SG111 (1228) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 Bottled. Pours dark murky brown chestnut. Aroma is fig, dark fruit, plum, molasses, but none of that classic Belgian spice character you get in other quads. Flavor is kind of oxidized (metallic notes), fig, dark fruit, raisins, sweet sugary molasses, bit of spice right at the back of the throat but not great.
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at South Park Tavern in Dayton. The beer is a dark brownish-amber color with a medium thick off-white head that recedes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of dark fruit, earthy yeast and malt. The finish is fruity with a fig and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
drsordr (2269) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sidney OH Marathon station pour dark cola brown with minimal to no head. Looks like flat soda with amber hue. Nose raisin, caramel, sweet malt, light earthy. Taste sweeter character, but not as fruity as expected. Raisin, molasses, light dank light earth. Not much in the finish. Light alcohol heat late.
pushkinwow (2552) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with some sediment and a light mocha film. Takes a bit of time to open and lose some metallic notes but then settles down. Fairly figgy but would say mostly dried, Belgian yeast and light spice, brown sugar, somewhat boozy, low carbonation and moderate body, slight tang on the finish and the booze really comes out on the end.
xblanchard29x (30) - Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2016
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
markas101 (2281) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor MI via Plum Market. Opaque brown, no head. Prune aroma, probably some figs in there. Very sweet, more prune, would benefit from more depth of flavour. Too sweet for me.
cheap (5257) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 # 5000. Bot. From the start its a volatile strong flat american ale that comes across like a fresh domestic barleywine. Figs? Not sure. Just strong warming big beer in yer face attitude. Go figger, heheheh! If you like big american barley wine, this is for you. Otherwise, not sure if it rises to the civility of real old country quads. Dude, if you like bold fresh americanized barleywine, gofer it.
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Kenny Road Market: brown pour, red tint, khaki head that disappears quickly. aroma of toffee, dark fruit. tastes are belgian yeasty, light banana and bubblegum, dark fruit, moderately sweet, boozy. flat oily texture.
BrandNewBrew (32) - - JAN 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Scott for the share! Aroma is nice, nothing special. Flavor is sweet and unfortunately lacking balance. Also getting a moderate amount of metallic off-flavor. Interesting beer concept, but lacks balance overall.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from Michael. 11.7%? Holy crap. Itíd be nice to have that detail on the label. Indeed, itís fig jam, some chocolate up front. Kind of like a fig newton. Nice dark fruit, mild nuttiness. Moderate-plus sweet taste, but not too sweet, mild dry finish. Lighter bitterness. Mild bit of warmth but no burn nor bite that you might expect for that ABV. Medium to bigger body. Mild slick texture. Very light carbonation. Pretty much flat really, but Iím not too bothered. It works. Mild chewiness to the texture, nice mild creaminess. Pours a hazy brown color, with virtually no head. Decent american quad. Wouldnít pass as a competitor for an authentic belgian quad, but fun and tasty nonetheless. And hides ABV great, if that 11.7 is right. Iím guessing thereís some batch variation on this. Pretty solid to enjoy with my modified Skyline Chili, like a 3.5. A touch sweet on itís own, though. Mild bite and heat becomes noticeable.