solidfunk (4549) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very excellent stuff. Floral aroma, plums, raisins. Awesome balance. Light touch of wood in finish. Pours hazy red with decent head and lacing. Light sweetness. Soft carbonation. Wonderful quad from one of the masters. Bottle pour at Churchkey’s anniversary, 2009 vintage.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottlepour sample from the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2013. lightly hazed amber colour with a shortlived thin sliver of a white head; aroma of cobwebs and vanilla; some yoghurt coated sultana flavour; sweet and sticky and delicious
tmrmwel (1078) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours clear golden with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts with bread, caramel and kandi, as well as fruity yeast and notes of wood and leather.
Full creamy body with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts with bread, toffee, kandi and fruity yeast, as well as biscuits.
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oooh yummy. Andy says nice. So smooth and the barrel aging have it a beautiful vanilla and bourbon. Soooooo expensive but yummy. Julie gives. 4.1
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Alengrin (2627) - BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Collaboration between Struise Brouwers and Rychei Sugawa San of Rio Brewing, made in 2008. Vintage tasted a few years later. Off-white, stable head, colour hazy bronze. Very appealing, perfumey aroma of chocolate bars, candied figs, honey, marzipan, ginger, amaretto, sweet cider, gingerbread, orange peel, whisky... Very complex taste, candied orange in onset, sweet and spicy, on a rich and deep caramelly malt base, drying towards the finish and ending in a wonderful play of aromatic hops, dried fruits and warm, cognac-like, satisfying alcohol without becoming wry. Amazingly complex and well-balanced quadrupel, deserves no less than a four star rating, in my view not that far away from perfection.
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"What a deliciously complex quad this turned out to be. VERY well balanced between the base beer (prototype dark fruit, bread and spice belgian quad) sweet woodsie bourbon, and red wine. Delicious and smooth!! Don’t know how much this one cost, and probably don;t want to :)"
s_hartshorne (1892) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle midlands tasting group. Hazy orange some sediment. Nice vanilla fruits bourbon sweet malts in taste and aroma nice bitterness very good stuff
BlackHaddock (4275) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle shared between 6 at the Midland meet on 24th Aug 2014. Lovely, lovely beer, reminded me of Orange Liqueur in the nose. Poured an orange hue of light brown with a small head. The nose boozy, obviously orangey and sweet. The taste was more caramel and golden syrup than Orange Liqueur, but some orange hints were certainly there in the beers flavours. Rich and most enjoyable, cheers Richie for bringing it.
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle @ Midlands Beer Tasting, Aug 14 at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours hazy orange with a thin head and big boozy Cointreau aroma. Taste is hugely complex, constantly evolving with sweet bourbon & vanilla mixing with dark fruits, malts, thick caramel & strong quad flavours. Without doubt the beer of the night for me and I definitely need a full bottle of this in my life. Incredible.
SarkyNorthener (2480) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@midland tasting group. Golden copper beer with small head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, sweet malts and bourbon. Taste is syrup, pepper, bourbon and toffee. Sticky palate. Very nice.