leebotton (189) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma deep bready with a spirit like clean alcohol aroma. Slightly dark fruity. Mahogany brown. Ours is a little hazy as opening fizzed up the sediment. Flat tasting unfortunately as much carbonation has been lost. Very boozy with toasted, sweet dark sugar. No aromatic notes as expected so probably this bottle didn’t travel very well
Lectvay (119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled December 2012. Lived up to my expectations. Was very similar to how I remember St. Bernardus 12. Seems better, but maybe some of that is my excitement over trying this. In any case, just what a quadrupel should taste like, and a very special beer indeed.
Snegurochka (387) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, kindly shared by Finn 18.06.14. Dark brown body. Delicious and well balanced aroma of raspberry, plum, figs, malt, soy and notes of pepper. Molasses, leaves, maple syrup, earthy notes, nuts, caramel. Very complex and nice bitterness that lingers on.
Harkyto (22) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
No aroma, color brown, no alcohol perception, maltose flavours, no hop perception. Really good beer if you love maltose and swet beers
jerd16 (191) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a magnificent pour! Chestnut brown body supports a mountainous head that retreats only slightly. Phenomenal lacing. Aroma is a little subdued but compensates with vast array of scents:bread, raisins, plum, spices and some buttery vanilla. Facets combined provide fruit bread, stollen. Delicious. Flavors are not harmonized; they operate in distinct layers. Sweet malt before raisins and plums, some metal. Coating of yeast, bread, Burned toast in the finish. Some alcohol warmth left in its wake. Palate is a little transient. There is a magnificent depth and complexity but the construction of components is a little unrefined. Rating it a 4.3 is a little generous.
Tantore (13) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The nose shows some malty notes and some oak like notes. The palate is the highlight here both in flavor and feel. Mouthcoating and velvety with mild sweetness and cleansing bitterness. Great beer.
Jamesmonstro76 (4) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
bolthead101 (6) - Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There is really no discernible aroma at all. The appearance is light brown to brown with a minimal, but lingering head. The taste is smooth and lightly sweet. The palate has a light body with average carbonation. There is a lingering astringent finish. This beer was above average, but not worthy of it’s legendary status.
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 29, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Medium malty, medium fruity, complex! slight licorice, bread, toast, banana,
Appearance: Dark brown body. Light brown rock head. Good retention
Flavour: Licorice, bread, strong spiciness, pear, chocolate, very complex. Very well balanced,
Palate: Warming. slick mouth-feel, medium-full body. very high carbonation. Dry finish
Overall: An amazing example of the style. A perfect beer for a cold evening by the fireplace.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
knightstalker (9) - Florianopolis, BRAZIL - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought in Brussel and drank in Antwerpen in a generic belgian beer glass. Pours a golden brown coloured beer with a light and harsh beige head. Aroma is of caramel and a little citric although showing strong evidence of its 10.2% alcohol content. Very complex taste showing notes of a little bit of everything, especially caramel and a hoppy spicy feeling. Aftertaste hit me with the alcohol and malty taste. Definitely worth the effort to get a bottle and surely a good beer.