AxlLives (287) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Beer Art, Thessaloniki, Greece - pours beautiful dark, brown-red with huge tan-white lasting head. Big dark plums, nice esters, and dried fruit notes with a bittering hopped finish. Very good, lacing is gorgeous.
lachneger (284) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooi donker bruin kleurig bier. Veel CO2. Smaak zeer zoet bijna dropperig bij stroperig.
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Maarten1993 (283) - - JUN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank with Hugo 9-6-2014. Really liked this beer. Chocolate all over. A bit thick was is nice. Soft, little carbonation.
Melkart (282) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can smell the alcohol with the caramel. The alcohol is a little bit unbalanced at the taste. Strong, full body.
mnoud (276) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013.03.28 - Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel - 750ml bottle in pint glass. Label marked 21-11-2014.
Aroma is candy sugar, plum and fig type fruit, some bready yeast. Sill, an atypical Belgian aroma in my experience.
Appearance: Pours around 18 on the SRM scale, a beautiful rich clear brown. Light tan head is quite active, almost.perfect in carbonation and size, sticky.
Taste: I agree with reviewer below "Subtle alcohol taste which brings a nice body to the beer. Then you can savour vanilla and caramel flavours and a little hint of a sweet and pleasant red fruit, perhaps raspberry". I don’t know how to describe it, a really nice balance of sweet, tart, and alcohol warmth. Perhaps a bit heavy on alcohol burn, but it’s an exceptional taste.
Palate: Mostly light despite being an 11% abv, moderately high carbonation.
A really nice beer, repeat purchase worthy for sure.
M82 (275) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A well rounded and restrained quad offering initially distinct components which merge to create an enjoyably sweet and earthy ale from start to finish
A very deep mahogany body supports a 1", desaturated khaki head which falls to a thick, solid ring and thin continent producing thick yet fleeting, arcing peninsulas of lace
Smooth, well controlled candied sugars lead the way, introducing raisins, blueberries, figs, and prunes complimented by lighter, juicy sweet notes of apple and pear, married by dark caramel and molasses nuances, all rounded by a light finishing layer of milk chocolate on a smooth, medium body with restrained carbonation for the style, leaving a light, silky, sugary coating; residuals are a blended sense of the aromas and flavors with a building influence of clove and fruity ester finishing with a flair of alcohol warmth collaborating to communicate a sense of raw honey; I generally experience fall leaves and thanksgiving desserts, warm and sweet, but with a humble earthy character
11.2 oz notched best before bottle code L: c D 13 (which must be sometime in December of 2013) at 50º into 16oz Sade brandy snifter
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is toffee, fruit, yeast, malt, and brown sugar. Flavor is toffee, malt, dark fruit, and a little alcohol.
klas (265) - SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought in Belgium. Very big head.Dark brown. 11 % ABV. Surprisingly limited aroma and taste. Also not very alcoholic taste. A bit fenolic. Would maybe gain if aged (Best before 2017).
holdan (260) - USA - MAR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with nice head. Aroma fruits, malt. Taste sweet fruity, dark fruits, candy malt, alcohol. Medium/full body. Finish bitter and lasting alcohol.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark clear brown with two fingers of off white head. Smells of caramel and malts. Tastes of caramel, malts, and metal. Slight alcohol. Short flavor with light carbonation.