bkurtz (728) - PERU - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured dark brown with an amber tint, big head and some lacing. Rich, dried fruit and bready aroma. Taste is not as nice as the aroma with alcohol and a bit astringent. It has quite a kick and not so well balanced. Uneven finish, a subpar quad.
petibear (51) - - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice big head, chocolate colour and light chocolate aroma. pleasant oily palate, bitter sweet taste reminding of nuts & dark chocolate. medium long bitterish finish.
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: An Belgian Abt (fruity, etc.) that is more roasted than usual. Good.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed approximately 6 months after purchase.
The look: Cloudy dark mahogany body topped by a medium fizzy dark-beige head quickly dissipating to a persistent layer of foam leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is estery, raisin pie, overcooked dark fruits, burnt pasty. Taste is burnt crusty raisin pie, crunchy roasted grains, Fig Newton™ cookies, a peppery spiciness, overcooked caramel, dehydrated prunes, black pepper spiciness, trappist-style yeast sensation. No alcohol presence whatsoever which was nice. Relatively low sweetness sensation for its style and size. Generous carbonation, maybe a little too generous considering the body wasn’t as full and rich as a 11% quad should be. The beer has many characteristics of a typical abbey Quad except that it is more roasted, it felt as roasted as many roasted imperial stouts I’ve had. A good beer but just average for the style, although I was told more recent batches have improved, will eventually try again. And I just try to express my honest opinions here despite those people who say I’m just an hypocrite who lies all the time, and I have the outmost respect for these people and wish them all the best.
dnicolaescu (686) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: beige, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: deep amber-brown, almost black.
Aroma: tropical fruit, grapes, fresh and minty hops and a fair amount of sharp vodka-like alcohol. Taste: rather sweet, licorice, rather bitter and spicy with a quite brutal alcoholic note.
Valgreen (635) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at chp beer festival, 25 / 5 2013. Clear dark brown, small head. Aroma off raisins, plums, wine. Taste like plums, raisins, some sweetness, bread, wine, yeast. Spicy bitter finish
rosenbergh (6493) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. L B. BB D/13. From Belgium. Courtesy of Brandman.
Dark brown colour with a small greyish white head.
Surprisingly sweet malty aroma with some tartness, alcohol and saltiness.
The flavour is salty soy sauce, dark fruits, cola, malt, some sweetness, mild yeast and a bit of hops. Not very complex nor interesting. Some alcohol there too.
Abio (1550) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, Ruby red. Smell is yeast, malts, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is sweet fruits, herb, spices, caramel. Ok.
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy black color with a bubble head.
Aroma of fruity esters, bread and hops. The flavor starts with a cloying caramel syrup sweetness followed by liquorice and a hopbitter finish.
A little bit too sweet for my taste.
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Clear reddish orange color with a light fizzy off white head. Aroma is sharp fruit with some woody notes and other sharp notes. Flavor is sharp malts and sugary sweetness. Tiny wood notes with a dark fruit flavor.
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer, beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, molasse, candy sugar, some roasted malts. Flavour rather sweet, dark fruits, some roasted malts. Some burnt malts bitterness. Quite restrained for its ABV. Finish bit sweet and burnt malts bitter.
(From bottle @ Café Jos, Nijmegen)