McTapps (3558) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with lucky husband MichaelBruch. Dark brown to almost black in colour, with creamy head. Very creamy and smooth texture. Taste of rich malt, sweetened espresso, creamy hops, dried fruits and raisins. Really delicious beer.
jamesie1857 (1330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - a near black, near perfect beer. This was quality. Lots of liquorice, coffee, chocolate, fruit, malt... oh, so many. Very complex beer, well balanced with a boozy warm kick at the end. Need another now! Waiter!
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
17th Oct 2012 Brugge: after draught De Garre and Gulden Draak my wife dragged me out of De Garre and into the Red Rose, here I choose a 33cl bottle of this.
Coming in the bottle. the correct glass was offered to me to pour my beer into; I did.
This is a dark, brooding brew: with a creamy head in both colour and texture.
The nose is all about malty molasses: so strong and sweet nothing else got a look in. Luckily the taste wasn’t as sweet as the aromas suggested. The malts were certainly the dominant flavour but there is a hop bitterness stopping the beer becoming a malt smoothy and the alcohol doesn’t hide away: it is very prominent once the beer has touched your lips.
Looked great and in such a fine bar it is difficult not to score it highly: but I’m being objective and truthful in my numbers, it deserves the scores it’s getting from me.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botelja. Clear like reddish brown farvi wit a medium beige head, some lacing. Sweet aroma of well toasted malt and caramel with dark fruits, some alcohol and bit chocolate. Good mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, dark maltiness and caramel with dark fruits, alcohol, bit chocolate and a soft bitterness. Sweet finish.
esox (1014) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark and hazy ruby colour, frothy medium-sized head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, dried plums and fermented fruits. A whiff of alcohol mixing with molasses and slightly burnt sugar. Pleasant, coocked perry, banana and colves from the yeast. Dryish yeasty, surprisingly bitter flavor let darker malt and sugar aromas shine. Soft and smooth, deviously light palate. A very well balanced quadrupel.
danielyabu (1132) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
average frothy light brown head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick brown body. aroma: wood alcohol, mild coffee, dark bread, moderate malty. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, light astringent moderate alcoholic finish. Dulçor alcoólico, com nuances amadeiradas e background lembrando frutas vermelhas, forte aquecimento alcoólico, não escondendo nada de seus 11%, espuma vaporiza após algum tempo, dando a bela impressão de um latte cremoso, amargor pungente de álcool dá um ligeiro toque salgado ao paladar, charmoso, o final ainda tem uma ligeira reviravolta, trazendo nuances adstringentes ao retrogosto, quase cítricas e acéticas, mas dominadas pelo teor alcoólico. Saborosa, mas a última característica me pareceu defeito em relação a outras grandes representantes do estilo, como a La Trappe Oak Quadrupel, que apresenta maior qualidade geral e gama de detalhes em relação à esta. 18,90. Com vencimento em 11/14, a crescente adstringência não deveria se destacar tanto como fator negativo, conseguindo até mesmo superar o teor alcoólico após o ganho de temperatura da cerveja. Sabor perde dois pontos do inicio ao final da degustação, devido ao ganho de adstringência.60 s
RaGa (2) - Videbaek, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lækker øl med virkelig god smag! 75Cl flaske med korkprop. Masser af brus og en gyldenrød farve. Rigtig god øl!
Japalo (1089) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@erik. Dark clear redbrown. Roasted malty notes. Raisins plume. Sweet dry. Well balanced. Nice spicy finish. Biased by a little cold.
Mikerodrigo (5) - - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was is a great, complex beer with a great aroma and palate. Flavors kept coming far after the beer travels past your tongue. Enjoy!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colour with a beige head. Dark fruits, syrup and yeast in aroma and some dark malts also. Flavour a bit similar with a hoppy bitter finish.