marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a toffee and oak aroma. There is a sweet toasty dark malt and candi sugar flavor a huge dry oak finish and a warm whiskey trail.
bunget (687) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle aged for 2.5 years. A cloudy dirty dark copper body, minimal white foam. Aroma of old wine, whiskey barrel, yeast, fermented berries, wet basement and a light smokiness. Taste has a wow effect: caramel malt, yeast, subtle whiskey barrel, Scottish peat, whiskey, dried berries, noble red wine. Fabulous. And I’m not a quadrupel fan.
PS Thank you Boystout for this wonderful gift!
bhensonb (12577) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Cork left with a light pop. Pours dark copper with a slight beige head. There’s a lot of whiskey in the aroma. Not sure it’s bourbon. It is. Med + body. Flavor has lots of smoke. Maybe it was scotch! Lots of treacle. It’s all very smooth and finishing less than dry. Had to be scotch!
bigguns22 (728) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark amber to brown beer with thin off white head. Aroma and flavors of smoke and wood rule this beer. Big and full body with a lot of dark fruit flavor and a nice mix of bitter and sweet. Can’t forget to mention tobacco and earthy flavors.
Tmoney99 (12040) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, alcohol wood and dark sugar aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark alcohol sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout complex brew.
DrSilverworm (8685) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz bottle, on closeout from Party Source. Poured into a Chimay trappist glass. Opened up right after finishing (and immensely enjoying) a batch 11. Definitely a lot more whiskey in this batch. Very tasty, though. Nice whiskey oak barrel influence - just enough to give all of the flavor, but none of the bite. There’s slightly more bite than in batch 11, though. A light spicy bite in the finish. Good vanilla, dark fruit. Hint of chocolate. Man, these barrel aged quads are fantastic, all 3 I’ve tried so far have been wonderful. At $6, I feel like I stole this. Very complex, rich aroma, that lasts long into the aftertaste. Very light carbonation for a belgian quad, as in the last one I tasted. Maybe the barrel aging does that. Makes sense... This one has just a bit more carbonation, though, not quite as light as the carbonation in batch 11. Bigger body. Same nice texture as the last - lightly slick, and lightly drying in the finish. Nice brown red color, but minimal khaki head. Slightly more dots of lace than in batch 11, but still they’re pretty sparse. Good moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter, lightly spicy taste, light bite of heat. A bit sweeter than batch 11. Great barrel aged quad.
jmgreenuk (5837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Kulminator, Antwerp. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin broken off-white head. The aroma is rich burnt caramel, smoke and boozy alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter moderate sweet with a rich light syrup smoke spicy palate. Medium to heavy bodied with flat carbonation. One of the very best in the series.
kermis (7119) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Jmgreenuk at Kulminator. Pours clear brown with a ring beige head. Aroma is smokey, peat, wood, overripe dark fruit and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, boozyness Cingular int the palate with alcohol warmth in the finish. Full bodied with flat to soft carbonation.
Sammy (9665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like a scotch whiskey, with charred oak prominent. Dark, lots of yeast sediment. Very woody.
Lukaduke (2710) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper color with good clarity and a finger of eggshell foam. The nose has a big front end whisky note with a caramel, peat and a touch of spice. The palate follows the nose with alot of oak and whisky character present. Id almost prefer it to be a touch softer on the barrel notes but the overall beer has nice complexity and a long layered finish. Nice cola, soft brown sugar, smoked caramel.