Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptinally similar to Westy 12. Dried fruits aren’t as distinct in the flavor -- there’s quite a bit of malt in front of the yeast esters, but they’re still immense. The aroma is fruity esters and alcohol with some sweet malt behind it. The flavor is very similar: yeast esters, caramel malt, some bittering hops in the background and a little alcohol -- not as much alcohol flavor as Westy 12, though. Very very good, especially for the price and availability.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doughy Smell. Candy dark Brown color. A little alcoholic but smooth.
Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly sweet aroma with a hint of alcohol. Pours dark reddish brown with off white head. Thick full mouthfeel with strong presence of malt and dark fruit. The alcohol detracts from the fruit somewhat, but isn’t overpowering. I’d love to spend more time searching for adjectives, but this is a complex beer and I think I’ll just go enjoy it.
jmb84 (5) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
when i first poured the beer it had a sweet aroma of burnt caramel, the also had a bit of an alcohol smell to it as well.
The head of the beer was frothy and white. The beer had bitter taste but not overly bitter, it also had slight alcohol taste to it as well with hints of sweetness. overall pretty good beer , i would have given it a better rating but quads have never been my favorite.
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely dark, brownish red colour. Heavy malty aroma, very full body and flavors to rival even the heaviest Trappists.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
burnt orange/dark brown, depending on what angle you look at it. this is pretty decent. very very creamy and very thickk white head. really carbonated. lots of plum, almonds, walnuts, and some peanuts in the flavor. almost like a thai seasoning taste to the beer... wierd. some hints of apricots and peach. enjoyed this at home with mikes. there is a weird creamy taste/palate, like a baileys or something... yummers
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
brownish color with a hint of orange. nice light tan head, very huge and creamy. Banana bread, strawberries, nuts and irish cream in the aroma, very nice indeed. Big time alchohol in the taste with dried dark fruits and nuts. Very thick and a nice subtle bitterness shows up at the begining and at the end.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A little dissapointed compared to the abt 8. Beautiful pour though. Deep rich black with an awesome brown head. Excellent appearance. Taste is a bit off with the alcohol really showing. Spices with hints of oak and malt.
monty (39) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
St. Bernardus Abt 12. 22 June 2005. Small bottle. Deep walnut brown with an uber-creamy cappuccino head. In my Chimay glass there’s a cool effect: the bubble stream that comes up the center of the glass makes a little poofy pillow under the head. Aroma of apricots, banana, cinnamon. I can taste nuts, cinnamon, brown sugar, and lots of yeast. One of the best, and a nice treat for my anniversary.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 Very sour smelling, with a bit of grape. Dark amber coloring, with a fluffy tan head. Very wine-like qualities, deep flavor, almost a carbonated wine. Seriously. The mouthfeel is deep and dense, with a bitterness at the finish. Overall, not my style, but you appreciate class when you come across it.