Chrisco88 (9) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Pours a murky deep brown (borderline black). An inch or so of off-white, foamy head lasts a good while, so long in fact that it was a bit annoying. The head is quite dense and frothy.
Aroma: Not very aromatic due to the massive, thick head. With some swirling and settling I caught a little bit of the dark fruit notes. Smells a bit like dry champagne to me, maybe a touch of alcohol.
Taste: What a complex beer we have here! First hit with dark fruit flavors, reminded me of red wine so I thought maybe grapes, currants, cherries or plums. I get a slight taste of some malts in there but the carbonation really brings out the fruit above all else. Not much bitterness if any. Aftertaste dominated by a dry alcoholic taste.
Palate: Good effervescence makes for a crisp, dry finish but overall the beer goes down smooth and is perfectly balanced in the mouth.
Overall: Definitely a new favorite, excellent Belgian ale in every way. The interesting esters and hints of malt combined with the ability to hide an ABV of 10% make this a deceptively drinkable brew. By all means grab a bottle and find out for yourself, a glass or two later and you’ll be damn satisfied- and DRUNK!
phfyysik (169) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour with tan head. Nose is little bit fruity, some caramel, candy sugar, malt. Mouth is caramel, some bitter notes, plum, candies. Very good!
UjoKlobasa (236) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark chestnut color, tan head. Aroma of cognac, banana, cookies, cherries. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Very good.
DuchessOfIowa (143) - Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark walnut hue with thin tan\ white head with medium lacing. Plum, fig, raisin, with hints of cherry in nose & taste. Malt sweetness has caramel and molasses in its candied profile. A slight flash of alcohol in the nose and finish.
h0ppingmad (13) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 3, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Fruity aroma with hints of malts. Strong flavor but smooth, some caramel with a sweet finish.
likeatrainwreck (312) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic quad stuff going on... plums, sweet malts, bread... cherries... bit more of a hoppy bite to this than with some of the other renowned quads, which makes for a fresher beer. Slips down far too easily.
wiedrzensky (556) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours is dark with medium off-white head. Intense aroma of malts, fruity, dark dried fruits, plums, figues, candized brown sugar. Taste is light to moderate sweet with a little hoppy bitter kick, malty based, dark fruity mouthfeel. Medium to heavy body, medium dry, creamy texture, lively carbonation, light alcohol warmth in finish.
Tometclo (163) - FRANCE - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mousse blanche qui disparaît très vite, bière de couleur brune, belle carbonisation, arôme de levures belges, caramel, goût malt, caramel, c’est doux mais fort en alcool. Aucune amertume, l’alcool se ressent jusqu’au final. 33Cl Paris Saint-Bière
David_Deas (15) - - JAN 29, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best examples of a belgian quad. Its also a great gateway beer into the craft scene, which is what the beer was for me. Often compared to the Westy 12, recently thats somewhat valid. The Westy 12, as it is brewed recently, is a more hoppy, far more drinkable, and seemingly more alcoholic version of this.
L_Lovecraft (15) - - JAN 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, roasty,fruits; amber/brown with minimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, also sour, an awful example of what a beer can be,
willisread (1580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Raisin, prune, bready malt candied sugar, caramel and molasses on the nose with some light booze and chocolate as it warms. Very smooth and hides the abv well. Sweet on the palate with a heavy mouthfeel. Lots of flavors come out as it warms up along with a just a hint of warming on the finish. I get why this is a great beer, but quads are just not my thing.