ElectroMod (127) - - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle from Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours a hazy deep amber with a long lasting frothy two finger head. Aromas of raisin, sugar and bread. Taste of brown sugar, caramel and malt with a strong alcohol back and slight bitterness. Well carbonated and goes down well. Nice stuff. kbudd19 (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Lively carbonation, with light white head, colour is light brown. Aroma is spices, candy sugar and bread. Taste was a bit off putting at first. But as the glass sat for a bit the flavour opened up, I get butterscotch, bread, a hint of brown sugar and a slight bitter aftertaste. Pretty much zero heat but its a touch oxidized but I think this bottle is pretty old. Not like the quads I have sampled but a tasty brew nontheless. Bosbouw (2900) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
Helderen koperen kleur met een aardige creme kraag. Ruikt caramel, honing, vanille. Smaakt wat zwaar, caramel, hop en alcohol. onceblind (9445) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Clear dark copper (awfully lighter hued for a quad, but whatevs) with a large foamy light-beige head. Nose is raisiny with a bit of dark earthy sweetness. Flavor is a little musty yet dark an complex with candi sugar and deep earthy Belgian toffee with a little date and raisin background, and a wee bit of earthy caramel. Well made. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap; poured a orange amber color with an off white head. Aroma fruit, sweet punch, apples and alcohol. A lot of fruity esters, apples and alcohol; a unibroue type style. Fairly good.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
11/30/2013. From a 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours deep amber with a white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel and light fruit. Medium to high carbonation. Buttery mouth feel with caramel and boozy flavors. Very nice sipping beer. Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
330 ml boottle. Deep golden and crystal clear. Medium-sized fine white head that clings to the glass. Mellow aroma with notes of noble hops and marzipan. Smooth malty flavours. Belgian yeast flavours, but well hidden. Lots of marzipan flavours. Rich and sweet without cloying. A little too alcoholic perhaps, but otherwise very nice. Shark_Pants (737) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours nice deep red/orange color into a Trappist glass with persistent one finger head. Strong rum & raisins aroma with some toasted malt. Taste is rum & raisins, brandy, burnt caramel and some hop bitterness at the end cutting through all the sweetness. Think this sits more in the BSA category rather than quad. Like a lot of other reviewers have said, not the most complex quad/ dark BSA but I think it's still a very enjoyable sipper nonetheless.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Nose is spice, caramel/toast, prune. Flavour is same, fairly sweet, soft alcohol notes on the finish. Probably the least complex abt I’ve had yet--hence the short review--but still good. JLDC (85) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
Colour: Dark copper with a firm beige head.
Nose: caramel/ candy sugar, dark fruits (plum). Sweet chocolate. Licorice, almonds, toast.
Flavours: port-like sweetness, more alcoholic than the ’regular’ GD, raisins, plums, brandywine warmth. More robust, slightly less barley wine qualities.
Finish: Long, warming and complex.
Verdict: Fantastic. Quite different from the white edition, but isn’t that the purpose of an additional expression? Well made.