JK (6296) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Not so good. This beer has an aroma of Chinese takeout. It is brown in color, lots of malt in the flavor, but an off flavor of vegetables. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
In short: A lifeless, sweet, very fruity and boozy Belgian dark age. Meh.Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed about 2 year after it was bottled.
The look: Partly cloudy dark burgundy body. The small beige head dissipates into nothingness after only a few seconds
In long: Nose is sweetened fresh dark fruits. Taste has lots of raisins, fresh prunes, candi sugar, kids barley candies. All quads are sweet but some hide their sweetness more than others. Here the sweetness was very apparent and alcohol wasn’t too well hidden either. Carbonation was sparse and the mouthfeel was far from lively. I took this bottle with me to a bring-your-own-wine restaurant. I drank the whole thing because it was a long dinner and I didn’t bring another bottle. So it is not totally undrinkable. But have I been at home I would not have finished this bottle and I would have opened something else. And I paid $20 for this stuff?!?!? Ok, so they screwed me up. But I won’t forget, and certain not forgive them. Revenge is a dish best served with hot peppers (NOT cold), it hides the taste of the cyanide.
Sampled at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting room. Pours a hazy orange-ish brown brew with a fizzy light tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is funky with green vegetable scents, some black pepper, soy sauce and a touch of dried, dark pitted fruit. Taste is a little off, very sweet, medium bodied with a metalic aftertaste. Finish is sweet with some high alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. More of an experimental brew than a Begian Quadrupel. Hoping this may have been in an infected packaging, try again? Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. A ruby beer with a big beige head. The aroma and taste is dusty corn, bread, sugar and dark fruits. Medium body with a light sweet dry light alcoholic finish. DiarmaidBHK (5922) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
Pours a bit crimson with not a lot of head. Aroma has some cherry notes. Nice hints of spice and sugar on the tongue. Mellow and warming. Lingers nicely on the tongue.
badgerben (5332) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
RBSG 2007. Murky brown color with no head. A little coriander in the aroma with black pepper. Celery, coriander and yeast dominate the malty body. Nice. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Chestnut colour with a dense beige head. Malty, chocolate sweet aroma with fruity and light coffee bitter notes. malty, dark fruity sweet flavor with a light roasted note. Sweet, light dry and dusty finish. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
At the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. Quite sweet with a bit of fruit in the background. Didn’t really get any Belgian character out of this. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with woody amber highlights and a nice foamy head. Aroma is apple brandy, and ltos of dried fruits, estery- good full dark malts, caramel, toffeel, molasses, slight smoked rauchmalt, and earthy leather hint. A bit too sweet- almsot turns to a slight soy oxidaiton, brooan malts, dark crystal spec b fruitiness, raisin and toffee, maple sugar, brown sugar and apple cider as it warms. Big and full body an mouthfeel and a nice long finish. Pretty good. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
750ml Bottle: Very sweet aroma of raisins, dark ripe fruits, light yeast, candi sugar, light molasses, dates, and caramel. Poured brown with hint of orange and ruby and a large, fizzy, beige head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of dark ripe fruits, caramel, raisins, slight yeast, candi sugar, dates, plums, and hints of wood and alcohol. Medium body. Slightly thin, fizzy texture. Lively carbonation. Sweet, caramel, dark ripe fruit, and slight wood finish.