Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This ale was brewed back in 2008, and in collaboration with brew master Ryohei Sugawa San from Rio Brewing & Co. Our goal was to brew a Belgian dark golden blond quadrupel with an enormous potential of aromas and flavors, and added complexity due to oak barrel aging. Bourbon barels from Kentucky were chosen due to their very special soft roast quality and noble vanilla flavors. Year upon year, different quality controls were executed, and we finally decided to bottle condition this very special ale in May 2012. Another three moths of cold maturing was done at the brewery, so we could be sure about the absolute quality before releasing to our customers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
Really nice Quad. Very drinkable for the 10.5% alcohol there. Thick malt-bomb with distinct sweetness. Alot of typical quad tones, raisins and a little wine from the barrel aging. With time the bourbon aging with vanilla-tones gets the biggest room. Great, i should have had some well aged cheeses to this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
2011 bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark amber, hazel brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity, and is not very distinct. Taste is equally sweet and complex with a malty tone. Palate is oily though thin. Overall I would recommend it, a nice experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2643) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Hazy brown-ish amber with a mid sized head.
Aroma is oak, bourbon and alcohol.
Smooth mouth feel.
Sweet taste of bourbon, toffee, oak and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (334) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle 2011, 10,5%. Beautiful deep, semi-hazy blood red color, massive white/light beige foam sinking quickly leaving some lacings. Aroma is complex, with obvious hints of sweet malt, vanilla, oak, liquorice, muscovado sugar, overriped fruits. Taste is malt driven, big overriped fruity flavours, sweet with an oaky tone up-front. Some alcohol kicks in (in a pleasant, controlled way) and a slight bitterness, creating a burning/bitter finish. Big body, soft to medium carbo, very sticky texture. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Pours dark dark amber with low copper white head Aromas of bourbon, almost whisky sour Taste has notes of bourbon, sweet fruits, caramel, belgo yeast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HULK777 (497) - - MAR 13, 2015
Deep bourbon, vanilla, and Coca-Cola aroma. Sweet vanilla mixed with sour, unripe berries, and caramel flavor. Spicy. Distinct barrel aged taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (533) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad med smutsvitt skum. Fuktig doft av apelsin, lite russin, knäck och fat. Komplex smak med sirap, torkad frukt, vörtbröd och lite aprikos. Ju varmare den blir ju mer chokladtoner kommer fram. Känns välgjord med mycket bra balans. Mjuk och värmade alkoholstyrka med bra kolsyra.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (1177) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2015
33cl. Bottle.
Pours hazy dark brown amber with tan head.
Aroma dark fruits, vanilla, alcohol, vinous, dark sugar, anise, caramel.
Taste caramel vanilla fruity sweets, little roasty spice bitters, some vinous sour.
Mouthfeel creamy, sticky.
Awesome beer really complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2778) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
@ Basunen 15-3-7: stora toner av torkad frukt och alkohol. Smaken är stor av det samma tillsammans med smörkola. Ganska potent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 March 6, 2015. Bottle at home, brewed 2011.
Ruby red with a small dense creamy off-white head. Aroma is vinous, dark sugars, dried fruits, oak, pear and alcohol. Taste is sweet dried and dark fruits, brown sugar, marzipan.Finish is very light bitter, medium sweet. Medium bodied, fizzy, small bubble carbonation.

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