ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2oz bottled, dated 7.10.12 thanks to LJ a couple years ago. opening this one on my 31st birthday. pours a deep, murky, garnet color capped by a creamy, light beige head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is simply fantastic rich notes of caramel, dates, fig newton cookies, cedar, and wet burlap backed by hints of dark berries, apple cider, and spices. flavor absolutely excellent with rich, sweet fruit notes of figs, raisins, plums, and blackberries backed by toffee, subtle cocoa, wet wood, grass, and spice cake. palate is full bodied and creamy with heavy carbonation and a lingering finish of dry cedar, dark fruits, and warming alcohol. overall, probably the classiest, cleanest quad Iíve ever tasted. worthy of the praise.
BlowOffTube (251) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked it, didnít love it. Pours murky brown, off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and Belgian yeast. High carbonation and thin body. Carbonation level threw it off a bit for me, burning bubbles. Good for a quad though.
stol (2) - laives, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
chocolate, caramel aroma with floral notes and licorice, red brown color, white foam, medium sweetness ,mature fruit , warming, nice beer
artmcd8 (1084) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to mcberko as an extra! Thanks. Rate number 1000! Pours a deep reddish brown with a constant off white foam head. Aroma of raisers and dark fruits. Some gummy bear aroma. Tastes similar to gummy bears. Light mouthfeel and high carbonation. A good beer but definitely number one because of scarcity, not taste.
Shot (45) - Westerville, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a massive beige head. Aromas of dried fruit, plum and apple. Very complex flavors! Apple, raisin, brown sugar, candied fruit and chocolate cake. Finishes with subtle flavors of chocolate, coffee, perhaps a touch of licorice. Fruitier than I expected, but very nice. Very light mouthfeel for such a big, flavorful beer. Delicious!
beer-yum (238) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lives up to itís reputation (best beer in the world) in my book. Mid-way between the St Bernadus 12 and Rochefort 10. Will look to compare that mix vs the WestyXII next time I get the chance...
skokott (36) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent beer if you can find it. I paid $40 for one bottle and while it is arguably the best beer Iíve ever had itís more trouble than itís worth.
Warm toffee, rum, dark fruit and sweet but not annoyingly so. Perfect brewing execution. Alcohol had the pleasant warming effect of fuesels but not the awful taste.
Vcoggins (26) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Wonderfully superb beer. Dark reddish brown color with a huge off white head. Smells of dark fruit,sweet sugar and Belgium yeast. The flavor follows the nose with raisins, plumbs, and toffee. The flavors only get better as the beer slightly warms.
jefftravis17 (2) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brought a bottle back from Brugge and enjoyed tonight as it is my birthday. With all the hype, no beer could live up to it; it was wonderful. An amazing complex taste. Was not as sweet as I was expecting from reviews. Great color and aroma. A great 47th bday gift.
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zmanzorro (125) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 Poured from bottle into tulip snifter. Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a thick off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is very yeasty and full of dark fruit. Taste is very moderate. No extreme flavors one way or the other. Notes of dark fruit. Definitely can tell the strong alcohol in the taste. Very clean mouthfeel. Good beer overall. #1 beer in the world? Maybe. My #1 beer? Not, but still up there. Great beer overall.