EvgeniyKurilov (74) - - OCT 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really big head, dark brown color. Aroma is malty, dark fruit, hint of vanila. Taste is same with a little spice and dry finish. Nice, but not perfect.
tmoreau (3135) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a dark, mahogany color, a presentable, finger’s width of light tan head foam, and some web-like lacing. The nose was dark fruit, vanilla, a touch of caramel sweetness, and a holiday nature to the spice hints. The taste continued the dark fruit notes et al., added earthy bitterness, some boozy warmth, rather lively, fizzy carbonation, and a little creaminess to the mouthfeel, all in a medium+ body. Nicely done!
SinH4 (1388) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with huge beige head. Aroma is almonds, dark malts, black bread, some cherries. Taste is similar, dry finish, not boozy at all. A very rich and very dry-malty Quadrupel. High, but soft carbonation. Very good, but I prefer the not-so-dry-malty ones.
Peter_L (1217) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brunsvart vätska med två centimeter tjockt kaffefärgat skum. Fruktiga dofter av dadlar, russin och karamell. Lätt bränt socker i inledningen sedan torkade frukter, liten aning kaffe och en gnutta choklad. En veritabel smakbomb på 11%. Fyllig och god.
Gangstergafje (369) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What nice beer. The beer pours a nice layer of almond colored soft foam. The beer has a beautiful dark ruby red color. I expected a lighter colored beer, however I really love it. The smell is delicious. I smell dark red fruits, cherry, oak wood, roasted almonds and a warming alcohol smell. What a rich smell, a perfect beer for an autumn night. The taste is very good. There is a strong alcohol taste, very warming. I also taste some oak, cherry and almond. The taste is very rich. Just what you expect from a Belgian specialty.
gyhallmanti (79) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with a nice beoge head. Aroma’s of dried fruits, caramel, coffee. Taste has a malty sweetness with notes of raisins, plums, caramel. Texture is a bit sticky with medium carbonation.
mandaritto (117) - LATVIA - OCT 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted, caramel a bit of raisins, sweetish, despite of awareness of hops. Very decent smooth mouthfeel, kind a sticky, sugarish. Very well ballanced, I was kind a surprise, easy drinkable for 11 ABV brew
safphoto (1) - Alabama, USA - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this while in Bruges recently . . . at Cambrinus. I would put this up there with Rochefort 10 which I’ve always liked better than Westvleteren XII and St Bernardus Abt 12.
It does not give off the notion of being 11% as it is well masked. It is fruity and sort of earthy, reminding me of a strong dubbel.
R2k2 (413) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, non transparant beer with a firm, slightly brown layer of foam. It has a lot of alcohol in it’s aroma, together with the touch of licorice and caramel. A nice, bitter taste like dark chocolate. The aftertaste is quite bitter, and remains for a while.
Een donker, ondoorzichtig bier met een stevige, lichtbruine kraag. In het aroma zit volop alcohol, tezamen met de hint van zoethout en karamel. Een goede, bittere smaak zoals die van donkere chocolade. De nasmaak is licht bitter en blijft even hangen.
PtiBisc (27) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This cloody brown beer smells belge yeast. The taste is close to light molasse and alcohol. This beer is enjoyable at any time and anywhere. Cheers!