oppear (95) - Tallinn, - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, Rochefort 10 is not so different then few would like to suggest. Not bad at all. Smaller top, less aroma and hard to characterize, prunes, hops, and alcohol on the nose.
So the beginning is not as good, but the taste surprises, its more then I could smell: dark chocolate , prunes, overall heavy sweetness, figs, and the alcohol is present not on the background but balanced, peppery note at the back of my mouth hits last.
It is actually rather good and will not let You down.
mothmun (9) - Knutsford, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33Cl bottle from Beer Hawk. Pours fluffy off white head, dark amber coffee body. fruity malt on the nose. tastes sweet, raisin and malt, Like a fruit loaf in a tulip glass. Well balanced Delicious. Fantastic beer.
RafeAU (426) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml cork bottle from Plonk. Pour dark deep red almost black, lasting head. Dried fruit aroma, malt, some yeast ester fruitiness, all classic for the belgian dark strongs. Mild sweetness and dry moderately bitter finish. High carbonation, medium body. Mild warming alcohol finish. Excellent.
Gonzin (29) - ARGENTINA - AUG 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comprada en botella 330ml. en Whole Foods, Union Square, NY. Cuadrupel belga, tono amarronado, mucho cuerpo, poca espuma.
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punkska101 (1254) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from saq A: licorice, caramel, raisins, dark fruits, brown sugar dates app: hazy brown orange small white head some lacing. T/p: full body with moderate long sweet finish. Moderate high carbonation. O: a thing of beauty. All the different levels of sugars/aromas makes for an awesome brew.
klm1 (509) - - AUG 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This quad is a "little brother of the most famous Westvletern 12, with the same hops, same yeast and the same malts, but with much different character:
Pours dark purple haze colour, with tiny creamy, unstable of-white head.
Aroma with mild-low notice of an alcohol, and with strong presence of caramel, candy sugar, grape (muscat), port wine and cloves.
Flavor is similar: alcohol is medium noticable, with taste like port wine. Also are detectable malt notes of caramel, candy sugar, with hints of grape, dried fruits, especially plums, and with some spices, like coriander and cloves.
Malt sweetnees is high, hop bitterness is low, body is soft, and sticky, finish is also sticky.
Very good quad, but still not in the same rang as Westvleteren 12 and Rochefort 10.
Echon (65) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Beertasting. Bottle, 75 cl. Dark amber body with a frothy head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Sweet taste. Wonderful quadrupel.
mrjez (88) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh bottle from Craft Beer Base.
L: pours a very dark red, mahogany, with a huge fluffy tan head that takes ages to settle and leaves nice lacing.
S: a champagne whiff, with dark fruits and citrus beneath.
T: Rich and complex, slightly boozy. Made to be sipped.
F: awesome mouthfeel, creamy at the start, full-bodied, nicely carbonated, and a lovely warmth running long.
O: World-class, delicious, a wonderful quad.
cokolwiek11 (142) - - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
brown cloudy beer, minimal creamy head
Aroma: sweet fruits, biscuits, hint of chocolate, this specific quadrupel esters, almost like a bubble gum.
taste: medium to high sweetness. Flavours similiar as in aroma.
Palate: medium to full body, dry alcohol on finish. Low to medium saturation.
Overall: good, sweet, really pleasant beer. Altough Rochefort 10 was way better, St Bernardus 12 is flatter in aroma and taste, and lower carbonated. Also seems to be way more sweet.
Paladares (102) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Color café. Casi opaca.
No demasiada espuma
No mucho aroma. Pasas y caramelo principalmente
En boca, mucho cuerpo. Muy equilibrada en todos los sentidos. El alcohol disimulado, sólo se nota más al final.
De cualquier modo esperaba más matices para su fama.
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 2011. Can’t believe I’ve never rated this! Maybe not the most representative drinking though. Aroma is a bit more boozy than a fresh one. Rich and fruity. Taste is similar but also has that yeasty malty ovaltine thing that I’d expect. Very easy drinking with a little spritziness at the start then a long fading finish. Little booze burn but very nice stuff.