DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle with friends. Poured a dark carmel color. Tasted of dark fruits and sugar. The palate seemed to fall apart towards the end of the taste. Solid brew.
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another huge brew! Strong malt background with pleasant dried fruitiness, light caramel, a bit of roast, licorice, candy, light bubble gum, wood, berry-like sourness dominated by sweetness. Enjoyable, complex and very well balanced brew.
Jorn69 (991) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Havregatan 141018. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget (36:-). Malty and fruity with yeasty and light caramely notes, dark dried fruits, sweet with a medium body and an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity. Nice.
Bobhund (51) - - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drucken på Norrlands Nation, Uppsala. Lite julkänsla över denna. Fin och lagom helt enkelt.
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MonsterMagnet (255) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma: dark cherries, chocolate, toffee. Taste: dark fruit, sweet cherries, brown sugar, spices, chocolate, raisins. Medium sweet, a bit thinner than expected, finishes slightly boozy with a nice chocolate bitter. Very nice.
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- seems to be sour, at the same time quad fruit characteristics, with bubble gum, and the same comes out when tasting. Ofc I will not add default things as usual- caramel and malt
JoakimL (2) - - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Quite good abt 12, but I prefer the Vestvleeteren Sankt Bernardus 12. Sweet, compex, layered. Malty with lots if caramely tones. Bitterness punches in in the overwhelming after taste.
Zakoon (55) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2012, 33cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown cola like color, with a tiny and quick fading beige head. Aroma is plums, raisins, yeast and caramel. Medium sweet . The flavour is like a good quad with a hint of booze. The body is medium, carbonation is more lively than I thought it would be, the finish is dark fruits and alcohol sweetness.
chribban (176) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark mahogny, hazy beer with a two finger high, beige head.
Nose: Yeast, banana, alcohol, dried fruit, caramel and plums - very pleasent indeed!
Taste: Red berries, plum, malt, spice, oak and raisin.
Mouth: Round, creamy mouthfeel with a small but right carbonation.
Overall: This is a beauty! Well balanced, creamy, full body, "grown up" beer.
If you haven’t tried this, now you have a goal in life!
Gaultier (384) - SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 @ Nedre Mölla 16/10-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Chocolate, fruity, dried fruits, notes of banana and yeast. Taste: Chocolate, licorice, notes of banana, sweetness. Body is medium to light full, the finish is mildly warming with notes of licorice and chocolate.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
330ml bottle served in a snifter.
A: Pours an amber to brown color forming a medium and bubbled yellow to beige head. Medium retention with a thin layer that lasts forever. Some few lacings are left in the glass
S: Peculiar Quad. Smells dark chocolate and roasted malts. Fruity too, mainly plums and raisins. Notes of brown bread and alcohol in the very end
T: Taste follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Notes of toffee, caramel malts, roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate, brown bread, Belgian yeasts. Finished by a stingy bitterness
M: Medium body. Quite smooth and watery to such ABV. Medium to low carbonation. Upfront is mild sweet. Aftertaste is dry and bitter
O: Excellent drinkability. Great beer. De Struise quality. Highly recommended from a big fan of Belgian Quads!
[ BA Review @ 9/18/2012 ]