drjay44 (2482) - 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
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, spices with a bit of nuts and chocolate. Flavour is dried fruit, caramel, some spices.
kraddel (2433) - 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 ...
pilsnerrogge (2412) - 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 (2402) - 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.
Defreni (2327) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske: Brunrød klar øl med et stort fluffy skumhoved. Meget aggressiv karbonering der nærmest kan duftes ovenpå krydringen der også tydeligt træder frem. Et bid fra chilien giver en ekstra dimension der gør øllen interessant. Fin øl men lidt skuffende i forhold til at det er Lost Abbey.
Aniela (2301) - 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.
VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 12oz at Bar Molotov, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, dark fruits, yeast and chili. Quite massive.
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours near black with an espresso head. Really looks more like a stout. The aroma is more quad-like though as raisins, candied sugar and other dried, dark fruits emerge. Taste is also like a quad with sweet raisins, dried figs and prunes. The cinammon, tamarind and chilis are there, but they are subtle and not overpowering. Actually, this is pretty nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden in the flavor. No burn; only pleasant warmth in the throat and chest as it goes down. I would certainly look to pick up a couple more of these to enjoy before the world ends.
Habanero (2151) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy brown with and a medium sized tan head, that leaves a fair lacing. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, nuts, caramel, spice and chocolate notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with alcohol notes. Medium bodied, oily to syrupy texture and lively CO2. An interesting version of a quad and quite enjoyable. ★★★★