phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Yard House - CIncinnati. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring and leaves spots of film. Notes of figs, pepper, caramel, brown sugar, toast, sweet bread, cake, earth, and dates. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet and actually kind of toasty mouthfeel. Rich and tasty. ABV is pretty much masked. Good quad.
Wanne (65) - - APR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is deep, dark red, with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and red fruit. Hints of coffee and port make for a strong taste and is accompagnied with a nice alcoholic warmth. Very good beer.
tbonde (261) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approx 8 degrees C. Pours almost black, which turns dark red when you put it to a light., with a substantial beige head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Very stringent taste with roasted malt, liquirice and a distinct bitterness in the long aftertaste - bordering on grapefruit. High alcohol content asserts itself a little too much. This was a young example BBF June 2017 and I am sure that several years cellaring will improve this beer. Will try it. Oh, and almost an extra decimal for that golden half moon face on a black background on the cap... perhaps the best cap I have ever seen.
kustie (521) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black color that turns into dark red with a light. Light brown head. Aroma has plums, caramel, ripe fruits, licorice and coffee. Taste is first a bit sweet with some sour aspects but turns into quite dry and somewhat bitter long aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, licorice, coffee, port, plums, ripe fruits. Quite intense and interesting one.
benpickens (448) - Camarillo, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours inky black with no head other than soapy bubbles; tobacco and dark chocolate on the nose; chalky and bitter on the tongue... tastes like the westie 12 I had where I accidentally poured the sediment into the glass, but this time, I don’t think I poured the sediment into the glass. too bitter and chalky by half
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dull dark brown-amber with an impressive light tan head. Dark red fruit and caramel malt on the nose. Full and moderately astringent on the palate. Sweet malt blanced with a mildly tart dark red fruit.
Ysok02 (534) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe brune, mousse peu persistante. Nez sur le chocolat amer, la fourrure, les épices, touche de banane. Bouche à l’attaque ample, une matière moyenne, des amers marqués et une finale un peu abrupte. Bière bien faite mais loin de mes préférées.
VincentKabel (263) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-brown beer with a off-white foam head. Dark fruits, caramelised sugar, alcohol and malts. Nice quadrupel, well-balanced.
nihtila (2094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4.12.2014. Dark brown with red, big head. Nice intense aroma of malts, dried and dark fruits, burnt sugar, spices, alcohol. Taste has dried and dark fruits, sweetness, spices. Alcohol comes through as too.. alcohol. Otherwise good.
yy0pp (1025) - - MAR 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma - Sweet pear, caramel, honey. Taste - Fruit, chocolate, toffee.