epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 8, 2007
Brown color, medium head. Aroma: Malt, plums, spice, alcohol, toffee. Palate: Chocolate, toffee, cherries, bitter, alcohol. Very complex beer. Nice! RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2007
1 year old bottle, if that makes a difference, 11.5%. Pours a tan-copper with a medium sized lasting white head. Aroma of honey, white chocolate, cinnemon, hay, something funky and saison-like kinda like a Chaumes cheese, raisins. Tastes of honey, raisins, vanilla, hay/grass, funky cheese-like yeast (in a good way) and then starts drying out. Finishes with some sourdough bread, a bit of pungent yeast flavor, and a nice earthy hop flavor that carries to the aftertaste. Also some lingering bitter honey flavor in the aftertaste. Fairly high carbonation, but lower than some Belgians, medium bodied, and quite boozy in heat and a little bit in flavor. This is a pretty nice sweet Belgian Quad. I had a sample of this on draft and it was dominated by a bitter pear flavor, which is thankfully absent from this bottle. mmmbeer (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2007
From 11.2 oz bottle- Poured with moderate carbonation, nontransparent murky copper amber, very nice lacing head. Aroma of fruit and malt, very appealing. Hits the mouth with a sour note, thin body, sweetness on the finish. One that is to b e sipped, not slammed... and not bad! Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours copper-ish amber. Sweet and fruity aroma with complex esters and some candied tones in the background. Ripe apples, pears, grapes, raisins and more exotic notes of pineapple, mango and citrus peel are also present. Subtle spices, mostly anise and a good deal of peppery and polish like alcohol. Some cookies, nuts and almond-ish malt along some honey tones. Malt, fruit and yeast in the flavour with notes of alcohol and anise seeds. Honey and nuts in the flavour as well. Light to medium sweet. Soft and round mouthfeel but with an unpleasant alcohol bitter finish. Alcohol and anise lingers. Medium to full bodied. This beer is quite interesting but suffering from a notable lack of depth flavour wise. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
On tap at Stone. Opaque caramel color with a creamy white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit and yeast. Creamy satin palate. Taste of caramel covered fruit and a bitter finish.
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
Hazy amber with large head. The sweet and malty aroma has overripe fruits and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty and quite hoppy for a Quadrupel. Warming alcohol in the end with bitter finish. ABUSEDGOAT (2933) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 11%: Slightly hazy ruby, moderate rocky head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is alcoholic with darker fruits like raisins and cherries. Sugar and yeast play a factor as well. Somewhat hot, somewhat sweet, medium body. A hint of metal. Raisins and alcohol dominate though. Not a great example. 7/4/6/3/12
2016 rerate. Hazy darker red color, moderate to small head, some lace/retention. Aroma is cherry, raisin, sugar, light alcohol. Medium to full body, sugary, fruity. I really can’t state enough how relatively muted the aroma is. There’s more than a little going on with the flavor, but nothing really hits the mark. 6/3/6/3/12. SHIG (5300) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Bottle: Poured a copperishred amber with a creamy off white color head. The aroma is sweet fruit hints of plums. Taste blasts out of the glass as at first it stings the tongue, then is subsides to leave a sugary caramel malt, which eventually finishes dry tingly. thewolf (12992) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle. [thank you, Skortila!]truebluehes (212) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Pours a plummy dark orange with a great and very creamy small off white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma has plums, raisins and some exotic fruits. Quite oily and full mouthfeel. Flavour is vinious, quite bitter (surprise!), a sweet caramel edge to it as well. Not that terribly complicated and a bit too vinious, but very nice.
Bottle. Very hazy orange/brown brew, nice beige head. Aroma is very plummy and raisony with hints of mango. Flavor is very sweet, but not overwhelmed by the aroma. Flavor is very smooth and a nice tingle on the aftertaste.