padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Hillcrest. I poured this one to fast and gave me a huge head. After that dissapated I was left with a nice greyish white head. Good lacing left on the glass after my first swallow. Tastes of raisin, sour grape, and mollasses. The alcohol is well hidden and I enjoyed this.
EKGoldings (627) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a tasty treat. Not up with the Trappists ... but if you like that style, youíll like this one.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at Isaac Newtonís in Newtown, PA. I was surprised to find this one on tap, poured into a Chimay glass. Deep brown with garnet red hues. Little to no head, just a perfect white ring encircling this beer. Aroma of dried fruits, molasses, plums, and malts. Flavor was a masterful blend of malts, mild spice, dark fruit, toffee, molasses and a mild hop presence. What a great blend of flavors to entice the taste buds. The alcohol was barely noticeable. Very delicious and paired well with my London broil. Excellent brew.
glennmastrange (2588) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Iíve had this beer on tap in the past but I waited till I tried it out of the big bottle before I rated it. After pouring two glasses I did notice sharper aromas from the second pour due to, I assumed, the sediments from the bottom. Smells of molasses, light coffee, milk chocolate, herbs and perfume, doughy yeast, and raisin, dates, brown sugar and a little alcohol. Head was rocky, white, fully lasting and had excellent lacing. Color was a hazy brown. Flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and finished lightly bitter. On the palate it was a chewy, medium to full, creamy with lively carbonation. There is not a thing offensive about this beer and Iíd say the taste is just about perfect. A bit better from a bottle than a tap. More please.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Cloudy brown with a red hue, big frothy head and high carbonation. Sweet fruity aroma with dark fruit flavors and rich malty taste. Nice long finish and literally no alochol burning sensational. Considering itís high rating, I thought it might be a bit more complex. Regardless, still a damn good beer.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 1.59 pint bottle, $9.99. Solid malty aroma with moderate amount of sweat yeast. Big fruity champagne bouquet, OMG (very sexy aroma). Huge frothy off-white head that never fully diminished. Murky dark amber brew with an average amount of medium sized particles. Flavor starts off moderately sweet and salty and finishes the same but with a little bitterness. Duration is average. Palate is medium/light with a watery texture and lively carbonation. Loved it loved it loved it.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 I really enjoyed this beer, one of my first true quads...looked forward to each sip and especially liked it as it warmed up revealing itís large complexity. Excellent from start to finish, def a favorite. This is what changed my impression of belgian beer!
truebluehes (196) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap and Bottle... Tap a little smoother, but not that noticeably. Great color and head. Very easy to drink. Weirdly, always reminded me of a hint cotton candy.
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 10, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 On tap at Map Room in Chicago. One of the best Belgian quads Iíve tried. Amazingly smooth and easy to drink for the high alcohol content. I really enjoyed the dark color and head. Served in a nice big trappist glass-- it was a nice beer to finish off a nice Monday night with my buddies.
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark earthy brown with a huge fluffy biege head. Aroma is of mild fruit and spice. Nice full and creamy mouthfeel. Dark fruits like plums on the tongue. This was truly a great beer. It was just so smooth and silky. I could drink this beer all day long. the next day too