GriffDaddy (48) - - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was not sure what to expect, quad and kriek is an interesting combo. Brownish cloudy pour with a full, creamy head. Nose of sweet, yeasty fruit. Hard sweet forward, dark cherry/cough syrup (but not in a bad way), caramel and dark brown sugar, a gradual warming back in the throat signals the alcohol. Something slightly sour, then some slight bitter. A lot going on in this very active beer, complex and interesting. Not fruit forward as expected. Would I drink again? Definitely. Would I order again? Yes please.
YigSvartka (45) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet aroma consisting of caramel and bubblegum. The taste is rather sweet as well. High alcoholic content is prominent, but nicely intertwined with malt. Toffee as well. Generally not fond of quads, but this is nice.
Mpuntmuts (121) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 100th rating. Muddy brown pour with small off white head that leaves a small layer after some time. Caramel and malty smell with some acidity, which are probably the cherries and also burnt sugars. Pretty full malty taste with the caramalised sugars. Dark fruits appear nicely. Quite warming from the alcohol in the back of the throat ending in a nice bitter. Medium bodied with tongue prickling carbonation. Lovely quad. From trade with Alehunter, thanks Dominic for this very nice beer.
RexTalionis (2115) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours clear amber in color with a fluffy tan head. Brown sugar, dark liqour and doughy dark breadyness in aroma. Sweet sugary notes, some boozy notes, marzipan sweetness in taste. Quite nice, even if the boozyness is a bit overwhelming from time to time.
The brew gets better towards the finish with some quite smooth vinous nuttyness.
Kita (858) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, 0.75l, shared with CanCrusher. Pours hazy brown with thick creamy light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of mulled wine (glühwein), cinnamom, cask wood and fruits like cherries, raisins and citrus. Taste starts moderate sweet malty and fruity, follows by fresh fruity and yeasty acidity, warm alcoholic mouthfeel and moderate hoppy finish. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. Great brew for philosophers and down to earth beer lovers...
Yumzies (15) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a Chimay trappist glass. Aroma was laden with alcohol and dark fruity undertones. Poured a thin head with some lacing. Brown, minimal head. Definitely warm alcohol taste, medium to heavy and some bitterness and warmth in the aftertaste. Improved while I sipped. Very good.. Not as nice as Rochefort 10 but definitely a nice Quad.
Chadski4 (69) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pour with thick, long-lasting head. Deep dark amber color with malty sweet scent. Wonderful sweet flavors which are not overdone.
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown beer with lots of head. Fruity aroma with tastes of plum and currants. Excellent beer.
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Three Philosophers is a remarkable limited edition strong ale brewed by Brewery Ommegang in response to a home brewer’s description of his dream beer. Realbeer.com, the internet’s largest beer website, hosted a contest called “Create a Great Beer.” Brewery Ommegang was chosen by Realbeer.com to brew the Belgian-style ale for the winning essayist. Noel Blake, a home brewer from Portland wrote the winning description for what his “dream beer” would be like.
floydslip (136) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy toffee colored beer with a bit of sediment and a thin tan head that subsides audibly into a surface film. Yeasty nose of plum sauce, light vinegar, bananas, and spice. Flavor is a little sour, but quickly develops into a fruity sweetness punctuated by a tiny bit of bitterness at the back of the mouth. The flavor is not strong, but develops over time, giving it some depth. Definitely a pleasant beer with many layers of flavor, but none of the flavors makes this beer unique.