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From the brewer: The Beer is brewed at " de Proefbrouwerij" Lochristi with an original receipt of De Vliegende Paard Brouwers, Oedelem.(Beer was the best craft beer Belgium 2011 a competition organised by ’Brouwland’).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (784) - BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2014
Bière à la superbe étiquette, placée par les brasseurs comme une bière de dégustation. Très bien. Ce que doit être d’ailleurs toute quadruple qui se respecte. Niveau respectable de 10 % abv, brassée avec des herbes chez de Proef, en septembre 2012. Elle a donc 1 an et demi de réflexion en bouteille avant dégustation. Couleur marron profond vraiment superbe. Bulles moyennes en colonne au centre. Parfait. Mousse beige qui nappe avec des flocons moyens au centre, comme un lac de volcan.. Arômes de porto vieux, pruneau, malt torréfié, bois de fût, whisky tourbé, marmelade. Magnifique. 1ère bouche impressionnante, complexe malt/café, déjà quasi à l’équilibre. Sublime. Arrière-bouche pleine, forte, développant la complexité. 2ème où on passe quasiment au distillat. Extraordinaire bouche, d’une finesse exemplaire tout en étant forte. 3ème nez de pain complet monastique. 3ème bouche sur des raisins secs, de la figue et du pain en question. Arrière-bouche longue qui travaille les saveurs de fût et café. La longueur est géante, elle affine, elle développe, elle va en croissant. Sa texture devient veloutée. La levure est boisée, lie de vin, d’une très belle ligne. L’alcool fait un travail du diable, selon l’expression populaire, il prend les saveurs à la base et les conduit sur l’autel du dégustateur... Le nez de la finale est d’une profondeur sans pareille (excepté chez quelques trappistes …). La saveur de la finale est d’un niveau ultra (je pense à une brasserie wallonne qui n’est pas ultra …) ultrabrune, ultradélice, ultracomplexe...... CONCLUSION : comment expliquer les meilleures quadruples … sinon les déguster. Alors, que ceux qui en sont encore à la pils … (oui, il y en a …) s’apprêtent à passer au septième ciel … Bien leur en fasse, pour qu’ils comprennent que les pauvres pécheurs que nous sommes ne peuvent faire autrement que vanter les mérites de ces bières prodigieuses (quand elles sont réussies …) . Hic et nunc, c’est un max … 5

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Luumu (17) - , FINLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Tuoksussa makeutta, mallasta, suklaata, päärynää, miellyttävä. Vaahto katoava, täyteläinen. Väri tumma, vaaleaa sakkaa jää leijailemaan, ei tahdo segmentoitua. Maku kahvinen, makea, hedelmäinen, voikukkaa, rukisuutta, paahteinen, eteeristä humalaa, alkoholia löytyy, mutta erittäin miellyttävä ja huomaamaton. Suutuntua pehmyt, juuri sopivan hapokas, täyteläinen. Kokonaisuutena loistava tuote.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vickey9 (613) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2013
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tuuker (33) - - MAY 13, 2014
Aroma: Cereal, toast, strawberries, banana Appearance: dark brown, thin foam layer Taste: fresh strawberrie jam with burnt toast, firm bitterness Palate: silky mouthfeel, well attenuated, medium alkohol heat Overall: Quadruple that suprised my palate, it is said it contains somekind of herbs but cant figure out. If i get my hands on in again, will buy it definitely!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2012
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4259) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
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 !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3374) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Swietny quadrupel z mnostwem rozgrzewajacego alkoholu, piana spora i puszysta. Zamach daktylowo portowy. Kolor ciemny z lekkim rubinem. Silne piwo, tresciwe i sycace.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
keeszorge (27) - - APR 5, 2014
Donkerbruin bier. Bij uitschenken mooie schuimkraag. Sterke en volle afdronk.. Aroma chocolade en rozijnen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (3079) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2014
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 10/9/2013. Pours moderately hazy deep ruby brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big cherry, orange peel, raisin, plum, pear, apple, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big orange peel, raisin, plum, pear, apple, cherry, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, clove, pepper, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange peel, raisin, plum, pear, apple, cherry, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, clove, pepper, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible quadrupel! All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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