mcberko (10551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, brown sugar and dry notes. Flavour of brown sugar, Belgian spices and slight yeast. Quite complex, with a good dry, low sweetness quality. Very solid.
GSAP (609) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ananas, kruidig en Smaak is noten, koffie maar ook frisheid als wederom wat ananas en perzik. Complex!
EvanFriend (447) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had something calling itself Straffe Hendrik last night, this is the only beer by that name that seems to fit the deScription. Deep, opaque brown, tastes of coffee, brown sugar, an a slight burnt taste. Very good.
Russo (1936) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @Bruges. Dark brown coloured beer with high carbonation and a huge but diminishing tan head. Slight sweet dark fruit aroma, hints of burned sugar and alcohol. Medium body with a sweet malt, slightly roasted flavor. Finish is quite sweety dry.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle in de Halve Maan. Pours very dark brown with a solid beige head. Malty toffee aroma. Full-bodied malt and toffee flavour with a solid mouthfeel. Very good.
Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark chestnut brown with billowing tan head that sticks around with decent lacing. Aroma is full of dark fruits: plums, cherries, figs, dates are prominent. Also notes of spices, brown sugar, and a touch of booze. Taste is again full of the deep dark fruits alongside spicy yeast complexity, caramel, deep maltiness, and a definite note of alcohol and hop bitterness. A well balanced quad that doesn't quite hit the heights of its other Belgian peers - still a bloody good beer though.
trevor211 (1474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at SIBF 2012. Pours a murky brown, with sweet dark fruits and baking spices predominant. Lovely, and the flavor follows. Hops on the back, but this is mostly sweet brown sugar and fruit -- similar to pannepot. Just great -- one of my new favorite quads!
mikkellund42 (673) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Boekencafe Schrijvers, Eindhoven. Pours dark copper brown almost black with creamy lasting off-white head. Aroma is very fragrant with malt, caramel, apples, melon, yeast, wine and alcohol with hints of dill and fennel. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is creamy with good carbonation. Finish is heavy bitter with licorice, yeast and strong fruity notes. Very good beer!
Hermod (4958) - 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.