DandyWolfFloyd (994) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - sweet malt, fruit, Belgian yeast, and alcohol.
Appearance - clean mahogany body, with super-charged nucleation. The head is about 1 3/4" off white. Tight, with great retention. Some whispy lacing.
Taste - sweet malt, oak, Belgian yeast, alcohol, spices, and some white flesh fruit.
Palate - medium body, average carbonation, dry alcoholic finish.
Antonio369 (107) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle, served in Trappist chalice. Poured a cloudy amber with a one finger ivory head. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, chestnuts,strawberries, cherries. Taste is also caramel, vanilla, banana, strawberries, alcohol. A medium to full body with a very dry, vinous bittersweet finish. Overall a pretty good quad but I like its older brother the tripel Gulden Draak better...
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: bottle 330 ml, tasting
Aroma: nice old school feel to it. Traditional Belgian values are shown , some sugars, some alcohol with typical esters bouquet. 7+
Top: medium plus creamy cap, nice rings on glass. 3+
Base: hazy amber
Palate : medium full bodied, tad chalky.
Taste: as in Belgian strong ale, yet it has some hint of green apple and almond. Finishing with nice refined booze.
nephirem (121) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange color with big long lasting white head. Hazy appearance. Smell is strong, mostly sweet, combination of caramel and alcohol.
Full body, creamy texture and medium carbonation. Taste is fruity, sweet malts, caramel and herbs. High content of alcohol (10.5% ABV) is somewhat masked by the sweetness but it becomes obvious, mostly in the aftertaste. Finish is slightly bitter and a bit boozy.
Overall, excellent strong belgian ale. If you’re into this style, you’ll love it.
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a completely murky caramel-amber with a sticky, creamy, eggshell colored head. Eggy caramel and a little metallic on the nose. Lively and sticky mouthfeel. The eggy quality comes through in the flavor as well. Sweet toffee and caramel. A bit of alcohol is detected.
commonshawn (977) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Mccormicks in Wayzata. Dark Amber copper with medium white head and good lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and sugar. Dark fruit, plum and prune. Good yeast. Nice sweetness and hidden alcohol. Amazing.
kingaugusta (181) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with a quick white head. Nose is boozy and full of sugar and caramel. Flavor is a burst of fruit, star anise, sharp carbonation, and Belgian yeast with plenty of alcohol the whole way. The finish is sticky and bittersweet.
Samuel214 (346) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Beergium. Bärnstensorange med högt, gulblekt skum som dröjer sig kvar och lämnar en del rester på kanterna. Söta och maltiga toner i doften, med torkad aprikos, sultanrussin och ljus choklad. Rejält fyllig kropp. Bra givor torkad frukt och sötma i smaken. Balanseras upp av ett avslutande humlebett och värmande alkohol. Gott! Något maltigare och något sötare än den vanliga Gulden Draak. Kanske inte riktigt lika bra, men fortfarande väldigt gott.
gyhallmanti (195) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a slight dark amber colour with a decent soapy white head on top. Aroma of apple, cinnamon, caramel, liquorice, raisins. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a pleasant spicy finish. Notes of banana, cloves, caramel, toffee, dried fruits. Texture is oily with medium carbonation.
Night_Cap (54) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2016 Bottle 750ml. Served at room temperature. Exploded upon removal of wire cork ‘cage’! Pours amber with a light haze. Head is large, frothy, off white and fully diminishing with no lace. Aroma is spicy with cinnamon, white pepper, dried apples, raisin bread, toffee and some light brandy notes. Very light spicy bitterness with notes of clove, sweet brown bread, dried banana, dried pear, toffee and all-spice. Full bodied with medium carbonation, noticeable alcohol content, a slightly oily texture, and a peppery, warming finish.