lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. 3 fingers of off-white foam.
Aroma is complex: roasted malt, apricot, prugne, raisin, spiciness and earthiness.
Tastes is a challenging between sweetness and bitterness: caramel, spiciness, bitter chocolate(!), cacao, dried fruits, and yeast.
After tasting is what get me impressed more. Very long spicy presence.
Overall is a good quadrupel. It could stand up against a trappist like Rochefort with its all strength and complexity, but at the end, there is something missing here behind the spiciness and high abv. I like it, but I could do without it.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body dark red. It smells very sweet, a bit fruity, flowery, sweet-sour. Interesting and ok. 12/10/11/10/12/11
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy nice yeasty aroma. Heavy bitter nice fruity flaor. Moderate bitter long nice finish. Creamy palate. Nice beer.
saxo (16111) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are nuts, fruits, malt, and hops.
MaartenRF10 (1835) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice quadrupel, cloudy darkbrown appearance with beige head. Nice port-like taste, with dried fruits, raisins. Full body.
ads135 (3932) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A powerful quad. Alcohol front and center. Maybe a bit too much. Dark brown appearance, medium body, and caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Tried with Erol, Paul and Dave at the openingsfestival of the Dutch beer week in the Hague.
erickok (5032) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2012 Mahogany brown body with creamy beige head. Fermented fruit, twigs raisins, berk, dark hops. Fragrant and nice. Very soft, smooth body that empowers the toasty base and dark sweetness. Light sticky body. Interesting dusty, woody character makes this different from the well known Belgian quads. Spicy aftertaste. Interesting brew. I quite like it. (33cl bottle, cheap)
beastiefan2k (3255) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cL bottle consumed at ‘t Arendsnest on my Amsterdam trip in October 2011. Poured with a large head into a large wine glass. It slowly fades into a surface covering lacing. Good lacing on glass as well. Cololr of the body is a clear reddish dark brown. Aroma is sweet prune and alcohol with chocolatey liquor. Flavor is a bit watery with water chocolate liquor and present alcohol. The thinned out alcohol sits around a bit on the palate. Sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
Bottom line: a thinner quad with present alcohol and chocolate.
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown beer, head is ok, but colapses to just a small lace a bit to soon. Sticks good to the glass tough. Herbal smell, sweet caramel, dark fruits and malts. Mostly sweet at the taste, fruity, raisings, roastiness. Not bad, with a good dry-earhtyness. The herbal touch gets a bit overpowered by the sweetness. Not bad, but nothing to get excited. Misses a bit of a boost at the taste, and the mouthfeel.
skortila (5108) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. The aroma has sugar, toffee and caramel maltiness. Dark brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, has caramel, some chocolate, yeast, some spice. Has a carbonated mouthfeel.