marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Trappist. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a chocolate and plum aroma. There is an intense toasty dark malt flavor with some plum, a little Candi sugar and an oaky finish.
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8oz pour @ The Local Option. Dark brown with medium beige head. Dark friuts with roasted notes of liquorice and dried fruits. Medium bodied and smooth. Light finish, expected a little more.
Ktwse (2227) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
IMO better than it’s rating here. Pours a very murky medium brown with a fairly big light tan head (not as big as e.g. Rochefort 10) with minimum lacing. Aroma is very rich - excellent - with slightly roasty and nutty malt, yeast, spices (lots of them), dried prunes. Great stuff. Taste is equally rich if not as great as the aroma. Starts off a bit slow with a bit of bready malt and yeast, then builds up with alcohol, syrup and brown sugar, before a slightly hoppy finish. The bitterness is very balanced, and the sugar lasts through the finish. Palate is creamy and fairly rich, and very nice.
joeneugs (3481) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. It pours a nice dark ruby color with a creamy khaki head. The aroma has some sweet hard candy and richer dark fruits. The flavor is toasty and alcoholic with some sweet dark fruit. Dates, plums, light notes of cherry. It has a thick body. I was hoping for more sweet fruity/yeasy complexity. But still a very good and refined quad.
Tmoney99 (11071) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Heavy complex cherry wood, chocolate and fruity aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good complex sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
vjohans (96) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2010.Sweet smell and a finish of alcohol. Nice dark apparance, darker then other quad i’ve tried. The thaste is sweet, but with a little twist on the end. Great beer!
deanso (5728) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Borefts Beer Festival ’11
Ok white head. Clear amber pour. Lots of flavour. Yummy!
Lubiere (10452) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A reddish amber quad with a thick creamy mocha head. In aroma, a sweet candi sugar, grassy and herbal, with smooth licorice and aniseed, alcohol. In mouth, a smooth sweet and vinous malt, with maple notes, vanilla, coriander, orange peels, loads of alcohol, rich and warming. On tap at Lord Hobo, Sept. 11 2011.
holdan (260) - USA - SEP 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with nice creamy head. Aroma candysugar, malt. chocolate. Taste sweet candymalt, dark fruits, chocolate, alcohol. Full body, text thick, finish with bitterness
R_Pothuizen (18) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy dark red/Brown beer with a nice crème coulered beer.
Rough structured foam, drops slowly in.
Aroma: Laulier, liquorice, spicy, malt, sweety and saisins
The basic taste (scale from 1 to 5): sweet:2, sour:1, bitter:1.
The aftertaste: sweet:2, sour:3, bitter:2. The laulier and the liquorice overruled in the end, als a taste from taninn. Not my kind of beer, but acceptable. Nice label