rouhlas (2246) - GREECE - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown-red color with beige head. Aroma is caramel malty, bready, fruity, dark fruits, light spicy and light yeasty. Taste is sweet and light biter, caramel dark fruits and spicy. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
conway (2210) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Poured dark reddish brown with a huge head. Aroma of dark malts and cherry, maybe some other dark fruits as well. Taste adds a bit of chocolate. Light airy palate is unique and enjoyable but based on that and the head I do wonder if it was intended to be that way. All in all very nice and surprisingly drinkable for a quad.
Darkmagus82 (2197) - - JUL 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance- The beer pours a deep brownish color with a massive foamy cream colored head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a great showing of a foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of a dark fruit nature with raisin, plum, and fig. These dark fruits are mixed with molasses as well as a burnt candied sugar aromas. Along with all these smells comes other aromas of yeast cake, which brings with it some spice of clove and coriander. The alcohol is not hidden in this nose with a nice rum aroma present which when mixed with the rest of the smells gives a rather rich and warming smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather rich dark fruit flavor or raisin and plum mixed with the sugary molasses and caramel tastes that were in the nose. There is a rather decent bit of a breadiness that is present right from the start as well, with other flavors of yeast and spice of coriander soon following. The sugary flavors start losing ground as the taste advances however with them being replaced by some more roasty bread and some boozy flavors or a rum like nature. All the while a little bit of a woody taste and some flavors of chocolate develop on the tongue. With the mix of flavors that are left at the end, an almost spiced and roasty fruit cake like flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin for an 11% abv quad with a carbonation level that was average. A little thicker of a body may have suited the fruitcake like flavors of the brew slightly better and keep it a slightly slower sipper (as it should be an 11%).
Overall – This is a very tasty quad I must say. Other than the somewhat weak feel, it was really a fantastic beer to sip away. While not my favorite quad out there, I say definitely give it a try if you get a chance, as it is very good.
SinH4 (2183) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with huge beige head. Aroma is almonds, dark malts, black bread, some cherries. Taste is similar, dry finish, not boozy at all. A very rich and very dry-malty Quadrupel. High, but soft carbonation. Very good, but I prefer the not-so-dry-malty ones.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Malty sweet. Classic barley wine. No real belgian character. Very nice though. Rich and sweet with a complex malt profile.
bergstaden (2158) - 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
jerohen (2151) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled from Burg Bieren, Ermelo. Tasted side by side with La Trappe Quadrupel and Bush de Noel. Brown colored, medium head. Malty nose, liquorice, some hops. Quite bitter flavor, some liquorice again, later on hops take over, resulting in a bitter finish. Obvious ethanol presence. This quadrupel differs from the others in many ways, e.g. in color, but also the malty liquorice nose and, most obviously, the hopbitter finish. Difference isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but taken together the flavors in this quadrupel seem a lot more imbalanced than in its two competitors. Does it have aging potential? I actually wouldn’t know, let’s wait and see. For the time being, i’ll stick to the world class quadrupels from La Trappe and Bush.
rarbring (2133) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Smelling of sherry, dried banana, chocolate, vanilla and oak.
Appearance: A dark chestnut colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting caramel, sherry, chocolate and vanilla.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body.
Overall: A very good beer. Balance and fortitude.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-12-25.
dutchbeerpages (2129) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful uneven white head on an almost dark beer. Aroma of bread and molasses, beautiful sticky palate and again that wheat bread and molasses flavor. Beautiful beer.
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a beige head aroma caramel dry fruits spicy and sugar flavor sweet malts caramel dry fruits sugar spicy and some hops