Pumpkin87 (80) - - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very pretty auburn red with small but dense tan head that reduces quickly.
Nose is muted; needs work to get more than malt and candy sugar. Palate is more interesting, with bananas, cloves, brown sugar joining the malts, along with undercurrent of spicy heat. The 10 percent ABV quickly makes itself felt.
A rich beer, not quite as well put together as first-rank Belgians, but good enough for second rank.
Shark_Pants (351) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby red with small head. Aromas of candi sugar, bananas, cherry, malt. The taste is sweet - candi sugar, bubblegum, cherry, sourdough, belgian yeast, spices. Medium to full bodied. A bit overly sweet but pretty good as a desert beer.
c1raider (47) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well developed quad, smooth, hides abv, caramel, malt, barley, dry finish, do get a touch of "cherry." Iím not a huge fan of Belgian beers but this is a well rounded, balanced, quad
zoucrew102 (732) - - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Belgian yeast aroma with notes of banana, clove, and some caramel and cherry. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin off white head and good lacing. Starts with sweet caramel, Belgian candi sugar, and banana flavors. Finishes smooth with spicy clove and just a little bit of cherry. Nice quad.
DenverLogan (845) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22 oz bottle...at least a year old. Pours copper amber with small head and lace. Aroma of roasty malts and some booze. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, powdered sugar, alcohol, caramel, dark cherries, molassas, brown sugar. Overall, big, bold, a tiny bit hot but overall very drinkable and potent.
FestDecBeet (361) - - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours a dark Amber. White head. Very clear.
Smell: bananas. Caramel. Sweet malts.
Taste: alcohol. Banana. Sweet malts.
Feel: medium carbonation.
Overall: not my style. But an ok beer. Just don't like the Belgium flavors.
First drank: 12/26/14 mom and dads
UrbanCaveman (131) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tap House Grill, arrived in a shaker pint (sigh).
A: A deep reddish brown, slightly cloudy. Arrived in the glass with a thin head, which dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing to speak of.
S: I was, alas, at a bar with a kitchen, which generally precludes my olfactory senses from making much sense. What I was able to detect was some sweetness, yeast, and cherry fruit.
T: Yep, thatís definitely more than a hint of cherry fruitiness, and not much of any other type of fruit. The underlying malt is caramel, with candi sweetness. I did not detect much spiciness, nor much layered complexity.
M: Rather thin for a quad.
O: I had fond memories of this beer from occasions several years ago. It would appear that since that time, I have encountered Abt 12, Rochefort 10, and Trois Pistoles enough that this beer has lost some of that initial "what sorcery is this quadrupel you speak of?" luster. Itís not bad, but itís not anything I would seek out.
tgncc (2986) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is yeasty, fruity. The appearance is amber, white head. The flavor is spicy, yeasty, fruity. The finish is spicy. Decent, good overall.
AWISLguy (1566) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Care package from Graham for Spit Cup weekend. Shared with all. Pour is orange brown. Sweet malts, banana and some clove lead the nose. The taste is strongly sweet malty with banana. Some alcohol. Not so "quad"y as belgian strong-y. Not as complex as a quad. 13.7
mstrcrwly (401) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Draught 55..mahogany pour with thin off white head..aroma of raisins,figs,caramel..malty,dry.not too boozy but a little thin..