ElManana (274) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown black .. . mild foam .. . nice roast level, a touch boozy but only s touch .. . deep mouth, cut line finish .. . a nice brew, amazingly subtle though
Bov (9607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
@Quintessence - quite clear black beer with a little persistent foam; very roasted aroma of ashes, woody with notes of rum and mocha; full-bodied, tasty and fairly bitter, assertive, very dry finish with long roasted chocolatey and woody notes, hints of vanilla and chestnuts - huge and complex, absolutely great stuff !
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black brown colour, tan head. Coffee aroma, roasted, dark chocolate. Light sweet flavour, bitter roasted malts, hops, loads of coffee. Finish coffee, roasted malts, lingering bitter. Nice.
(from 50cL bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence)
mmahut (1017) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark body with tan espresso head. Aroma has coffee profile, roasty, high toffee, very balanced. Taste has coffee bitterness, light roasty sweetness, taste is as balanced as the aroma. Body is full, medium to low carbonation. I love it.
BRW (1069) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At quintessence. Black colour with beige head. Vanilla, roasted and slightly smoked aroma. Roasted, vanilla, chocolate and sweet taste, slightly smoked. Medium to full body.
aleigator (244) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Quintessence - pours brown black, with a decent head. Toffee, sweet malts, along with hints of smoke and salt, preventing the beer from becoming too sweet. Fantastic smell of burned malts, toffee, chocolate, wood, brownies and leather. Tastes grainy and roasty, bitter chocolate, sweet malts, bread and fluffy marshmellows. Salt adds an unexpected, pleasant punch to the beer, staying in contrast to raisins and sugary sweetness. Convincing finish, sweetness vanishes in favour of a smooth earthiness.
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Cantillon Quintessence.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: caramel, coffee, alcohol, mocha, nice.
TASTE: coffee, mocha, some vanilla.
Tasted even better between all the sour beers on Quintessence!
kraddel (3467) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black
Not much foam
Smell is roasted malts .
taste is very burnt malts . Dark coffee , almost smoke-like taste
Nice thickness . Ok .
ST247 (386) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, coffee. Taste strong coffee flavour, bit sweet, chocolate.
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Cantillon Quintessence. Black colour, beige foam. Roasted complex aroma with notes of carame and dark chocolate. Light sweet with bitter roasted finish.