SinH4 (5900) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
Dark brown color with huge beige head. Aroma is almonds, dark malts, black bread, some cherries. Taste is similar, dry finish, not boozy at all. A very rich and very dry-malty Quadrupel. High, but soft carbonation. Very good, but I prefer the not-so-dry-malty ones. Boutip (6433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle: Poured a dark brown/burgundy color ale with a super large light brown foamy head with excellent retention and some lacing. Aroma of candi sugar and dry fruits with light caramelized malt notes is quite sublime. Taste is a great mix between some candi sugar notes, some light dry fruits notes, heavy Belgian style malt with a light spicy/peppery finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no real apparent alcohol notes. Wonderful beer with just enough complexity and still retaining good drinkability. Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Clear deep mahogany, 2 finger light brown creamy / frothy head, some lacing. Mild sweet aroma, fruity, bubblegum, vanilla, raisins, later berries, bread, fruity notes turn more ripe, quite nuanced and lively. Medium to full body, semisweet, mild bitterness, soft carbonation, alcohol evident. Nice, balanced, nuanced, lively. Advent beer 11. birocotsios (184) - - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle. Dark redish brown with huge brown head. Sweet aroma of caramel and malts with a hint of sour barn. Sweet caramel taste with malts, toffee and alchohol flavours. Very sweet. aleksander9 (1839) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2016
Dark brown with creamy tan head. Chocolate, caramel, Belgian spice and coriander. Sweet, thick, slick and nutty finish. Overall: great quad!
MindSlip (15) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2016
smmaaren (588) - NORWAY - JAN 16, 2016
Heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, moderate hoppy and yeasty, dark fruits, raisins, spices.
Ruby/brown beer with a slightly large off-white head.
Moderate sweet and bitter, spicy, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, bitter hop finish with some alcohol.
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Aromas of berries, fruits, hops, malts and spices. Taste is sweet. High carbonation. Quality brew. tfredvik (2013) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
Very deep copper body with a large, creamy, very dense, beige, very long-lived head that laces my glass excellently. Sweet and strong aroma that at the same time also is crisp and spicy. I get delicious notes of Belgian yeast, generic fruits, caramel and spices. The Belgian yeast is a main contributor to the strong flavour as well, along with generic fruits, caramel, brown sugar, alcohol and spices including black pepper. I also get notes of dried dark fruits, but they are fainter than they tend to be for this beer style. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full body, surprisingly dry and with a rather lively carbonation. World class! Balabuska (9) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2016 does not count
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Awesome aroma, you can feel caramel, chocolate, toffee, alcohol, molasses, fruits... Just put your nose inside the glass and keep sniffing and you will discover new aspects. It is funny to see people looking uncomfortably at you. The taste is as good as the smell. Rich, creamy, heavy, oily, strong liquor. Antonio369 (213) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2016 33cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a dark chestnut brown with a huge fluffy 4 finger light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, caramel, sugar candy, vanilla, dark fruit, alcohol. Taste: Simply amazing! Caramel, sweet sugar candy, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, dates, figs, raisins, Port, whole wheat bread, burnt toffee, cherries, licorice, roasted nuts. Very malty, thick, sticky mouthfeel with vinous Portlike qualities. Full body with a boozy, sweet malty finish. After the initial slightly weak nose I was surprised by the superb malty, sweet character of this beer. Reminded me in some ways of the blue version of the ’Cuvee van de keizer’, What a great beer this is...