DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#1200! Thanks to npdempse for this one. This is the first top 50 beer Iíve had for awhile. Pours very turbid orangish amber. Aroma of malt, fruit, hops, spice, barnyard. Slightly more intense aroma than the St. Berny 8. Tastes very fruity, creamy, smooth, with finishing figs, spice, fruit, and bandaid. Very nice complexity. Iíd love to do a side-by-side with this and Westy 12. Are monks allowed to get laid? If so, maybe Iíll join up. I think Iíd make a great Dalai Lama.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown with creamy beige head that lasts. Dark fruits, spice,..smooth finish. excellent palate.
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It poured a dark brown color and a really nice thick and creamy head. Also had a sweet aroma that reminds me a bit of brown sugar. From the first few sips I could tell that it had not quite warmed up enough even though I let it sit for several minutes. Then when it warmed the flavor was tremendous. It had the usual Belgian spicy taste, but with a faint smokey or roasted flavor. This "smokey" flavor is not something Iíve tasted in any other Quadrupels and gave it a very original character. Iíll definitely say that this one ranks up there with the Trappistes.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex and lighter tasting than expected. 10%? Doesnít feel like it. Huge head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Zeswaft (1480) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 I donít remember much of drinking this beer but i remember it being super malty. i have to admit i dont understand these belgiun beers so sorry for wasting your time. (Rerate) I had this on tap and it is a pretty damn good quad. nutty, sweet, woody, yeasty. excellent.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 A delicious beer with a full body and just the right amount of carbonation. There are hints of fruit and blended spices in just the right balance. This is one of my favorite beers available to me.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2005 Cloudy brown with a considerable off white head. Very lively aromas of prunes, raisins and maybe even a hint of cherries. It is creamy with the dark fruits in the taste as well. I also taste chocolate and butter. This is great!
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
smooth, fruity, and complex... Its belgium in a bottle.... Probably the finest defination fo a quad I have had so far.
Loddeer (171) - USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Again, this one was not as good as I thought it would be. Not as smooth or as flavorful as most, average compared to others of the genre. The sweet malt and spiced tastes are there, on my palate they never lingered enough or materialized into an enjoyable flavor. I am not sure why it seemed stagnant from start to finish. A bad bottle perhaps? The dude on the bottle hyped me up too much I guess, should have been better.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This poured out a dark thick opaque brown color with a good sized beige head that has great retention. This also left a wonderful coating of lace around the glass as it was consumed. Big complex aroma here with dark sweet fruit malts standing out the most with notes of alcohol, some spice and yeast. There is more going on than that but I am unable to tell exactly what the wonderful scents are, I will defiantly need to get a few more of these to enjoy and analyze. Up front with the taste is sweet fruity malt flavors mingling with a bit of spice. The taste is very smooth and it defiantly warms you up a good deal. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with excellent carbonation and a dry finish, basically perfect. Drinkability is only hindered by ones tolerance for 10% beers besides that its so smooth and delicious I could try and drink this all day. Excellent beer that is recommended to everyone.