ClubGonzo (5467) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a clear dark mahogany body with a red hue and a medium creamy head. Aroma is raisins, dark sugars, rum, mild plums and hints of caramel, cinnamon and rum. Taste is caramel, dark sugars, raisins, burnt sugar and hints of grains and alcohol. Medium to full body, medium to high carbonation. Quite a nice quad, but a bit sugary and lacks a bit in complexity for the high scores.
SimonBeer (113) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 (Drinking date: 22 April 2014) Pitchblack colour with no foam. Nice aroma of ripe dark fruits and chocolate and salted liqorice and alcohol. But could have been more intense. The taste is nice. It starts sweet and it ends bitter, with a kind of liqorice-sweetness. The mouthfeel is not really good. The body is too watery, and the carbonation too heavy. I would have liked a more full body and with a less intense carbonation. Overall this is a good and delicious beer, but not the best and most delicious quad that exists. The aroma could have been more intense and the mouthfeel should have been better. But still a good one! That?s why I give it the total score of 3.7!
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bona quadrupel, tot i que es nota molt l’alcohol. Recomanable predre-la poc a poc per descobrir diferents matissos.
Buena quadrupel, aunque se nota mucho el alcohol. Recomendable tomarla despacio para descubrir diferentes matices.
StoutDr (48) - Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty aroma with slight fruitiness like raisons. Poured light from bottle with barely any head. Clear coffee brown with edges of gold. Fantastic malty quad flavor. Light on the palate. Strong alcohol with sweet lasting after taste. This is a worthwhile Belgian quad. I will gladly drink this again!
zvikar (4243) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours brown to orange with a nice head, aroma of fruits, yogurt and a apricot, flavor is sourish and very sweet with fruits and alcohol, medium bodied.
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 vintage, carefully cellared at my local distributors warehouse. Pours dark brown with a fair amount of sediment and a khaki head that settles down to a thicker ring and leaves some spots of soapy lace. Nose involves dark candy sugar, some caramel apple, brown bread, pinot noir, some alc vapors, plums. Quite sweet, somewhat bitter, a touch tart. Full bodied, chewy texture, oily, fair action, some alc heat, with a drying toasty bitter finish. Pretty badass, I must say. Lots of cool shit going on. Restrained, yet powerful.
sjorsvdg (434) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Een lekker, donker bier. Koffie, hop, houtskool. Deze quadrupel is niet te zwaar. Drink hem rond de 10 graden Celsius.
Handypaul (435) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with big creamy beige head that lasts and leaves great lace. Rich aroma of caramel, toasted malts and bread dough of which the caramel is well represented in the flavor. Medium sweet and lightly bitter tastes. Average carbonation, chewy to oily texture, sweet candy and chocolate flavors, medium body and a smooth sweet finish. Hides the alcohol well. Yummy!
kingstoni (1965) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a medium thick frothy off-white head. Aroma of raisin, caramel, vanilla and yeast. Bitter and sweet taste. A bit harsh finish.
Mortlach (1956) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28/03/2014 La Tana (330ml bottle). Bruna, intensa, abbastanza limpida, schiuma bianco-sporca abbondante e persistente. Al naso iniziale, sgradevole nota metallica, che fortunatamente si attenua nel tempo fin quasi a sparire, quindi emergono note di zucchero di canna, frutta rossa (ciliegie), caramello e spezie. In bocca è discretamente complessa, rotonda, dolciastra all’attacco con un finale acidulo (frutta rossa, ciliegie, ribes) e leggermente amarognolo. Corpo pieno, carbonazione media. Bella birra di sostanza.