markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to joeneugs for this extra. What a unique beer! Pours a thick, well-carbonated red-brown with a khaki head. Nose is malt, dark fruit, spice, date, and some tartness/ vinegar. Flavor is malt, vinegar/ tart, spice, fruit, dates, and vanilla/ oak coming in during the latter part of the beer. Medium-bodied and very enjoyable, especially the vanilla that lingers.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tin. Poured deep deep ruby with thin tan head. Caramelly and fruity aroma, lots of raisin. Full flavour, fruity, almost sweet. Unsweetened Cherry finish. Flat body, little carbonation
ben4321 (3862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz can from Gillyís, 1/19/10
Aroma: Dark fruits (cherry, raisin, maybe fig), some wood, caramel, and spice
Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany color with a fizzy tan colored head
Flavor: Fairly sweet from the dark fruits, with almost no bitterness to it at all
Palate: Soft, almost flat, carbonation, it really hides the alcohol well with really no burn
This beer seems to have a lot of fruit flavor to it, particularly the cherry. I like it, but it could probably use a little balance. Seems to be a lot going on though. Pour a huge head, but I blinked and it was gone, leaving just a small ring around the glass. Still, I liked the color quite a bit, a nice looking beer. Something Iíd probably not drink very often, but if you are looking for a sweet "change of pace" beer, this one is certainly suitable. The nose is probably the best component, but the rest is pretty solid as well. This one kind of grows on you, and it is probably a sipper more due to the sweetness then the booze, but if a sweet finish is an issue for you, Iíd probably say stay away.
Taverner (1093) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Hop Yard, Pleasanton. Love this quad! Pours a ruby red with frothy white head. Flavor is clean, smooth, a little tart, a little dry but finishes clean. Notes of wood, and a little vanilla in there.
alobar (2762) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with no head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, candi. Nicely balanced flavor of dark fruit, yeast, candi with a touch of sour and bitter. Wonderful beer though a tad think for a quad.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby-amber pour with a very nice, tight white head. The nose is a bit tart with a touch of light acetic character behind a fairly rich plumminess. A little bit of fruitiness and spiciness with a touch of oaky vineousness as well. Nice cherry flavour in the middle. The malts show through pretty nicely with a bit of nice caramel character in the middle. Itís got a warming shot of alcohol and a bit of herbal hoppiness which seems quite unusual in a beer of this style. Both clove and cinnamon spiciness that I normally associate with cherry pits. Itís actually lovely stuff. A bit of lingering tannic structure on the back of the palate.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Poured a reddish brown with a thin head. Nose was sweet with Belgian yeast and dark fruits. Medium thin mouthful. Decent depth of flavors. Dark fruit, candied sugars and belgian yeast. Nice quad, a touch thin, but nice flavors and very drinkable.
dogfish120love (937) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brownish cherry wood color with very little head. The aroma is rather sweet and smells of dark fruits such as figs, cherry and plum. The 8.3 ABV warms the nostrils. the flavor starts off sweet, but ends with a slight tinge of sourness. The alcohol shines through somewhat significantly, but not to the point in which it is overwhelming. The texture is rather thin.
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Dark chestnut brown with a ring of foam. Nose is fig, raisin and vanilla with a faint cinnamon burn. Medium body with a tang. Taste is fig, vanilla and candi. Dry finish with bitter spices. Pretty tasty but more a spiced ale than a quad.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at tap house - seattle. I really liked this, complex, sweet, dark reddish brown in color, definitely a call back to belgian strongs