davidpl (435) - Santiago, - FEB 14, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I waited a lot of time for this and I found it in the beautiful Brugges...
Appearance: Dark brown color. Great head, beige, rocky, with good adherence at glass and very lasting.
Aroma: complex-ripe fruity aroma, several fruits in my nose like, plums, cherries, prunes, figs..... Underlying caramel notes, vinous and with reminiscences of tart and marmalade.
Flavor: vinous profile and caramel malts in the start, that vinous touch never disappear and remember me a carmenere and, perhaps, a sweet rose. The fruitiness is even more complex that in the nose with the same reminiscences as well of cassis, blackberries and semi-fermented red apples. Woody touches and a very slight hot note similar to chocolaty tobacco. A lot of secondary notes like marmalade, roasted sugar, vanilla and lightly is possible to feel the hops given even more balance.
Palate: medium to full body; semi-oily and silky texture. Low carbonation.
Remark: this is a excellent beer with a lot of attributes and complexity, but in spite of that complexity and variety of flavors is incredible its balance, in fact for me four adjectives resume the Westy12: "noble, harmonious, very balanced and elegant".
Polarman (1) - - MAY 4, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best. Aroma taste aftertaste look smell knowing. Perfect beer. Enjoy not cold but around 15 degrees to get the best out of it
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craftykev (15) - - MAY 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30/4/16 a Westy 12 birthday bottle gift. had to try it eventually! dried fruit nose. lot’s of stuff going on here. smooth mouthful of malts, dried fruit, caramel with a slight bitter finish. v good!
Zasavc (11) - - APR 29, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally. Perfect colour, nice head, aroma is a killer. Great taste. But don’t expect too much. Rochefort will give you the same for smaller price. In my case much smaller.
Kiezmar (143) - POLAND - APR 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ciemny rubin, piana szybko redukuje sie do krazka. Aromat bogaty: wino, przyprawy korzenne, suszone sliwki, marcepan, rum. W smaku przyprawowe, owocowe, z alkoholowym finiszem. Piwo pelne, gladkie, idealnie zbalansowane.
Rich aroma: wine, spices, dry plumes, marzipan, rum. Taste: spices, fruits, alcohol. Beer is very smooth with good balance.
N3lson1 (831) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amazing Belgian Quad, pours nice and dark, has a delicious aroma and flavor, just an amazing brew!
ianwelby (950) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque reddish brown beer with a rich, malty fruit aroma. Taste is very strong. Rich malt, fruit (apple maybe, a touch of something sour), a bit of bitter hop. Aftertaste is more of the sour fruit and very nice.
knasputte78 (368) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mörkt brun nästan svart. Ett stort lätt vitt skum. Överraskande mycket kolsyra, nästan lite stickigt, det stör lite. Visst är det en riktigt trevlig öl. Djupa långa smaker, en njutning att sippa på.
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penumbra59 (15) - Kontich, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb brown beer. With reason so higly rated the only downside is the hype and the crazy pricing.
OliLees (4) - SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
licorice, raisin, alcohol, green apples, phenolic... honestly tastes a bit like stressed yeast. Not even close to the best quad in the world
Kr1zz (307) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at Schaliënhuis in Temse.
Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Taste is similar with the Extra 8. This one is extra fruity, extra flavour of chocolate and a silky creamy feeling.