal to taste it!
willisread (2552) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Thanks Kaori & Jon! Big chocolate covered raisin aromas with some prune, plum and slight cola character. Average carbonation. Hides the alcohol very well. Nice hoppy bite that was a pleasant surprise. Iím not a big fan of quads but this is a great beer and world class for the style.
hln752 (4) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have the luxury position of buying and tasting this beer any time of the year and to be honest I really do not know why this beer is so highly (over)rated.
I have tasted this beer several times to try to unlock its succes and secrets. I just can't unlock its aroma and (after)taste secret that many of the Ratebeer members give it. It is an ok quad but not more than that. The secret of its succes is its availability. No more, no less.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone