Chad9976 (1583) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 BJCP Category: 26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
AROMA: Strong caramel/butterscotch/treacle aroma. Rich maltiness and dark/dried fruit. Some alcohol presence. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Dark rusty copper/burnt umber/light brown. Extremely hazy but bubbles visible at edge. Large, tan, frothy head. Fantastic lacing and retention. 3/3
FLAVOR: Confectionery sweetness first and foremost. Rich, bready malt presence. Some peppery sensation on the finish. Some dark/dried fruit. Very tasty, but not quite as complex as superior examples of the style. 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Full-bodied all the way. Creamy texture and smooth going down. Alcohol is prominent, but not abrasive. Finishes quite clean. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Much sweeter than most Belgian quads. Instead of fruit, itís confectionery notes. Very drinkable for such a huge brew. Not mind-blowing, but definitely impressive and memorable. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 42/50
BeerViking (3809) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belgibeer, red-gold, toffee and a hint of apple on the nose, sweetish with a light peppery hoppiness.
tonimeister (45) - Orahovica, CROATIA - MAR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best damn beer I ever had. Beautiful color, nice head and aroma full of summer fruits, and alc you just donít taste. so smooth, and i donít know what to write, I should take one more, maybe I will be more inspired to write review ;)
Rubin77 (643) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
F: creamy, stable, off-white, not very big.
C: hazy amber with hint of like red tones.
A: caramel, molasses, candy, fruity, overripe apricot, red apple peels, dry plums, alcohol, yeast, complex.
T: caramel malt, hint of vinous, candy sugar, dry fruits, molasses, alcohol warming, low grassy bitterness, bread, chestnuts, vanilla, light oak, complex, medium to full body, good carbonation, well balanced quad, worth to try, 0,33l bottle from Beer Mania in Brussels.
DeanF (2198) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating #2100. A slightly memorable one for this, didnít even know Gulden Draak had added a quad to their lineup but whats the hail does I knew. The head has a slight peach tinge to it but is not very solid and disappears in medium time; okay orange-ish body, aroma of shoe leather and candy like a Belgian with way too much alcohol shoved up into the nose. Flavour is a nice hay and cotton candy mix, but itís all sweet and cloying-like as the alcohol overpowers all of this. Just sugary all around. A beer of my youth makes a comeback and itís harsher than expected, I like refinement a lot more these days and itís missing here.
biirusaikou (2201) - - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Delirium. RIch toffee character with pleasant dried fruit notes, cake, raisin, dry finsh with only light boozy notes. Solid brew as expected, on par with the original version.
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml stubby bottle with ABV listed as 10.7%.
Surprised that I havenít yet rated this outstanding beer which I have had at least once before.
Pours with a cloudy copper colored body that is covered by a large, off-white, somewhat bubbly head. Good looking but the appearance is certainly not the strong point of this stellar ale.
The aroma and flavor are nuanced, moderately strong and highly complex. They are just short of magical: not without some magic, I suppose, but not above nit picking. Actually, I have no criticisms of the aroma, but others may find the strong dark fruits notes, including dried plums, to be too prominent. The flavor is rather sweet: worked for me but may seem a little too high for some.
Feel: medium+ body with soft, medium-high carbonation.
L_Lovecraft (93) - - FEB 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, red fruits, white/tan head not very persistant, medium body, fizzy, taste of bred, red fruits, alcohol is very present but doesnít annoying, cereal, sweet with a bitter final....not the best quadrupel but good
Grumbo (1083) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bernieís store in the West Midlands. Pours a deep amber colour with a large light tan colour frothy head. Aroma of malt, dried fruits, yeast and caramel. Medium sweet, light bitterness. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Dry, bittersweet finish.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-01-30. Hazy dark orange body nice foamy beige head. 3++ Aroma is sweet and moderately alcoholic. Flavour is moderately alcoholic, lightly bready sweet pale malt. Smooth average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Not particularly complex but dangerously drinkable. 7/4/7/3+/15 Bottle shared by Dougshoemaker