nealblind (972) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
red brown pour dense foam that vanishes. Aroma cola, cherries, barley, sour tang. Tastes brown sugar, cola, pears, orange blossoms astringent like a ginger ale. Light fast drinking slight creamy effervescent.
dexzappa (2) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a treat. Great Christmas beer, but I can obviously see this bee delicious at any time, especially in winter. Similar to ABT12, there are resemblances, but this is it’s own beer through in through with the butterscotch being the star.
kbudd19 (817) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle had this many times but never rated it. Apperance is muddy brown with plenty of head and good retention. Aroma is cinnamon, fruit cake, and rasin bread. Taste is clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, followed by raisins some malty sweetness and a touch of light bitterness. This is a classic, my favourite Christmas beer.
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,75 Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Fruits, light raisin, spice (cloves and cinnamon) in the nose. Flavour of dried fruits, alcohol, spice, ligth cocoa and liqourice. Full bodied. Marcipanny alcoholdense end. Exellent beer. Gonna age nicely also
joeneugs (3794) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home while cooking some carbonnade a la flamande. It pours a cloudy brown color with a large, fizzy head that disappears quickly. The aroma is very sweet with baked bread, over ripe plums, apples, raisins and some cinnamon/baking spices. The flavor is very full bodied and rich with more intense fruity flavors of plum, raisin, dates, fig and nice baking spice notes. The alcohol is noticeable, but not oppressive. The finish is sweet with more baking spice especially in the aftertaste. Warming and comforting, just like the Abt 12.
Vells (876) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cant say this one is much about christmas - light "christmasy spices". Otherwise, very nice Belgian strong ale. Intense dried fruitiness, ripe fruits. Lovely malt orchestra in background, caramel, light roast, candy, bit yeast. Bit warming alco kick in finish
Bit overcarbonated for my like, but anyways - very nice
WonBall (17) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A respectable strong Belgian ale, more outwardly flavorful and less subtle than the St B 8 that I like so much. Worth having when it is available. 2014 edition sampled in DFebruary 2015. Perhaps I should have waited a year.
gripweed57 (872) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Cloudy brownish colour. Small beige head. Big alcohol nose. Good job, nicely done.
JohnGalt1 (690) - , Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 shared with a work buddy... 2014 bottling.. Pours a deep walnut but still shows good clarity, khaki head sticks around forever with nice lacing. Toasty with a bit of spice cake essence.. Not as rich as some of the other Quads but still very respectable.. Very high carbonation IMO, pretty burpy.. With warmth, the spices bloom a little more than I appreciate.. Nothing wrong with it, I just prefer the Abt 12 better.
DCLawyer (1712) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml to stem. Amber brown with huge frothy offwhite head. A: dark fruit, malt, spice. T: zesty fruit, spice. Perfect balance. Outstanding.