rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful beer. Draft at Cheeky Monk, proper glassware. Poured a really nice had which persisted throughout the session. Lovely, sweet nose. Flavor was big yet very approachable, none of the wild notes I sometimes find in Belgian strongs. Compared next to St Bernardus 12 and preferred the nose and palate of this one. Delightful!
mikkellund42 (475) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Boekencafe Schrijvers, Eindhoven. Pours dark copper brown almost black with creamy lasting off-white head. Aroma is very fragrant with malt, caramel, apples, melon, yeast, wine and alcohol with hints of dill and fennel. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is creamy with good carbonation. Finish is heavy bitter with licorice, yeast and strong fruity notes. Very good beer!
jbeckmantx (1) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013 does not count
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.
MrHangover (2076) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve never been keen on giving perfect scores but this beer comes really close to it. I’ve heard about this beer in a magazine and it was called out as being ’beer of the month’. By a stupid coincidence I stumbled across it two days ago. The bar we were in had it on tap also!! It looks astonishing. Served in the original glass it gives a huge creamy foamy head. The beer itself is dark, almost ruby red. Really mysterious. When tasted, your tongue will explode by all the flavours. Red fruit, different types of grains and candy sugar to name a few. And they all mask the alcohol in it. Because this bad boy carries a stunnig 11.2% knockout blow. I had two that evening and it was great. I can defintely recommend you this beer.
Grzesiek79 (2913) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Prawie doskonale piwo. Wspanialy aromat slodowo czekoladowy, daktylowy. W smaku piernik, czekolada troche kawy i karmelu. Slodkawy posmak ale taki przyjemny z klasa smak. Finisz slodko rozgrzewajacy. Ciut alkocholowy. Ale swietnie to wszystko zgrane. Niewielka niana ale kolor czarny jak imperialny stout. Czworniak godny polecenia
ABT_S54 (76) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl in a Trappist glass. Pours a wonderful dark brown colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet and wonderful. The taste is toffee, caramel, malt and very (ginger)bready - hugely nourishing. Perfectly balanced and hardly any bitterness. Sits somewhere between St. Bernardus ABT and Rochefort 10. An underrated beer and one I will continue to seek out when I can. Exemplary.
pilif (22) - zedelgem, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A FULL BODIED QUADRUPPEL
THE COLOR IS VERY DARK
THE TASTE BEGINS SWEET AND ENDS WITH A LITTLE BIT BITTERNESS
11 ° VOL
RB1 (117) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle, purchased at Total Wine, Gilbert, AZ. Pours a beautiful dark ruby red, with big creamy/tan head. Aroma is pure Belgium. Spicy, fruity, malty and boozy. Taste is complex; sweet rich malt, with dark fruit and berries, yeast and candy sugar. Finish is chewy, boozy and smooth. A real winter warmer. This is what quadrupel is all about!
Kollinski (4) - - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong alcohol percentage, with it’s 11%
Although I am not a dark beer favourite, it has a great taste (not too much coffee taste)
dpbjoyce (1) - Newhaven, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought a four pack from a supermarket in Belgium as something else to try. With hindsight I wish I had bought all their remaining stock. The flavour is of burnt toffee shot through with liquorish with a constant sweetish tang. I also compared it with a Westvleteren 12 which my partner was drinking. Were I trying these two in a blind tasting, I might just come down on the side of the Straffe Hendrik.