Marduk (3976) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear deep ruby red color. Medium size, yellowish head, stays. Sweet, malty, cherry, woody, raisins, port wine in aroma. Sweet, woody, berries, delicate hops, raisins in taste. Sweet port wine and tingly bitter hops in aftertaste. Complex yet very drinkable. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Fantastic brew!
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Set down for a couple of years as the reviews implied it would be too sweet, sticky, and hot young. Pours a lovely mahogany, with a spongy beige head. Lovely raisiny sweet aroma, dark fruits also include prunes, a bit of an oxidised aspect to the sweet caramel, but I do like that. Full palate, sweet, quite smooth, but not sticky. Pleasant carbonation even though it opened without so much as a pfft. Beautiful toasted caramel, raisins burnt onto the side of of a cake tin - beautiful. Feels potent, but not hot. Sugars cover the alcohol. Finish does have a slightly dry papery hoppy bitterness, which sweetens and becomes nuttier then nut-paper-ier, then even woodier. Yet again, 8 Wired nail it. Bloody great. As this isn’t hot, I wonder how it would have been with fewer months/years on it?
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a BOSS meeting. Aged for about 2 years from date of purchase. Pours a dark amber with two fingers of off white foam. Aroma is lots of figs and plums. Somewhat bitter, more than I was expecting. Flavor is dark fruits, malt, raisins, really nice overall. Bitterness is good. Very nice beer. Better than I expected.
Tomskalle (9) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drukket i godt lag på Cardinal. Fruktig rosin liknende lukt. Søt ganske kraftig syrlig smak.
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark amber, nose is sultanas, coffee, chocolate, raisins, taste is similar, rich and fruity.
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the best quad I've ever had. Poured with a very small cream colored head no lace and a hazy brownish amber color. Aroma is canned prunes raisins dates figs dark malt. Flavor is like aroma plus some carbonic tang And yeasty bitterness. Body is okay.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Fruity and powerful yet very easy to drink. Lingering taste of alcohol. Awesome.
KyotoLefty (7552) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Nice raisin nose, caramel and chocolate. Very tart, fruity flavor, caramel, citrus edge, alcohol. Quite nice but doesn’t seem like a real quad.
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big sugary raisin nose. Medium copper color. Supersweet initial / some tart fruit in mid / finishes a bit thick and offers more sweetness. Heavy body. Full of intense sweet frutiness, and a bit of tartness. Good, if unexceptional.
Inbreak (2877) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
19.03.2014, 0,5l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is sweet fruity, caramel malts, dried fruits, raisins, honey, butterscotch, citrus, dark sugar, almond cake. Taste is kind of medical harsh, caramel malts, harsh grass, dried fruits, paper, butterscotch, raisins, citrus peel, almond essence. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.