PabloZab (1617) - Wroclaw, POLAND - SEP 20, 2017 Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cL. I was sitting around at a tasting Sunday, when we were about to start up the main event (side by side Dark Lord vs. Speedway). Glenn (a beeradvocate fellow) was about to leave after the imperial stout showdown, so he generously interrupted us and said, "Hey, before we move on, is there anyone here who hasn’t had Westy 12." A couple of us, myself included, replied, "Why no, Glenn, why do you ask?" At which point he proceeded to pull an unlabeled, yellow-capped bottle of this from his cooler, crack it and serve. Helluva guy. Dark brown pour, with little whilte head. Aroma is initally alcohol dominant, but gives way quickly to immense amounts of dried fruits. The yeast esters are just incredible -- cherries, dates, figs, but mainly raisins. Spices come through, too. Cloves and nutmeg mix in with the alcohol. The flavor is equally complex and interesting. Raisins dominate, but there are massive amounts of other dried fruits begging to be identified and savored. Caramel malt is there in force as well. Unfortunately the alcohol flavor is as strong as the alcohol smell -- it has to be looked past. The mouthfeel is oily and thick, but the alcohol keeps it clean on the finish. I docked its aroma and flavor for the over-present alcohol, and the overall simply because I’m not sure it lived up to the incredible hype of the world’s best. Incredible, absolutely. World’s best, not quite.
Butelka 330ml (BB 13.10.2019). Ciemno miedziane z delikatną pianą koloru ecru. Aromat nie powala, alkoholowy, lekko winny, nieco owocowy. W smaku wytrawne, owocowe, winne ale nic specjalnego. Dość wysoko nasycone, leciutko oleiste, pije się z przyjemnością ale oczekiwania były duże wyższe. stanislav_kh (4) - Kharkov, UKRAINE - SEP 13, 2017 does not count
Непревзойденное блаженство при употреблении данного напитка. Одновременно пьешь и закусываешь! Очень мощное и продолжительное послевкусие. Градус почти не виден. Трудно найти. Самое вкусное пиво 100% walkerrater (16) - ARGENTINA - SEP 11, 2017
I don't like this style of beer generally and this won me over. Pours deep read with a nice light head. Taste is dark chocolate and toffee but with a very balanced bitterness which makes it easy to drink. Gary (2035) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2017 Beer 2000. In an orval goblet. I had a couple of differing bottle ages today but this review is from the date on cap of .15.04.18. It's only taken a decade for me to hit 2k but I'm really not a ticker in my own defence. Fucken A. !!!!I have had this wale before, so I'm not like in awww or anything . Nose is an amalgamation of cool things.. bready , dark brooding fruity and boozy. A damn nice united mix of nuance is really fucken awesome. You smell the divinity in beer like this and are reminded ,while the vibes penetrate your nose -why you're an enthusiast for high boost beers made by isolated 50 year old celibate virgin monks . Poured kinda a subdued textbook autumn leaf colour..shy khaki head doesn't last too long. Tastes great. This could maybe heal throat cancer..the smooth vibes slide down my throat like hote butter on toast. Sippin this yo get sweet toffee, chocolate covered grape, tart plums, lots of bready vibes and boozy buzzes that finish bitter-tart... I'd say this a great beer. The dull and limp appearance holds this bAck from being a higher rate. Zilverenmaan (244) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2017
Aroma: plums, red currant, malts, warming alcohol. Taste the same but stronger. Mouthfeel creamy, alcohol warming, a little too strong for me but not disturbing. Very rich, yet balanced and enjoyable quad.
90 (614) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2017
Rather closed Aroma compared with the full flavored taste. Taste is prunes, tad nuts, very nice yeast, a tad bread. Nice oxidation. Rather much carbonation. Palate is fizzy, because of the carbonation. More complex in the aftertaste: prunes, a little leather, milk chocolate. Oddskulle (37) - - SEP 4, 2017
Tag ikke fejl, dette er bare noget af det vildeste. Det kan siges med få ord "Fuck det er godt" Det er en meget hypet øl, den lever op til det hele.
Hvis vi kunne drikke dette resten af vores liv, ville vi dø lykkelige. Det er satme i orden med super på! GriZZZly (241) - - SEP 3, 2017
Berlin, Muted Horn, butelka. Ar: swietny ciemny slod, ziarnistosc, mocno orkiszowy, slodko bardzo, super dusza slodowa, sladowe szlachetne alko, intensywnosc srednio-wysoka. Swietnie, najciekawszy balans slodowosci jaki czulem, ta belgia i orkisz, bosko. Wyg: koniakowy, brazo-zloto, piana cienka, redukuje sie do ringu. Sm: swietne, bardzo slodowe, lekka palonosc, belgia, mocna orkiszowosc, soczyste, mocna ciekawa dusza quadra, wysycenie wysokie, super jest ta slodowosc, to nie moj styl, ale jest zajebiscie. Pos: cudowny slod, orkisz, belgia, sladowe szlachetne alko. Ov: genialne, cudowne w swej subtelnosci. kehliu (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - SEP 2, 2017 does not count
Dark and opaque body with fruit aroma just like citrus clearly, medium head in the glass, very balanced in mouth. Anyway, complex by bitter and sweet taste as the temperature rising. It's really perfect, but too expensive maybe it costs in China. Mishnok (355) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Scores high from me on taste. Velvety quadrupel with dark dried fruit, prune and spice. No bitter edges, but I thought the extra alcohol compared to the 8 Extra was a bit overkill. Great beer, but prefer the 8.
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