fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
can thanks to Brooha, pours deep ruby red with a tall light tan head. Aroma is boozy lots of alcohol and spice. Some clove and peppermint, lots of yeast and cinnamon. Flavor is rich malts, very bready and tons of yeast and sweet raisin and candied sugar. I really like this.
IndianaRed (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
out of a can (I seem to be starting more of my ratings this way...) pours a murky reddish brown. Small light tan head. Nice aroma of apple butter, pitted fruits and caramel. Slightly wooden and earthy. Flavor is much less subtle. Some of the same caramelized sugars but a fairly sharp woody and boozy flavor. Some spices, and a little metallic. Softly carbonated and a rich malty palate.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearish mahogany pour wearing an initially medium off-white foam that switfly leaves its throne. Rather sugary nose where yeast phenols bring clovey and leathery character with a small medicine component. Banana bread, toast, plums, pear and mint complete the portrait. This ain’t particularly well balanced, lacking in attenuation and leaving a sticky feel, the tiny-bubbles carbonation not quite alleviating the sweet fig puree and sugary toastiness. Displaying minimal herbal notions in the finish with a growing minty, vanillaish with a toothpaste-like tightness borderline tannic, greatly contrasting with the sweetness, yet not removing the slickness. Not the depth of a sipper, not very drinkable either. In terms of palate, this is not quite there.
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at Freetail’s, before opening for the OBR bottle release .. Pours out a dark brown .. not a quad, the abv is too low, but a super brew, mild and enjoyable.. go for it if you see it! .. . Go! Move it, will ya? Aw, you’re letting him blow right by ya! Can you believe this guy? Come on! Don’t just...! Ninja-kick the damn rabbit! Do something!
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had from can, poured into sifter - freshly bought less than a week earlier in San Francisco. I don’t know if I expected more, or maybe I remembered it differently when I tried this beer over a year ago, but I felt a little bit let down this time around. Pours a dark reddish brown with very little head. Smells of fruits, malts, and sugars. Taste is sweet, subtle, not complex at all. Sweet flavors linger with hint of alcohol at the end. My fond memories were not at all satisfied this time around. May have to re-rate if I can ever get it on tap at 21st Amendment.
TizzleJizzle (725) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Texas Bluebonnet Brew-off 2010. Poured a red-brown color with a nice tan head. It smelt of hay, banana, and slight chocolate. Tasted of sweet caramel and brown sugar. Wow, this is a great brew!
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can I picked up at Whole Foods in DC. Drank with lunch, I guess thats the best thing about having an 8.3% Quad. Pours dark reddish brown with a beautifal stable tan head. Nose is rich and sweet with big notes of spice and a rodenbachy vinegarness. Taste is sweet, rich, malty and nicely slightly tart. Rich dark fruits and a nice aftertaste.
travita (4307) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dark red in color, decent beige colored head, and clear. The smell is fruits, caramel, sweet, caramel, and yeast. The taste is dried fruits, other fruits, caramel, sweet, yeast, sugar, and good. Nice feel.
TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very slowly out of the 12oz can. Left about an inch frothy caramel long lasting head. Has a dark covered chocolate cherry taste. Hint of dried prunes. Over all a very light sweet taste. Has a creamy texture. Medium bodied with an after taste of the 8 + abv. This beer will definitely go in the notebook for a future buy. It was recommended to me and i will pass it forward,
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours a clear, mahogany colored body with a reddish hue. Finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nice. Chocolate covered cherries, caramel, plums, raisin, toffee, brown sugar, Belgian sugary yeast, pepper, molasses, earth, and woody vanilla. A bit vineous too. Flavor is nice, but seems to lack the complexity of the aroma. More of a banana, Belgian yeastiness up front with a pleasant caramel and toffee maltiness. A light chocolate, vanilla-wood, raisin bread, dark fruit, and earth before this finishes mostly dry with a good amount of sweetness. Light to medium, earthy and yeasty bitterness with just a hint of acidic dark fruits. Medium length aftertaste after a medium to full body and soft carbonation. Very smooth and mouth coating. Overall, a nice quad. The aroma seemed more complex to me, but the flavor was still enjoyable. No hint of the 8.3% ABV and very easy drinking. Nice can beer.