bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a cream head. Dried fruit and toffee aroma. Toffee and yeast flavor with dried fruit. Fuller bodied. Toffee and dried fruit lingers with light yeast and light earth.
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle. Bright reddish amber color. Sweet aroma with berry liquer, almonds, caramel, toffee, some raisins and some perfumed alcohol. Very sweet taste of caramel, almonds, tart alcohol, cork (of wine bottle). Full bodied and thick. Nice dessert liquer like taste, but also quite heavy and tart from alcohol.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Randall’s. 2011 vintage. Pours a deep, mostly clear amber color with a finger of beige head. There’s a film on top that lasts. Aroma of caramel malts, plums, figs, graham crackers, and boozy bread. Flavor of plums, figs, caramel malts, berries, and booze. Medium-bodied, with a boozy, vinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. A little sub-par for a quad. Lacked the nuance and complexity I usually see in the style.
olsonerr (37) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has very little of the Belgian character I would expect, and after a blind pour I’d guess a barleywine or maybe a brown. Flavor is good, but missing the dark fruit I’d hope for and just a little simple sweetness. Adhered closely to the rating here as it was a *good* beer that I’d have again, but didn’t stack up to other quads when viewed as a quad itself.
TheJester (1650) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle. I was a little disappointed with this one, but perhaps it was my fault for not letting the beer age longer. It is a big, wet beer that tastes like a quad, but is lacking the complexity of some of its betters. For example, the alcohol is too well hidden; in a quad, I want to taste booze. There is nothing wrong with it, and maybe age would improve it.
KingCecil (1907) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle......It pours clear amber with a medium tan head.......The aroma is dark fruits and caramel..... The flavor is light roasted malts, caramel, dark fruit and yeast......
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, picked up at Vika, shared and rated june 9th 2012.
Dark amber body, beige creamy head
Aroma of dark fruits, sugar, malts. Spicy and fruity taste, with yeast notes and some alcohol. Warm and bitter finish.
berlinoise2go (548) - NORWAY - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Half-inch offwhite head that recedes to a stable thick ring with a small amount of lacing. Clear, dark reddish brown colour. Sweet, dark aroma of dried fruit (raisin/fig/prune), molasses, sweet sherry, soy sauce, Belgian ale yeast. Full body, ’small-scale’ lively carbonation. A fascinating ’tongue-wrapping’, sticky/oily mouth sensation. Sweet taste, delicately balanced by mild herbal bitterness, discreet fruity acidity and hint of soy sauce saltiness. Long, bitter-sweet herbal aftertaste.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Craft Beer Co, London. Dark reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Raisin, plum pudding and damson aroma. Flavours of sultanas, licorice and toffee with a hint of chocolate. Sweet throat warming finish.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a goblet.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed (I think) deep amber mahogany. Just under one finger of frothy beige head. Retention is poor, but a short ring of lacing if left.
3.5 S: Superbly vinous. I didn’t know they made them this vinous. I’m overrun with grape flavored tobacco. Aside from the main attraction, there’s a lot of raisins, dates and plums, lesser amounts of currants and prunes. Some vegetal component. Caramel, booze, molasses, and brandy. Aroma is intense for sure, but I can’t decide whether I like it or hate it. It’s not seemlessly integrated like a lot of the finer quads out there.
3.5 T: It tastes like it smells. Aggressive, wild, and unkept. Vinous grape and brandy. Earthy tobacco. Raisin, plum, prune, currants, and dates. Caramel and molasses. It’s not necessary "unclean," but I wouldn’t call it clean either. Lightly boozy. For the most part the alcohol is well in check. On the sweeter end for the style.
3.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. I’d prefer this to be a bit lighter, but it’s fine. Reasonbly smooth.
4.0 D: Gets better as you drink it, or maybe that’s just the alcohol talking. This was $11, so I probably wont’ purchase it again, but it was worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-30-2012 03:51:10