beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017 snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a bit of red with small to medium white head. Aroma is cherries, dark fruits, some vinous notes, bit of roastedness, small floral hints. Flavor is similar to roche 10, lots of cherry, dark fruits. bit of roast and belgian yeast. Roasted malt shows up most in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, touch of bitterness in the finish.
750ml bottle (thx, Alex M.!) shared with George on Greenpoint campground. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar and dark fruits. Taste is very sweet and fruity. Despite it is too sweet, it is a good sipper and dessert beer. cmacklin (1172) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear dark brown with a small, creamy, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, caramel and booze. Sweet flavour of plums, raisins, chocolate, caramel and light roast with a warming booze finish. Full body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent, lots of complexity. rxeight (3082) - Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2017
2016 bottle. Raisins. Lots of raisins. Caramel, toffee, banana, booze. Like a lighter version of westy or a similar quad. Not a Belgian strong fan but this was enjoyable. simontomlinson (372) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Huge Beige fluffy, frothy head stayed impeccably on a near black still body.
Malt, plum, dark sugar aroma.
Full mouthfeel. smooth a silky. Very creamy. Perfect carbonation.
Big tasting beer with cream, malt, plum, dark fruits, dundee cake & hints of sour fruits on the back. BrewCommander01 (3) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 15, 2017 does not count
The champagne of beers!!! I just can’t get enough:-).
Caramel, citrus, spruce, dough, butterscotch, amber, cloudy, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,
czillweger (1) - - JUN 11, 2017 does not count
I have always appreciated really good Belgian beers, but this one takes the cake! The carmel finish and incredible balance make this one of the best beers I have ever tasted. If you love Belgian strong ale, then this is a MUST!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MartyW (278) - DENMARK - MAY 26, 2017
Vintage 2001 Cuvee keiser blue at Delirium. Black with a chocolate brown head. Aroma of dusty chocolate malt, slight vinegar. Very mellow taste with flavour of dusty malt, slight sweet chocolate, alcohol coming out of the throat rather than coming in. Oak, dry red wine tones, Ends with slight coffee bean bitterness and a mellowed alcohol taste along with some peachy undertones. 3,6/5
Bottle Vintage 2013 4,5/5 SebBrews (180) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAY 25, 2017
Pours dark brown, ruby color with thick, dense beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, walnuts, dried plums, yeast esters and some alcohol. Taste is candy sugar, raisins, figs, dried plums, bready yeast, dough. Full bodied, medium carbonation, thick mouthfeel. Good. datrael (496) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
W aromacie figi, rodzynki, kandyzowane owoce, trochę estrów, przyjemnie i intensywnie. W wyglądzie czarne z ładną białą pianą. W smaku znów rodzynki, figi, melasa, bardzo słodkie. Ciało dość ciężkie, degustacyjne. Ogólnie przyjemny quadrupel, choć zdecydowanie idący w stronę słodyczy. ironcontra (308) - POLAND - MAY 17, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2017 consumed a while ago - notes from phone: surprised at the hype of this ale, given its taste was redolent of standard (albeit high quality!) brune fare - figs, hella yeasts etc. Potentially aging unlocks hidden potential.