Maarten1993 (200) - - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Tastes very nice. Smell is pretty neutral. Tastes Sweet and good, very balanced, but a bit "hollow". Misses the pannepot depth. Good beer. Nice and dark and good sweet smell.Updated: a couple of days later I had a 1993 bottle at my sister in law?s birthday, totally awesome!
NeaRoW (8) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve been in the beer basement of Hertog Jan today in Arcen. Had a 2013 sample of the final 75cl bottle, pretty ok but nothing impressive. However, we had the great opportunity to share a bottle of 2005 that has been in the basement for so long. I already heard that the taste would be like a wine/port and so it was. Smelled just like a red wine, very warm and strong! Tasted, WONDERFUL, top of the bill for sure. Thereís definately a good signature of beer in there, but itís transformated into a more full, warm red winey flavour. If this would be a freshly beer that was easy to get, I think it would be leading the scores of this whole website (even better than rochefort, st bernardus abt, rochefort 10 which Iíve tasted multiple times). So if you can get this somewhere, take a couple of bottles and hold it for at least 5-10 years. I will never forget this beer!
dfinney23 (1440) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Caramel and dark fruit. The alcohol isnít exactly hidden but also doesnít detract.
undercurrent25 (1338) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red colour, taste is of strong alcohol and a malty finish, a very good beer
DwarfeD (701) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30cl bottle at home. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with some bitter hints. Caramel, herbs, roasted malts and spices. Not too alcoholic. A decent full flavoured beer.
tricksta_p (648) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red/brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, some caramel. Big sweet flavor, surprisingly the relatively high alcohol content doesnít really surface that much. The best brew from Hertog Jan.
dennis88 (7) - - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Lekker donker bier met een goede volle smaak eraan. Drinkt bijzonder aangenaam ondanks de 10% alcohol.
KLTZK (50) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 30cl. Pours a small off-white head that vanishes immediately. Ruby appearance. Yeasty, malty aroma with hints of nuts, dark fruits and a little hops, nothing special so far. More malty and earthy taste, but everything is overwhelmed by the alcohol that almost burns through your tongue. Whatís this?! Beer isnít supposed to do that! The body is also not what I would call good, but itís not bad either. Average quad.
Bosbouw (836) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Diep donkerrode kleur met aardig schuim. Ruikt niet zoveel. Iets mout en caramel. Smaakt behoorlijk zoet, alcohol.
Pringao_Toribi (180) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The strong taste of a quadrupel and the drinkability of a dubbel, this beer comes as one of the most special Belgian beers.
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