Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown colour, off-white to yellow head. Aroma of banana, roasted malts and candy sugar. Lots of banana. Quite sweet flavour, malts and caramel. Finish caramel, banana, lingering sweet.
(From 33cL bottle shared @ post-Rammstein tasting, Nijmegen)
Douberd (3988) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewed once a year as a tribute to Sint Martin, protector of the brewer’s guild in Haarlem. The last two years they brewed
an RIS, while this year they chose to brew a quadrupel, on a limited quality enough for 7500 bottles.
330 ml bottle, at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 10%. Bottle 5784/7500 if that says something.
Pours a very dark brown coloured beer with one finger of beuge head sitting on top. Good retention, it could be better.Good lacing left around the glass.
Very nice aroma, veery frutiy and not like any quadrupel I have had. Hints of green apples, bananas, even refreshing notes of ripe melon,
combine to create a fantastic aroma.
Very nice taste too, quite fruity as well, only once again with all the different fruits you are used to getting in a quadrupel. Alcohol is not
traceable on the taste but it sures gives a warrming feeling even from the first sip. Nice vanila notes as well, while the aftertaste is surely fruity.
Mildly bitter, but all in all a great taste.
Medium thick body, good carbonation that offers just a tiny bite on the tongue. Dry and sort of sticky at the same time on the palate.
Overall this was a great beer, highly recommended.
tderoeck (7232) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 1/VI/13 - 33cl bottle @ post-FortaRock tasting - BB: n/a - bottled: II/2012 (2013-523) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear purple brown beer, big creamy yellow to beige head, little stable. Aroma: lots of banana, more banana. Is this a La Trappe? Or made with La Trappe yeast? MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: raisin bread, very ripe banana, caramel, sugary. Aftertaste: caramel, toast, lots of banana, yeast, sugary, little hoppy, some chocolate and mocha flavours.
PeatyPete (701) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is black with a beige head. Smell sweet and fresh hay. Taste of roasted malt and licorice. Unfortunately therfore it is missing some body. Overall not bad.
cgarvieuk (19005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at jans ... copper ... deep redc ... thin tan lacing ... soft deep cherry blackberry nose ... dark amlts ... deep fruits ... light ovaltine ... dark berry roast
erickok (4618) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black body without much of a head. Port wine notes, woody, red berries and roasted malts. Simple taste start with dark sugar notes, middle becomes more complex and ends bitter. Lasting licorice root ending. Decent brew, bit not quite my kind of beer. (33cl bottle traded with Rob, thanks!)
ShivanDragon (2791) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bruin met schuimige kaki kraag
aroma: mout, banaan, zoet, caramout
smaken: medium zoet (kandij), vanille, licht bitter, stevig, donker fruit, banaan, toffee, caramel, chocolade, lekker vol
volle body, romig, laag van co2
afdronk: lang zoetig en prettig !
vipinvelp (3307) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with big light brown foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is hop with strong wheat flavor present. Taste is little sweet bitter, strong alcohol. Nice aftertaste. (Haarlem 201304)
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, alcohol, licorice, candy sugar and some spices. Flavor is warming fruity, quite spicy, bitter and quite sweet. Intense brew.
MrHangover (3671) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a creamy, light tanned head. Aroma is boozy, syrupy, sugary and has heavy molasses and licorice, which return flavor. Very sweet in the flavor and heavy alcoholic. Great to sip, full bodied and flavored. Good beer, but overly sweet.