Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic quad profile. Aromas and flavors of dark fruit, prune, caramelized stonefruit, banana, molasses, cola, spices and Belgium yeast. Smooth, medium-medium-plus body, with fine carbonation and a touch of bitterness in the relatively sweet/semi-dry finish.. Alcohol is very well integrated. Well balanced. Elegant, lingering nuances of cola, spice and Belgium yeast. Solid, though not my absolute favorite. Overall, I guess I prefer a little more concentration in my quad. This was elegant throughout, which I'm sure will make many people happy.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
BelgianBeerGal (3384) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2015 33cl bottle grabbed in Tucson that is "best before Feb 2015." Fairly standard looking quadrupel pour with a decent head that recedes with nice lacing. Aroma is classic quad with dark fruit, caramel and molasses. True to form taste that follows the aroma but maybe a touch too much naked alcohol in the lingering finish. Good, pretty true to style.
dogbomb (1051) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate pour with a thick mid-tan head. Nose is out of this world; some dark berries, cherry and blackcurrant, some toffee and treacle, caramel and raisins. Freshly spun sugar. I could plop my nose in the glass all day, but I’m desperate to see if it lives up to it in the taste... wham! It does, sort of - quite a thick drink, and those dark berries give it a sort of vinous quality but that 11% ABV makes itself know quite early on. A mild alcohol burn and a whack of alcohol tastes somewhat overpowers this and takes away from the malty warm profile it would otherwise have. I think this could benefit greatly from ageing. Delicious, if a little overbearing.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear dark brown with a large, creamy and frothy light tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters (dates, plums, figs), earthy and woody hops, caramel and cookie malt, and lightly toasted grains. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, cellar and wood notes, light hops and bitterness with spicy and peppery alcohol. Full body and medium carbonation, accentuated by the alcohol bite.
arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer I’ve ever tasted. So rich and complex, with bitterness and sweetness combined so expertly. Gave me goosebumps!
Douberd (3186) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle of 330 ml. ABV is 11%. Refermented in the bottle. Poured in a tulip glass.
Colour i very dark brown. Huge head of somrthing more than 3 fingers, with creamy texture, beige in colour and excellent retention.Quite a lace left behind.
Light caramel on the aroma, some roasted malts, fruits and alcohol.
Great taste, roasted malts and coffee, with a long slighty bitter finish. Alcohol so very well hidden.
A full body and average carbonation.
Overall a great quad.
northropfrye (2768) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity sweet aroma, bready malts. Beautiful dark reddish brown body with foamy off-white head. Sweet malty taste, a touch of bitterness. Abv well masked. Very good quadrupel.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 11.2 oz. bottle at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a hazy brown color with a dense, light tan head. the nose is slightly spicy with light Belgian yeast notes, and a hint of banana. The flavor takes a mellow malt route with some dried fruit, dusty yeast notes, dried banana, and light bubble gum. Medium bodied with high carbonation and a slightly dry finish thanks to the high ABV. A solid quad.
ShivanDragon (2254) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 bruin zwart na inschenken, mooie goede volle wit/bruine schuimkraag, die echter wel redelijk snel slinkt. maar niettenin, de eerste punten zijn al binnen.
Inmiddels ruikt de kamer al sterk naar het aroma van hout, koffie, chocolade, mout, caramel en fruit. Weer extra punten erbij.
smaak: en daar worden punten op verloren, jammer: medium zwaar bitter, gebrand mout(caramel) zeer hoppig, koriander. overriujp fruit
volle body, volmoutig
afdronk redelijk bitter, droog.
totaan de aroma goed, daarna wordt het snel minder, helaas
paulvanpelt (389) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Drop, zoethout, siroop, gebrande kouten. Zoet met duidelijke alcohol. Levendig koolzuur. Bruin bier met bezinksel.