radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GBD (Golden Brown Delicious) in DC. After starting with the Oostvleteren 12, I was shocked to see such a difference between that Quad and this Quad. Poured a dark orange, honey-looking brew, with a small, wispy off-white head. Aroma was nice fruit notes, honey with a touch of hops. Touch of vanilla, some notes of woody barrel come out in this one. Touch of boozy bourbon notes, but surprisingly and dangerously drinkable.
TheCametron (1804) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy Golden Amber with a lasting off-White head. Aroma of fruit on the turn and delicious bourbon vanilla. The Bourbon ageing is delicately done and it allows the other elements to blend beautifully. Very well balanced. Toffee, dried fruits and vanilla with a hearty warmth from the booze. Outstanding.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange brown with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is belgian spice, oak and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with candy sugar, sweet fruit and oak. Very good.
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample courtesy of kermis.
Very thin head. Hazy amber pour. Nice sweet brew interesting brew.
bergstaden (1302) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with an off white head - A nice caramel and vanilla aroma - Good malt body with caramel and vanilla - malt and vailla finish - This was quite good
jmgreenuk (4606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared courtesy of Kermis. Road soda on the way back from Borefts 2013. Poured a hazy medium amber with a broken white head. The aroma is rich fruity with lots of creamy caramel. The flavour is rich alcoholic bitter with a big sweet liqourice boozy alcohol palate. Great to share but I won’t be drinking a whole bottle on my own.
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to trade with Vincent. Pours cloudy golden brown with small bubbly tan head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, malt, fruits, raisin. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
KyotoLefty (6563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Brugge shop. Nose of bourbon barrel, vanilla, orange, caramel, toffee. Deep amber color, clear, with lace. Sweet flavor of orange, toffee, and vanilla. Nice barrel character, which is very evident but not overwhelming. Tangy fruitys, orange, apricot. Very smooth, perfect body. Lovely, really.
conway (1494) - - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours copper/ruby with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is buttered toast. Taste is extremely buttery with notes of apple, oak and booze. Palate is smooth, round and full. This is a really nice beer but not worth the money.
after4ever (6168) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. Wow, wow, wow. What a treat. Thanks N! Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Big sweetish nose, nice mix of apricot and juicy vinous notes with a little soft touch of candied lemon in the background and some sweet spiciness from the wood. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Tart caramel, apricot, juicy blackberries, spicy oak, a little lemon glaze, and plenty of phenolic bite on the mid palate. Long tangy finish. Say who say de Struise ain’t still bad motherfuckers? This is an amazing beer, and amazingly complex to boot.