Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A lifeless, sweet, very fruity and boozy Belgian dark age. Meh.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed about 2 year after it was bottled.
The look: Partly cloudy dark burgundy body. The small beige head dissipates into nothingness after only a few seconds
In long: Nose is sweetened fresh dark fruits. Taste has lots of raisins, fresh prunes, candi sugar, kids barley candies. All quads are sweet but some hide their sweetness more than others. Here the sweetness was very apparent and alcohol wasnít too well hidden either. Carbonation was sparse and the mouthfeel was far from lively. I took this bottle with me to a bring-your-own-wine restaurant. I drank the whole thing because it was a long dinner and I didnít bring another bottle. So it is not totally undrinkable. But have I been at home I would not have finished this bottle and I would have opened something else. And I paid $20 for this stuff?!?!? Ok, so they screwed me up. But I wonít forget, and certain not forgive them. Revenge is a dish best served with hot peppers (NOT cold), it hides the taste of the cyanide.
after4ever (5279) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, BitBucket! Murky dark brown with creamy tan short-lived head. Big sweet creamy brown bread nose. Creamy medium body, with brown and black breads on the mid-palate. Mild sweet finish.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut colour with a dense beige head. Malty, chocolate sweet aroma with fruity and light coffee bitter notes. malty, dark fruity sweet flavor with a light roasted note. Sweet, light dry and dusty finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with woody amber highlights and a nice foamy head. Aroma is apple brandy, and ltos of dried fruits, estery- good full dark malts, caramel, toffeel, molasses, slight smoked rauchmalt, and earthy leather hint. A bit too sweet- almsot turns to a slight soy oxidaiton, brooan malts, dark crystal spec b fruitiness, raisin and toffee, maple sugar, brown sugar and apple cider as it warms. Big and full body an mouthfeel and a nice long finish. Pretty good.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the RBSG í07 Grand Tasting room. Pours a hazy orange-ish brown brew with a fizzy light tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is funky with green vegetable scents, some black pepper, soy sauce and a touch of dried, dark pitted fruit. Taste is a little off, very sweet, medium bodied with a metalic aftertaste. Finish is sweet with some high alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. More of an experimental brew than a Begian Quadrupel. Hoping this may have been in an infected packaging, try again?
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Very sweet aroma of raisins, dark ripe fruits, light yeast, candi sugar, light molasses, dates, and caramel. Poured brown with hint of orange and ruby and a large, fizzy, beige head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of dark ripe fruits, caramel, raisins, slight yeast, candi sugar, dates, plums, and hints of wood and alcohol. Medium body. Slightly thin, fizzy texture. Lively carbonation. Sweet, caramel, dark ripe fruit, and slight wood finish.
egajdzis (4893) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a hazy, mahogany color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, cocoa, caramel malts, tropical fruits, peat smoke, with some light alcohol as well. Taste of more caramel, rum soaked raisins, plums, light citrus, vinous, with a dry, yeasty finish, with a touch of smoke, and a bit of alcohol as well.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. Quite sweet with a bit of fruit in the background. Didnít really get any Belgian character out of this.
douglas88 (4458) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Eric. A issue with the cork, and sadly this beer has lots some of its glory. Pours a copper color with almost no head. The aroma is sweet bananas, spices and fruit. The flavor is like a metal banana covered with caramel. Oxidation. Sweet dark fruits. Warm. Iíll re-rate this someday.
Suttree (4444) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not very carbonated, so not much head. Odd aroma - cinnamon and coffee, I guess. First sip indicates it may be a bit past itís prime - some stale, cardboardy notes. Some smokey notes, some winey notes. Slightly boozy finish.