Tognetta (420) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aparência totalmente turva. Olfato de caramelo alcoolizado, chocolate amargo. Um tapa na língua. Extrema. Faltou balancear.
M82 (419) - 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
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic quad profile. Aromas and flavors of dark fruit, prune, caramelized stonefruit, banana, molasses, cola, spices and Belgium yeast. Smooth, medium-medium-plus body, with fine carbonation and a touch of bitterness in the relatively sweet/semi-dry finish.. Alcohol is very well integrated. Well balanced. Elegant, lingering nuances of cola, spice and Belgium yeast. Solid, though not my absolute favorite. Overall, I guess I prefer a little more concentration in my quad. This was elegant throughout, which I'm sure will make many people happy.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
paulvanpelt (408) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Drop, zoethout, siroop, gebrande kouten. Zoet met duidelijke alcohol. Levendig koolzuur. Bruin bier met bezinksel.
bartzluke (400) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
.3l pour from chilled bottle into sniffer glass at Brickmakers in Vienna. Fairly aggressive pour produced a moderate and fizzy off-white head. Dark brownish red, nearly totally opaque, evident carbonation. Nose is a little earthy, some dark fruit (cherry?), some woodiness, and maybe even a little soy sauce. Body is full and fizzy. Sharp up front with strong carbonation throughout. I bet that’d mellow out with a little aging, and I think I’d prefer it that way. Taste is licorice, plum, wood, maybe some dirt, raisin. Some pretty nice layers in there. Not too boozy, bitter, or sweet. Surprisingly balanced. Not a bad sipping beer.
R2k2 (396) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, non transparant beer with a firm, slightly brown layer of foam. It has a lot of alcohol in it’s aroma, together with the touch of licorice and caramel. A nice, bitter taste like dark chocolate. The aftertaste is quite bitter, and remains for a while.
Een donker, ondoorzichtig bier met een stevige, lichtbruine kraag. In het aroma zit volop alcohol, tezamen met de hint van zoethout en karamel. Een goede, bittere smaak zoals die van donkere chocolade. De nasmaak is licht bitter en blijft even hangen.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown.
No foam, no carbonation.
Aromas are very nice: candied fruit, yeast, roasty malt.
Mouth is a bit smoky, yeast focused with rich English cake-like notes ... but there is no carbonation at all.
Something was wrong with that batch. it will be worth tasting it again.
lachneger (392) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
josanguapo (386) - SPAIN - APR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 Compra: www.cervezasespeciales.com
Opinion: Buena cerveza aunque tampoco excepcional. Se nota cierto sabor como a regaliz en ella.
__Rb81 (383) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Doerak (2009). Dark brown/red with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, almost bourbon like. Taste is sweet malts, alcohol, almost bourbon BA. Very nice.