jesperhammer (2605) - 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.
madvike (2531) - 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.
jake65 (2513) - 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.
drjay44 (2442) - 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
bytemesis (2412) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours deep reddish chestnut, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is yeast, dried dark fruit, malty, molasses. Flavor is very spiced, cinnamon, chili pepper, medium sweet, zesty bitter. Medium body, pretty hot. Too spiced for my tastes.
sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, some spice and caramel malt. Medium body, vanilla smooth, lingering warm chili, alcohol soaked dark fruit.
pilsnerrogge (2397) - 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.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via trade. Pours a cola color with a small off white head. Aroma is of strange dried fruits, pepper, chilies, chocolate and over-ripe borderline rotted fruit. Taste is strange, earthy pepper, chilies, light heat, chocolate, dried fruits, light vegetable notes in there as well. Not my thing.
kraddel (2323) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home , from hopduvel ghent .
quite some force behind the corck !
pours brown, white fluffy foam .
hmmm... that earthy, sweet, leaves, .. smell .. magnificent !
much, but soft carbo . enters very sweet . earthy . quite good ! also got a dusty cahracter to it ( yet not old’ ... a twist , sort of say ...
Aniela (2294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown almost black beer with amedium offwhite head. Spicy anddark fruits aroma. Alcohol, fruity flavour with some nutty and licorice notes.