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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Its deep complexity begins with a molasses sweetness with notes of dark fruits like raisin and fig and develop further with an undercurrent of tart spice from its distinctive Belgian yeast for a truly transfixing brew.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2212) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Clear garnet pour with a tall, creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, Belgian yeast, light vinous notes, doughy yeast, cooked dark, sweet cherries and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is full of dark fruit, sweet berries and doughy yeast, then lots of spicy yeast, a little earth and some vinous booziness. Medium to heavy body syrupy, slightly creamy feel, medium, sharp soda-like carbonation, boozy warmth and a light acidity. Good stuff overall, but too bready and lacking in depth compared to really good Quads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2666) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Clear amber with no head. Fruity and vinous tones. Fruit, malt, spices and wood. Full body with a long balanced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3456) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle from a Sam’s mixed pack shared when Moose was in town. Murky chestnut color with a nice tan head. Big aroma of a classic quad with hints of sweet, dark fruit, malt, molasses and booze. Traditional flavor too with sweetness, umami soy, dark malt and lingering, warming alcohol. Pretty good Belgian clone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2015
a little spiced, a little funky and a little sweet. complex, but sweeter and fizzier than i like. pretty good, but not a standout at a standout price point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3838) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
QUite nice and fine aromas. NOt as good as other quadruppels and maybe not even one in taste. VEry thick and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1158) - HONG KONG - AUG 28, 2015

750ml cork bottle opened with loud “pop” bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Translucent amber brown colour with no yeast sediments; One finger head and soapy light beige foam which fades in 30 seconds; Good sticky lacing with fizzy small carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet rich malt, with fairly strong brandy, strong plum concentrate, strong raisins, strong caramel, toffee, chocolate, very strong molasses, strong spices and Bel yeast.

Taste: Strong sweet amber malt, with pretty strong plum, rum raisins, dark fruits, liquors, strong wood barrels, light funk, carbo, caramel, very strong molasses, strong spices, Bel yeast, light lemon, light bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to full. Slick and quite thick palate.

Mouth Feel: Thick and pretty rich amber maltyness, strongly-carboed to the tongue. The brandy liquor-ish character is quite light-weight and feel robbed, which is quite surprising. Very strong wood barrel with notable funk, very spicy with bits of cinnamon. Strong molasses but sweetness is just right. Not as Bel-yeasty as I thought it should, fair lemony hops to round. Pretty good.

Booze and Sweetness: The 10.2% is easy, and the oak barrels somehow brings it out quite easily, but never too harsh. No obvious knock on. That’s good!

Hoppiness: Strong spice in nose. Lemon, grass and strong cinnamon spice in taste. Bitterness is notable and for an abrupt, moderate astringent sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Sweet, spicy and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: The first sniff and taste simply reminds me of a strong Belgian Amber got powered down, like a strongly-carboed and thinned Bush Noel. This one is straight-forward, has a variety of tastes but not layered, rather simple instead. This makes a easy drinking strong Belgian Amber, but perhaps too easy and I was expecting a fun-filled Quadrupel, which isn’t the case here. Okay and fairly decent but far from being great.

P.S.: This one is underwhelming for my #1100 rating, but I’ll take it. :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (412) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Pours a purply brown with a tan head. Aroma is magnificent, loads of red grape, plum and black current. Vanilla notes, bourbon, bit of yeast. A very pleasant beer I’d happily have many times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - muddy brown with a thing head. Nose - fudge and flatulence. Taste - fudge or brown sugar. Dried fruit. Figs. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - slightly underwhelming. Sorry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3418) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle - 750ml. Dark brown couldy body with an average beige foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, woody, and yeasty hints. Alcohol is not too agressive. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries plummy, woody, and yeasty notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Light but firm auburn brown, decent thin ringed head and wee bit of lacing. Decent enough greasy nutty, brassy enough and a biscuit and plummy. Currants later. Decent carb, long thick mouthfeel. Ripe nutty finish and a yeasty brassy linger.

Bottle, Beerhive, Decantillon Tasting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, dried fruits. Taste of sherry, dried fruits, raisins, caramel. Sweet and bitter.

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