nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle pours a translucent, deep garnet amber with a frothy, creamy, slightly off white head. Bready nose, pumpernickel, grainy, chocolate, malt, a little dark candy sugar, toffee, prunes, plums. Flavor has a great chocolate note that I didn’t expect, malty, brown sugar, bready, caramel, some light astringency, raisin, dark fruit. Dry, bready finish. Very surprised. I expected a sugar bomb and it wasn’t. Pleasant, dry and drinkable.
anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.
Wim (2545) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown black coloured body with a off white head a spicy roasted malty fruity aroma a spicy roasted malty herby bitter fruity dry alcholic taste with a alcholic bitter finish
fugitive (1208) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Bruges Beer Festival 2012. Color dark red with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, dark fruits, yeast. Taste sweet, fruits, alcohol, caramel, wood.
Zita (4198) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light bread aroma,red/brown, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, fizzy, soft carbonation, light alcoholic finish.
Hansen (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Heavy sweet aroma, dark sugars, bread, Flavor is heavy sweet, dark bread, light salty soupy. LIght acid, heavy bitter finish. Creamy, dry texture and soft carbonation.
HenrikSoegaard (9998) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy wonderfull powerfull aroma. MOderate biter fantastic flavior. Strong fruity notes. Lonmg moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great stuff.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Original review based on memory after returning to US from Bruges:
On draft at ’t Brugs Beertje bar in Bruges. Wonderful beer all-around. Fantastic aroma: dark fruits, figs, lite chocolate, etc. Great taste that mirrors the nose. Slight metallic notes but not in a bad way. Loved it.
New Review based on recent US release:
Bottle poured into snifter. Amazing look, dark garnet/brown color, huge frothy head that’s slightly tan in color. Easy on the eyes. Aroma is wonderful, not overpowering, with those dark fruits and booze that I remember from Bruges. Taste holds up, as well. More dark fruit, fig and a wonderful finish that lingers long on the palate. That slight metallic quality remains as I recall it.
All in all, I’m surprised how well this holds up vs. when I had it over a year ago in Bruges. I didn’t change any of my ratings. Just a really damn good quad.
wekker84 (1400) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts dark fruits caramel and spicy flavor malts dark fruits spicy hops caramel and bitters
lembeek (139) - ITALY - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schiuma di media persistenza. Aroma vinoso, alcolico, con sentori di caramello, prugne, noce, cacao, liquirizia, vaniglia. In bocca secca, piuttosto amara, con note piccanti, tostate. Alcol perfettamente mascherato.