Nekronos (3742) - 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 (5930) - 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 (920) - 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 (1710) - 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 (3488) - 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.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown. Thin head maintained by the etch in the Chimay glass. Aroma of nuts, dark molasses and dark malt. Rich thick body. Dark sugar and dark brown ale. Like a double imperial brown ale. Light yeast qualities. Don’t notice the alcohol at all! Amazing the difference between the two halves of the bottle. Second half is thinner with bigger alcohol and Belgian presence. A yummy evening of beer in a bottle.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, alias Monk’s Brew, Danish brewery, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, complex brew, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle from a group order. Pours a hazy, super dark ruby with a large beige head that dissipates. The aroms is strongly of candy syrup, okay malts, cherry, berry, yeast. Decent smelling. The flavour is quite sweet, syrup and malts hit upfront with some esters following. Dryness rounds out the finish, like a non-sour puckering kind of dryness. Some bad ’bean sprout’/’pen ink’ simple sugar flavour comes through eventually (think anything Dogfish Head) which threatens to ruin the whole thing, though it doesn’t as it’s mild. Seems under-attenuated which is quite a shame as this could have been a great beer, but slips to the level of ’drinkable and just okay’. Mouth-feel is slightly chewy, and not as boozy as it could be which I guess is a plus. Lacks depth and complexity. Simply getting the ABV to 10% does not in itself make this a true Abt/Quad. Cut back on the sugar adjuncts, get some more earthy/herbal hop character going and you’d have a much better beer. For how much I paid I can’t help but be a little disappointed. I really can’t stand under-attenuation.