jmgreenuk (2680) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the John=Jim Den Haag tasting, Den Haag. Poured a dark brown colour with a thick frothy off white head. The aroma is dry with some hoppy notes. The flavour is strong bitter and alcoholic. The palate is a little too bitter. The alcoholic bitterness is starting to dominate which doesn’t appeal to me.
BOLTZ7555 (2602) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled 12/22/12...yep, still here! Dark mahogany/mocha pour with a dense latte head that left rings of lacing. Beautifully carbonated. Chocolate covered raisins, cinnamon, plum, cracked black pepper, cocoa powder, and capsiacin. Nicely balanced spice, sweet, and heat. Unique and interesting. Enjoyed it...and I’m still alive to tell people about it!
PhillyCraft (2594) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle compliments of Brian, pours a deep purplw with medium off white head, nice lacing. Aromas and flavor of raisin, bourbon, ginger bread, peppermint, light chili, sweet malt, cinnamon bobka, dark fruit and bready yeast. Medium body for a quadruple.Well rounded quad with a kick.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours tawny brown with thin, fizzy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, raisins, figs, and earthy and floral hops. Flavor is bready malts, floral hops, and dark fruit esters with some light woody notes and faint caramel; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jesperhammer (2515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25-MAR-2013, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Clear but very dark amber with huge tan head.
Aroma is fruity, malty, nutty. Taste is malt and spice. Overcarbonated with medium body. Not as good as the original.
Arve_Christian (2479) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Brown color, some foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits, raisins: high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, but very well balanced. Very enjoyable
jake65 (2450) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle enjoyed comfortably in my home, several months after the Mayan Apocalypse... good thing I kept paying the mortgage I guess. The cork nearly blew a hole in the roof, leading to a huge tan head after a ginger pour. Deep brown body. Nose is dark fruits and raison, the spices come through more as it reaches room temp. I enjoyed the base beer and it continues to be the mainstay. The cinnamon is the most noticeable spice, followed by the chilies. Not overly spicey, which I prefer (especially with a good base beer). Overall an enjoyable experience.
madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - What a cool tick! Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose has light spicing, big dark fruit, and tons of dark bread. Taste is big and malty with some light spiciness, cinnamon, and a bit of peppery heat. Dark fruit on the finish. Heat continues to build through the finish and pleasantly warms. This was a pretty fun beer.
pilsnerrogge (2354) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a thick and creamy head. Sweet and malty aroma with notes of toffee, dark currants and berries. Sweet and sticky mouth feel. Sweet flavor with notes of dark berries, brown sugar, raisins and warming alcohol.
drjay44 (2351) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a thick, well retained light beige head, with some Belgian lacing, over a slightly hazy, brown (SRM 25) body....nose is light dried fruits, including, cherry, plum, raisin, treacle, light cinnamon.....taste is sweet fruits including plum, raisin, light cinnamon, very light chili, toffee/caramel, finishing with a light spice bitterness....mouth feel light of medium, minimally sticky, alcohol heat present, carbonation low. This is a different take on an Abt/Quadrupel. The spice additions were used quite judiciously, but are present and add their own qualities. The underlying malt, yeast contributions, are a little less complex than usual, leading to a lack of oomph from these usually reliable quarters. This all results in an interesting beer to deconstruct, but unfortunately, lacking in the best features within this wonderful style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7