JorisPPattyn (10005) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2012
Short-lived cream-pink coloured head over deep brown beer with a foxy sheen. Very fruity nose, part cherry, part sugared preserved cherries, roses-flowery. Quite vinous in character, as sweet dessert wine, if a red one. Still sweet, but with a bitterish woody streak. Fruity, with a little sourish edge, which brings it to a superb balance. Again red wine like, if way less sweet than suggested by the nose; Retronasal something like old carpets, but much nicer than that sounds. Very slick, medium to well-bodied, serious alcoholwarming. Aftertaste has again a sweet cherry & roseflavour. Great balance. Arguably the most complex beer Alvinne ever succeeded. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Nuetnigenough, BrusselsLukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Dark brown color with quite a lot of sediment; creamy head. Some aroma of alcohol, prunes, chocolate; fresh and inviting, delicate. Good body strength, with smooth mouthfeel, also because of the high carbonation; roasted malt flavor and chocolate, rich, with light accents of red wine, and correct bitterness.
It combines in a very elegant way te chocolate and the red wine characters.
Deep, intense, complex and well blended. Highly interesting.
Pours a rich mahogany color with a foamy khaki grey head that rises up out of the rim. The nose is complex and inviting, dark molasses, soft caramel, plum, vinous fruit and touch of nutty wood. The palate follows with a soft silky smooth mouthfeel that rolls the complex flavors from front to back . Beautiful elegance and focused balance. Damn this is top notch quad ! EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - OCT 5, 2015
One of the best Quad,I think. Many barrels,oaked and yeasty, sweet and caramels aromas and tastes. Drank in Kulminator at September. ALIBALI (2122) - Kiel, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2016
WOW!!!!! Geruch sofort sehr weissweinlastig. Der Antrunk dann sofort sehr angenehm süss und komplex. Und dann kommt sofort die säuerliche Weissweinkeule. Aber zu keinem Zeitpunkt wird irgendeiner dieser extremen Aromen störend oder gar dominant. Absolut gelungen und sehr sehr rund für so ein Extrembier. Gekauft in HH, Beyond Bieer. 0,5 Liter Flasche / 10 Euro.
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
Black colour, very little head. Aroma of roasted malts, red wine, port and chocolate. Rather dry, red wine flavour, astringent, vanilla. Dry, astringent finish. Quite lovely.
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Definitely amongst the top beers served at Zythos. Nice one!
(From bottle @ VBF ’12)
Keg @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s completely still reddish brown. No head, not bubbles. The nose is spple, spiced mulled wine, some cocoa posder and red fruits. Te taste is sweet liquid cotton candy, some spiced fruits, more mulled wine and caramel. Hints of red grape and rich rotting wood (in a good way). Diverse, complex palate. Soft, very drinkable. Wow, what a beer. One of the best of the festival. Complex, rewarding character. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 tap @ borefts - taken from notes. Pours dark amber with small head - aroma of nuts, plums, raisins and some vinegar hints, alongside the touch of red grapes. Medium body, sweet , small madeira hint. Very drinkable, like!
Had the bottled version + another draft pour at Struise. Beautiful bourbon notes, toasty, bread and hints of caramel. Upped from 3.6 to a decent 4.2 VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
750 ml bottle from czar at blind tasting. An opaque, orangeish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is oak and vanilla. Flavor is vanilla, tons of fruits, burnt caramel, tons of oak. Finish is somewhat herbal, roasted. Touch of booze, but in a nice, warming way. Lingering hints of spices (cinnamon, coriander). Average body. Very, very solid offering! bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 (backlog ZBF 04/2013) from the DSB/Alv. ?tap train. Extremely well-rounded, bourbon-barrel-inspired vanilla caramel malt profile, producing a wide range of smooth sweet chocolate and cake notes, truly a desert for any tasting session - near-cloying in that sweetness, with hops playing humble second fiddle to this explosion of near madeira-aged malts.