ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of dark caramel malts, raisin and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, red grapes, candi sugar, light spiciness and some booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of dark caramel malts, raisin, dates and other dark fruits, red grapes, and some candi sugar. Through the middle, some Belgian yeast and spices come through with some more dark fruits. The finish is a mix of dark fruits, dark caramel malts, candi syrup, Belgian yeast, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit syrupy with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good fruity and malty Quad with some nice added flavor from the grapes and good yeast character.
bb (7234) - 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 (5027) - 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 (7208) - 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 (2052) - 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 (2066) - 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 (2611) - 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 (647) - 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 (2309) - , 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.