visionthing (1637) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from La Maison Belge, Puerto de la Cruz. Pours slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head. Fruity, malty and hoppy aroma with candi sugar, dried fruits and hints of yeast and alcohol. Sweet, full-bodied and vinous. Fairly soft carbonation, Lovely, desserty beer for dark and cold evenings, but enjoyable anytime. Well balanced, usually this would be way to sweet for me, but it somehow isn’t. Excellent and delicious quad!
RogertheKid (56) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the richest quad I have ever had. Almost a different taste with every sip, really enjoyed this beer!
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - A 3 finger rocky head, tan in color. A clear ruby orange body. Uniform horizontal and vertical lacing throughout.
S - Sweet doughy bread, honey, toasted grain, Christmas spices-cinnamon most notable. Pears, oranges, pineapple,
T - Heavily candied/caramelized pale malt. Honey comes through very strong. Bruised apples, pears, pineapple glaze. The spices seem to hit every corner of the mouth and join in with the alcohol to burn the throat. Yeast is way more prominent in the flavor. It almost envelopes everything. Finishes spicy.
M - Full bodied. Heavy carbonation but rich and creamy and at times a bit syrupy.
This is the oddest Quad I’ve had to date. It reminds me more of a heavier Triple. There’s alot going on in this beer. Very complex yet incredibly drinkable. I loved it. It’s almost if there was ingredients in this beer that I’ve never tasted before.
Serving type: bottle
Swaroga (790) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Brown and transparent with small, ivory head. Nose : dried fruits, figs and dates. Vanilla. Wet laundry. Sip : creamy with decent carbonation. sweet with strong vanilla ice-cream notes. Fruity. Still very sweet. Metallic aftertaste.
bartlebier (460) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle on the house of Backdoor Cafe, Gent/put in front of my nose as I was cautiously working my way up from a lighter beer menu. Pours a heavy deep orange-amber. EU-hops, almost no alcohol, quad caramels, impressive thick mouthfeel. Most drinkable entente cordiale between amped abv, US-recipe hop dosages and inescapable Belgian caramelised fruits since DSB Shark Pants.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En riktigt god belgare. Har väntat ett år på att att öppna denna flaska vilket gjorde den gott. Balanserad och väldigt smakrik och fyllig i sin smak.
PeatyPete (90) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Urthel Samaranth turns out to be a pleasant surprise. The flavors are to my opinion better if it is served a little bit warmer than the recommended drinking temperature of 6-8°C.
Silvan7 (135) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Circolo s. Eugenio. Buon profumo di caramello, e di spezie, forse anche un po’ di anice stellato. Colore rosso rubino, con tendenza al ramato. Schiuam biancastra, quasi giallognola vaporosa. Bella vitalità nel bicchiere. ripetto ad altre ABT ha un ingresso luppolato che nasconde estremamente bene l’alcool, ma la snatura un poco. Calda e appagante per il palato visto il corpo piuttosto deso e oleoso. va bene per cambiare Quadrupel, ma non vi farà perdere la testa...
dasdan (135) - BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle from de hopduvel in Ghent. Dark amber/red body with a nice off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is rather sweet caramel and alcohol with a medium bitter finish. ****
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki, Kalakierros 2013)
Pure english mustard aroma. I’m either going to sneeze or cry. Woh, that’s clearly a strong beer. Anna even got nail-polish on the first sip. Her expression was a picture. Goya, rather than Münch. After that I was surprised how mellow it was. Sweet and soft, but wafts of alcohol do impose occasionally. Gentle toasty roast. Nice gentle bitter finish. Scary at first, but it worked in the end.