kfl (71) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle 33 cL. Pours hazy dark amber, with medium sized off-white head. Fantastic wineous sweet aroma of fruits (berries). Sweet malty taste. Notes of prunes, plums, caramel. Head seems to stick to the glass forever. Just delicious! phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 caramel flavor with hint of citrus. slightly orange with a heavy frothy head. lightly bitter, wonderful taste. Overall Impression: Great Beer! My best rating so far...After spending three years in Europe and sampling everything in sight; I’m very impressed. Look out Germany, Holland is knocking at your Bier Door... AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - OCT 19, 2008
An excellent beer, though I prefer less carmel. This was well balanced and a real treat. Hides the 10% alc. very well. Enjoyed, brought down from Ohio to Panama.
blutt59 (6573) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2008
bottle, dark brown color, no head to show, nose is a caramel and ripened fruit, flavor is fruit and caramel with a Slo Poke caramel finish, very tasty CanIHave4Beers (4194) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours a nice light brown with an enormous fluffy white head. Plenty of sweetness and dried fruit on the nose as well as some alcohol. The beer has a nicely spicy flavor complimenting it’s light malty sweetness are a arrangement of dry flavors including that of raisins, nuts, and unsweetened cocoa. The texture is very creamy and the alcohol is barely present when drank at cellar temperature.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Pours surprisingly light for a quad, crystal clear copper with an off-white head that showed great retention and lacing. There was a constant stream of bubbles in the middle of the glass.
The dominant smells are of Belgian yeast and candied sugar. However there is also big dark fruit aromas as well as vanilla and caramel.
The taste is also dominated by the caramel sweetness and Belgian yeast. The malt backbone is present but not as big as most quads.
Mouthfeel is a tad thin for the style but still smooth and complex.
This is a great beer and a very good quad. It’s a little light to be world class, but I could drink it all night long. Sigmund (7759) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2008
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10%. Deep amber to copper colour. Rich, very big and lasting off-white head. Lovely vinous aroma, also notes of brown candy sugar, caramel and various spices. The flavour is very rich and sweet, with plenty of malts, brown sugar and spices. Moderate hops in the finish. cheap (5961) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Yep er doodle, had this at Brugge Point, high class area of Pgh. 11 oz bottle. Pour, by ’tender, into a flute is slightly cloudy iced tea but I don’t see any gunlk on the bottom of the bottle. 8$. nice clean trapppist aroma which encompasses a belgie little candy sweetness. Good carbonation, reminds me of the feel of Orval. Taste is strong like a strong beer but certainly nothing like the 10% indicted here. Hides this content well. Decently strong belgie that is more refined than most 10% belgies, especially the american versions. Alky does become more apparrent and annoying towards the end of the session. popephred (268) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Poured from the bottle into a double-walled pint glass. Pour produced a cloudy nut-brown body, topped by a full, quickly diminishing tan head of foam. Pleasant, sweet aroma, with a good malt character.Good mouthfeel with a crisp effervesance and an initial sweetness, followed by the slight warmness of alcohol at the back of the throat, though not quite as bitter as the description would suggest. RigorMortis (24) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Currently my favorite beer. It’s all about the richness of taste and aroma with the perfectly balanced notes of fruit. Almost too delicious and drinkable given the strength.