BlackHaddock (7235) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
37.5 cl cork and caged bottle: a gift from Rudy in De Bierboom, Brugge some years ago. Poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 24th Sep 2014, the sediment and remains were dispensed into a 2006 ZBF tasting glass for examination and tasting later.
Very little covering on top of the pour, just a wisp and collar, the actual beer was almost hazy and a dark brown colour with a red hue.
The nose and taste however make up for the lack of ’looks’ the beer has. Wine esters with rich oak like aromas reach far into your senses, both the smell and mouth seem to blend into one luscious tasting brew, this is another winner in my eyes. Smooth, deep and rich body flavours, a true masterpiece of brewing and aging. Port and wine like in it’s aging, but still keeping it’s beer base and baring. Batch 3 still wins overall in my ratings, but this is very close in all aspects bar the head. tricksta_p (4561) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma of ripe fruits, plum, nectarine, wine, oak, maple syrup, grapes, some alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet, thick fruity. Light warming alcohol. Complex and sweet, really enjoyable batch. Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Appearance: Dark hazy brown with cm thick beige head.
Aroma: woody, fruity, butterscotch, cherry, spiritous.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitter and sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, thick body, average low/average carbonation, lingering butterscotch, fruity, cherry finish with alcohol dryness and warmth.
Comments: Lovely. Habanero (4642) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, citrus, vanilla, wood and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor that end up more dry with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oilt texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Quad. Ferris (15027) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle - Dark sugar, Toffee, cherry, plum and oak. Cloudy brown with almost no head. Dark sugar, raisin, alcohol and plum. Nice, but not nearly as rich and a the tannins stronger than the others.
Christos (5696) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at home, 375ml, c&c, into a tulip glass. ABV 10%
Dark amber brown colour on the body, with a small froathy off-white head, with low retention, leaving minimal lacing on the glass.
Aroma of dark fruits mostly, sweet. Vanilla, wood, alcohol.
Taste is has lots of vanilla and wood, a lot of alcohol too, sweet caramel, malts, black grapes, wine notes, dark fruits.
Medium thin body, low carbonation. Sticky palate.
Overall, very good, would be even better if not so flat imo.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2014
375ml bottle pours a murky brown with zero head. Dark fruit sweet malt and oak taste. Very enjoyable. Hansen (8587) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 22, 2014
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Sweet aroma, heavy malty, dark bread, sherry/port. Heavy sweet flavor, dark fruits, plums. Light warming alcohol. Light bitter finish. Creamy, syrupy texture. vipinvelp (4384) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Bottle at Kulminator. Dark ruby color, clear with off white foam head. Corked bottle. Aroma is very, very nice, red wine like with sweet candy notes Little malty taste, again more like a warm little sweet wine. Oak notes. Complex taste this beer. (Antwerp 201404) marcus (10156) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours murky brown with no head and a fruity aroma. There is flat dark molasses flavor with a lot of grape and oak. This is an unusual quad but is a pleasure to drink.