Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Watou - t’hommelhof - most recently - has anyone else noted the changes? Or is it me?
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Medium-dark brown appearance; off-white head with decent lacing. Pleasant nose showing dried fruits and cherry cola. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: belgian sugar, maple syrup / toffee backdrop, plenty of yeast and spice. Much less carbonated than out of the 750s (more palatable). Sweet, yeasty finish of medium length; warming.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful beer. Cloudy brown with good carbonation and some sediment floating around. Lackluster aroma however...almost like steel. Strange. Excellent flavor of fruit - plums, cherries, and raisens. Tight on the tongue with a fiz on the roof of the mouth. Some alcohol flavor too. Fantastic beer.
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good beer, a little bit sweet for my tastes. Seemed to have nice balance and nice color.
MadIndian (2512) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Bottle. Thanks to Stegosaurus and Beerded_one for this sample. Ok to start I was a little dissapointed with this one. Still a good beer but I was expecting great. Pours brown with an off white head. Sweet aroma with a hint of bread(yeast). Good body sweet taste with spice. Like I said it was good but not great.
altonbrownd (3680) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. A very pleasant quadrupel with complex taste with fruits and chocolate flavors. Orangy color. Very smooth, velvety even.
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap Map Room. poured slowly ,dark brown with a slight ruby hue and light tan, big frothy head. wow. aroma was sweet dark toffee and friut. sweet flavor of raisin and date, mollasses and dark agave nectar slightly balancing itself in the middle, then finishing soft sweet and smooth. incredibley drinkable at 10.5 % and every sip, makes you want more. what a nice beer....thx
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 33cl bottle - pours a light clouded reddish brown with a lightly tanned head on top. The aroma - wow! - is dominated by a big hit of yeasty, bakery fresh bread with a bit of dark fruit up the spine. A little bit malty. That bready scent is less pronounced in the flavour, but still there along with a complex array of fruits and malt, plums being the most obvious to me. For such a high ABV beer, it’s extremely smooth with only minor traces of booziness. Really, you can hardly detect any alcohol at all, which I found shocking at 10.5%. Beautifully soft mouthfeel. A very complex, incredible beer. Apparently it’s based on the elusive Westvleteren 12, and is very similar to that "beer of beers". If this beer was a shotgun, it blew my head off. Kablow!
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice cola color with a monterous tan head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Taste is slightly sweet with a hint of malt, plums, dates and yeast. This is a very nicely balanced complex beer that finishes nicely leaving you wanting more. Highly recommend!
Beerly There (20) - Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was expecting a little bit more. A decent quad but a little one-dimensional. Noticeably alcoholic aroma, decent amount of malt without being too sweet. Minimal hops. Good but not spectacular.