BoBoChamp (5020) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, as Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, new brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy and heavy, yet balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew
deanso (4508) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at lemmys, leiden.
Dark beer.decent white head. Interesting aftertaste.
dnstone (2094) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and roasty aroma. Deep brown in color with off-white head. Full bodied, roasty sweet with some alcohol tones.
Notes: On tap at Zythos ’11
Fin (6934) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Had this at Carmargue, Berchem, Antwerp, Belgiew 19-03-11. Glowing rich red ruby coloured beer with superb clarity, looks great. Alcohol sits very heavy in the mouth and there is a bittreness the persists throughout. Not sure whether this is a bit raw /young but it doesn’t work well for me, in fact the bitterness is quite harsh and quite medicinal at times, not really my thing couldn’t even finish it. A6 A5 T4 P3 Ov10 2.8
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy black color with a bubble head.
Aroma of fruity esters, bread and hops. The flavor starts with a cloying caramel syrup sweetness followed by liquorice and a hopbitter finish.
A little bit too sweet for my taste.
erickok (3072) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 12, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, thick body and small tan head. Cream, strawberries, flour. Bit too sweet for the amount (lack) of flavour. When warmer some cherries and more stickyness are revealed. Just okay. (On tap at Lemmy’s)
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours dark mahogany red/amber with a creamy stable white head. Looks amazing. Nose is sweet port. Dried dark fruit, liquorice, yeast and spices. Smooth, creamy and full texture. Flavor is dried fruit, port, yeast and a bit of alcohol in the back. Quality Quad!
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with plovmand.
Pours mahogany-brown with a tan head.
Aroma is raisins, caramel, alcohol and figs.
Flavour is caramel, dark fruits, alcohol and light spicy with hints of pepper.
A bit thin and not as complex as hoped for.
Plovmand (6133) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet malty, vinous, sugary, spices, toasted caramel, dark fruit and yeast. The flavour is sweet malt, spices, yeast, caramel, dark fruit and raisins. Light peppery. Complex brew. Light metallic finish.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled from Burg Bieren, Ermelo. Tasted side by side with La Trappe Quadrupel and Bush de Noel. Brown colored, medium head. Malty nose, liquorice, some hops. Quite bitter flavor, some liquorice again, later on hops take over, resulting in a bitter finish. Obvious ethanol presence. This quadrupel differs from the others in many ways, e.g. in color, but also the malty liquorice nose and, most obviously, the hopbitter finish. Difference isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but taken together the flavors in this quadrupel seem a lot more imbalanced than in its two competitors. Does it have aging potential? I actually wouldn’t know, let’s wait and see. For the time being, i’ll stick to the world class quadrupels from La Trappe and Bush.