SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy amber/orange with off-white head. Aroma of some malt and citrus. Flavor is malty, fruity, some nice spice. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, very tasty!
beastiefan2k (2523) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From esjaygee, thanks Steve. Pours has a small head but it sticks around. Color of the beer is a thick, yet glowing, reddish-orange-copper. Cannot see through it but it looks beautiful. Aroma has a bit of that candy-ish, sweet syrup thing going but it isnít bad here. Plays well, just there and not overbearing. Otherwise, there is sweet mallt and light alcohol coming through. It all works well together to represent an American version of a Quad. Taste is lightly fruity sweet syrup (not too sweet). Easy drinking yet full and alcoholic and sweet. So it balances the line fairly well. The problem is while it isnít "bad" there isnít coming from it. It is just a fruity, lightly sweet, strong ale. I would never really think of this as a quad. But for what it is, it is decent,
It is what is is..................................
12 oz bottle, Bells tulip glass.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of molasses, dates, toffee, raisins, clove, and yeast. Flavor of raisins, clove, melon rind, dates, and yeast with a dry finish.
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, amber color with no foam, nutty caramel aroma, flavor of sweet caramel, apricot, molassses, medium finish
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a fading off-white head over a clear golden body. Aroma is sugary, grain, alcohol and plums. Taste is earthy, caramel and sugary with a good amount of alcohol and light fruit. Creamy palate.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent bright copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel light fruits and a touch of biscuity malts. Body starts with good fullness and honeydew fruity character along with some mild bitterness before a semi-dry warming finish. Could use a more dominant Belgian yeasty flavor, but still a good attempt at the style.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramely malt and fruit ester,little hints of burnt brown sugar,taste is sugary malt ,with red sucker sweetness little bit of marachino cherry fruit ester,a mild swell of alcohol, and hop bitterness in the finish. I donít know if its a Belgian Quad,but it a wonderful glass of Wisconsin brew
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful mahogany with a slight but creamy head. Smells very yeasty and phenolic, of pears and raisins, brown sugar and roasted malts. Has caramel flavors upfront and in the finish but in between tastes big, hoppy, and sweet. This is a barley wine, though the label doesnít indicate it. With a deep malt profile, spicy yeast, and plenty of hop bitterness it packs quite the punch. Has a very sticky mouthfeel and the alcohol has gone straight to my head. II may have to go sit down. A zany and tasty offering from Ale Asylum.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a slightly hazed deep amber with a small off-white head. Yeasty phenolic notes hit the nose big and first. Then some browned fruits, sugar and bubblegum. Mildly sweet that dries for the finish. Dry caramel. Dull finish/mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to John, you rock sir! ... pours a light tawny red -copper ... nice firm coco cola head ... light fruit, sugar, raison bread, light rum smells and flavours ... abv is A-OK ... great lacing ... do people even get excited about the old firm derby? ... wow, i feel this warming my belly on this cold night ... a very enjoyable way WAY to easy to drink brew! This brewery has great promise with their bottled beers if this is what they put out... who you callin a psycho!?!?