porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer will always have a special meaning to me. I shared this beer with my girlfriend on our one year anniversary while dining at the Archer Ale House in Bellingham.
It pours a pretty light brown color, completely clear with a nice thick and dense white head. A big aroma of bread yeast, fruits and spices sneak into my olphactory receptors. On first sip I notice a rather warming alcohol flavor that gave way to dates, fruits, yeasts and then finishing with a nice dry mouth feel. I might have to buy some and lay it down for more anniversaries with my girlfriend.
lello4ever (194) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Splendida quadrupel belga, colore arancio scuro bruno, schiuma poco persistente e non compatta, molto dolce all’olfatto e ovviamente anche al palato vista la gradazione. Sapore di malto, caramello, frutta nel tipico stile di queste birre d’abbazia. Eccellente, l’alcool si sente ma non limita la godibilità.
klm1 (328) - - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish orange colour with creamy head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, citrus, dark fruits and hops. Flavour is the same with evident alcohol note, but at the same time is well hidden or discret.
Andy_ (867) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2015 330 ml bottle
Orangeish to reddish brown hazy beer with beige head leaving lacing. Aroma has alcohol, Belgian yeast, licorice, dark sugar and dark fruits. Flavor has licorice, alcohol, yeast and dark fruits. Palate is full and foamy. Finish has mild bitterness and alcohol. Aftertaste is liqueurish sweet with dark sugar, licorice, figs and yeast. At first this beer was way too boozy, but adding the sediment softened it and made it more enjoyable. Still quite straight-forward and too sweet.
nihtila (1279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
13.10.2014. Dark brown. Sweet aroma with molasses, cacao, cherry, brown sugar. Taste is quite sweet with caramel, cherry, dried fruits, fig, light spice. Tastes a bit too much alcohol.
florent.janssens (194) - - MAR 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biere lourde au goût fort prononcé. On sent fort l’alcool. Goût de malt et de caramel. l’alcool est trop puissant.
Nicolas_M (78) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strong taste of alcohol, but it was expected from a beer of 11,5%. Not bad in the genre, but not my kind.
Ulysse (267) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Citrus aroma. Strong alcohol in the mouth. Rather unbalanced in the way that it’s too strong and unrefined.
agent_persik (495) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark amber color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, ripe fruits, spices, wood. Sweet, lightly dry taste with gently bitter finish. Medium body and average carbonation, warming alcohol touch. Quite good, enjoyed it.
ronaldtheriot (1435) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Urthel Samaranth has a thin, cream-colored head, a medium brown, murky appearance, and not much lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, sweet, candied fruits, such as fig or dates. Lots of bread, as well. Taste is of sweet bread crust, spiced bread, fruits, fruit bread, some bitterness, and brandy notes. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Urthel Samaranth finishes between wet and dry, with a sure alcohol presence. RJT
Davros (2182) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a large fading head.
Nose shows sweet caramel, solvent-like booze, brown sugar and treacle.
Sweet and boozy flavour. More brown sugar, booze and some bready malt.
A little harsh and boozy.