3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 750ml bottle, 2007 vintage I think. tan cola bubbles, brown body, fizzy head dies quickly. absolutely terrible malt structure - flabby and coarse, watery and stale. artificially sweetened candy and old fruit (plum, date, fig, cherry) layered with a saccharine/plastic medicinal note finishing syrupy and thin. undrinkable.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is cola brown and relatively still with a thin big bubbled light brown head...smell is musty and sweet with dirt, dates, and booze...some cardboard notes as well...taste is almost identical to the aroma in every way...cardboard, sugar, caramel, molasses, booze...finish is lingeringly sweet...bottle more small bottles of the boozey stuff and fewer big ones because everything is too sweet almost...
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with reddish highlights and a fizzy off white head that vanishes quickly to a small ring. Aroma of dark fruit, grape juice and sugar. Sweet sugary, malty flavor with a bit of yeasty sourness and very light hop bitterness. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. Overall a nice Quad, a bit sweet but not too bad.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting and very stronf in features. I had this one first but trying the Calavera ones, I found Danes are very nice Belgian-Ales brewers.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample thanks to my friend Christian. This elixir pours a deep hazed cola with a frothy beige cap. Nose of dark pit fruits, spices, banana, vanilla, some alcohol, candi sugar. Tastes strong, of deeply rooted fruitiness, (plum, prune) with sweet burnt sugar, molasses, a bit spicy, some chocolate. Not really hoppy at all, as per the style, but it is balanced. unusually creamy for the style, but that does not detract points. Finishes strong with a nice alcohol burn. Glad I got to try it. Thanks Christian!
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium to dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, candi sugar, alcohol and some dark fruit. Flavor is similar with a very sweet, dark fruit flavor. Alcohol is present. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not one of the best quadrupels I have tasted, but a pretty good beer overall.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, at Pikkulintu) Pours with no head, hazy brown. Sweet, caramelized sugars, spices and malt, tastes like a Belgian quadruppel with hint of cough suryp. With moderate amount of yeast the mouthfeel becomes softer and less metallic.
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head died fast which was a bummer. Alcohol was hidden which was nice. Too one-sided for me. Just malty. Not many other flavors showed up. If this is inspired by Rochefort and Westvleteren, I’d say they have a ways to go.
brenn79 (1665) - Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 corked bottle- Pours dark brown to almost black, aroma is sugar and yeast. The flavor is all Belgium obviously, but you can really taste the alcohol, almost overpowering. Midway through it really mellows out and becomes this awesome brew that competes with the best of them.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown pour with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of nuts, malt and chocolate. Interesting flavor of nuts, malt and chocolate. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. Interesting, but doesn’t rival the great Belgian examples of this style.