bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle as Koningshoeven. Warm dark fruit aromas. Something of a mahogany color with a creamy beige head. It leaves lace tatters. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. It starts with prunes, raisins, caramel. The body seems to thin rapidly. The sweetness has a certain tang, like bitter cherry. Nutty, yeasty notes. The finish is rather dry, nutty, and very slightly bitter. Very pleasant.
Rune (11051) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottel (bb. 07-2008). Before the pour it smells like sherry. The pour reveals a nice aroma from plums, figs and grapes. Creamy, off-white head, some of it remaining. Good lacing on the galss. Dark amber coloured body, slightly hazy. Complex and exciting taste of cherries, raisin, bread and caramel reaching its peak with a discreet spicy bitterness at the end. Moderate sweetness and almost full bodied. Surely a brew for contemplation - a real taste of silence. Bottle from Fine Food at Kastrup Airport (enjoyed at home, 08.08.2007).
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop Leaf, Chicago. Had this one right after my Rochefort 10, so unfortunately it had a tough act to follow. But it held up very well- the alcohol was much more prevalent in this one than in the Rochefort. Flavor was a bit lighter and not as complex, but it must be noted that for 1/2 the cost ($6/bottle vs the $12 for the 10), this was a great deal.
Brix (652) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted 2007-08-20. Fresh bottle, 30cl. Pour red/brown with a light brown head. Clear and no floaties whatsoever. Sweet, spicy, fruity. Alcohol is very present in this young beer - it gives the beer a warm touch. Therer’s a nutty touch to this one. Also prunes, oranges and yeast dominates. Very good. I was surprised to see no sediments in this one? Seems like there should at least be some yeast at the bottom? Must be the young age!
ohemming (37) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown, average head. Sweet aroma. Good flavor with alcohol present. Not bad, not great. Worth a try.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this along side a St. Bernardus 12 . . . so it was up against some stiff competition. Not that good. Poured dark. Aroma is sweet, caramel. Flavor was disappointing, a little too much cherry and medicinal tastes. Warming alcohol finish. Not great.
thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a copper with a large tan head. Aroma is candi sugar out the wazoo! Some caramel and alcohol also show up. Flavor is slightly musty with some toffee, dark fruit and earthyness. Alcohol is there but not in a bad way. Just more of a warming than anything. A tasty brew, prob not as good as St. Bernardus but its a quality brew.
vyvvy (5664) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottle was around 5-6 years old and held up in fine fashion. Pours crimson / bronze with a moderately sized tan head. the aroma is lush and bready with lots of caramel, yeast and maple syrup - very rich and smooth. Medium / full body that is incredibly smooth with surprisingly lively carbonation for the age. The flavor starts with lots of what’s on the aroma, but a bit sharper. The finish smooths out the flavor and brings some spice into the picture. There is a lingering flavor in the mouth of doughy caramel with a touch of spiciness. Thumbs up to this quality quad that ages with the best of them.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big BIG thanks to bu11zeye for sending this one my way. Poured into my DE KONINCK glass. Pours a dark amber with a big off white head. Laciing is thick and sticky. Aroma is candied malts, fermented fruits (bananna) and spices. Just took my first sip. WOW!! This is a very nice Quad. Flavor is big spices, malts, rich fruits. Pretty boozy and warms the belly really nice. I wish I would have saved this one until winter.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. dark brown with nice head. big candy sugar aroma with a nice undertone of alcohol. sweet upfront that smooths out and finishes with some warming alcohol. medium mouthfeel with a very pleasent finish.