OxfordBeer (16) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Three Philosophers. 750ml bottle to snifter. Pours a cloudy dark brown with medium to high carbonation and a moderate tan head that fades quickly leaving laces on the glass. Nose is tart with spicy belgian yeast, fruity, cherry. Fruity and tart tart palate, balanced nicely; taste of alcohol is present accompanied by the warm feeling. Medium bodied with a slight syrup mouthfeel but not as heavy. Finish is lasting and sour spicy belgian yeast and alcohol is present. Great ale about as complex as it gets.
BurstHopper01 (2) - Kelso, USA - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice foam and aroma . Lots if dried fruit - cherries. Alcohol at the finish.
MattiasA (248) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Sweet with loads of fruit, apples, cherries and a hint of chocolate and vanilla.
flying_pig (805) - SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml Bottle from BeersOfEurope.co.uk (£5.39):
Sweet with a solid fruity aroma that is dominated by cherries yet doesn’t overpower the senses. There is some spice with lots of darker, ripe fruits. Dates and some figs feature and there is plenty of sugary sweetness & the alcohol is very well hidden too.
Amber with brownish red tinges throughout the body and topped with a decent sized, foamy beige head that is nice considering the abv. but sadly is doesn’t hold all that well, turning to a single patch in the centre of the surface after a little under a minute.
Sweet with the lambic style cherries & some spice, a little sugar and various other sweet fruits and malts plus a touch of yeast. The alcohol comes through a little stronger here but again it doesn’t overpower or spoil the taste.
Sweet & very well balanced with the alcohol hidden quite well, coming through just enough to give the beer a nice feel to it. The finish is dry but not overly whilst carbonation is good and the beer is smooth, creamy and frighteningly easy to drink.
Very nice beer that starts off excellent and seems to get better and better after it’s had a little time to settle and open up. It’s smooth, well balanced and bursting with flavour. An incredible beer.
krompt (611) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great beer. As an intro to Belgian-style beers for myself, this beer assisted me in the starting of my adventures.
nickel (129) - - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
After Avere Reverand (my first meeting with quadrupel) I expected this beer to be one of the best beers ever. And it was like this, indeed. Anyway, Reverand remains quadrupel etalon for me. Kind of first love never-2-forget.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally got my hands on a bottle of this on 31st Jan 2014: had to share it though. Someone very kind (unknown) had brought it to a bottle exchange in De Bierboom, lucky me (I had two medium sized samples, which came to about half a pint).
Deep amber with a slight haze (been poured a few times before I grabbed it), tanned head on both my pours.
Malty molasses hit the nose and taste buds straight away, this is a true malty brew, but there is so much more to it than just a heavy hand of maltiness. Dark berries, chocolate and cherry hints are easy to find in the mouth, some people will pick up other notes with the flavours but my taste buds were aching from all the wonderful beers I was gorging on during the bottle swap and I most likely missed a few subtle esters and tastes.
I need a bottle all to myself!
GIJOE (443) - Monterey, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright yellowish-golden beer with a thick, foamy white head. Nose is like spunky apple cider with a hint of must. Taste is mildly sweet. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Very tasty and refreshing.
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sinfull (685) - Lviv, UKRAINE - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep chestnut color , nice beige head with good lacing. Rich aroma of malt, dark fruits , cherry and chocolate. Taste is malty with notes of fruits , belgian yeasts , chocolate. Full body , medium carbonation. Light cherry notes in aftertaste. Great!
ScottWallace82 (38) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 Bottle into a tulip. Pours a medium to dark brown color with a light tan head. Smells of cherry, malt, and fruity esters. Thick, pleasent mouthfeel. Tastes of cherries, raisins, plums, and other dark fruits. Excellent balance between the yeast, the malt, and the alcohol. Amazing beer.
devman171 (674) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle pours murky brown with low head. Aroma is dark fruits and alcohol, taste is similar , pairs well with chocolate pudding