Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, brown sugar, fruttiness, yeast and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and light spice with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
mar (4880) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a cream head. Nose is plum, dried fruits, sweet, malts, and light spice. Easy palate, yeast, fruit, rich malts, and light alcohol.
erickok (3696) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown bodied, light head. Medium heavy brown malts, cake dough liek body, with some dark fruit. Warming body, medium bitter bit unbalanced yet I still like drinking this one. They certainly tried hard and the end result is a decent approach but on the brink of swinging out of character. Benefit of the doubt. (Tilburg Beer Festival)
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tilburg Bierfestival 2013. Hazy very dark brown beer, nice beige head. Malty vinous aroma, caramel, toffee, spicy yeasty notes, dades, some banana. Yeasty caramel flavor, spicy, dades, toffee, banana notes, chocolate notes.
Ernest (6259) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, fully lasting.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, milk chocolate), with notes of marshmallow, candy/brown sugar, alcohol, mint.
Flavor is heavily to harshly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Full body, syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Ugh...a big, dumb sugar bomb. Syrupy and thick and unrelentingly sweet. Very difficult to drink. In a blind tasting I’d swear The Bruery made this.
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy dark brown, creamy lasting soapy head, meringue like. Nose of rich raisin, sweet bread, Belgian yeast, other dark fruits, bready spices. Taste of raisin, alcohol, bit harsh, better as it warms, cola root, the finish and alcohol heat is my least favorite part. Decent quad though.
SudsMcDuff (5864) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had on tap @ the austin flying saucer .. . burnt sugar, plums, drums, dark sugared fruits .. .
murky brown ruby .. . no booze really, light nose .. . . dead pigs are just bacon
sjohnny (383) - - JUN 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Earthy, fruity with a hint of nasty aroma. Pours a murky dark brown with a really thick foamy tan head. Roasted malt and a hint of coffee and cocoa. Dry finish. More like a stout than a quad. Not bad but I won’t be getting any more.
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: burned malts, little smoked, coffee, chocolate, some caramel.
TASTE: lots of burned malts, something ’green’ afterwards, liquorice, long lasting coffee taste, somewhat bitter. Very heavy to drink... Good beer, but not my kind of thing...
Borresteijn (4781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of sweet dark malts, dark fruits, yeast, a bit of cellar, almost vinous. Resembles St. Bernardus a bit imho. Flavour is medium-sweet, quite malty, chocolate, dark fruits, raisin and grape, toast, firm hoppy and light roasted bitter finish, bordering on herbal. Medium to full-bodied, soft mouthfeel. Tasty.