jbeckmantx (1) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, really good beer. Creamy head. Slight after taste or would be perfect. I bought at random in a Liege Belgium grocery along with three others. This was definitely the best of the group. Not as sweet as Rochefort 10 (my favorite other than Westvleteren 12) but good enough that I will definitely recommend and buy again.
rarbring (1551) - 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.
AdiBeer (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: intense caramel, sugar syrup, citrus fruits, spices. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensify slowly, toffee, caramel, ripe, sweet fruits, lively carbonation. Overall: excellent Quadrupel, not too overpowering in terms of sweetness. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.
pedo (5) - - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Longlasting smoked taste, some fruits as well. High amount of alcohol noticable in the taste. Nice colour. Aroma not very noticable when cold. A very fine quadrupel, probably best in the winter
Distance_Runner (70) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle fem one of the grocery in Brussels. Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, launched in 2010, is an intense beer, dark in colour and full in taste. Of course not as good as Rochefort 10 or La Trappe Quadrupel but still good actually.
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany brown with a creamy cream-coloured head. Aromas of fresh allspice, cinnamon, cloves, molasses and dried currants. The first taste is a violently puffy and exploded on the tongue before llowing sensations of orange peel and allspice again to come through. Maybe some crystalised ginger and apple strudel? Dry finishing. A tasty devil.
patricks110 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served cold at the brewery :( Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that dies almost instantly. The nose is sweet with toffee and caramel notes, dried fruit aromas of prune and raisin about. A bit effervescent on the first sip with a first impression of a syrupy and rich brew. Rich malt profile with a bit of candy sugar and prune notes. Not overly robust but has a nice boozy accent. A good quad!
cram (13) - - DEC 14, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Alles komt samen in deze quad. Mijn absolute all time favoriet. Prachtige afdronk. Dit is mijn bier.
Bhovingh (4) - - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lekkere quadrupel. Zachte smaak van caramel en zoethout. Schuim is snel verdwenen. Topbier!
maus (40) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Served cold, a bit too much maybe. Head dissipates fast, yet the bottle is overcarbonated. Hence, palate is a bit too bubbly on the tongue. Aroma is sweet raisins, malt and caramel. Taste is absolutely wonderful, mellow, malty and candylike. Just a touch too much fizz in my bottle unfortunately. A great quad in all means.
chromeotaphor (54) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Suikerachtige aroma doet fris en licht fruitig aan. Prachtig om te zien mahony kleurig en een mooie crème kleurige volle wolkachtige schuimkraag. Krachtig bij binnenkomst met medium carbonatie, doet denken aan rum suiker en caramel en heel licht houtachtig, zonder al teveel diepgang (zacht).