mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
light shows a deep reddish mahogany coloring that is beautiful. And incredibly frothy, four-finger head takes it’s sweet time dissipating. Lacing is prevalent and thick.
Wow. Figs, raisins, cherries hit on the very tip of the nose but quickly becomes a strong rum soaked scent. There’s a sweet bread character lurking in the background. Very sweet overall and almost wine like. Phenols are blossoming left and right. Extremely complex and heavy on the nose.
The sweet raisin and fig notes carry well on the front of the tongue and they dominate the top of the palate. The a strong sweet bread character on the center of the tongue that starts to blossom in warming alcohol at the end. The sugar shines on the center but doesn’t carry to powerfully to not let the bread character shine. I’m impressed by the alcohol lightness.
Very, very carbonated and I think that helps the flavors move better than the would otherwise. Things could be quite strong without the powerful carbonation and it makes sense here.
A wonderful example of the Quad as a style and a new favorite. The complex flavors here are wonderful and this is something I could sip on many nights.
Davhgbrew (752) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown color. Aroma of raisins. Tastes malty and crisp with currant and dark fruit. Drinking of draft..seems more dry and balanced than typical quads.
martjoobolut (125) - ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle, BB 02.07.2018. Pours very dark red, almost black with huge very light tan head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma is intense: very fruity, a lot of raisins, apples, plum, mild caramel, hints of phenols. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, and sweetness. Finish is bitter. Medium carbonation. Overall: it smells and looks really great, but isn’t as well balanced as for example “Rochefort Trappistes 10”; taste isn’t as interesting also. Don’t get me wrong it is still a great beer, but not as great as I hoped.
Yingwait (17) - - DEC 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
hstreet (65) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is pleasant...spices with floral...appearance seems heavy with a wonderful frothy head...warming alcohol bite with a carbonated finish. Decent!
DwarfeD (482) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Clear dark brown with a medium off-white head. Complex body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with bitter herbal notes. Caramel, brown sugar and vanilla. A great full flavoured Belgian experience.
mircoas (1) - ITALY - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
so gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Very nice beer.
penstemon (92) - - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark mahogany with an off-white head. Aromas of bread, spice, orange peel, dried plum, and a slight hint of tartness. Taste of bread, yeast, dark dried fruits, a bit of cola, and spice. Sweet, dark, fruity, and delicious.
hansvf (81) - - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Niet echt sterke geur. M Heep donker troebel. rood. Heep zoet. Lekker. Van de tap.
anthony850 (91) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very full rich flavor ,high alc.
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Moravius (129) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flasche (75 cl). - Kastanienbraun. Schwer, voll und süß. Datteln, Pflaumen, Feigen auf solider Röstmalzgrundlage; leichte Säure bei insgesamt zurückhaltender Süße. Abgang etwas röstmalzbitter, kurzer fruchtig-herber Hopfeneinsatz. Die „flambierte Banane“ und „Sachertorte“, die andere hier finden, sind zum Glück nur angedeutet. - Außerordentlich harmonisches, ja vornehmes Starkbier.