ryecatcher (1018) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a deep amber, medium slightly off-white head with average retention and lacing. Nose is all kinds of fruit: peaches, cherries, figs, dates, oranges along with some caramelly boozy notes, faint vanilla. Mouth is medium bodied, pretty sweet, candy sugar, dates, dried figs, cherry, vanilla, warm boozy finish. Good beer for a chilly autumn eve here in the Midwest... where I’m watching a hockey game and staring at this stupid cast on my leg.
Jur (452) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home.
Clear red-brown pour, little white head. Not much head, light strawberry. Pretty sweet taste: brown sugar, some spice. Boozy. Meh, ok.
jsnicholas (376) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz $7.50): Pours a ruby color with one finger of beige head. Very smooth. Lighter body than I expected. Smells fruity... cherries. Also yeasty. Tastes like sweet cherry. Medium carbonation.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Julie says there is a bit of a bite a nice malt she gives a 3.2. It's okay.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"the aroma of this one really wasn’t up to par, but otherwise it was a pretty good effort. for a quad, the heavy fig/dark fruit aspect is missing, or a little light, but the flavor is a nice fruity, slightly spicy mix. pours ruby with no sediment, and actually little yeast in the aroma or flavor. a little simple for a quad but still good. a little alcohol in the aroma too, and more in the finish, but still manages to be smooth."
maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light retention and light lacing. Smells of caramel. molasses and floral. Tastes of molasses, bread and licorice. Sweet malty aftertaste.
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy reddish copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like raisin, tobacco, ash, malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet raisin, malt, caramel, and alcohol.
sonnycheeba (4251) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/copper with creamy beige head. Aroma is bready malts, faint caramel, fig, plums, mixed berries, and light floral notes. Flavor is chewy malt profile, plenty of dark fruit sweetness, and great Belgian yeast esters; semisweet finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
DialSquare (3411) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huh, surprised I hadn’t rated this- pretty sure I’ve had it before. Rating is 5oz sample at daily growler in upper arlington. copper pour, off-white head. aroma of bread, toffee, cocoa, dark fruit. tastes are big sweet, banana, sugar, bubble gum, bread. good in context, but not to my tastes. - 6.8
Darkmagus82 (2008) - - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-6-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a hazy ruby/mahogany color with a small white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave a lighter amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was heaviest of a dark fruit smell mixed with some brown sugar. Mixed with these sweeter aromas is a light yeasty smell as well as some yeasty notes.
Taste – The taste starts out of the dark fruits that were detected in the nose. A cherry and raisin flavor greet the tongue with a light hint of some fig. The fig and cherry continually get stronger as the taste advances. While this occurs some flavors of yeast and a light spicy flavor come to the tongue. In the end a light alcohol flavor comes to the tongue as well, and mixes with the rest to leave a fruity and warming feel on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is silky and smooth with a carbonation level that is rather average. The body and carbonation are quite nice for the fruity flavors. With the brew sliding through the mouth with all the nice flavors and the warming tastes it keeps any one flavor from becoming too overpowering and unbalancing.
Overall – A very nice “American” Quad. It has a nice fruity flavor mixed with a great feel and a very nice warming taste. Tasty and well worth a try.