erickok (3165) - Tours (and Paris), - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark roasted malts, sticky toffee, pecan nuts and some forest-y hops. Heading towards imperial stout, but with its present, cheesy Belgian yeast it has a character on its won. Mild wood presence at the start, with more soft sweet malts from the middle onwards. Soft carbonation, bit sticky in the end. Looses a bit of interest after some sips though. Would have liked more hops or spice (although it would agreeably change this beer’s character). An enjoyable quad. Not cheap. (33cl bottle, De Bierwinkel Leiden)
dutchtuga (130) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Behoorlijk krachtige verbetering op de ongelovige thomas. De jaren hebben dit biertje goed gedaan
RW80 (341) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: red Brown with a beige creamy head. Good retention, leaves a light retention
Aroma: Confit Fruit, wood, vanilla bourbon notes.
Taste: Sweet, boozy bourbon vanilla wood with red fruit, lots of caramelised malts. Sweet Fruity finish with wooden tones.
full body, soft- medium carbonation.
Typical Jopen Quad/barley wine. So the typical sweetness however in this one they nail it, just going up to huge sweetness, but just avoiding the point were it becomes artifical.
PeatyPete (276) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown beer with quickly vanishing head. Boozy aroma of dark fruit. Taste has notes of wood, vanilla, caramel and is mild and slightly sweet. Pleasantly delicious.
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2013 (10%). Very slightly hazy red-brown pour with off white head. Aroma is really nice, sweet, boozy, really vanilla bourbon notes, cherries. Taste is sweet, boozy, nice alcohol warmth, very bourbony. Palate is heavy, medium carbonation. Quite a tasty sipper, rich and boozy but what do you expect, it’s a barrel aged quad. Enjoyed it quite a bit.
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2013 bottle at home. poured a dark brown light black colour with a non lasting off white head. red fruits, burned sugar, vanilla, caramel, very sweet candy flavour. lot of malts, some raisins. no hints of the barrel aging boy this beer is sweet. diabetes in a bottle
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Bier Koning, Amsterdam. 2012 version. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is resin, liqourice and alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a big alcoholic liqourice bitter, malt, light fruit, light hop palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A super heart warming, flavour-packed beer, dominated by the dark malts and alcoholic bitterness, but it doesn’t take over.
Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kruistocht van Thomas, bottle 330 ml at home. Into a snifter, ABV 10%
Deep red brown colour on the body with ruby shades. One finger of beige head, good density and good retention. It keaves a thin line of lacing around the glass and some foam islands on the surface.
Aroma is very complex, notes of caramel, red fruits,light alcohol, old wood, vanilla, even some bourbon, and port wine.
Taste is also a big blend of flavours, more intense bourbon notes now, wood, vanilla and red stewed fruits, caramel, alcohol notable just enough to intensify the flavours and then only as a warming feeling on the body.
Medium thick body, soft carbonation.
ansjelaah (1073) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by dutchdrebus. Red/brown color. Smells fruity, framboos, wood, alcohol. Tastes fruity, bourbon, wood, wine, sweet, caramel.
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. 2013 version of 10% ABV. Very dark brown color, small off-white head.Smell candy sweets. Weird. Taste lightly malts, sweetish, again candy sweets, maybe a hint of vanilla and some alcohol. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3449) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle @ home shared by me, thanks to Secret Sinterklaas Borresteijn. Very dark brown colour with no real head. Smells wood, alcohol, some glue, some resin. Tastes sweet, vanilla, bourbon, nutty. Lovely. Full body, soft carbo.