VastActiv (2655) - Oulu, - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at home. BBE 12072013. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, Belgian yeast, fruits and sweetness
HuskerTornado (22) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
330ml bottle poured into Gulden Draak tulip glass. Pours a cola brown color with ruby undertones and a medium sized caramel colored head that dissipates slowly, leaving a quarter inch head and a nice amount of lacing in the glass.
Smell is a dark fruits, plums, cherries, raisins, sweet caramel malt and alcohol.
Taste is just as it smells. Sweet, dense malt upfront with a myriad of dark fruits lending support, including raisins, cherries, and plums. In addition to the sweetness, there’s also an herbal quality towards the finish, and some peppery notes. Aftertaste reminds me a bit of cinnamon swirl raisin bread. The 10.5% alcohol is there throughout, with extra punctuation towards the finish. This is a big beer, very complex. Mouthfeel is on the medium-heavy side with a slick, smooth and creamy quality due to the healthy carbonation.
Overall, one of the best strong dark ales in the world and one of my favorite beers period. A treat for the senses, always worth having some on hand. Ages very well. Delicious.
Bert_Wasbeer (4) - - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good quadrupel, strong, dark, tasteful. Best when the leaves start falling
JeyAre (157) - - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great reddish dark color with rich head. The aroma is very Belgian, too Belgian... Almost like wine. The taste too Belgian too, sweet and heavy, almost like wine too, very clear alcohol taste. Quite good overall anyway too.
Iznogud (623) - CROATIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330 ml at Tituš, Zagreb. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Caramel, roasty, malty. Too sweet and overcarbonated for my taste.
M_Sack (352) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown, frothy cream head that sticks to glass. Caramel jersey, golden syrup and stewed fruit aromas. Initial alcohol flavour, leading to marzipan, cherries, dried Christmas pudding fruits and caramel. Delicious sweetness throughout the mid to end palate, although there is some savouriness wrapped into the finish. A warming brandy like alcohol finish and smooth mouthfeel.
kamwitsta (122) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet, malty, with honey notes, just not too strong. Pours a very pleasant, a little hazy deep brown with a large but unstable head. The taste is just really sweet; alcohol is not as exposed as I’d thought it might, but still much too pronounced for my taste. Medium bodied, a little foamy, effectively flat, tart and sweetly sticky finish. I understand it’s supposed to be strong, I just don’t like it; could do a better job of hiding the alcohol, and I wouldn’t mind it if the sweetness were balanced in some way.
Bygers (694) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a red/brown colour with short lasting off-white head. Aroma of spices, prunes, raisins, some liquorice, porto, cloves. Same for taste. Very sweet.
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PawelD (142) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piwo butelkowe. Słodkie aromat słodowy, czuć też miodem. Kolor ciemny bursztyn, klarowny z bardzo przyzwoitą pianą jak na ten procentarz to aż szok. W smaku landrynkowa słodycz z rozgrzewającą dobrze zbalansowaną alkoholową kontrą, duże wysycenie. Wybitnie dobre piwo.
hockeybeerguy (1654) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice every time I’ve had it.
The appearance was a nice gentle golden hazy orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a nice clingy foamy lacing gracing the sides of the glass.
The aroma smells of a light Belgian spice of clove and coriander to adequately weave itself in and out of some nice sweet candied fruits such as plums, apricots and peaches.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and wrapped them up into a super nice sweet and spicy package to grace my taste buds in a very nice way.
On the palate, this one sat right at about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. However, I find myself sipping this for the most part.
Overall, this one was a mighty fine Belgian Strong Ale. Everything just seems to fit nicely.
ElectroMod (115) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours a deep reddish brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is high with red wine, malt and spicy caramel. Taste is full and effervescent, high in alcohol, forest fruits, figs and a little clove. Mouthfeel is a little too highly carbonated for my taste, zero lacing on the glass. Overall, a nice Belgian but not as good as everyone says.