DrSilverworm (8546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Shared by caterwaul. Mostly hazy dark red dark brown color. Thin khaki head, Some thicker lace. Dark fruit, raisins in the aroma. Some vanilla, definitely a good oaky aroma. Bigger body. Smooth, soft, kinda lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, a light bite to the finish. Lightly dry in the finish, yeah. Alcohol not that well hidden. It’s woody, but it doesn’t seem like virgin oak.. I cant shake the feeling that this is a whiskey or bourbon oak, so much vanilla in this. Solid barrel aged quad. Doesn’t hide the alcohol as well as, say, rochefort 10 or la trappe oak-aged, though. Softer, and with a more of a bite than those 2 favorites. Solid stuff though. Like Alden said, barleywineish... And that’s a good way to look at this.
Westmeister (2092) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Picked up a bottle @ Green’s. Haven’t had a quad in awhile and it was due time. Pours dark cola with ample lasting tan head. Smell is sweet ripe plums, raisins, earthy, cola, caramel, nice. Taste is initially ripe fruits, rains and the some mineral and wood qualities show up. Brown sugar and just finishing notice of booze. Nice sipper and better as it warms.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #11942 Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aromas of yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits, and subtle oak. Flavor is very similar to the regular version, which is awesome, with just a bit of oak in the finish. Very tasty but the oak character wasn’t nearly as prominent as I would have liked.
RW80 (1274) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corcked bottle.
Appearance: Clear dark brown, with a light brown creamy head (more consistant as the regular version.)
Aroma: caramel, oak,red fruit in the background.
Taste: Nice wooden tones roundiing the palate of sweet malts and vanilla with some molasses and alochol. Medium bitterness.
full body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Imbibe Wine (2012 bottle #14024) Nose is caramel and red wine barrels with some hints of golden raisins, the red wine being most prominent. Clear brown with a medium tan head that laces very lightly. Flavor is lightly sweet, caramel, and peppery with an oaky presence. Decent but no better than the non barrel aged version which was less than half the price.
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, bottle #01757. Clear dark brown, light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, dark fruit), light hoppy, some alcohol. Flavor heavy sweet, light bitter, alcohol. Full body.
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bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle. Dark brown color. Cognac and butterscotch in the aroma. Malty sweet alcoholic flavor. Toffee, cognac, oak, vanilla. Decent.
JulienHuxley (4234) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Oh, I was sure this would be an alias of 2011. Oh well, here goes 2012! Dark brown pour with this off white head. Aroma is quite enticing, rich molasses aroma, plums, oaky notes, port, rich malty notes. Taste is sweet, boozy, really good molasses maltiness. Rich velvety palate, good carbonation. Really tasty quad.
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, herbs, leather, alcohol, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, average carbonation,
TorbenH (936) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown, black, clear, brown foam, roasty, nuts, woody, soy sauce, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,