badgerben (4549) - 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, thatís 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.
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Hulmeville Inn. Very nice brune burgundy pour, with some tan head. Canít sense any alcohol as far as tastes or smell. Cherry, belgian candi, slight chocolate malt, maybe vanilla, very smooth brew.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of wavers1. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt, tea, spicy. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolate, some brown sugar, some peppery hints. Nicely balanced.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper brown with really thin cream-colored head. Aroma is very raisiny with nutty undertones. Flavor is heavily of candi sugar, sweetened dried fruit (raisin) and vanilla. Body is light to medium with high carbonation.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle. Very sweet aroma, with a lot of vanilla, prune. Tons of vanilla, sweet bark, maple syrup and corn syrup flavor. It is beyond me how they can call this a quad, let alone mention Westvleteren in the name. Not cool. A cloying mess.
bleeng (1554) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to CA Jimmy-thanks buddy!! Nice black can with some strange gothic writing that is very hard to read. Pours dark red, filtered with a nice but rapidly diminishing head. Nose is sour cherries, a bit of funk. Remnants of a Belgian sour-not sure about this being a quad.
Tastes is sour cherries, tart, some sweetness but not overwhelming. Alcohol is well hidden. Fluffy palate that seems to thin out on the end. Overall not a bad beer-unique for sure.
coldbrewky (1478) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unctuous deserts? WTF?!!? Can at the rip and run. A ruby red in the glass with a disgusting cotton candy nose.First sip reflects the same. Some droopy legs. Candi sugar finally burns off after a 30 minute sit in the glass. Body diminishes and is a bit watery towards finish. Blargh.
markwise (4586) - 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.