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The Cloak Of St Martin - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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The Cloak Of St MartinThe Cloak Of St Martin

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BA SCORE
83
good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 25.34%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De Brunehaut visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: impending on 04-13-2013)
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impending

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A-

750ml into a tulip. Pours a slick deep walnut cola, garnet when back lit, nearly zero head, no lacing.

Aroma is of a strong vinous quality, grape Hi-C and the ooze from the bottom of a crate of dark plums that have softened. nice

Dark fruits nicely dominate the initial sensation. Pleasant skin rind bitter aftertaste till tomorrow. Cherries and oak come forward at the last moment. Relatively thin bodied lifeless mouthfeel. While the alcohol is not solvent the intensity of the flavor belies its size. Leans towards being a barleywine. The second pour which included the dregs tasted noticeably different to its betterment. Needs warmth to shine, complex.
cheers
jd

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Poured from a 1pt 9.4 oz bottle, brewed June 2012

Little to no head with little to no carbonation (did I get a bad bottle?)

Smell- Deep, rich vinous, current, blackberry jam with a moderate alcohol note.

Appearance- Deep chocolate with dark ruby highlights. No head, little to no carbonation, even with swirling the glass.

Taste- Sickeningly sweet up front, in the middle, and in the end. Heavy, almost soy sauce malt flavor. Low to moderate bitterness. No truly off flavors but the sweetness makes it difficult to taste anything else.

Mouthfeel- Heavy, cloyingly sweet. Drinks like undiluted Pepsi syrup.

Overall- Maybe I got a bad bottle that failed to condition. That would certainly explain the sweetness and lack of carbonation. You'd think with what I paid for it, and the Belgian bottle, the shipping from Belgium, and the fancy paper wrapping, they would pay more attention to the actual quality of the beer. I'm a huge fan of the Belgian Quad aka Belgian Dark Strong beer but this is just awful.

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MusicaleMike

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2.56/5  rDev -29.5%

I poured this into a Belgian goblet. Bottled in June 2012.

The Cloak of St. Martin pours a deep, rich, and cloudy ruby-brown color with little to no head. There is a thin ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass, but that is all. Quite disappointing, as I expect a Belgian ale that is bottle conditioned to have a good amount of carbonation. This seems to have none, and it makes the beers look lifeless.

I try allowing the beer to come to room temperature to bring out more of the aroma. Hints of black currants, raisins, wine, and caramel. It does offer a rich aroma, filled with those darker malt qualities, though there is nothing about the aroma that makes it extraordinary. No hops, and seems to be on par for the style.

The taste is decent. Some of the same characteristics as the aroma, like red wine and currants, and a certain sweetness across the palate. The mid-sip sweetness had more of that raisin/currant quality. Slight heat of alcohol is there in the finish, replacing any bitterness on the back end.

The carbonation is definitely off for this style of beer. I know that higher alcohol beers often have a difficult time maintaining much head, and this beer does clock in at a respectable 13% abv, but I expect more out of Belgian yeast. Very weak on carbonation, which doesn't help the already full-bodied beer. Heat on the finish.

I was honestly hoping for better. It's an expensive bottle and this, I felt, was lacking in many ways. I don't think the age had much to do with it, as bottle conditioned beer should improve with age if anything. I feel like its just a sloppy quad.

09-11-2013 17:44:13 | More by MusicaleMike
The Cloak Of St Martin from Brasserie De Brunehaut
83 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.