TET (2679) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisin, earthy sourness, some caramell, berries and dry herbs. Taste is intensive, dark fruits, plums, raisin, no alcohol, but it strenght can be feeled, strong herbs in the aftertaste. Full bodied, smooth and pleasant to drink. Good, strong, dark fruity and intensive beer, but the final touch is missing.
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2010 poured from a 33cl bottle (Apr ’12) into a tulip to a rich plummy looking mid brown colour with a small off white head that soon dissipated to a few small bubbles.
The aroma is sweet malt, sugar, spices, dates and a little biscuity. Not the most striking or ’come and drink me’ aroma I’ve noted on a quad!
Sweet on the palate, sweet malts, dark over-ripened fruits bombard the taste buds, perhaps dried prunes, dates, figs and sultanas with some background spice. Sweet caramel/toffee and a little tobacco and wood.
Mouthfeel is of a medium to fullish (but not overly full) bodied beer and the carbonation is noticeable but low. Spot on!
Overall a great quad, extremely well balanced and the 10%+ alcohol is well disguised. It even passed the girlfriend test where she stated ’it’s OK !’ as opposed to the usual ’urghh’ when she samples one of my beers!
I will most definately re-visit this one!!!
Camons (10448) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, candy sugar, light yeast, sweet dried fruit. Flavor is malts, sugar, yeast, dried fruit, oak, booze. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. 180712
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
Consumed alongside Pannepot Grand Reserva 2005.
The beer appears a dark brown shade (darker than the Pannepot) with a fleeting, light tan head. A minimal amount of lacing is left behind. The aroma is wonderful, and obviously of an authentic Belgian quad. I detect yeast, bread, subtle dark fruits, and slight alcohol. The taste is great, and surprisingly smooth, especially given that this beer is newly released, thus quite young. The finish contains a slight warming note with only a faint trace of alcohol. The 10.5% abv is hidden quite well. What a delicious beer. This is practically as smooth as the 2005 Pannepot. I am amazed that this beer drinks this well already. A true masterpiece. De Struise Brouwers proves yet again that it is one of the finest breweries around. Urbain is making some of the finest Belgian Belgian beer in the world.
tom10101 (5388) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330 ml). Dark brown with a small brown head, no lacing. Aroma of spices, malt, caramel, dark fruits and slight bourbon. Taste of dark fruits, malt, caramel, slight bourbon and spices. Warming alcohol. Medium body. Less complex than Pannepot, this one is still a very good strong belgian beer. Bourbon isn’t overwhelming and find the right place in this beer.
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 18/07-2012) Low beige head, unclear dark brown color, smooth taste. Vintage 2011.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Bottle @ Delirium Brussels. Deep brown appearance with a nice, dark brown head. Deep fruity, cherry, cranberry, chocolate, fairly sweet aroma. Tangy, cherry icee, candy sugar, a bit spicy, caramel, chocolate flavor. Easy to drink. Nothing crazy complex but nice.
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown, black, hazy, minimal head, nuts, roasty, leather, cough drop, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, average carbonation,
TorbenH (1053) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown, clear, tan foam, soy sauce, roasty, coffee, nuts, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
gunnar (8011) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet webshop. Vintage 2011. Pours pitch black with a huge rocky off-white head. Aroma of barrel, earthy hops and dark malts. Taste is smooth liquorice, dark berries, moderate sweet lingering aftertaste, a very good one.