thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
This was my first quad. and I was intrigued by the experience. The 10 poured a very dark color--a slight shade of purple when held up to light. It poured with a tan head, not too large. The smell was evident as soon as it was opened. The smell was definitely alcoholic and fruity--almost like a white wine. On to the taste. Iím having a hard time describing what I tasted. It starts out with some fruity notes, and has a great mouthfeel--very smooth. I expected a little more hoppiness, but the finish was smooth as well. The taste is complex. I could definitely taste the alcohol, but not in a way that overpowered the flavor. snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Pours dark with a healthy tan head. Aroma is of raisins, black currant, some caramel sweetness and alcohol. Flavor is huge, with strong plum and raisin taste. Nice warmth from the alcohol and a soft mouthfeel. Finish is nice and long, I feel like I could taste it an hour later. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2006
On tap at Brouwerís....awesome. This one definitely lives up to the hype. Enough has been said about it...I just enjoyed the hell out of it. alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUL 12, 2006
Bottle at the Vine (San Diego) Poured it its own glass, it has a dirty brown color with dirty tan head. Aroma of fruits, cinamon and spices. Flavor is semisweet with raisins, plums, yeast, cherries and caramel. Nice and soft palate but finishes bad with a plastic and winey snap.. too much alcohol to savor the nice complexity in the brew maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2006
330ml bottle with massive lees. Pours opaque chocolate brown, topped by a two-finger khaki whipped cream head. Riotous, succulent fruit aromas- plum, grape, cherry, currant- plus licorice, bubblegum, cinnamon, toffee. Lobotomizing alcohol fumes. First sip... OMG... Plum, chocolate, cream sherry, rum and cola... finishes leathery and bittersweet, with a one-two wallop of bitterness and ethanol. Fluffy palate- feels like drinking clouds. Burnt raisin aftertaste with a hint of latex. The alcohol character is over the top; otherwise, orgasmically good.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2006
Very tasty, dark, plum, spice, heavy on the alcohol. Honestly I like the Abt 8 marginally better. But still this is a fantastic brew. It puts North American imposters to shame. Also, Iím happy these come in small bottles. You only need a few sips of this stuff to begin to feel it. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2006 Pours a brown/burgundy with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet & fruity with toffee. Flavor is fruity and sweet. Smooth body with hints of raisins, plums, dates. Well balanced, nothing is overpowering. Finishes soft. kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Pours out a dark reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and yeasty bread. Flavor is heavy with dried fruit including red raisins, prunes and black cherry with tinges of tanned leather, red wine, malt, yeast and caramel. The palate is incredibly complex, full, rich and viscous, the best attribute of the beer. Itís a great beer overall, didnít quite live up to the hype, but undeniably good. hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Finally had a chance to have a bottle of this thanks to acertain who traded it to me for a few homebrews! Thanks man. Yeasty aromatics with a ting of mineral laden caramel. Chocolate, dusty raisins, died cherries, chewy, aromatic and amazing. Dark, ruby-brown in color with a tall, rocky head that thins. Flavor is full of rich and sweet plummy caramel malt with a warming finish that lasts and lasts. Toch of alcohol and a hint of a medicinal cherry starts coming out half way through the glass. Sweet and full-bodied with a creamy and warming ting of alcohol as it goes down the back of my throat. Yummy. smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Fruity aroma. Reddish amber color with off white head. Fruity and candy sweetness in taste. Amazingly easy and drinkable for being +11% alcohol. Best belgian ive ever had.