Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a dark amber colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of sultanas, toffee, chocolate, raisins and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nicely bitter. Great!
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty-fruity with only a hint of banana. Excellent and smooth full body.
Very drinkable; with a fine and very long lasting aftertaste. Lots of dark fruit flavor, including raisins. Good bitter/sweet balance. High ABV is well hidden.
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear bronze with a small head. This beer smells a lot like red berries - red currants, ripe raspberries, red roses, and lots of quad-style yeast esters. Some caramel and raisin qualities bring forth the malt characteristics, otherwise very yeast estery. Taste wise, I quite like this quadrupel, because it is very dry for the style, almost no residual sweetness, but the sweetness that is here, comes from the yeast and the esters. Lots of red berry impressions, still, as well as some sugary notes and a slight astringency in the finish. I like how dry and attenuated this beer is. Very well made.
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 (7754) - 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 (5030) - 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 (8006) - 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 (2240) - 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 (2071) - 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......