thanatosti (978) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Bert’s Bierhuis. Light red brown with a beige head. Spicy aroma with lots of molasses and caramel. Taste is not as sweet as expected, quite bitter with chocolate notes in the finish. Aftertaste is also quite bitter and lasting. Great quadrupel!
langeveld12 (255) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a large light brown rocky head that mostly diminishes. Lacing is good. Body is clar, sparkling with red brown hue. Aroma contains roasted malts, lemon hops, light dough from yeasts, grape and raisin, brown sugar, licorice and alcohol. Flavor starts off light acidic with lemon or citrus from hops, to be quickly followed by moderate sweetnes and a roasted taste from burnt malts and fruits like raisin and grape. Finish is dry and light bitter, a bit astringent and there's some taste of alcohol, which is quite well hidden. Palate is light to medium, a bit watery in texture and with lively carbonation. A little less sweetness would make it more balanced. Still, very good.
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Iphonephan (3637) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Caramel aroma. Apricot and candy sugar. Smooth finish.
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear, deep red-brown color. Big off-white head with long retention and good lacing. Aroma’s: caramel/toffee and red fruit nicely combined, with some spices/herbs (anise/laurel) retronasal, somewhat roasted & alcoholic. Flavor is medium sweet with tones of red fruit. Alcoholfeel is not too strong, body is medium (even on the thin side). Finishes somewhat dry, with a hint of bitterness. OK.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, tan head. Nice dried fruit, sweet malts, caramel aroma. Sweet flavor, some dried fruit, raisin, sweet malts.
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma with yeasty hints. Sweetish malty yeasty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.
GSAP (526) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is kruidig, rozijnen en donker fruit. Smaak is krenten, kruidig, peperig en zoutig, maar body is verassend licht. Afdronk is met roggebrood, die inderdaad droog is. Licht rokerig bitter in de nasmaak. Kraag zakt snel. Het bier groeit niet tijdens drinken.
oh6gdx (20923) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@chriso. Reddish amber colour, beige head. Aroma is mild toasted malts, toffee, caramel, some yeasty notes as well as mild alcohol. Flavour is fruity, floral, caramelly, yeasty, some ripe fruitys and toffee. Mild spices as well as it gets warmer. Hides the abv rather well in the flavour.
mutz (641) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bruinrood, flinke kraag die inzakt tot een laagje op het bier. Ruikt zoetmoutig en wat naar zoet fruit. Medium body, smaakt zoetig maar ik haal er niks specifieks uit. Niks bijzonders.
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.