Habanero (3096) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small, tan head, excellent of lacing left on the glassl. Nose of yeast, dark fruit: figs and plums. Sweet flavor with figs, plums, sweet apples and molasses. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Great, long lasting finish with alcohol notes. An very nice and complex brew.
dpbjoyce (1) - Newhaven, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought a four pack from a supermarket in Belgium as something else to try. With hindsight I wish I had bought all their remaining stock. The flavour is of burnt toffee shot through with liquorish with a constant sweetish tang. I also compared it with a Westvleteren 12 which my partner was drinking. Were I trying these two in a blind tasting, I might just come down on the side of the Straffe Hendrik.
txspartan (976) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very potent. High in alcohol, bit of a burn. Flavour somewhat like coffee and licorice.
dEnk (4181) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle. Aroma is roasty malt, liquorice, fruity notes. Flavour is roasty liquorice, molasses, yeasty fruit, caramel and fruity and bready notes. Nice.
Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This beer combines dark brown hues with the reds found in a cola. It sports a nice layer of tan foam that remains steady. A nose of rich dark malts and dark fruit. The first sip brings tasty fruit and then some more aggressive malts. Raisin is nice and grain is big as is nut bread. Alcohol is not tasted. This would be a very nice winter beer with the warming it provides.
flip_soeperman (745) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, bread, citrus, spruce, earthy, brown, cloudy, white foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. Intensely flavoured with nice hoppy aroma. Quite different from other quadrupels, less heavy.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Beer Art, Thessaloniki, Greece - pours beautiful dark, brown-red with huge tan-white lasting head. Big dark plums, nice esters, and dried fruit notes with a bittering hopped finish. Very good, lacing is gorgeous.
Vaiz (3744) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Murky brown pour, huge foamy off-white head. Aroma is faint roasty, fruity, and spicy. Flavor is spicy bitter fruits, somewhat roasty, sweet sugar and lingering bitterness. Thick body, lively carbonation.
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle from beermerchants.com This one immediately fills the room with a dark-fruity, caramel sweet and malty aroma. The pour is light cloudy and deep raw amber and it has a big and everlasting almost fluffy beige head. Oh, you can really sense the warming stingy alcohol in this one! It’s average to lively carbonated with a rich full-boded texture. Lots of plums and dark ripe fermented fruits, green apples, some cocoa and chocolate paper hints also, before it ends in a heavy warming light sweet finish and aftertaste. At some times the raw boozyness can be a bit disturbing, but you quickly get used to that. A nice heavy quad! 30.04.2012
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark blond with a white medium head. Very weak aroma. Light fruity, hoppy with a some alcohol shining through.
I am slightly disappointed. I had expected more after reading the ratings.