yiannnos (1252) - , CYPRUS - DEC 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Low carbonation. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel, plums taste, full bodied
Bulk_Carrier (3547) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a tulip thinking this was a regular Belgian ale, sorry, next time I have this, I’ll make sure its in a chalice/trappist glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger’s worth of a glaze of a film of an off white head. Nice looking concave glaze along the sides.
The smell has sweet plums, raisins, and cherries melding into a delicate roasty cocoa powder underneath.
The taste was moderately sweet through the fruity features and bringing about the cocoa powder to run into a delicate bready flavor underneath. Lingering bready aftertaste slides into a sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs nice and low. It’s somewhat dry on my tongue.
Overall, though I didn’t pour it into its correct glassware, I’d still say this was a nicely done quad. Somehow I still got everything that I believe the brewer had intended. I’d have again.
BobEvers (370) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kleur bruin, geur rood fruit en mout.
Smaak, licht zoet, bitter, droog
Mooie balans. Stevig bier. Lekker
IOzh (113) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - NOV 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark brown colour with medium tan head. Aroma of plums, dark fruits, wine. Full body with medium to low carbonation. Taste is medium sweet and soft bitter gets a bit dry at finish.
rdb84 (539) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect Dubbel pour, frothy head. A: dark fruits, prune, red wine, oak, cherry, choco, hint of metal. T: lovely oily mouthfeel. Starts with choco, Bock, oak. Development is bitter and sweet, with boozy kick, cherry. Aftertaste sweet and bitter, dark choco. Nice.
SanDiego1 (42) - ITALY - NOV 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia. Colore nero con riflessi marrone. schiuma fine, abbondante e persistente. Aroma di frutta secca, nocciola, tostato, vinoso. al palato corpo rotondo, ben carbonata. sentori che rispecchiano l’olfatto con una nota alcoolica decisa ma non eccessiva. Finale lungo di frutta secca, nocciola e tostato.
Kampfar (121) - Münster, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 L bottle, pours hazy and dark brown colored with light brown & creamy head, heavy malty aroma, dark chocolate, roasted malt, smoke. Light yeasty on the nose (dough). Flavor is according to the aroma. Moderate sweetness, light acidic. Light bitter, long finish. Full body with creamy texture. Soft carbonation, light dryness and smoke in the finish.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-10-31. Murky dark brown body, small tan head fades quickly. Malty aroma with tangy alcoholic accents. Flavour is similar, malty core is briefly sweet then dry with alcohol and tangy fruity quality. Smooth medium bodied palate, carbonation is a touch low for the style. 3+ Just okay, it shows promise but lacks the subtlety and cohesiveness of say a Rochefort. 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle from the LCBO cellared several months, Toronto.
seynie (338) - Tienen, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a reddish tint. Almost no head. Spicy nose, plums. Aromas of wine, burnt caramel, malt, sour cherries. Quite an earthy finish with a lot of alcohol
fakebeersnob (316) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was in a dark bar (the great Hopleaf in Chicago), but this looks like a normal Belgium quad. Has the Belgium yeast mixed with dark fruits like plum, malt, and a chocolate/toffee taste. Sometimes reminds me of a wine or brandy feel to it. A bit of an oily texture and mouthfeel, with medium low carbonation.
I was unfamiliar with this beer, but I am glad I tried it. I will choose a Westmalle or Chimay over it any time, but will never turn down a bottle of this.