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

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, some funk and tartness. Malty flavor with a bit of fruit before a toffee sweet finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (140) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
22/03/2015 @home, 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Hazy brown with smalle creamy head. Aroma is bourbon, red fruits, vanilla. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is Red fruits, caramel, boubon, vanilla

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanoi (529) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle 2011 (seems to be quite different to the 2008 in the description above). Nose is bourbon, vanilla, spice, undercut with a dry yeast, caramel, orange, cherry, cola, sugar and slight cellar notes. A new sniff gives more brown sugar, brandy, apples, spice. So, so much going on. Taste brown sugar, leading to bourbon and vanilla, nut, malt, cherry, spice. Apple, dry yeast, oak, orange, a few sips in the vinous notes from the wine barrel aging emerge in the finish. More sips give plum, raisins, sticky fruit cake, dark syrup. As I step away and return I get oranges a hint of marmalade. I often find bourbon aged beers, are dominated by barrel to the detriment of everything else. This beer is extraordinarily balanced with a dryer finish undercutting the sweetness from the bourban,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
Amber body. Off-white creamy head. Aroma of chocolate malts. Flavour of dark fruit, caramel. Aggressive aftertaste of alcohol and spices. Just a bit too much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (99) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark brown with a tan head which drops quickly. Lovely aroma of alcohol, vanilla, dried fruit and dark oak barrels. Great complex taste that bites immediately in the mouth. In the beginning, the taste is sweet as dried plums and caramel, then comes a prominent taste of alcohol and sweet red wine, long and warm aftertaste of honey and bourbon. Overall booze is a dominant flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollE2k (27) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (368) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2574) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Bottled:
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (230) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1546) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HULK777 (444) - - 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


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