Marstonlad (718) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a little white head. Aroma has ripe, dark fruitiness, raisin, sweet caramel maltiness and, uncharacteristically, also a solid presence of vanilla and oak. Taste is strong, sweet and quite intense. Sweet malty notes, raisin and vanilla carry the taste towards the long, very light bitter finish. Again, the intriguing element of vanilla appears; coupled with sweet, ripe fruitiness the impression is slightly sherryish. The palate is full-bodied and sticky with a fairly soft carbonation. An elegant, varied quad overall.
Voras (61) - - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, almost black with a beatutiful beige head. Aroma: dark fruits and alcohol. Taste: fruits in the beginning, caramel, toffee and coffee in the end. Sweet and delicious aftertaste. Very enjoyable.
Brodies_Best (266) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is subtle alcoholic and sweet. Slight dusty and malty, a bit raw. Taste is sweet of syrup then bitter caramel. Slight coffee aftertaste.
minutemat (3870) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Les Crepes de Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours very dark brown with decent head. Rich, dark and strong tasting with soothing hints of chocolate and a swirling complexity that brings malts, raisins, brown sugar and a teasing sweetness. Exceedingly drinkable given it’s a belting 11%, with light touches of flavours that are in no way overpowering like some of its quadruple brethren. Lovely stuff.
BeerViking (3915) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belgium, deep dark brown with a fast-settling tan head, too gassy, toffee and pear-drops aromas, dry-sweet and almost syrupy in texture, palate has burnt caramel, bitter hops and toffeeish malt. Tastes strong, but more like say 8% than 11%. Finish is burnt-bitter, alcoholic and a bit cloying-sweet.
sverhulp (14) - - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zwaar biertje, redelijk zoet, met opvallend veel koolzuur. Zoete geur. Diepte kon ik niet goed proeven wegens verkoudheid. (Met Suus in Louis Hartloper).
klas (397) - SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought in Belgium. Very big head.Dark brown. 11 % ABV. Surprisingly limited aroma and taste. Also not very alcoholic taste. A bit fenolic. Would maybe gain if aged (Best before 2017).
Inbreak (4217) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
24.04.2014, 0,33l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Big fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, raisins, sugar, grass, hay, "knekk", toffee, hints of almond essence. Taste is sweet and medical harsh, caramel malts, almond essence, hay, grass, burnt caramel, licorice, cardboard, dried, burnt grain. Medium bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Meh!
ciocanelu (1000) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Dark brown color when held towards the light. Large head with very good retention and lacing.
Sweet malt and brown sugar in the aroma. Also quite boozy.
After tasting I was surprised. It wasn’t as sweet as I expected, and I liked that. Also it didn’t feel like 11% ABV.
Medium body with light carbonation. Easy to drink in spite of the high ABV.
Overall a very nice quad, I enjoyed it more than some of the bigger names.
ej (1214) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery amber with a tan head. Sugary sweet aroma with light bready notes. Taste is grainy with light toasted malts. Somewhat harsh, but still sweet. Full bodied with close to high levels of co2.