Alengrin (5270) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2017 Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Pours a deep amber with haze. Thin white head and little lacing. Aroma is strong with spice, sweet dark fruits, and malts. Also has a slight booze smell. Taste is first dark fruits and sweetness from the Belgian candy sugars. Then it really digs into the maltiness and the molasses. Body is heavy. Smooth mouth. Booze aftertaste. Good beer from Avery.
One of Avery’s many strong ales, from a can at BeerTemple in Amsterdam. Thick, moussy, egg-white head with slowly opening middle, hazy orangey bronze robe - looking more ’quadrupel’ (as in La Trappe Quadrupel) than ’abt’ (as in Sint-Bernardus 10 Abt). Powerful, enticing bouquet of caramel sauce, marmelade, freshly baked bread, chestnut cream sauce, brandy, grilled horse steak juice, cashew nuts, strawberry wine, hazelnut oil, white port, cane sugar, candied cherry and a faint hint of cooked vegetables in warming up. Candied sweet onset, cherry, almond and marmelade notes, soft with a kind of juicy-meaty umami note, lots of residual candi sugary sweetness as is to be expected from the style, soft carbo, thick, bit fluffy and pleasantly vinous mouthfeel. Big caramelly and nutty malt body, sweetness enhanced by lingering candy sugar, yet nowhere cloying; sweetness also dominates the finish but in a noble, refined way, with hints of chestnut cream sauce, orange zest and amaretto, low in bitterness but still a - welcome - drying, mildly spicy hop character; some retronasal cooked cauliflower notes, probably DMS, but fortunately very limitedly so. Afterglow of gently warming alcohol. Quadrupel in the most classic sense indeed - ’classic’ referring to La Trappe Quadrupel, which has, after all, only been in existence since 1991. Soupordean (21) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Cloudy red-brown. Very immature. Light malt, berry and booze aroma. Very light palate for such a strong beer. Notes include wheat, malt, dark fruits, raisins, blackberry, licorice and twigs. Simply not bad.
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16.06.2017, 0,75l bottle shared @ local tasting:ShivanDragon (4086) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2017
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet mineraly, caramel malts, minerals, grass, grain, hay, cereal, toast, raisins, fruit stones, worth. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, raisins, grass, minerals, hay, fruit stones, weeds, paper, caramel malts, sap, grain. Medium bitterness, slightly watery and harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Boring.
Blikje van @Beertemple, schenkt mooi helder rood/amber met lichte kraag. Aroma van donker fruit, rozijn, caramel, graan, mout, gist. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, caramel, rozijn, bruine suiker, mout, zwak bitter, zacht maar om nou te zeggen echt top, nou ben nog niet overtuigd. chucklemation (1641) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Pours a brown color with a white foam head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, candy sugar, and molasses. Flavor is sweet caramel, candy sugar, dark fruits, and banana. Has a thick body with some carbonation. Very good.
JDBaker11058 (2178) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2017
appearance: dark amber brown, fizzy short beige head. aroma: raisin, fig, toffee, caramel, candi sugar, molasses, port. taste: sweet, with candi sugar and raisin most prominent, then caramel, toffee, molasses, port, and bourbon. finish: lingering sweetness, palate is smooth. notes: This one was in the cellar for a couple years, came out nice and smooth.
ansalon (3802) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2017
Pours dark amber with a medium frothy off white head. Aromas of caramel, figs, dates, ripe apple, candi sugar. Taste is fruity and malty eith caramel and slight grassy notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. ffaoe (780) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2017
malty aroma with notes of raisin and plum. red in color with nice head. taste is malty with rich flavors of raisin, plum, stone fruit, dark caramel malts hockey9930 (292) - - APR 6, 2017
Fairly translucent auburn with one finger of frothy tan head. Strong raisin and molasses aroma. Flavor a mix of dark fruits but raisin comes out strongest. Finish is boozy. Texture is oily. dysenteri (321) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
Taster at En Öl och Whiskymässa 2017. Cloudy brown, white head. Caramel, malt, spices, fudge, sweet. Tiny bit of alcohol.