Gorbalev (2981) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 Bottle, Ciroís, Toronto. Wonderful aroma with notes of perfume, peach, and warm alcohol. Fantastic hazy orange colour. Intense alcohol flavours, slight bite, yet very sweet as well. A very enjoyable experience, thanks Doug.
Re-rated at International Night of Swill at Gregís (obviously a break from the swill). Thanks to Jan Primus for the bottle. It was interesting going back, as this was one of the first experiences I had with the style last year. Now I was not near as impressed. I thought it still had a fantastic aroma, but didnít find anything truly impressive of its appearance. If anything now, I found that it was a little too one sided and unbalanced - the strong malt character and alcohol were overwhelming. Sharp was the word that came to mind and the whole package was a little watery. Having said all this, I still found the beer to be very enjoyable and I would have it again, I just wasnít as wowed as originally when I gave it a 4.3. Original ratings were 8/5/8/4/18.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with nice head and very good lacing. Aroma is sweet with caramel as the most dominant note. Flavor is full of caramel. The high alkohol content is not that evident.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a medium brown with nice lacing and pillowy head, lots of floaties. Smelled of leather and spice. Very warming and huge maltiness that kept reminding me of the Fullerís 1845 for some reason. Alcohol bite at the end that was very pleasant.
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
trappist glass, K26G2, 09:55, room temp.: huge off-white head; slightly airy and cremey. dark and murky brown with ruby highlight. cremey and slightly lively palate. altogether flavor and aroma: full, mild and pleasantly bitter indeed! quad? wow! malty and slightly syrupy; toffee. hops hops hops... egh, what hops? itís slightly bitter and i cannot pinpoint the flavor accompanied with it. fruity? hardly; a little bit berry... itís great! it's smoooooth...
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My serving of this was not all that great, if I can get this served in the propper way and under some better conditions then I will definately re rate this thing. Lighter in colour than the tripple with a sweetness to it that is just phantastic, mostly suggar you can really get that out of this thing. The nose and taste are both sweet, the taste is kind of chalky and yeasty, that suggar is really there.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man i wrote a review of this but my mozilla lost...that sux D. Well anyway good brew but could certainly be better. Looks ok. mouthfeel could be a tad bit less watery opn the forefront. Nose is minty and citrusy. Flavors are complex but the yeast overpowers. Good brew, could be better.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (al little warmer than fridge temp)- pours a deep amber with a slight off-white, beautiful frothy head with wonderful lacing. Aromas of a typical quadruple ale of straw, yeast and light aroma of nuts. Hops are barley detected in the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a sweetness that tingles your tonsils. I donít know if my bottle wasnít stored properly but thier is a coppery/metallic overtone. Nonetheless, the flavors that I pick up are of yeast, light bananas, a little soap, and brown sugar/honey. A little sweet but not overbearing... overall, not as impressive as Iíd hoped.
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely spare head that produces a nice lace nonetheless. Sparkling red-brown color. The aroma filled the room with the first POP. Caramel, vanilla, orange and leather. Light body and a creamy slick alcoholic palate. No hop bitterness. Fruity sweetness hides the alcohol.
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark, hazy amber, with almost no head. Lots of particles. Aromas of yeast, bread, fruits and sweet (sugar). Tastes like it smells -sweet and fruity. Alcohol well hidden.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This belgian pours with a deep amber body topped by a medium thick, off-white head with some lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with a caramel note, a nice spiciness and notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet and sugary with a slight spiciness and a touch of alcohol. Full bodied, surprisingly smooth and a touch dry.