Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can poured into a glass. Very neat to see a quad in a can. Poured amber brownish in color with a quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, figs, vanilla, and some malty sweetness. Taste is full bodied with notes of dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, begian candy sugars, Quite nice and kudos to 21st amendment for a quad in a can.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thought this stuff was fantastic. Drinks about as smooth as any beer I’ve ever had, velvety soft and full bodied. Definitely a full bodied brew. Flavors are all dark candy and dark sugar, dark fruits, but I’m not tasting the cinnamon or vanilla it’s claimed to be made with, but thats fine by me. This was a great beer, and looks beautiful too.
after4ever (5856) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. cloudy ebony. caramel and toffee at the edges. loose tan foam falls quickly away to nothing. basementy nose with cola and wet leaves. creamy and fizzy medium body. figs, vanilla, cola, and wet leaves on the mid palate. mild cola finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can - side by side with the classic St. Bernardus Abt 12; I was very eager for this release; pours clear dark brown with rosy highlights and quickly fading light tan head; sweet aromas of figs, caramel, malty sugars, candy; very sweet on the nose; medium body with creamy texture and (thankfully) muted sweetness; dark fruits, brown sugar, dry and fruity; i like the mouthfeel and flavor profile, but obviously not quite as decadent as the St. Bern (an unfair match); it certainly doesn’t fall into the ridiculous sweetness of many US-brewed quads and I plan to revisit; nose is a tad too sweet, though flavor mix is very nice; best quad in a can, no doubt!! haha
Aquilo (518) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red-brown which is Almost black. Small head. I am sure that the aroma is vanilla and spices, but my first impression was saffron. Saffron and bubblegum. Very interesting. Flavor is not too sweet. Nice balance of caramel and spice. I’m glad I got to try this.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a mahogany brune body with an off white head. Coffee roast y notes, light chocolate, dates, and fig. Warming etoh latent fruit, chocolate chewy with some light grass y hop tones. Some chocolate, ash, and a moderate warming. Mmm good.
bvc (1138) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can that I picked up today on the way home. Quad in a can!?...hell yeah. Pours a clear very dark brown with a ruby tint to it with some, but not much head for the style. The first thing that stands out on the nose is the lack of strong identifiable Belgian candi sugar. Light banana esters, dark cherry pit, raisin, cola, and very faint cinnamon. Lots of sweet dark fruit flavors up front, some tartness from the fruit, candied cola, the cinnamon gives some dry eathiness toward the end along with some dark chocolate. Not having the strong candi sugar or the super lively carbonation and being in a can really pulls this one on the outer boundaries of the style; but I really enjoyed it and would drink anytime.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Churchkey. Pours a muddy, deep brown with a thick, tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is vinegary, sherry, some raisins. Quite subdued. Taste is sherry, vinegary, some dark fruits, toast, unsweetened chocolate. Sort of light-bodied for a quad. Meh.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Small beige head atop clear dark copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, berry/cherry, caramel, faint alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some raisin, caramel/brown sugar. Sticky full body, low carbonation, alcohol well contained. A bit subdued for a Quad, but still quite enjoyable.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice quad in a can! pours a dark brown ruby with minimal tan-orange head. aroma has a ton os sweet malts and spicy yeast. the taste is sweet and spicey, a very thick, syrupy mouth feel. mostyl sweet after taste witha touch of tartness as well.