undercurrent25 (1179) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good dark beer, taste is strong and warming with an oily palate, superb
beerman33190 (18) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 If you could get rich chocolate cake and a good coffee in a bottle then this would be it. I wouldn’t normally go for a beer this sweet but the intense aromas and flavours of chocolate, xmas cake and coffee are extremely pleasant. Didn’t find any bitterness at all unlike some reviewers. Would make a great dessert beer.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
fruity nose, some dark aged fruit aroma, esters, almost bavarian wheat beer-like esters. a touch of alcohol in the nose. clear, very dark brown color with modest head. rich flavor, dark fruits, raisins, some alcohol. heavy side of medium body. actually, light side of heavy body -- almost viscous.
KoNrRiI (322) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 bottle. Black with a big, milk-colored, creamy head. Aroma of dark malts, dark forest fruits, a touch of nuts and some sour notes, marzipan and raisins as well; only small hints of alcohol are detectable despite its huge ABV. Taste is quite sweet with certain sour tones acidic even, a lot of dark malts and chocolate, some fruits again. Full body, thick texture and flat carbonation. Finish is slightly astringent, has the sour notes previously mentioned emphasized. Overall the beer is really good but personally I am not fond of that sourness lingering in the background; could be improved.
ChrisSc (130) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle into tulip. Lille.
Appearance: very dark brown, almost black. Small tan head.
Aroma: caramel, coffee, dark fruits, chocolate alcohol.
Taste: sweet, then a little bit of bitter.
Palate: full body. Low carbonation (good in this case). Long finish.
Overall. Tastes of intense coffee with a lot of sugar. Not the most complex or interesting of quads, but still excellent. Impressive flavor for 11%.
Grzesiek79 (2734) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Prawie doskonale piwo. Wspanialy aromat slodowo czekoladowy, daktylowy. W smaku piernik, czekolada troche kawy i karmelu. Slodkawy posmak ale taki przyjemny z klasa smak. Finisz slodko rozgrzewajacy. Ciut alkocholowy. Ale swietnie to wszystko zgrane. Niewielka niana ale kolor czarny jak imperialny stout. Czworniak godny polecenia
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Two and half fingers of head on a deep brown colored body.
The aroma is a great blend of caramel, apple, pear and other bright fruits.
The taste has a big dose of caramel malt sweetness, some fruit, black licorice and mild bitter finish.
The texture is fairly smooth with moderate carbonation.
Very well done..
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown color with a large tan head that fades slowly to ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit, bit of nut with just a hint of alcohol. The taste is of Roasted malt, fruit, some nut and trace of chocolate as it warms. Has a subtle bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth, almost velvety, clean with a richness throughout. As it warms it enhances to character. Great beer to end the day with, an easy sipper that is well worth checking out
vipinvelp (1617) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown with off-white foam head. Aroma is promising a warm tasty beer. Nice malt taste, some nutty tones, warm alcohol. A good quadruple. (Velp 201310)
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SamP01 (477) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cognac colored brown with a large lasting tan head, light lacing. Aroma has caramel malt, yeast with dark fruit esters and some raisins and black figs. Taste same as aroma with some mild hops bitterness to mellow out the sweetness and sweet alcohol notes. Palate is a full , creamy, slightly thick and sticky mouth feel, good carbonation. Finish has very rich flavor,same attributes as taste with some brown sugar and a lingering caramel malt and sweet alcohol flavors. Alcohol seems well hidden but you feel it in the end. Overall a very good, delicious and flavorful brew.