Borresteijn (6282) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Deep dark brown colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, pear drups or raspberry sweets, much like La Trappe Quadrupel imo, alcohol, tiny hint of bay leaf. Flavour is sweet, alcoholic, pear drups, bay leaf, burnt caramel, liquorice, bitter alcoholic finish with some bay leaf. Medium-bodied. Not much noticed of the promised dry-hopping. Nice enough beer, lacks a bit of depth imo.
mike_77 (5164) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown with decent, lasting head. Aroma has a touch of alcohol and some liquorice. There’s a background dry fruitiness to the beer but the liquorice sweetness dominates. There’s some bay leaf too. Not as good as last years version.
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I already heard lots of things about this beer, or it was positive or it was negative... They made me curious, so I decided to get a bottle and try one.
This beer pours clear brown. Leaves a medium sized pretty vast and slowly changing beige tan colored foamy head on top of a deep dark clear ruby colored beer.
The aroma is quite nice: there’s toast, barleys, raisin, some red fruit, flowers, alcohol, cream, molasses, some sweets, close to complex.
Ough, the flavour of this beer is dominated by a spicy alcohol tone. Kind of an alcoholic bomb with some raisin. It’s spicy at first, than it’s warm, bit like liquor. There is some raisin, figs and prunes, some toast, barley malts, sweets and liquorice wood. Pretty good bitter bit like a dry liquorice bitterness.
After a while it gets a bit dry bitter, so towards the aftertaste.
This beer is a bit like cough syrup. If so, I hope it gets my cold away.
I can not taste anything of the hops since the alcohol dominates. A pity because they used some nice hops to create this beer.
Aftertaste is a mix of liquorice wood, raisin, bitter, some alcohol and a lot of warmth.
Low carbo, at first it has a soft silky mouthfeel, than after swallowing the beer it becomes spicy and alcoholic, more than a medium body and a creamy texture.
Unfortunately this is not such a good beer, it is not bad either, but this is quite unbalanced, the sweetness is ok as are the aromas, but the alcohol dominates and kind of destroys it... Maybe with some years or something like oak aging it might be better. But for now I say, thank you and byebye...
JanEric (1169) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mitra kisjes Meppel. Sweet aroma, bron to black colour, minimla head. Full bodied, fizzling in mouth, alcohol shows up, sweetish, some liquorice, candy like. It’s a nice one but not the best meesterstuk from all.
caesar (6473) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear dark brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark brown sugar, amaretto, molasses, slight alcohol, bit spicy. Sweet taste, bit sugary, molasses. Quite heavy on the stomach, probably because of the wheat. It feels like a quadrupel weizenbock. Had this very fresh and it was even more massive, but with some extra months it gets more drinkable and gets more towards the Abt style. Going to try to see if I can age a couple for a longer period.
jmgreenuk (7277) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a dark crude oil colour with a thin tan broken head. The aroma is rich and alcoholic. The flavour is big bitter with lots of liqourice. Some people will love this beer, but not me.
kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, sweet malt, toffee and raisins. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (8427) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 33cl bottle form ABCbeers.
Thin tan head. Clear dark burgundy pour. Nice smooth quad.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is molasses, big caramel, slight roast and spices. Flavour is molasses, burned caramel, salty liquorice, slight roast. Nice.
oh6gdx (24855) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, mild raisins, some toffee as well as mild alcohol as well. Flavour is raisins, toffee, some alcohol as well as some slight caramel, soap and mild syrupy notes. Fullbodied.