langeveld12 (602) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a small light brown frothy head that mostly diminishes. Body is dark red brown. Aroma contains molasses, forest fruits, malts, dough, licorice, raisin, plum, brown sugar, alcohol. Flavor starts off sweet and light bitter, to finish bitter and astringent, a bit dry with some alcohol. Light acidity is noticeable all the way. Body is medium, texture creamy and carbonation is soft. There is not much development in flavors but there is a lot of aroma's and the overall taste is just great. Love it! zacgillbanks (5726) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2016 Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, Belgium. A very dark brown-black beer with a rich malty and chocolate flavour, spicy red fruity and currant notes, followed by a sweet, wamring creamy oak and vanilla finish. Very good. bartlebier (4242) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2017 33cl, BB 11/2015. - Pours an unctuous dark brown/purple with solid off-white head. Aroma is is an aromatic and port-like syrup of sweet dark fruits. Taste is immensely layered as you would expect of a quadruple, ranging from intital malt and dark fruit sweetness with heavy alcohol to coffee roast dryness and pronounced hop spice shifting to take centre stage as it warms. Strange effervescence for a beer this heavy. Depending on your drinking needs of the evening, you could dub this mix willfully complex or dramatically confused. What remains is a unique and artfully crafted mahogani master of a quad. // Aged bottle bb03/2017: surprsingly rich, full and tasty, quadrupel going on ImpStout: more body than the simplified Bernardus 12, with fuler toucher of dark prune and chocolate. Very easy to drink, velvet palate. Would prefer this to most quadrupels and trappists in this version... to revisit fresh and source (tap?) soon. Abijen (2572) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good white head. Smells like red wine and sweet. Pretty nice. Taste is quite nice. A bit licorice and chocolate. The palate is perfect with this one. rok1024 (1272) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2013
Clear dark brown appearance, medium strong head. Inviting dark fruits and roasted malt aroma. Sweet with gentle bitter finish. Good beer.
kraddel (9436) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle @ bierhuyske
Pours very dark
No foam at all
Very chocolaty smell
Taste is sweet , chocolate , malts , low cqrbo , earthyness ,..
Hell yes , this beats the shit out of the tripel version ! beerman33190 (95) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 If you could get rich chocolate cake and a good coffee in a bottle then this would be it. I wouldn’t normally go for a beer this sweet but the intense aromas and flavours of chocolate, xmas cake and coffee are extremely pleasant. Didn’t find any bitterness at all unlike some reviewers. Would make a great dessert beer. undercurrent25 (2288) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A really good dark beer, taste is strong and warming with an oily palate, superb Niller (1718) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Dark brown colour with a small head. Very nice taste of caramel, dark berries, toffee, some chocolate notes. Good texture. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Warm alcohol taste with a nice light bitterness in the finish. Very good beer. KLTZK (73) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a large off-white head that slowly but never fully disappears. Very dark and a bit reddish brown appearance. Very sweet malty aroma, hints of brown sugar, dark fruits, plum and yeast. Tasty is more yeasty, but still fruity. Hints of caramel, yeast, malts, brown sugar, plum, wood and another thing which I can’t identify. Long yeasty aftertaste. Nice quad. ’30 minutes later’ Eureka! The mystery flavor is melon. Inspired by Westy 8 maybe?