RickFifty (312) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red-brown color, beige head. Fruity, malty nose, Belgian yeast, chocolate, prunes, roasted malt, candi sugar, hint of coffee. Malty taste, dried fruit, Belgian yeast, earthy notes, a bit too sweet. Full body, warming alcohol, thick mouthfeel, I would like more carbonation. A good quadrupel, but not quite up to the standard set by Rochefort and Westvleteren.
Jow (2159) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home for NHL playoffs. Pours muddy brown with frothy beige head. Nose is light candy and alt. Tastes of licorice, caramel, prunes, yeast, some cherry. Light bodied for a quad. Small alcohol on finish.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from Brewtique, Macclesfield. I do love this style so I was expecting good stuff and Mikkeller rarely let me down. Fruity aroma, yeast, oh aye this is nice. Flavour has sugar, alcohol and in a good way, yeast, dark fruits. Pretty much what I expected, a big fat dollop of awesome.
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bona quadrupel, complexa i equilibrada, però un pel fluixa.
Buena quadrupel, compleja y equilibrada, pero un pelo floja.
beer-yum (475) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Has all the Belgian quad qualities except the complexity. The bubblegum background of this brew shows just how good the real monks are.
Silvan7 (700) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Marrone velata, con riflessi ramati. Schiuma beige fine , poco persistente. Fruttato di albicocca sotto spirito, liquore zucchero di canna, lievito belga e luppolo aromatico. Dolce amabile all’ingresso, acida, abbastanza amara, abbondantemente luppolata. Gusto molto inteso e parecchio persistente. Retrolfattivo di noce fresca. Poco carbonata, alcolica, è una birra corposa equilibrata e decisamente armonica.
deekyn (1191) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- pours a murky copper brown with cola edges. Finger of light tan head with good retention and lacing. S- cornucopia of dried fruits and esters. Lots of raisins, figs, plums and overripe apples and cider. Lightly burnt caramel, banana, biscuits, brown sugar and yeast support. M- moderate smooth oily body with a medium burn on the semi sweet palate. Mild to medium carbonation. T- begins sweeter with the caramel and malts. Some yeasty character. Brown sugars and a tad dirty. Alcohol and minerals start to come through in the middle as well as bananas. Ending reveals the dried fruits from the aroma. Good raisins and figs. More bananas. Ripe apples are also prominent with wet wood. Long and sweet.
oliodnb (306) - ITALY - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Dark reddish brown, light beige head, some yeast floating. Aromas of dark fruits (plums, raisins), caramel, some yeast and some winey note. Excellent sweet taste with brown sugar and burnt caramel. Good sweet, long aftertaste. Very good take on a classic belgian style.
KombatAle (118) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, beige foam. Chocolate and dark fruits in the nose. Meium body, again chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, warm alchool. A bit overvaluated!
BlazerT (58) - POLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Teku glass/trappis glass. Very dark copper, medium, light tan colour head with good lacing. Complex malty sweetness - caramel, toast. Moderate, perfumy alcohols aroma. Moderatly low dark fruits esters - plum, rasins, dried cherry. No recognizable hop aroma. In taste very malty complex, bread/toast malts, moderatly sweet. Low bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet to sweet with characteristic dried fruit esters. Medium to high carbonation. Medium to full body. Oily texture. Alcohol warmth is not as noticable, as its perfumy aroma, it’s rather smooth. In overall complex malty beer, not the ideal because of too perfumy alcohol aroma, and too little dried fruits. Worth trying.