Filipbeer (120) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown quadruple with creamy off white head. Red fruits and above all roasty aromas: coffee and chocolate. In mouth it is quite bitter and salty (unbalanced). Vanilla and toffe flavor are perceived and a warm sensation because of the alcohol. The end is long dry and excessively bitter
visionthing (3614) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from La Maison Belge, Puerto de la Cruz. Pours dark brown with a tan head, Sweet, malty and caramelly with some fruity notes. A bit too sweet and caramelly for my taste, but certainly a decent brew. (2014-02-15 - Halden)
__Rb81 (359) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Doerak (2009). Dark brown/red with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, almost bourbon like. Taste is sweet malts, alcohol, almost bourbon BA. Very nice.
omikr0n (803) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with thin brown head. Aroma is lots of licorice, spices, a bit of malt. Flavor is licorice, malt, roasty, spicy. Very strong in flavor.
Lonick (790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @tasting, pours brown/red, light off white head. Little on the nose but you do get that traditional belgium spice. On the tongue, fruity, chocolate, banana bread, nice.
Corrinado711 (80) - - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours a deep, dark amber with thin, carmel head. Not much head retention. Aroma of sweet, roasted mild malt with suttle sour fruit and booze. Taste is roasty malt, light fruit, scotch booze, then a coca finish. Very little booze, not overpowering, malts are very well balanced. Awesome quad
OllieBBommel (1252) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle@home. Head: beige foam. Colour: clear, dark brown. Aroma: hops, malt. Taste: mild bitter-sweet. Overall: mild bitter-sweet finish, medium CO2. Overall: nice.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Pecan pie and bubblegum mingle with charming flowers and cocoa in this most elegant Quadrupel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam decorates a brown that’s as shiny as can be (for that color).
-Body is light and fluffy, which is impressive for such a potent brew.
-The nutty character could also evoke chestnuts.
-Alcohol warms up the finish, but delicately so.
blackisle (1198) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty and roasty nose, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit, raisins, plum, cloves, chocolate, coffee, some alcohol; opaque ruby brown color, small, frothy tan head, dissipates rather quickly, thin layer reamins, good lacing; medium sweetbitter, roasty, coffee; full-bodied, oily to creamy texture; smooth bittersweet finish, roasty and fruity notes. A well balanced beer with well hidden alcohol. Great.
Cunningham (5652) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Transparent deep ruby brown color with a smal off white head.
Aroma: Sweet malty, vinous and rich fruity.
Palate: Full body. Ok bitterness and a bit sweet. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Malt and dried fruit syrup. Vinous. Balanced and well masked alcohol.
Overall impression: Nice tasty evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Visionthing.