RolkaNation (137) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Inviting looking beer, ruby reddish brown in color, one finger fizzy, smooth head. Nice aroma of raisin and currant flanked by touches of dark chocolate, spice, and yeast. Upfront, taste is a little lacking, but the middle gives way to a nice wave of Belgian spice followed by dark cherry and more raisin before a subtle dash of toffee bitterness finishes it off. A touch of metal lingers post-swallow. Reminiscent of a quad but lighter bodied and more carbonated. Good, but not a homerun and wouldn’t buy again at store price.
BrotherJason (47) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber brown with a high tan foamy head that laces heavily. Smells a lot like a saison with green apple and plum, but also with caramel and Belgian yeast. A little bitter and sour for a quad with underplayed sweetness. Light bodied and dry for the style as well. A lot of interesting characteristics but the final product seemed a bit unbalanced.
puboflyons (1424) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Batch 25. It pours a rich deep amber with red highlights and a foamy, puffy, tan head which is very soft and light. The aroma emits a character of dark malts, candied sugar, dried fruit, butter, and low hops with the 10% ABV barely to be found. The body is full. With the taste I get sweetness at first followed quickly by a slightly boozy flavor that was hiding in the aroma. But it rips through my senses like Dristan nasal decongestant spray but quickly mellows to a lingering, dry finish. This is good!
jsmerig (798) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish orange amber. Aroma of tart grapes. Taste is malty and tart with a mild hop offset. Finish is tart and peppery.
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bth122 (871) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Bottle, OBX. Poured a ruby amber color with generous head. Aromas of belgium candy, some ripe fruits, grapes, raisin. Medium body, above average carbonation. Medium sweetness. Alchohol is fairly hidden. Nice mouthfeel. Taste about same as aroma. Enjoyed this.
NikkTwist (881) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Draft at Moriartys. Dark honey brown pour. Early in the keg came with a big pillowy head, later just some light foam. Tastes like raisin marmalade. Dried figs and dates. Toasted sugar cane. Caramel covered apples. Chai spice. Sprinkle of black pepper. Barrel aged red fruits. Medium body. Semi-smooth finish. Nice, but the spice does not quite balance off the sweetness. Update: Had again at Farmers Cabinet. Still a big foamy head. Most of the above still applies but the flavors feel more gentile and balanced this time.
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep orange with a heavy long lasting cream head and lots of lacing.
Aroma is very subtle which is kind of surprising for the style hints of alcohol and citrus are present alsoa slight sourness lingers
Flavor is bold and dry, nice belgian characteristic, hints of dry aged fruits are also noticeable lingering dry and bitterness but very pleasant.
A quality quad.
burgy (356) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatics are light but you do get a lot of heat. It pours a fantastic burnt orange with a stiffer solid head that liners. Lot of sweet bitter tastes with this brew. Very typical Belgian tastes. Overall I like this a lot but there’s no wow this is different factor.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy red/brown. Aroma of sweet toffee, molasses and yeast. Flavour is the same as the aroma just with some dark fruits in there too. Full bodied, and the ABV is really well hidden.
Slipstream (1775) - USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rattle’n’Hum. Sweet, floral aroma. Amber pour. A little light-bodied for a quad, although the ABV is plenty high. Some chocolate, molasses, and interesting fruity notes. Not the greatest quad ever, but a fine brew.