DrSilverworm (8339) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, thanks to Anthony D. Shared with friends. Tasted immediately after trying a 750ml of the standard Gulden Draak. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Thin white head. Ropes and dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of sticky. Prettybig sweet taste, alcohol seems more noticeable than in regular draak, and this seems more sweet. Caramel malt, light spice, some spicy earthy hop. Moderate hop bitterness may be more than typical for a "quad". Like standard Gulden Draak, though, this hides the alcohol impressively well.
Renobob (1167) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Encore plus foncée que sa petite sœur, riches odeur et saveur d'alcool, de caramel. Bel équilibre et puissance en bouche. Intéressante mais moins bonne que la Gulden Draak classique selon moi.
RD400F (218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle to Chimay trappist glass, this beer pours a transparent dark amber with a chunky off white head. Aroma consists of banana, bread, alcohol, butterscotch, caramel and butter. Taste somewhat mirrors the aroma...sickly sweet but has the hop bitterness to even it out. Lots of ripe fruit and medicinal notes. Palate/mouthfeel is slick and oily, co2 high, flavours kind of awkward in the mouth but the alcohol is integrated quite well. Overall....this is just OK....the original is better.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange with small white head. Aroma caramel, lightly fruity. Medium full body, a little alcohol but pretty well hidden. Flavor is sweet, caramel, toffee, yeast. I found it surprisingly drinkable, but not all that complex.
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out of the bottle in a deep dark brown colour with steady head and smooth body. Aroma of Belgian yeast and raisins. Taste of rum raisins, Belgian yeast, nuts, malt and almonds. Very nice and tasty beer - I enjoyed it a lot.
euromance (19) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice amber color. Soapy head. Tastes like sweet caramel with hints of toffee and much alcohol. Uneven balanced to my taste. No real complexity. Sweetness and alcohol make it a burden to drink.
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, huge white head. Caramel, alcoholic, slightly herbal, spicy. Some alcohol in the taste, heavy body, sweet finish. Nice beer, balanced, complex.
johnroblawson (39) - Ames, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rose, sweet alcohol aroma. Bitter taste but finishes sweet with caramel. Light in the mouth - ultimately easier to drink than standard Draak despite the higher ABV.
kidobutai (502) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I know I’m supposed to love this, but it is so strong that I have a hard time finding the nuanced flavors. Color is nice dark brown, no aroma, and strong caramel flavor. I won’t be able to drive home.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: July 29, ’12
Enjoyed this beer at Monarch Beverage, poured into a tasting glass.
A: Earthy yeasts, malty, and some fruity flavors.
A: Copper, orange in color. Very small head, not much lacing.
T: Notes of cherry and oak, good malty flavor, with a little bit of spice like coriander.
P: Malts were nice, good warming from the alcohol.
O: Enjoyable beer and at 10.7% it’s a sniper.