BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured copper with a short lived head. Full bodied with a carmel taste, slightly sweet and malty.
Apellonious (53) - USA - JAN 28, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disclaimer...Still new to this style, as over 6% beers were just made legal to be sold in North Cacalacki about 4 or 5 months ago.
The beer pours a deep red color, thin head lace. Initial aroma...strong as a clove cigarette..Clove, pepperryness, nutmeg. Initial taste :The alcohol is there, just not quite as strong as other belgian ales, which is a positive. Alcohol is good, but always seems better when you can’t taste it.
Very sweet (more so as it warms), and there are some other overtones I cant quite place (since I have been "tasting" several beers today) Reminds me of combination of Mackeson XXX (for its sweetness) and the old Pete’s Wicked Winter Brew (for the spiceness), but stronger. This may be a better beer for a certain circumstance, (maybe a dessert beer?). Decent, but not one of my favorites.
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour with very little head. Sweet nose with toffee hints. Thick and lingering. Some spice with sweetness all over the palate.
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Crystal clear amber with thin patchy head and very pretty lacing. It’s all in the nose with scents of apple, malts, hops caramel, cedar and alcohol. The cedar is more subtle in the flavor, but everything else is present and accounted for. Creamy with weight and dry finish. Who could ask for anything more?
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a clear copper body and short-lived head. Perhaps filtered(?); first for a Belgian. I like the presence of some yeast and cloudiness. Smells sweet, with a hint of Belgian yeast. Taste is rather simple when compared to Trappists and other Abbeys, as well as Ommegang and Allegash. Assertive alcohol burn (wait, this is 10%??? Not too bad in that case). Other notes: sweet, a bit tart in the mid-taste, and some yeast flavor. All in all, not a bad interpretation. Much like my first Belgian homebrew: simple, sweet, and highly alcoholic (on the other hand, this is crystal clear, whereas my brew was quite cloudy and opaque).
hamsterglory (48) - Bryan, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
better than expected. redder than expected. very sweet. very stern. settles in hard like a good swig of red clay. i like this. will buy it again. we bought it in a big bottle and poured it in little round wine glasses. that seemed fitting, if not perfect. perhaps i should brag more on my choice of serving glass than the actual beer. but the beer is why we’re here. so, buy it, ya know. i like it.
EcnarM (47) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hints of cherry in both the aroma and taste. Pours a deep amber color with minimal head. Solid offering without being outstanding at any particular aspect.
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doppelthat (46) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. This beer pours a ruby body with a bubbly off white head that settles quickly. It smells of caramel and dark fruits. It also smells sweet like candied sugar. The taste is very heavy on the caramel malt with a slight warming alcohol at the end that is enjoyable. The carbonation level is on par with other belgian style quads. This is a beer that one bottle or glass will do but it will be a very enjoyable glass. This is one of the better American Quads out there and worth a try.
Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Avery might have let me down slightly with this one. I was looking for something spectacular and was a little disappointed. It pours an amber borderline red color with virtually no head what so ever. I used a trappist class for this one too. Scents of clove, cherry, raspberries, and tons of beets. The flavor is slightly sweet and fewer complexes then I thought it would be. I would take 11 oz of Rochefort 10 over this any day and they would equal about the same price.
uoffgator (45) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Commercial Description is to the tooth accurate. Little light for a Quad, color wasn’t all there (ive seen Ambers darker than this) but the head was acceptable for a Quad. Aroma was disappointing and defenatley lacks that "Belgian" spirit.