Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. This is a great ale! And the 10% ABV is well masked. Nice aromas of dried fruits (the sultan raisins) and the typical nice floral aroma of belgian yeasts. Again I can’t describe it as it’s to complex for a 1’st level beer geek.
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet berries and malts. Taste is sweet berries and malts, some alcohol and belgian yeast, easy to forget.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flöska heima viđ hús út á kvöldi. Deep dark brown colour with a nice beige creamish like head. Quite sweet well toasted malt and caramel dominates the aroma, along comes chocolate and dark fruit, vinious like too. Good filling mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with dark malts and roasty like caramel with dark fruit, chocolate, spice and alcohol. Sweet dark malty caramel fruit finish. Vćlsmakkandi bjór!
Sigmund (4680) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.0%. Cloudy dark brown colour, moderate but lasting off-white head. Moderate aroma of sultanas, oaked fortified wine, rum-raisin and liqueur-filled chocolates. The flavour is oaky / woody with notes of sultanas / raisins and other dark dried fruits, but not nearly as sweet as I feared. The hops are very moderate. Nice and drinkable, but has not quite the complexity of best Belgian ales in the abt / quadrupel style. Still well worth sampling.
martinrumsam (450) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A New Zealand quad - looking forward to this one . Pours deep ruby redwith a full beige head . Aroma is jumping out of the glass - rich dark dried fruits , caramels , malts , plums . Sweet taste again of dark fruits and caramelised sugar. Vinous oily body . Alcohol burn comes through. A good attempt at a quad but lacking complexity and balance compared to the best Belgian examples
marcus (5896) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours mahogany with a disappearing beige head and an enticing plum and candi sugar aroma. There is a fruity dark malt and raisin flavor with a grape finish. Not a standard quad, but pretty tasty.
pentaz (830) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red pour with small beige head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and dried fruit and a hint of licorice. Taste is sweet and alcoholic with raisins, plum, slight overripe fruit, yeast, nut and rye-tasting caramel. Nice oily texture, ends malty/fruity and slightly warming for quite some time.
arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a light brown head. I found out they use wine grapes in their flavoring. And I can taste it. Okay quad.
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a slightly red color with a medium sized off-white head. Smells boozy with plumb and wine. Taste also has alcohol. Pretty sweet at first but iy becomes dry towards the finish. Fruity with grapes and dates. Overall not that great.
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. I’ve had WAY too many mediocre Quads lately. Hope this sucker is a winner. Pours a hazy, reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Huge candy sugar/caramel aroma, moderate dark fruity, ultra sweet, a touch spicy aroma. Fairly high carbonation. Incredibly sweet to the point of cloying taste. Super rich candy sugar, toffee, plum, caramel, black cherry, dark grape/raisin flavor. Another disappointing (and cloying) Quad.