mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4028-20111009] 330mL bottle. Grainy malt aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy light tan head. Boozy sweet grain malt flavour has a sweet heavy bread yeast undertone. Medium-full body. Boozy and bold. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5-
(Vintage 2010; w/ jerc)
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ Pannuhuone, Kuopio
Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Aroma has notes of raisin, plum, hops and caramel malts. Taste is quite malty with notes of raisin, plum and fruity hops. Quite sticky and carbonated finish, alcohol warms nicely. Okay, quite malty and hoppy quadrupel.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Papsoe
Pours cloudy dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, alcohol and sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the maproom. Pours a dark shiny chestnut brown with small foamy tan head. Brown sugar vinous aroma, some plums. Flavor follows, very pleasant, easy drinking, full of flavor, well rounded, plums, brown sugar, balanced bitterness, very well balanced and delicious. Medium/full bodied, great carbonation feel.
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-10-09. Very dark brown body, nice tan head and lace. Sweet fruity aroma, mild alcohol, sugary touches, dark fruit. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet fruit character has lightly tangy quality to it, mild earth touches to sweet malt, wisps of caramel. Smooth medium to full bodied palate has a zippy effervescence. Pretty nice. 2010 Vintage, Bottle from Belgium trip
MrHangover (3605) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2010. Pours dark with a big, tanned head. Smell like burnt coffee, some ripe, dark fruits and pear. Flavour is quite bitter for a quad imo. Full, well balanced and has some sweetness in it. Fruity tones present as well. Good beer. Worthy of the name Oostvleteren 12.
Hair6a11 (1436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the local option; pour is murky brown with a nice beige head that does retain fairly well in this glass. Light, spotty lacing is present here as well. The nose is plum skins, chocolate, but frankly feels a little muted. I have to be frank; not exactly impressed by this one for whatever reason. The flavor profile is more impressive than the nose, which was lacking for me. There is a bitterness out of the gate, a medicinal note, brown sugar, plums, bourbon, while the alcohol content is masked well. I enjoyed it but I had high expectations for this one, considering my love for many brews from struise, and my expectations weren’t met at all.?
Rasmus40 (14827) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2010. Very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malts, caramel, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Soft and smooth. Hides the alcohol really well. 141011
chrisv10 (13483) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Vintage 2010. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit and yeast. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruit, caramel, sweet, chocolate, light roasted malts and hops.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Depp ruby color with a tan head. Plum, toffee, raisins, caramel and dark chocolate in the aroma. Medium dense, easy on the palate. Pretty good.