bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful mahogany red-brown with medium small tan head. Aroma seemed a little strange (chalky?) at first but then straightened out with dark fruits, caramel-like malts. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is there for warming but unintrusive. Flavor is complex, sweet mostly but finish is relatively dry. Like a molasses-laced loaf of bread, with raisins, a little chocolate and spice. One of the best American quads I’ve had.
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Deep burgundy brown, very little head. Aroma of dried fruit, dates and figs. Slight rich yeasty notes. Flavor has notes from aroma and a bitterness that balances the sweetness. Good carbonation but mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, although not as much as other comparably giant beers. A well done huge beer!
obguthr (3833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weak fig nose, mild clove. Clear rust, medium tan head with little retention. Sweet plum and fig with blackberry and clove overtones. A bit like cough syrup though. Fig is significantly more dominant on the back of the palate. Rather vinous at times
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured dark brown with a khaki head. At first a little metallic and blood-like. As it warm dark sugars and plum notes came through. Mild bitterness and alcohol but fruity and sweet with some dryness towards the finish. Hit the spot for the style.
wheresyourball (516) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with friends, poured into a tulip. Pours dark brown with a medium head. Nose is dark fruits, bread, caramel, candy; flavor follows, sticky sweet and rich. Very good.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty dark fruit finish.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle picked up from the brewery a while back, also at Olive Tree Market in OB for $12.99. Clear deep burgundy brown and has a lovely two finger beige tan head, creamy and lasts a few minutes, does rouse when swirled. Plums and molasses, dark candi sugar and caramel, dried out by some toasty malt and graham cracker. Just a little spicy phenolics. Flavor follows suit with a little added banana midway through, and the phenolics getting a a little spicier with the addition of alcohol, which wasn’t too apparent, but went well with this beer. Bitterness peaked at a 2-3, slightly earthy finish. Full body with low creamy carbonation. Very tasty--it’s such a nice thing to get a good quad--and, this is cheaper than Rochefort 10 oz per oz for a good quad.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Dark ruby-brown with a finger of frothy khaki-tan head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, dates, figs, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, and other spices, candi sugar, and some booze.
T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, figs, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, other spices, candi sugar, a touch of cocoa, vanilla, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Nice balanced Quad. Good complexity and mouthfeel.
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle drank Apr ’13. Pours without much head and only a little lace but with a beautiful ruby hue. The aroma is rich clean fresh sweet bread and just ripe dark fruit with a little spice. The flavor has a nice spice and molasses linger after a not overly creamy sweet start balanced by a woody bitter middle. It is lively and dries surprisingly quickly though has a lingering stickiness. Really nice fresh and I can imagine it will be even better in a few years.
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A dark brown color wit ha nice foamy tan head. A malty nose with dark fruits, bready malts, caramel, raisins, and prunes. A nice rich mildly spicy flavor, warming alcohol and a great finish.