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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This ale was brewed back in 2008, and in collaboration with brew master Ryohei Sugawa San from Rio Brewing & Co. Our goal was to brew a Belgian dark golden blond quadrupel with an enormous potential of aromas and flavors, and added complexity due to oak barrel aging. Bourbon barels from Kentucky were chosen due to their very special soft roast quality and noble vanilla flavors. Year upon year, different quality controls were executed, and we finally decided to bottle condition this very special ale in May 2012. Another three moths of cold maturing was done at the brewery, so we could be sure about the absolute quality before releasing to our customers.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (8089) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
pours cloudy almost murky dark golden, burnt orange, with a small off-white cap, reviving and leaving a creamy lacing. red fruits, candi, smooth and very tasty caramel, sticky bourbon - banana; touch of butter; very fruity trappist yeast, sticky sweetness - almost cloying; spices. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily; intensely fruity-spicy-woodsy finish. complex and very solid.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Antonio369 (176) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 33cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a murky dark orange with a two finger light brown head. Aromas of raisins, oak, dark fruit, cotton candy, grenadine, caramel, bubblegum, dates, cherries, strawberries, licorice, alcohol. Taste pretty much a continuation of the aromas, sweet like cotton candy in combination with the vinous and bourbon notes. The taste also very much reminds me of drinking a Singapore Sling cocktail. Very complex brew! A full thick, creamy mouthfeel with bourbon in the finish. This...is...so...GOOD! Another masterpiece from De Struise Brouwers. Congratulations heren! Until now nothing I have tasted by them has disappointed me. All top class brews from these maestros. Bravo!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (3495) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle from SB. Reddish amber with a tine off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, wood, vanilla and hops. Full body with a long fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10708) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2016
(Rating #10,400) Bottle... Pours dark, hazy and burnt-orange with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. The aroma is a malt and yeast-driven blend of caramel, sourmash whiskey, dates and marmalade. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and Key West carbonation. The flavor features bittersweet bourbon, candied dates, figs, golden raisins and toffee. Finishes bourbony, but quite smooth and silky with a modest amount of lingering, tannic bitterness. Pulls up just shy of being world-class. Bottles generously shared by darkguardian!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2046) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
2011 Vintage Bottle at home, 17th January 16. Pours dark brown, aroma is sweet, oak, vanilla, bourbon, slight molasses. Taste is complex, wood, oak sherry, vineous notes, sweet but not overly, bourbon, vanilla. Very good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (596) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2016
Reserva 2009, lotto 0603200930052013, aperta il 16 Gennaio 2016. Tra l'ambrato ed il dorato, schiuma ocra chiara poco persistente. Aroma spiccato di bourbon, vaniglia, frutta fermentata a polpa gialla. Al palato stesse caratteristiche con una bella coda amaricante erbacea, accompagnata da una discreta nota etilica, che equilibra la bevuta. Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata. Non così complessa, ma davvero una bella bevuta, da provare.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - JAN 3, 2016
2014 bottled (2011 Reserva). Body is dark brown with a white thin head which disappears quickly. Nose remembers to oak, red wine (St Emilion, Bordeaux). Taste is vanilla probably from the bourbon aged process with very long aftertaste, a little bit boozy at the end of the bottle. One of the best beers ive ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (2704) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 0.75l at Johnny Off License Roma Italy. 03.12.2015.Thank you Alberto for amazing journey.Also thank you guys for this Vintage 2009 bottle.Taste with Mortlach, ippopotamo36, John, Trevor and cika Boban. Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Aroma of sweet candy sugar and some oak.Taste is sweet sticky candy, bourbon note present,leather, earth, dusty finish, Nice smooth balanced.Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. Bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Amber with small lite tan head. Caramel malt, candied sugar, dark fruit, vanilla. Well done, complex.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patjeadam (153) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
Delicious complex belgian quadrupel. Sweet, tad bitter, vanilla, citrus, little oily, little boozy. Amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)


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