rotaman14 (654) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017 Bonster (182) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottle I received from the generous Bert in a beer trade. When opening the box of goodies the last one I pulled out was the Westy 12 and I was completely floored. I enjoyed this one with company for a special occasion. It poured a dark hazy brown with a medium tan head that simmered down to a thin film. The aroma was sweet, dark malt fruit shine. I think raisins was the only flavor I could pick out, though it was much thinner than I expected. Fine perfect bitterness in the finish. There is nothing wrong here that I can see. It is not my favorite style of beer but I’m hard pressed to find anything wrong with it at all. Bert you are the man!!! Thank you! (months later)
2016 bottle. Aroma of booze, dark fruits, dark chocolate and more booze. Sweet taste combined with a medium bitterness and a boozy and spicy aftertaste. Solid Belgian ale, but certainly nothing mind blowing. Massively overhyped due to its limited availability and place of origin. mariojbra (13) - 60810160, BRAZIL - AUG 17, 2017
Segunda vez que degusto essa cerveja, agora mais experiente e consciente do estilo quadrupel. A primeira constatação é que o sabor e aroma mudaram sensivelmente com a alta da temperatura. A medida que foi esquentando liberou mais aroma primeiro frutado e depois caramelizado, o sabor tambem se adocica com o aquecimento. Mas uma coisa continua a mesma, a experiência imperdível de degustar essa obra prima. valpoaj (745) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Had a bottle from ’04 in the basement, so after passing my PhD defense, figured what better time to pull one out (and when you pull out something like this, its time to get on RB). Body is dark brown, and a minimal head is representative of its age, but the carbonation was still very nice. Started off cold (33F) and allowed to warm up through the 50s...the nose was beautiful from the beginning with a ton of sweet, candied fruit, toffee, mild alcohol and a general richness. Flavor was candied fruit, raisin, toffee, beautiful! Palate was medium bodied, and thankfully the age didn’t seem to take much of a toll here...quite easy drinking for the ABV...a shame I only have one (and of course, couldn’t not share this with a good friend to celebrate). Excellent offering that I should try fresh sometime! ratebeerian (2) - - AUG 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2017 Poured from bottle at brewery’s cafe. Dark brown with persistent head. Dried fruit/caramel notes, and finishes sweet. NightHawk91 (74) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2017
2014 bottle. Late check in from Feb 17. Fruity, wine-ish, caramel. Warming (not bad) alcohol. Simply a solid quad.
conor23 (111) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Wonderful. Lives up to expectations. Strong without being heavy. Rich and flavorful and not overly sweet. rodenbachvintage (47) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2017
Hier hoeven weinig woorden aan vuilgemaakt te worden. Zeer goed donker abdijbier! Enig minpunt de triestige commerciële uitbuiting op de site in WestVleteren... Heeft dit bier niet nodig. BeerRay (1) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 14, 2017 does not count
It is the best Quad. There are others that are close, but none can beat this. Ohtwozer0 (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Dark toffee stickiness, and all of the Belgian characteristics you want in a quad. Glad to have a few more left. kamanova_boy (296) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle from surethin_ii, lot of thanks. This is supposed to be one of best beers at all and it doesn’t disappoint. Very rich aroma, raisins, caramel, roasted malt, plums. Deep black colour, strong beige head. Rich strong taste, raisins, dark fruits, sweet, bitter, a lot of taste, long bitter fruity finish. There’s everything, love it.