kraddel (4240) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ bierhuyske
Pours very dark
No foam at all
Very chocolaty smell
Taste is sweet , chocolate , malts , low cqrbo , earthyness ,..
Hell yes , this beats the shit out of the tripel version !
Borup (6730) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at DØE 2013. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, spice, alcohol, fruit, yeast and caramel.
conway (1817) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Poured dark reddish brown with a huge head. Aroma of dark malts and cherry, maybe some other dark fruits as well. Taste adds a bit of chocolate. Light airy palate is unique and enjoyable but based on that and the head I do wonder if it was intended to be that way. All in all very nice and surprisingly drinkable for a quad.
johnroblawson (39) - Ames, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plum, grapefruit with coffee, dark chocolate finish. Nice but more one-dimensional than e.g. Rochefort 10.
phitje (9) - - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Een straffe hendrik quadruppel uit de fles in een rochefort glas. wat een topbier, niet te koel drinken.
andriesradu (536) - ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl. Pours dark red, almost black with moderate mostly persisting head. Sweet, moderate malty, caramel,alchool aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, alchool, light bitter, well balanced. Light for the 11%, but good.
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Delheize. Pours a brown colour with a tan persistent head. Aroma is caramel and yeast. Medium carbonation and full body. Flavour is quite light for a 11 ABV beer. Good!
StoutHead (778) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a dark red-brown with a large resilient off-white head taste is of roasted malts, caramel, sugar, dark fruits, spices and a bit of yeast. Sweet with some hoppiness in the finish. Very good.
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SarkyNorthener (2619) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the National Brewery Centre, Burton. Dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of dark fruits and caramel. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, sweet malts and alcohol. Medium bodied and chewy. A very nice beer.
M82 (353) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A well rounded and restrained quad offering initially distinct components which merge to create an enjoyably sweet and earthy ale from start to finish
A very deep mahogany body supports a 1", desaturated khaki head which falls to a thick, solid ring and thin continent producing thick yet fleeting, arcing peninsulas of lace
Smooth, well controlled candied sugars lead the way, introducing raisins, blueberries, figs, and prunes complimented by lighter, juicy sweet notes of apple and pear, married by dark caramel and molasses nuances, all rounded by a light finishing layer of milk chocolate on a smooth, medium body with restrained carbonation for the style, leaving a light, silky, sugary coating; residuals are a blended sense of the aromas and flavors with a building influence of clove and fruity ester finishing with a flair of alcohol warmth collaborating to communicate a sense of raw honey; I generally experience fall leaves and thanksgiving desserts, warm and sweet, but with a humble earthy character
11.2 oz notched best before bottle code L: c D 13 (which must be sometime in December of 2013) at 50º into 16oz Sade brandy snifter