StoutDr (48) - Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Malty aroma with slight fruitiness like raisons. Poured light from bottle with barely any head. Clear coffee brown with edges of gold. Fantastic malty quad flavor. Light on the palate. Strong alcohol with sweet lasting after taste. This is a worthwhile Belgian quad. I will gladly drink this again! zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours brown to orange with a nice head, aroma of fruits, yogurt and a apricot, flavor is sourish and very sweet with fruits and alcohol, medium bodied. 574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
2010 vintage, carefully cellared at my local distributors warehouse. Pours dark brown with a fair amount of sediment and a khaki head that settles down to a thicker ring and leaves some spots of soapy lace. Nose involves dark candy sugar, some caramel apple, brown bread, pinot noir, some alc vapors, plums. Quite sweet, somewhat bitter, a touch tart. Full bodied, chewy texture, oily, fair action, some alc heat, with a drying toasty bitter finish. Pretty badass, I must say. Lots of cool shit going on. Restrained, yet powerful. sjorsvdg (613) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2017 Een lekker, donker bier. Koffie, hop, houtskool. Deze quadrupel is niet te zwaar. Drink hem rond de 10 graden Celsius. Handypaul (586) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with big creamy beige head that lasts and leaves great lace. Rich aroma of caramel, toasted malts and bread dough of which the caramel is well represented in the flavor. Medium sweet and lightly bitter tastes. Average carbonation, chewy to oily texture, sweet candy and chocolate flavors, medium body and a smooth sweet finish. Hides the alcohol well. Yummy!
kingstoni (2174) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with a medium thick frothy off-white head. Aroma of raisin, caramel, vanilla and yeast. Bitter and sweet taste. A bit harsh finish. Mortlach (2532) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 28, 2014
28/03/2014 La Tana (330ml bottle). Bruna, intensa, abbastanza limpida, schiuma bianco-sporca abbondante e persistente. Al naso iniziale, sgradevole nota metallica, che fortunatamente si attenua nel tempo fin quasi a sparire, quindi emergono note di zucchero di canna, frutta rossa (ciliegie), caramello e spezie. In bocca è discretamente complessa, rotonda, dolciastra all’attacco con un finale acidulo (frutta rossa, ciliegie, ribes) e leggermente amarognolo. Corpo pieno, carbonazione media. Bella birra di sostanza. Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
Superbe réussite encore une fois. Belle couleur foncée, bière maltée à souhaits, arômes d’alcool de fruits, quelques notes grillées et épicées. Les 11% sont par contre très violents. kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap. Cloudy red with creamy tan foam. Lots of lacing. Aroma of peach, pear, and apple. Fruit flavors are sweet and pronounced. Alcohol is drying. Finish is not as sweet with a hint of apple. gyllenbock (10034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Brune Rousse Houblon, Nice.
Dark brown with a small creamy tan head. Sweetish aroma of malt, dried fruit, caramel and some notes of alcohol. The taste was similar and vinous. The body was full. The finish was fairly long and with warming alcohol.