Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark colour. Rich maltiness with good full body. Caramel/raisin on palate leading to smooth liquorice finish. Alcohol is well hidden, very drinkable.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 The aroma is full of dark fruit, like raisens, prunes and alcohol. It’s dark brown and the head is brown too. The flavor is full of fruit like the aroma, you can taste raisens, alcohol which is perfect because it’s far from dominating. It’s round and mild. There is also a sweetnes from the malt with a twist of caramel. We talked about how good it is for the price - it’s way cheaper than a Westvleteren 12 - although not as good, but close.
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Large head with plenty of carbination. Deep coppery brown in color. Toasty banana smells. Flavor is a mix of fruitness, alcohol, and maltiness. Full and creamy in body and goes down smooth. An excellent beer.
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this beer on 7/20/2007. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt scent. Color is a solid (almost no light comes though) burnt orange. Carbonation is good with a nice head. Taste is rich and sweet with a bitter tail. Starting with a full body it goes down with a bubbly bite. Finish comes in with a rich sweet malt flavor and a mild yeast fruitiness, then ends with an even bitterness. This is a wonderful Belgian brew, but with a little different style. The malt seems to stand out over the yeast yet it still holds that fruit like yeast flavor that make an Abby style Belgian. This is just a beautiful beer.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
towering lively fluffy head, dark brown body. head is like meringue and withholds the heavier aroma. seafoam aroma persists, pine creeps through. Dried apricot, dates, cola. Solid all around and very impressive.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks dra19, BillVanE, and jgd0608! Sort of a winey/ bitter scent to it, but doesn’t really taste like wine once you dive in. A little bit of apple detected and didn’t seem like there was to much alcohol. Well hidden.
DowntownGator (22) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer will not disappoint, but fireworks weren’t shooting out my arse either.
It is a rather nicely put together high alcohol brew. I really loved it and think you will too, but perhaps too much credit is given for its high alcohol content and dark color.
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the top Quadrupels available in the US. The appearance of this beer with its dark leathery color and light tan head is quite a sight. The flavor does not detract from its appearence. The experience only gets better as the beer warms and the night goes on. (the 10.5% alcohol helps)
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Pours a dark red brown with a perfect creamy head that sticks around for the entire beer. Aroma is good, with plenty of dark ripe fruit, with some light notes of yeast and caramel. The flavour is awsome with some great malt flavours all the way through, lots of toffee, and caramel, some raisin sweetness in the middle, but the best is the licorice finish, top notch. Velvety smooth mouthfeel, the flavours wash over the tongue. Top notch, the finish really makes this beer.
pjf (9) - USA - SEP 17, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottle, this was a true pleasure from start to finnish, bold taste nice color and the best way to describe this in one word is "smooth"