Hermod (4783) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Poured dark brown with a lasting beige/brown head. Aroma is fruity, spicy, yeasty and malty, heavy caramel. Flavor is spicy at first, then sugary caramel malt come rushing, then more dark fruits. sweet, alcohol finish. Heavy, full bodied.
JawVer (39) - - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz Draft. Pours heavy dark brown with thin head. Coffee and chocolate flavors wonderfully cover up the high alcohol content.
PhillyCraft (4239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, with Joe. Poured deep brown with beige head and loads of lacing. aromas of figs, apples, caramel malt, fruity esters. Taste was similiar with a more roasty fruit dominance and some belgian yeast. Finish is sweet and warming.
BeerSkull (1368) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderfully tangy scent with hints of yeast, raisins, apples and fruit. The taste is the same with a soft tone and warming alcohol. One of the best Abt / Quadrupel I have ever tasted!
Habanero (3339) - 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 (1000) - Berchem, 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 (4199) - 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 (5811) - 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 (845) - 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.