vanvenlo (1092) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slowbeer bottle (26-Oct-14) Big sweet apricot spirit light sulphur. Amber red colour, decent head and sheet suds lacing. Sweet malt sulphur stewed apricot flavour. Tangy sweet malt bitter and apricot hop sweet malt aftertaste.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Archive. Bright golden amber colour with a huge head of light brown foam. Spiced fruit in the aroma and the flavour is quite good, smooth in the mouth.
monkeychugg55 (815) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a Rochefort goblet. Medium amber with a medium to small beige head that lingers and leaves some spotty lacing. The aroma is mostly rum-raisin, with some fruity esters, alcohol, and mild phenol. Smells a lot darker than it is. The taste is similar to the aroma, lending a lot of the raisiny character, and mellow esters. The finish is almost as sweet as the beginning, with some alcohol warming and rummy flavors that linger after it dries out. A little too sweet for my tastes, but very respectable.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was wondering if I was ever going to come across this beer. Found a bottle at Sun Devil in Tempe. The squat little 33cl bottle pours with a clear coppery amber sort of body that supports a two minute long tan head. The aroma offers up big sweet apples, plums, blueberries and then boozy heat at the end of the draw. The taste begins in a similar fashion with ripe red apples, brown sugar covered plum meat, sweet cranberry and then some modest boozy heat to warm things up a tad. Nice sipper that seems it will age gracefully.
ruigo (633) - PORTUGAL - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a golden amber colour with a white head that disappears during the tasting. Aroma is fruity, malt, hops and alcohol. Medium carbonation and almost full body. Flavour is bitter at start turning rapidly to a well balanced complex mixture sweet and bitter. Overall, a nice beer but with too much alcohol.
alekks (2) - Farsta, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours hazy red/orange, matching the red on the label with a white fluffy nice head. Aroma: boozy with a spicy sweetness and a bit earthy. Taste: the first that hits you is the sweet ripe fruits and leave a crisp alcohol taste without being unpleasant. The finish leave you with toffee notes and a hint of dried pineapple.
zacgillbanks (1482) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A dark hazy amber-brown beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has very sweet spicy candy sugar and toffee notes, sweet earthy and zesty spice, pineapple and a creamy warming finish. Superb!
rangerred (784) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap.
Pours a clear darkish copper with a tiny off-white head.
Aroma of plum, caramel and some other dark fruits. A Belgian yeasty element is thrown in there as well typical of the style.
The flavor is quite fruity with plum, grape, and apple. A bit on the sweet and boozy side with some decent warmth from the alcohol. A full mouthfeel with a sticky finish.
Overall, a decent quad but different than other ones I have had. OK but I’m not sure I will revisit this one.
UDBeernut (1255) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle split with wife pours nice amble, slight haze, foam head that only reduces slightly from first gulp to finish. light pitted fruits, slight earthiness, wet grains with mild booze burn on finish. body is solid for the style, carbonation keeps it moving.
beermieser00 (3) - - OCT 14, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice taste, similar on the palate to cranberry juice. Smooth, and well balanced!!