citydave (69) - - SEP 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with large, foamy, tan head. Aroma of malt and raisins. Taste notes of malt, raisins, coffee. Strong alcohol warming finish but not overpowering.
23Skidoo (68) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No date on the bottle, but probably at least a year old. Almost black, lively carbonation, nice head. Nose: strong, prunes, plum liqueur, blackcurrant, wood varnish, ham, salami casings, both sweet and slightly savoury, kinda reminds of fortified wine. Alcohol is hidden better than in Rochefort 10, though this may be due to aging. Taste: prunes, autumn leaves, grape juice, custard, caramel, some raisins. Velvety body, gets foamy if you roll it in your mouth a bit. Long bitter finish, more bitter than I’m used to in strong dark belgians; hops, tannins and hints of dark chocolate. Overall: very enjoyable, and on par with Rochefort 10 in my book, though R10 is a bit more unique (I miss those creamy/condensed milk notes) and beats it on price (at least in my area).
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml $12): Reddish brown with light brown head that slowly disappears. Sweet Aroma. Taste is raisin/grapes and whiskey. Sweet. A little too much raisin for me but nice. Medium plus body.
BRW (2009) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cara B. Brown colour with tan head. Raisins, malt, caramel aroma. Sweet, malt, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, chocolate taste.. Medium to full body.
pintbypint (3309) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a corked 750ml brown bottle. Dark brown colour, thin covering of tan head. Nose has chocolate and raisin. Taste has chocolate, roast, raisin, a little bitterness. Good stuff, but I didn’t spend a ton of time on this rating.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits. Raisin add a sweet touch. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very good quad. This is a good one to share.
Garlic_of_Doom (621) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby red with a creamy beige head.
Aroma is mostly sweet with raisins, lots of malt and some alcohol.
Taste is sweet with chocolate, raisins, caramel malt light bitterness, faint coffee.
Full body, soft carbonation, dry mouth feel.
Dry after taste.
Ok, but could had done much better with a smoother mouth feel.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark fruit aroma, mostly like dark dried fruits. Taste of some candi fruity. Notes, with some alcohol. Good fruit brandy like finish.
SinH4 (2306) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown, near black color with nice fine tan head. Malty aroma, some raisins. Taste is malty, boozy, raisins, vanilla, lacks a bit of an additional fruit association like the top Quads do. A bit candied-sugary. Not as good as expected. Still fine.
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured brown with nice tan head. Rich toffee and toast aroma along with Belgian character of some phenols and alcohol. Taste of toffee and candi sugar. Complex fruity character of dark fruits. Finishes with brown sugar and plums. Extremely complex and delicious.