thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) murky brown-orange pour, fine off white bubbles. Nose of caramel, sweet, Belgian yeast, wood, pear, vanilla, bourbon, comples nose and delicious aromas. taste of umami, chalky yeast, alcohol, wood, spirits, taste is good but wish it tasted as good as it smelled! Very carbonated, bit of alcohol heat, but the chalky yeast takes away from the finish.
tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20/04/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: not indicated (2011-158)
Red to amber coloured beer, light beige to yellow head, much like a soda head: lots of big bubbles first, then quickly falls down to just a small layer on the beer. Lots of small particles floating around. Aroma: caramel, grapefruit, dried fruits. MF: light carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet at first: sweet malts, candi sugar, very fruity, grenadine, but then it gets a bit more bitter with hints of grapefruits and citrus acidity coming through and partly balancing the sweetness. Aftertaste: some bitterness and citrus, but also raisins and still some sugar. It’s not a cloying beer, but still pretty sweet.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange/cuivre, col épais blanc;
Note de malt caramel, fruits noirs, levure et pomme caramélisées.
Palais a effectivement une bonne note réchauffante d’alcool, malt caramel et grillé allant légèrement sur la noisette, sucre candi, fruits noirs pour un profile qui est épais finissant avec qcq épices.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on tap at the Map Room into a tulip. The beer pours a very light and clear maghonby color. Not what I expect when I"m drinking a quad. The aroma and taste are not what I was expecting either. When I think quad I want trappist quad not this. It has quad tendicies you can smell and taste all the inverted sugar here, but not any notes of caramel or dark fruits. overall, it wasn’t what I was expecting, aside from that an average beer on its own merits.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Cloudy amber, brief head. Arousing spicy fruity nose with nutmeg and Tokaji Aszú. Sweet andfull bodied, well rounded mouthfeel. Ripe fruits meet caramelly malt in barley wine fashion. Like a sweet dessert wine, very well put together and hiding the alcohol in an exceptional way.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear amber/light brown colored beer, with a thick, big beige head. The aroma of fruits with caramel and raisins. The taste of caramel malt with fruits with some alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet and a little bitter.
jtclockwork (6218) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 vintage. Pours dark brown. Nose of bourbon, grape, prune, raisin, toffee and caramel malt. Taste is buttery caramel malt, toffee, bourbon, raisin and Belgian yeast. Buttery and creamy.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
altonbrownd (4475) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Dark, hazy amber body with huge, poppy head. Nose of malts, sugar and a bit of soap. Taste of malts, caramel and toffee. Sweet. Quite bitter and tart. Warms in the finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy caramel-brown color with a large foamy beige head that produced some lacing. The aroma was sweet ripe cherries, pears and berries with faint molasses and caramel. The flavor was intensely bitter, tart and sour with sharp cherry, lemon and prune notes and a slightly medicinal undertone. The finish was long, tart, bitter and sour. Medium body. Ok.