MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy red-brown body with a bubbly beige head. Spices override much of the nose, still detect some plum, almond, cocoa, and oxidation. Thin body delivers some fruit, almond, faint bubblegum, Would like more body on this one, less spice and more coherence in the nose, and more nuance in the flavor. That said, this is still a decent quad, from a can at that.
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
21st Amendment Monk’s Blood 2/8/10 (Pours blood red with some ruby undertones, white head. Aroma is minerally, some prune and bready notes. Palate is medium in fullness, not all that dry. Flavor lingers on a bready-fruit, candi sugar, slightly coppery note, I couldn’t get over the comparison to BLOOD. Uggh. And sweet in that "candi" way. Shall I retry this? I’d like to, but for now we shall say that I just couldn’t get into this beer. Coolest part is the color!
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to the random chaps who came in the rake that night. Alround rating: Sweet candy sugar belgian character, has a small tartness to it, but its primarily all about the yeasty fruity sweetness and the small tartness just keeps it in check. Good stuff.
Beerman6686 (4782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a very dark red almost purple with a very small beige head. Aroma was lots of candi sugar, some fig and other dark fruit character too. Flavor was a bit yeasty, very sweet, with a little off flavor tinge in the swallow. All an all a decent beer bit a little weak for a quad.
BelgianBeerGal (3256) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded 12oz can. Pours a relatively dark brown with a small khaki head that dissipates quickly. Faint aroma of sour cherries, Belgian yeast and candy sugar; maybe even a little vanilla. Pretty light for a quad but I think that keeps it from being cloying and sticky sweet. Sweeter than expected but decently balanced by some spice. Nice.
BroSpud (1755) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours a dark red with very little head though plenty of effervescence (good word, gotta use that more). Alot of fruit without too much of the sweet making for a nice balanced flavor. No alcohol taste whatsoever.
Tonkun (930) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Refreshing carbonation. Dark pour with minimum head that diminished quickly. Light flavor with spice and a lot of vanilla. A bit too sweet for me. Short finish with sweetness that lingers.
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark brown color with a small head. Strong fruity aroma with a hint of sourness. Big, malty flavor. An odd amount of nut for a Belgian Ale. Light fruit (cherry?). A bit yeasty.
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From draft @21stamendment (and, yes, that’s right in a can) - prefered the draft version, very interesting beer, very drinkable, nice malts, good use of fruits and spices. Certainly one of the best beers to come from 21a.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bleeng for this beer. Pours a nice caramel brown color with red highlights. Cherry nose with nice malty aromas as well. Flavor not nearly as rich I would assume, but not bad. Some cherry and quad flavors, but very subdued.