PeatyPete (387) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Metallic flavour. Taste of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate.
tricksta_p (1098) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of sweet dark malt, caramel, overripe fruits, candy sugar, spices, some liquorice and anise. Flavour is quite sugary and sweet. A bit on the thin side for a Quad. Okay at best, nothing I’ll revisit.
WouterVG (25) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much complexity, a bit thin for a quadrupel. I guess it only contains base malt and heavy roasted malt and nothing in between to give some balance and body.
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle bought in Brugge. Pours a hazy chestnut brown with full brown head. Head has a murkiness to it. Chocolate, caramel and toffee aromas. Taste is sticky sweet - with chocolate and molasses. Very thin mouthfeel and alcohol not present. Not terribly complex for a quad and just overly sweet. Has a fizzy carbonation to it.
TrefwoordPunk (808) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl: Pours dark brown with a medium tan head and an aroma of coffee, caramel, roasted malts, cherries, sweet spices and brown sugar. The taste is heavily sweet with a pretty thin body for a quadrupel. Nice beer to drink, but pretty poor for the style.
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is sweet malt, boozy alcohol. The flavour is medium sweet, light bitter with a rich malt alcoholic liqourice hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (5042) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours very hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, grain, caramel, raisin and overripe dark fruit. Flavor is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
deanso (5248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden.
thin off white head. Dark amber pour. A bit thin. A bit sweet. Ok.
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fort Lapin’s second beer, with yellowish beige, creamy, stable head and dark brownish bronze colour, cloudy. Aroma of bitter chocolate, nuts, lemon zest, coffee grounds, thyme, minerals, pear, cognac and some phenols. Dates and nuts in the taste, spicy notes, light roasted bitterness, some leafy hops and whisky-like alcohol in the finish, but unfortunately a lot of solvents too, rendering it a bit wry. My expectations weren’t already too high considering their tripel and this failed to surprise me.
jgb9348 (4732) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a fast-dying tan head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of pit fruits, raisins, caramel, malt, alcohol, whiskey, vanilla and some rye - nice and pungent. Full-bodied; Very rich, earthy, pungent, spicey, whiskey, juniper berries, leathery, smokey, tea-flavoured and a kick of hay on the finish - all over the map, and in a good way. Aftertaste shows the deep complexity at the centre of it all, with a rye, whiskey and grain flavour that permeates, but nuances around the bend with caster sugar, molasses, sorghum and even some brown rice noticeable. Overall, an interesting and very complex beer, throughout all layers of this one. Not as bad as I was expecting from the scores, but even knowing the scores, I was waiting to drink this one for some unknown reason. I sampled this stubby, typically belgian, 33 cL bottle purchased from The Bottle Shop in Bruges, Belgium on 14-August-2013 for €2,95 sampled back at home in Washington on the other side of the Atlantic, just over a year after purchase.
Lot #00110226 (on the bottle cap)
07-June-2015 (best by?)