Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by badnewsbeers. Deep garnet red-brown body, thin/medium ring of buff carbonation. Syrupy nose, tangy, with brown sugar, caramel, and circus peanuts. Tangy, sweet body with caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, berries, and tannic notes; there are also hints of smoke. Thin; lacked the heft or depth to carry the candy- and fruit-like sugars. Odd and possibly ambitious, but misses the mark.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in a 12oz can. Pours dark brown and cloudy and with a big head on it. About two inches thick and goes down over a minute. Aroma is full of vanilla and a bit of cinnamon apple. Really nice. Drinks nicely on the palate and flavor is very rich and malty. Great
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a lovely dark amber / brown color. predominant aroma is stone fruit which fades into fig then some other notes that I canít pin down. taste is very strong. very warming initially. some vanilla notes. not tasting the oak or cinnamon at all. a well made beer but not to my taste
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
4-pack from Perryís. Holy God I could drink this every day. Nose is full with dark fruit, sweet black and chocolate malts, a very light fig character in particular. Color is a beautiful bloody brownish black with a mountainous brown head. Flavor is perfectly balanced: cherries, fig, wood, dark Abt esters... damn it I wish I had bought two 4 packs. Or three.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of AJM. Poured into a snifter. 8.3% Quad? Kind of small. Rich mahogany to deep red hue with a small tan head that clings to the glass well. Aroma is quite nice. Brown sugar, cherries, chocolate, plums, light banana esters, sweet caramel, flan. Nice and complex nose. Some dried fruits and a touch of vanilla, maybe oak. Very complex. Light bread and rum notes. Taste is dark fruits, raisins or figs, woody, caramel, bread, cherry, light cinnamon. Light alcohol tones with some palm or otherwise exotic sugars. Some slight, well, not sourness in any way, but maybe an acidity (fruit like) that rounds out the finish quite well.
Creamy carbonation. Weighted perfectly. Damn good can of beer!
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 Can, thanks to bleeng. Pours a reddish-brown with white bubbles instead of head. Nose is of figs and cinnamon. Taste is of cinnamon, figs and vegetal. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy.
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (and there is something horrendously sacrilegious about a quad in a can). Pours nicely enough, though and the can is long forgotten by the time I sit down to enjoy (well... not really). Anyhow, body is a deep, dark copper and supports a dense, but thin, head. Aromas of brown sugar, caramel, light raisins and maybe cherries. Quite intriguing and fortunately Iím not picking up any aluminum. Flavor is luxurious... lots of sugary sweetness and dark fruits swirling around. Cherries seem to come through the strongest, but there is a pretty good alcohol kick, too, which is hard to miss. At a couple of points on the race to the bottom of the glass it seemed a little like cough syrup (which I detest), but those moments were ephemeral. Itís pretty sweet, though, and now Iím wondering how this will age.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of brown sugar and dried fruit. A bit mettalic and fruity. Thin and foamy.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome looking can that deserves high praise. Unfortunately the beer inside did not quite live up to the expectations. Pours a dark cherry color with a quickly fading collar of froth. Aroma is fairly muted with a bit of dried fig, caramel and a touch of wood. Flavor is complex with the cinnamon dominating and layers of vanilla, oak, candi sugar and some spicy Belgian yeast notes. Carbonation is minimal and the palate is slightly thin. Ends with a lingering spicy yeast note that is uninspiring. Not a bad attempt and definitely the best ever in a can, but not on par with other commonly available quads.
MeadMe (1473) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: A very deep shade of amber with a nice tall off white head. No real retention but it does leave behind some spotty lace.
S: Aromas of sweet caramel and brown sugar malt. Light cherry with a nice addition of spice.
T: Malty for sure. Lots of caramel and dark molasses. Light dark fruit and a tinge of cinnamon.
M: Medium in body, pretty smooth, nicely carbed.