Bricks (519) - Delaware, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not overly syrupy or boozy, even for a Belgian. This is one I could probably have for a while without it coming off as being overly rich.
gschrade (357) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish-brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, Carmel, dark fruit. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
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merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Little Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Light Dark Skinned Fruits, Mildly Funky, Mild Chocolate
T: Sweet Plums, Tart Cherries, Milk Chocolate
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, a decent Quad with some mildly fruity overtones.
camborne (594) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark fruit sweetness on nose, more dark fruit and spices on palate. Nice sweetness but not cloying. Really tasty
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely clear brown body with an off-white fizzy head. Appealing aroma of grapes, chocolate, nuts, ... Moderately bitter, heavily sweet flavour. Very complex mouthfeel of dark fruit and chocolate. Very enjoyable.
tcane7 (1366) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Pedro. Pours a cloud amber with medium beige head and some soapy lace. Nose of figs, prunes, raisin, spiced rum. Medium to full body with a sticky palate. Smooth for the abv.
maxwelldeux (2724) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a beer club. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is a little toasty up front, but yields quickly to some sweeter and dark fruit notes. Taste is definitely a little sweet with the same dark fruitiness, but with a long-lasting sweetness that seems a bit muddled to me.
RobertDale (2635) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of fruit, malt, caramel, and spice. Taste is dark fruit, malt, spice, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Well made.
Niko100 (1682) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, some caramel, & rich spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit (notably prunes & dates), caramel, and raisons; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Good overall, but would like to try again with some more aging.
michcam8 (243) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml to glass. Pours light brown/golden color, clear with a good fluffy white head. Bread, carmel, plums come thru on the aroma. Taste is sweet, carmel, butterscotch, bitter, and a hint of tobacco. Warms the palate and the belly. Good Quad, but would rather have others that are mass produced.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Abbot 12 won a Gold Medal at the 2005 Great American Beer Festival and is described by the brewery as: "A strong, dark ale with notes of raisins, figs, and caramel, and a pronounced “dark rum” character. Deceptively smooth at 10.5% alcohol, this strong ale is ideal as an after-dinner sipping brew."
This bottle listed a 9.9% abv with an original gravity of 22.5 plato, and poured out with a generous lingering tan head. The dark aged fruit aromas wafted up and brought to mind rich brown malts, mixing with some background yeast spiciness. The flavor was candi-sugar sweet, with the slightest hint of cocoa/dark chocolate, a little alcohol as it warmed brought to mind rum, sweetly blanketing the mouth with its rich, thick body. This beer reminds me of Westvleteren, and that’s not a comparison made often, if at all.
This beer is the perfect accompaniment to a crisp, cool fall evening, sipped slowly along with a snack of nutty, sharp, aged Holland gouda. I think that I’m going to need a case of this beer to survive the coming winter.