jfb (3147) - GERMANY - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours the darkest brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy dark fruit, especially blackberries, caramel, espresso and milk chocolate, with a light yeasty breadiness and notes of herbal hops. flavour is mostly the same, milk chocolate and caramel, with hints of lychee and lots of hoppy spiciness. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
palmbier (5) - BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ De Kelk in bruges, nice and smooth, still a bit too young tough, will certainly get better after a few months on the shellf.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, thick beige head. Aroma of burnt caramel and cigarette smoke. Taste is burnt toast, marmite.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Very dark brown with a smallish, but firm and tanned head. Nice aroma of dark fruit, licorice, some yeast, sweetish rye-puddingy malt. Flavor is sweetish, dark-fruity maltiness, rye pudding, slight notes of stingy-worty bitterness. Medium to full body, medium, soft CO2. Definitely has potential, but feels like it needs more time to mature. At this point, this reminds me too much of the homebrew I did 10-15 years ago, using the Brewferm Abbey kit. 6536
MrHangover (1784) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours out clear brown with a cream, tanned head. Aroma of licorice, alcohol and ripe, dark fruits like plums. Flavour is full, alcoholic sweetness, guided by the by the bitter sweetness of the licorice. Nice in balance, heavy flavoured beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 Squat little 33cl bottle pours clear brownish amber with ruby highlights and a nice tan latte head. The aroma smells a little like Christmas with winter spices, fruit cake, a bit of rum like notes and then some lighter notes of caramel and cherries. The taste is spicy hop notes, spicy yeast notes, spicy winter like notes with cherry, prunes and raisins too. It gets a bit boozy and cherry hard candy like to midway but a thin layer of caramel helps pull it back together. Into the finish the spicy notes return and get a bit resiny at time.
Zythos Bierfestival 2012, Leuven, Belgium. It pours mahogany with ruby red edges and nice creamy looking tan head with some sheet lacing. The aroma offers up thick notes of prunes and dates as well as some roasted malts and chocolate, nice. The taste has some sweet dark fruity esters like prunes and figs but those notes are tempered by somewhat dry roasted malts and some yummy chocolate. Very nice balance is achieved keeping this from getting too sweet. Darn tasty quad.
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cambrinus, Brugge, Belgie, 13th November 2011. Pours dark, dark brown almost black in colour with a light beige head. Soft in mouth, very creamy. easy drinking for the strength, in fact very easy drinking, some warmth shows along with a little light cappuccino. Nice beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
Tomethy (33) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back from Bruges by my family. Deep, deep ruby with sufficient tan head.
Lovely dark chocolate and faint candied orange on the nose. Some brown bread there too from the yeast. Much the same taste. Lots of flavours unravelling- banana’s in there too, yet still clean and crisp. So much less sickly sweet and saccarine than quadrupels I’ve had before. Really well balanced. I like this.
Frovigalning (2410) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 Bottle at t’ Poatersgat in Brugge. It poured a hazy dark brown liquid with a light brown head. Smell and taste of chocolate, malt, wineous and berries. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. A chocolaty malty quadrupel that doesn’t have that usual fruity taste.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from the brewer at Dubuisson.
Cuivrée, col épais café au lait.
Arôme malt caramel, fruits noirs, levure.
Bière assez forte, alcool ressort bien et réchauffant au palais, malt caramel et grillé le tout sur une amertume de houblon laissant une pointe de citron. Garde aussi des notes herbacées allant sur l’épice tout en restant modérées. Épaisse en bouche avec une levure riche.