BeerandBlues2 (9000) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear tawny with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, caramel and nutty malt, Belgian yeast and esters with candi sugar and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, spicy alcohol, light hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber with nice white head. Aroma of fruity yeast, caramel, and booze. Flavor is complex and layered. Delicious. Truly.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, part of the insane Winnipeg tasting. This one was out of oakbluff’s cellar. Pours clear ruby-tawny, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is tart red licorice, root beer, funk. Flavours of red fruit, funk, cherry-bark, bitter berries, and a pervasive bark-woody character. Tasty.
OmegaX (1144) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr. Chipalsa. This one smelled like a good amount of dark fruits, plum, some light vanilla and a touch of alcohol. My notes even say icing...It poured a darker brown with a light khaki head. As far as taste goes there is plenty of dark fruity esters (again, plum and some prune) with a touch of alcohol. This one had a sticky palate to me. A good all around quad.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks ughsmash. Pours a slightly cloudy peach skin amber with one finger of off white head. Nose is rich and slightly oxidized. Cherry skins and Belgian yeast esters, earthy. Smells like an oude rouge. Light vermouth quality. Flavor is lightly bready with a full and creamy mouthfeel. Warming alcohol with some cherry skins and sweet esters.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Sweet cherry and cinamon spice aroma light up the nose. Copper body color with beige head and spotty lacing. Sweet fruity plumb, cherry, spice and thickness of body actually hid some of the alcohol that is somewhat noticable.
BelgianBeerGal (2964) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traded bottle. Pretty nice and true to form quadruple. About the only departures from style were a slight hint of sourness and the sweetness seemed a little, strong and different than expected. Seriously no idea this weighed in at 11ABV though. well done.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2012 Bottle in KC, courtesy of foppa78. Hazy red-tinged orange appearance. Quite spicy aroma with candy sugar, caramel malty nose. Quite a bit of alcohol plus oak, light bourbon, and vanilla in the nose. Cherry tinged, spicy, light bourbon, oaky, vanilla, Belgian strong ale flavor. What a collection of flavors! Cherries, vanilla, and a touch of sourness on the finish. Spicy, Belgian ale aftertaste. (4.4). Update on 12/15/2012. A lot more oxidation and syrupy, thick caramel mouthfeel. Nowhere close to my previous experience. I am now kind of interested to try a fresh one if they make it again. (3.9)
jtclockwork (6911) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Styles. Pours purplish brown. Nose is predominantly candi sugar with some sweet candy, cordial, yeast and plum. Taste is also mostly candi sugar, some plums, cordial and a hint of oak.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy tan-brown with red highlights. Nose of candied sugar, toast, caramel malt. Heavy sweetness, light tea and malt. Bit chunky flavor, toasted trough short finish, more sugar.