tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber color with huge belgian spice and fruit aroma. Flavor is dominated by malty sweetness with complex fruit (plum?) and spice (coriander?) notes. A very thick palate leaves a lingering sweet finish. An excellent brew.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
amber in color. Pours a decent head, smells of fruit and spices. Good flavor, fruit and bitter a little spicey, and strong very good. Yum, I want another!
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice cloudy amber color with very little head.
Smelled very much of caramel.
The taste was similar to the scent, but more pronounced, the caramel malt was there and I thought I tasted some sugar as well.
Overall a good brew, very well balanced on the mouth without any unpleasant after-tastes.
Certainly a beer to be had again.
Serving type: on-tap
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow! So many expectations, so little results! On tap, served nice clear orange/amber (that is where the good news ends) with thin white head that settled to a thin film. Has faint olive juice nose that is also noticeable in the flavor which is saved slightly by sweet malty and mild spice notes; however it lingers on the palate. Given all of the good beer that was flowing (Duchesse, Avery Hog Heaven, and Odell TrailHead 10th Anniversary) I was shocked by this one. Given all of the positive reviews, Avery’s history for great beer, and a good reason to go back to Choice City, I’ll give this one a second chance next time...
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet malty smell. Pretty amber color with hyperactive bubbles and a big stationary head. Malty with some alchohol. Would age great. Smooth mouthfeel. Slight bitter hoppyness. Some fruityness (maybe raisin?). Actually I wouldn’t age it because the alcohol fits the drink. Adds a spicy kick to it. The aftertastes makes my tongue tingle slightly.
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dirty amber color with a very thin off white head.Smells very fruity with the most dominant being apricot. Lots of yeast and spices also detectable. Taste was very sweet at first then tart and acidic. Apricot and oranges with other candied fruit. Slight alcohol warming. This was thick and creamy in the mouth with a very full body and a dry finish.
CP (124) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 Wow this crap is terrible. My nose was a little off tonight, but damn stuff was bad. It poured thick and had a nice brown coloration about it. I could have vomitted in the glass and probably wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference. It also gave me a great headache after finishing. The reverend really f**ked me in the ass.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like syrup (almost), ruby/garnet in color with very little head. The nose is huge, plenty sweet, cotton-candy-like with some nuts, fruit, and flowers. Full and malty, again, the mouth is very sweet, nice on the palate for being 10%.
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
600ml Bottle sahred with pyrozoid and French Tickler. Light brown orange appearance with a medium off white head. Aroma: grape fruit, vanilla cake, caramel and toffee. Flavor: light grape fruit taste, alcohol, sweet taste and white pepper. Palate: medium to full body, average carbonation, thick, oily silky with an alcohol chalky finish.
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with little head. Very complex flavors, more than I can pick out. I do know that it tastes wonderful. I expected a lot from a quad, and it delivers. Not quite in the same league as St. Bernardus, but quite close.