jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice clear crimson with a beige head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy like you would expect from a Belgian brew. The taste is overly sweet with tons of malt, belgian candy sugar and notes of spice/clove, dark fruits, brown sugar and caramel. Feels a thin on the palate. Overall, not bad but I wouldn’t seek it out again.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle just like the picture. Pours a deep clear red, head quickly fades, nice lacing. Sweet fruity aroma - rasins? Taste is a bit hot from the booze, sweet from the candisugar, perhaps a bit underhopped.
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A strong and sweet brew lies beneath the thin head on this beer. Plenty of malt and sugar! The aroma belies the strength of this ale as well as its’ complexity. Well made, but probably not my favorite.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rather thin head sits atop this copper-coloured barley-wine-like brew. The alcohol was evident from first sniff through the lingering finish - too much so in the finish especially. Caramel malty sweet and plenty of candied flavours too. Not bad but not outstanding.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with a medium size white head. Sweet malt aroma with hints of dark fruit. Flavor of sweet malt, but not nearly as sweet as I expected. Hints of
candy sugar with a touch of malts at the finish. Probably be better if laid down for
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear copper pour with a medium off white head. Aroma is that of a traditional belgium...banana, clove, yeast. Peppery yeastly beginning, with some lingering banana toward the middle. Finish has something to be desired...definately missing. This quad had promise from the start, yet it finishes like a 3 legged horse.
DYCSoccer17 (3611) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Buttery fishy caramel yeat banana aroma. Kind of weird. Perfectly transparent copper with an average off-white head. Very peppery and spiced up to start giving way to banana and yeast notes. Finish has some more spices in it. In not a fan of this "quadruppel". Certainly not even close to being Belgian. Thanks to Ecvich for letting me try this!
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2002: The ruby hue is topped with a fizzy but lasting head which produced good lace. The aroma is sweet and spicey ripe fruit with malty notes. Phenols and a dusty ester are also noticeable on the nose. The taste starts with a biting spice and sweet plum-like fruit which led to a woody and yeasty finish. The dark candy overtone is appearant throughout. The feel is silky and lush, but then a biting alcohol attack comes in for a hit and run. Not that overpowering but you know the beer isn’t weak. Good but a long way from the better Belgian Quads.
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
If I wanted to drink rubbing alcohol I would've bought some. I could've saved about $4 bucks. Certainly can smell & taste the alcohol in this one. Too much so for my tastes. I like strong beers as long as they have some flavor; this one doesn't. I didn’t pick up hardly any flavor in this one. Tastes entirely to dry too. This one isn’t aweful but not one that enters into the regular rotation. One & done.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thin head, deep ruby color. Smells of alcohol and spice. Full bodied. Tastes very estery and sweet - some figs and raison flavors. Very warming beer, but I would have liked to see more balance to mask the alcohol taste.