BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a nice dark amber-copper color with an off white head that dissappears quite quickly. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Tastes of malts, candy sugar, alcohol, and something like pumpkin pie spice. Mouthfeel is fairly thin and the carbonation is too low. Overall its a decent, enjoyable beer, but far from Avery’s best.
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours reddish/amber. Carbonation seems light; it isn’t. Smells like apples. Taste is sweet, like caramel with a touch of sour apple. Quick finish. Delightful.
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a crystal amber with an aggressive light tan head. Hints of biscuit and plums in the noise. Full bodied with notes of apricot, plum and toffee. Slight alcohol burn along with a semi-dry finish.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy malt and yeast nose, with a bit of head. This has a powerful flavor; full of rich fruit, roasted malts, Belgian character and a pleasant alcohol presence. Very full bodied.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a reddish amber color with a nice large off white head that recedes to a nice ring and film leaving a nice lacing. Aroma is earthy with dried fruits, bannana, and malts. Nice flavor with much of the same as the aroma add black licorice, brown sugar, mollasses, honey and spices. Sweet, but not too much so. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Flavor complexities change as it warms, so slow down and enjoy. Nice quad.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice Quad. I have had it too cold and was not that impressed, but at room temp this beer sings. Malty and crisp at the same time hits of plum and corriander. Wonderful with a flovorful cut of beef.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002 aged barrel tasted at Avery's taproom. 5oz taster. Head dissipated quickly. Smells very sweet and tastes sweet. Beer has 10% alcohol which isn't super noticeable.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Thin, rapidly-dispersing head. Hazy jewel amber color. Notable for the rosey, floral aroma. The flavor is hoppy, with a hint of apples.
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Deep amber beer with a medium sized white head. Aroma of over-ripe plums and brown sugar. A lot of flavor going on here...Sweet candy on the start, mellows to a sour cherry flavor that really permeates your tongue and ends with a sour alcohol finish. Interesting flavors but a bit too sour overall.
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange gold in color, small head. Sweet syrupy alcoholic aroma with cloves and banana. Sweet malty candy taste with citrus fruit. Alcohol is very present, clean aftertaste. Nice beer.