Alengrin (2870) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong dark ale since 2010, also bottled in 75 cl bottles. Thick yellowish head, warm dark brown red colour. Complex aroma of bitter chocolate, gin, cream, blackcurrant, coffee, honey, liquorice. Soft, mellow, thick palate with soft fruitiness and pleasant yeasty spiciness on a full, creamy caramelly and chocolatey background, finishing in a roasted bitterness, herbal hops and warming, but not disturbing alcohol. Not sure if this is a quadrupel: to me, the roasted bitterness is just a bit too present not to be called a Scotch. But regardless of that, this is a very enjoyable winter warmer.
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dark coffee brown with a light tan head. Aroma is cocoa, banana, and wood, taste is more pronounced oak and chocolate with a smooth, bittersweet finish. The alcohol is very well camoflauged. Overall a spectacular ale.
martjoobolut (1241) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by suurjuust, thanks! Pours very dark ruby with tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, plums, alcohol, caramel, spices. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, plums, malt, some alcohol, and yeast. Overall: very nice brew.
Kleurplaatje (79) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark brown beer with a beautiful rocky off-white head. Beautiful lacing as well. Very nice complex aroma of roasty malts, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol and chocolate. Some raisins and wood in there as well. Taste is spicy and moderately sweet with a clear touch of the chocolate and the dark fruits. Maybe a tad too alcoholic, but not that disturbing. Some bitterness as well. Loveable warmishness in the aftertaste that goes accompanied with hints of the caramels and a nice mild bitterness that lasts for quite a while. Bit of an oily and sticky texture, medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Overall a pretty warming beer with a loveable taste. Like said before, maybe a bit too alcoholic, but yet it is quite drinkable as well... Nonetheless, I would love to have another bottle. Enjoyed it.
digopossobon (325) - MACAE, BRAZIL - OCT 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: caramel, lots of alcohol, woody, roasty. Intense!
A: rocky head, brown foam, dark brown, cloudy.Beautiful head!
T: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Intense again!
P: full body, creamy, licorice, long finish, bitter
O: adorei essa cerveja! Intensa em tudo, principalmente no alcool, no amargor e em um sabor forte que não consegui identificar, mas que adorei!
paologalloni (147) - ITALY - OCT 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color rubino con abbondante schiuma color cappuccino che lascia eleganti merletti su i bicchieri.
Profumo di caramello mal ti frutta candita
In bocca è riscaldata dal warming e dal corpo. è ricca di frutta finisce secche e amara
oliodnb (444) - ITALY - OCT 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick creamy light beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, some banana. Taste is very similar, very well balanced and not too sweet. Some spices and light final bitterness with ground coffee notes. 11% ABV very well hidden and only noticeable as the beer warms up. Good quadruple but the competition in its style is very hard.
hednom (70) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home, Dark brown beer with a litle head. strong aroma. Fruity and alcohoic taste. A good strong beer.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Belgisch Bierproeflokaal De Zotte, september 25th 2014. Dark brown body with a big tanned head. Dark fruity aroma with cocoa, caramel, mild yeast notes. Taste is lightly sweet, toffee, cherries, banana, pepper, mild alcohol notes. Strong fruity and caramel finish. A nice beer!
Niko100 (2155) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, molasses, dark fruit (notably plums & figs), and some chocolate; Warm finish; Nicely balanced and complex; Very good.