dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Alesmith. Pours a clear mahogany color with a khaki head. Aroma is raisin, candied sugar, molasses. Taste is sweet with some alcohol warmth. A little dry and aome prickly carbonation. Really one of the best Quads Iíve had from an American brewer. Superb.
beer_queue (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decadence 2012 version, 750ml bottle. Sampled: 8/19/16
Appearance: Dark translucent brown, thin beige head, and surprisingly no sediment.
Aroma: Dark fruits & spice (reminiscent of Cognac), unmistakably Belgian yeast, slightly earthy & herby.
Taste: Arrives with a blend of herbs, spice, & licorice. The middle reminds you that itís a Belgian ale by bringing out a lot of earthy yeast with some cinnamon. Finishes with some dark chocolates, salted caramel, raisins, & dates; the dark fruits lasts a long time to create a lingering sherry wine note. Overall, itís very close to what Olde Ale was.
Palate: Medium body, smooth, and slick; no carb; and quite hot with booze (I mean, itís 12%).
Overal: Simply put, itís a delicious quad that rivals any famous, legendary Belgian quad. The flavors, balance, & complexity are all there! The only thing missing is the yeast sediment of bottle-conditioning; that wouldíve made it a proper beer to cellar away.
kaser (5681) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
See thru almost black color. Draft pour at Jerrys. Fig, raisin, Carmel, grape, and vanilla. Good shit. Very complex
skortila (5334) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Welcome back old spice tasting. Small sample. The aroma has raisins, some porto tones, bit dust, bit chalk. Clear, dark red-brown coloured beer with a big off-white head, gusher. The taste is sweet, has caramel and raisins, is somewhat dusty. Bit alcoholic. Medium bodied.
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the December 2015 tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is rich sweet malt, alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich woody resin, liqourice alcohol, red berry fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
kermis (11211) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the return of Old Spice tasting. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, overripe dark fruit, toffee, malt and brown sugar. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with alcohol warmth and soft carbonation.
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared at welcome back Old Spice tasting.
No head. Clear burgundy pour. A bit sweet. Very good.
Maakun (4063) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Bottle at THT thanks to kermis. Slight gusher. Deep reddish brown, almost ruby with super short lasting head. Marzipan, sweet port wine, milk chocolate, figs, old red fruits, brown sugar. Very sweet with light alcoholic bitterness. Full bodied with slick feel and low carbonation. Bit alcoholic but quite nice.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber/chestnut brown color with a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly spicy, vinous dark fruit aroma with a subtle pepper presence along with grape, raisin, fig and plum. Slightly syrupy/medicinal character but itís kept in check. Smells a bit overly spicy with sweet malt and dark fruit.
Medium bodied with a slight medicinal presence thatís stronger than the nose suggests. Somewhat chalky with a touch of spicy pepper but the flavor is dominated by Belgian candy sugar, sweet malt and vinous dark fruit notes, notably plum, raisin and fig. Goes down way to easy for 12%. Very subtle warmth and little to no heat/booze.
rlgk (18322) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the new tasting room in San Diego. Clear amber beer with a nice lasting offwhite/beige head. Malty caramel aroma, wine gum, caramel, figs, raisins, some grapes, some yeast. Malty fruity flavor, grapes, caramel, raisins, grapes, banana notes, warming alcohol, some spices. Good beer.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is dense overripe fruit, toffee, plums, brown sugar, apples, dark bread and light banana. Tastes fairly sweet. Light booziness. Loads of dark fruit and toffee. Some caramel, bread, fruit cake and black cherry. Mouthfeel and aftertaste throw it off a little. Drying finish. A tad medicinal. Close to being a really good quad. I may have liked this more when fresh.