Swaroga (1423) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Clear brown color with medium, thick dirty white head.
NOSE : old bread, vinegar, apple, wine, caramel, vanilla, booze, nail polish.
SIP : very thick with creamy texture. Low carbonation. The creamy texture is amazing. It carry sweet lactic notes of caramel malts. It gets a bit sour that develops through wood, wine like flavors. The booze follows but stays well balanced. In the end it warms. After couple of sips it is clear I will get drunk with this. Finish is dry and sweet in the same time. Each sip the beer reflects well it’s bourbon barrel aging. Aftertaste is acidic and sweet, wood and vanilla, booze and earth.
OVERALL : what a brew. Aging in oak for couple of years makes this beer quite unique. Huge.
Mortlach (981) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
19/10/2013 Eurhop (tap). Color miele, poco torbida, schiuma leggerissima. Al naso sentori di malto, frutta matura, zucchero candito, vaniglia, alcol molto presente. In bocca è dolce, caramello, zucchero di canna, note di botte, un po’ sbilanciata. Corpo pieno, carbonazione bassa. Buona, ma mi aspettavo francamente molto di più.
drfabulous (4123) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Local Option. 08 version. Amber to orange color. Sweet throughout. Vanilla. Oak. Apricot and some banana.
radagast83 (4904) - 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 (1858) - 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 (3799) - 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 (5563) - 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 (1327) - 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 (4771) - 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 (5585) - 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.