Dark brown with quick fading head. Aroma and flavour have a lot of sweet boozy rum. Also good malt backbone and smooth , rich mouthfeel.
Bottle. Color: Dark ruby, thin beige head. Tasted side by side with the base beer Straffe Hendrik quadrupel. Taste: Roasted malt, dried red fruit, caramel, sugar, booze. Hints of rum, but not very strong. Sweeter, smoother and a bit boozier than the original Quadrupel. Over medium body, soft carbonation. Nice BA, but I am missing some of the complexity of the base beer.
Bottle from The Beer Shop in Kontich, the third edition in this series, Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel aged in rum barrels. Thick, large-bubbled but stable, very moussy, pale yellowish beige head over a very dark but fully translucent, hazy bronze-brown beer with rusty red hue and visible carbonation. Aroma of dried plums, old wood, fig compote, brown rum indeed, cola, baked banana, caramel candy, pear syrup, candied cherries, chestnuts. Sweet flavour, candied dates and blueberry jam, dried banana, light sourish cherry touch, somewhat sharp and stinging carbonation but full, smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Thick caramelly malt sweet body with lightly nutty and even somewhat chocolatey edges - like the basic beer, but the barrel aging adds quite a lot of wood flavour to the finish as well as the expected brown rum, the relative sweetness of which blends completely with the residual brown sugary sweetness, which in the end even becomes somewhat sticky. Rum-like alcohol lingers, warming but not astringent, amidst this sweetness. A great beer like its predecessors, but I personally liked the other ones better in being a bit more dry in the finish, this one seems just a tad too sweet - and in that sense a little bit out of balance compared with the previous Heritage editions.
Imported from my RateBeer account as De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Heritage 2016 - Rum Oak Aged Ale (by Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan):
Aroma: 8/10, Appearance: 3/5, Taste: 8/10, Palate: 3/5, Overall: 15/20, MyTotalScore: 3.7/5
21/XI/17 - 75cl @ Horeca Expo (Ghent) - BB: n/a (2017-1928) Thanks to the brewers for today's samples and my Ghent beer posse for sharing the glasses and keeping my liver sane. :p
Clear brown purple beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, dried fruits, some pineapple, fruity, nice stuff! MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very oxidized, caramel, soft roast, pretty bitter, little sourish. Aftertaste: alcohol, dried fruits, more alcohol, rum I suppose.
Thanks to Kraddel / Beerlover_Ben. Glass from 750 ml. bottle. Sweet rum in finish, overall blends amazingly with chocolate, dark fruit, cherry, oak, chocolate cake, mocha, almost a vinous touch but that rum finish, huge chocolate & sweet BE dark fruit is glorious. Spectacular beer.