vickey9 (342) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown beer, off-white head. Nose is candy sugar, dried fruits, but also matured strawberries and raspberries. Body is full, carbon high. Taste is sweet. Palate full of roasted malt, overripeed fruits and candy sugar. Finish is a bit alcoholic but dry and bitter. B@H
Pedro_Tallieu (56) - Deinze, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Nice red-brown colour with a beige creamy head. Roasty, toasty malts in the nose that returns in the taste. Think of bitter chocolate and coffee. Very nice!
kraddel (2046) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
someone recomeded this when drinking black damnation. it was ’kind of the same’
beginning : pours brown, not even nearly black ! no big scent as well, whats the link between this and a black mes? nothing
but damn, after tasting this, this IS a darn good beer ! much better than expected. i think i recognize this one’s taste but cant figure out from where ( what beer) but anyway, this was cheap so i’ll definatly buy more ! recomeded very much !
okay, maybe just mentaly, but i do taste some hints like a stout... but it aint no stout ! bitter ( yeah thats right, i’m beginning to be able to name tastes ! finaly ) carbonation is just right in this one ... maybe on the ’ downside’ a little little bit to bitter in the aftertaste, and to ’sharp’ carbonation in the mouth ( not like the struise where it’s soft’ but this definatly is a positive surprise ! way to go prearis !
Grzesiek79 (2757) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Swietny quadrupel z mnostwem rozgrzewajacego alkoholu, piana spora i puszysta. Zamach daktylowo portowy. Kolor ciemny z lekkim rubinem. Silne piwo, tresciwe i sycace.
RolkaNation (140) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (6644) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unsure where this came from- back of the fridge. 330ml bottle. Mahogany with an unmoving, finger-width head. Depending on your fingers. Seriously enticing aroma awash with caramel sauce-draped fig, malt loaf, ripe plum, muscovado and balsamic splashes. A bit Playdoh and vanilla Muller Light. HP sauce and chocolate-coated raisin taste; sweet dried fruit, vanilla pod, Bertie Bassett, molasses without stickiness. Alcohol brilliantly concealed. All about sugar, with a pinch of Belgian devilry thrown in. What a wickedly drinkable little bottle of treasure.
BlackHaddock (2939) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
During a trip to Brugge in Dec 2011 I had two 33 cl bottles of this brew, the first in t’Brugs Beertje and the second in De Bierboom: this review is of the second bottle, Daisy’s place being too busy to review in.
The original receipt comes from ‘De Vliegende Paard Brouwers’ (Oedelem) but is now brewed by De Proefbrouwerij (Lochristi). Anyway the beer poured a very dark brown colour (almost black) with some ruby hints when held up to the light. The head was a well constructed foam covering of beige coloured bubbles.
In the nose, dark chocolate, caramel and fruit cake: theses being the big three in an aroma of great magnitude and complexity.
The taste was also very complex, with flavours coming at you from all angles: malty, chocolate, toffee, coffee, mixed dried fruits (raisins, oranges, etc, etc), pepper and wintery spices. It had a mini-bitter hop edge towards the end of each sip too!
Even though it sounds (from the smells and taste description I’ve given) rich, heavy and full bodied it isn’t: it’s fairly thin for such a complicated beer, not watery but certainly not creamy or rich in any way. The alcohol content is well hidden and sits nicely within the whole experience of drinking this brew.
mike_77 (2451) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red-brown colour with thick head. Aroma has bread/yeast and some red fruit. Flavour has some bread dough. Finish is very sweet and warming.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had a hard time finding anything on this beer online. It seems to be new to Ratebeer, and I’ve certainly never heard of it. But I’ll not often turn down a quad. So... sounds good to me!
So dark brown/red in color that it almost looks black, it has a thin, off white head that leaves more foam on the glass than atop the beer. Although fruity in the nose, it’s different from your every day quad, with cherries and plums dominating. I know, that doesn’t sound so new. But it is very different. It’s more flavor than sweet, with a high alcohol and crystallized malt sweetness sticking around in the finish. Strange, eh? Sweetness only shows up in the finish... leaving your palate to spend most of its time enjoying the flavors for all they’re worth without the obstruction of residual sweetness.
Classy, smooth, like sinking your teeth into a fermented plum. That about sums it up. You know the alcohol has to be high, but it’s kind to you. It’s a respecting beer, and because of its professionalism also deserves some respect, too.
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddishbrown pour with an offwhite head. Taste is sweet, candy, dark fruit, roasted malts, raisins and some dark chocolate. Loads of flavour. Bittersweet finish. Nice take on a quad...like!