RDBrewery (3) - Lede, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong beer... very dark. Taste of forest fruits, sticky in throath. Nice foam. One is fine, two is ok, but three would be to much ;-)
VastActiv (5495) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Oulu. BBE Oct/2016. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, some dark fruits, Belgian yeast and malts. Nothing special. No signs of aging.
BrewBrain (142) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour to tulip, persistent medium tan head. Aroma of molasses, nuts, yeast. Heavy sweet malt, moderately chewy, mineral, mild bitterness in finish.
bergstaden (2271) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with an off white head - Dark malt aroma with some fruity hints - Dark malt body with some dark sweet fruits and some yeasty notes - The malt goes into the finish - This was nice
horto008 (180) - Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent. The aroma was outstanding..had a corked bomber, and popping it resulted in immediate awesome. Hoppy enough that it balances out the sweetness you normally get from a quad. The beer is ’sticky’ and coats the mouth along with having a lacing head that you just about have to spoon out.
Cerbier (666) - - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,3l Flasche. Dunkelbraunes Bier mit toller Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Röstmalzen und leicht nach Weinbrand. Im Geschmack angenehm, sehr gut abgestimmt. Es schmeckt nach Röstmalzen und Kaffee.
MaBeer1972 (1754) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my second time trying this. The first was on tap at the Yard House a few weeks ago. This rating is for the bottled version, acquired from Julio’s. Poured into a snifter. A very dark chestnut brown color with a huge frothy tan head. Settles to a thick pillowy lace. Deep earthy-fruit aromas and flavor. Dark candi sugar is nicely balanced by a dry earthy bitterness. Chewy and silky texture. Fantastic!
sinte (499) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown /chestnut body with reddish nuances; large, creamy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing.
Moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel) aroma with notes of dark fruits, cherries, raisins, spices and some alcohol.
Moderate-to-heavy sweet and light-to-moderate bitter flavour; some acidic note in the finish, together with some alcoholic warming.
Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.
tfredvik (1700) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very deep copper body with a large, creamy, very dense, beige, very long-lived head that laces my glass excellently. Sweet and strong aroma that at the same time also is crisp and spicy. I get delicious notes of Belgian yeast, generic fruits, caramel and spices. The Belgian yeast is a main contributor to the strong flavour as well, along with generic fruits, caramel, brown sugar, alcohol and spices including black pepper. I also get notes of dried dark fruits, but they are fainter than they tend to be for this beer style. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full body, surprisingly dry and with a rather lively carbonation. World class!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
AnG_BrgNor (433) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of fruits, malt and vanilla. Taste of malt, raisins and some bread and wood (I think as well). A quality brew.