venom666 (309) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Dark brown color with a very dense and persistent beige foam.
Clear notes of toasted grain, malt and hops on the aroma. Traces of coffee and chocolate are also present, spicy vanilla and cloves.
Honey and caramelized apple are the bases of the taste. Raisins and figs are also present. Liquorish aftertaste. The best of all Quads.
MayumiH (53) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding in every way. Iíve never experienced the alcohol warmth from beer quite like this before. Everything is well balanced. Very rich. Super delicious. What a beer :)
santabeer (67) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted better. Appearance is great, aroma alike. The taste is a bit disappointing compared to beers I love. I taste the complexity and bitterness, but not completely my cup of tea.
Vikus (1) - FRANCE - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is very rich and complex: caramel, nuts, chocolate, a bit of cheese, earthy, alcohol, woody, raisin
Appearence is cloudy brown with frothy, tan foam
Full Body with light sourness, texture is creamy, carbonation is lively!
dansac (89) - Loa Angeles, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best quad I have had thus far, bar none. Thereís nothing really unique about it, except that it is extremely balanced, and the carbonation is not as aggressive as some other exemplars of the style. Mouthfeel is slightly smooth. Taste is sweet, lots of caramel, hazelnut, belgian yeast, bready notes. Itís quite rich and luscious. Extremely tasty.
Daanminator (72) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heerlijk zwaar donker bier in een mooi houten kratje met flessen waar (helaas) geen etiketten op zitten. De smaak is vol, fruitig en blijft lang in je mond hangen.
AdiBeer (890) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, cereal and bread malts, hay, cereals. Appearance: dark brown, big beige creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets building up, caramels and molasses, honey, sweet notes. Overall: fantastic Abbey Quadrupel, amazing complexity in aroma and palate. Bottle at Le Trappist, Bruges.
circinus (209) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33 cl from the Internets. Coca-cola coloured, one finger beige head. A lot of dark fruit, raisins, brown sugar, dried apricots, slight banana. Some bitterness, earthy, some citrus, some slight sourness, quite a bit of alcohol heat. Medium/full body, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Interesting, balanced, quite complex.
Franzen (290) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark fruits, some alcohol, brown sugar, almonds some banana and some caramel, coca cola in the aroma. Greyish brown sewage water like colour, not appealing apperance at all. Sweet but not to sweet as many quadruppel. Sweetness is nicely balanced with the bitterness, the hoppiness is somewhat brittish. Grapy raisniny fruity taste. Madium to full body with lively carbonation. Actually I had expected this to be overhyped and not good at all. Even though not among the best beers Iíve tried it is really good. Most of all it is very well balanced with lots of flavour and aromas working in harmony wich is unusual for a beer with so much taste. Most of the time some component is to dominating.
TheHolyLance (9) - - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of beer-shop.it. Dark brown / ruby appearance, opaque, with a not so much lasting beige head but with good lacing. Not the most intense but great quality aroma, showing notes of cherries, chocolate ribs, wood, liquorice, spirit character like sherry, dried sweet fruits like figs and almonds (sicilian Avola variety) some yeast and spices like cinnamon. In mouth, carbonation is lively and body is oily. Rich complex flavors take all of your senses, remaining balanced at the same time. Sweetness and tartness come first with malt, dark sugar, fine dark chocolate, red fruits, marsala wine, some green apple, then leaves a long toasted bitter and sweet finish and a lasting alcohol warmth. But I could say much more, the depth of this beer never seems to end. Leaves you "wow" and sad when you empty your glass, dreaming to have another one right by St. Sixtus abbey. Really great beer, highly enjoyable while being complex and interesting.