maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a auburn/red color, a light amount of carbonation, and produces a short-lived thin head of foam. The nose presented Is sweet and malty, vaguely reminiscent of the Ale Delirium Tremens brewed and bottled by the Huyghe Brewery. Flavor is pure sweetness, with a pronounced candy sugar smack. There is some hop bitterness in the finish, but the sweetness from the candy sugar does tend to overwhelm the palate. Verily I say unto you: this ale is too sweet to consume with your meal. Enjoy it on its own, as a dessert or a nightcap. If I have one complaint, it is this: you’ll need to keep a knife handy to open this bottle. There is this annoying, plastic, faux dripped-wax coating that caps this bottle and it is very tough to break through with one’s fingers alone.
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Bottle (Probably a year or so vintage) - The little liquor store I frequent is out the way enough that they have a few treats which tend to be nicely aged because its normal customers buy 40s and cheap vodka. Pours a reddish amber with a small tannish head. Aroma is Belgian candi sugar, malts, dark fruits. Flavor is the same, but I expect a little more punch from a beer that claims to be a Quad. It was almost watery compared to some others I ’ve had. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad beer, it’s complex, and has a lot going on; but maybe it just needs more time or balance. I’m not quite sure - just a little lacking somewhere.
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The color is burnt orange with small white head. I smell yeast, clove, caramel, some banana, raisins and dark fruits. I taste yeast, dark breads, raisins, brown sugar and hops in the finish. It’s cool....., just cool.
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer looks like the blood of christ, tainted with a lttle burnt sienna and brilliant golden-orange- shining, gleaming... and intimidating. The head is very small and quickly receds into a light film atop the beer. This is a very distinct color indeed, looking more like a big glass of Grand Marnier. The aroma is very straightforward and "alive"- full of yeast complexities, apparent candi sugar, burnt malt, and dried, rich fruits. Morello cherries, dates, plums and grape jam complement an earthy, pungent, dry grappa-like smell. This is followed by a very herbal character, with damiana, red licorice and cinammon. Very aptly named, this beer has a rather "sacred" feel. The taste is rather strong at first sip, with an immediate hint of alcohol, but this quickly fades into notes of sour curacao oranges, strong sour cherry, and a woody, earthy herbalness that washes the palate and leaves a slightly drying, bitter, and rather medicinal gentian root finish, with spicy ginger and even a wormwood bitterness. Overall, this is a very interesting, powerful beer that hints at being too medicinal, but makes up for it with it’s spicy, fruity finish. All hail the Reverend.
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - OCT 19, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
man,’jesus christ’,this beer had taste and a healthy head.went down good all the way through.strong without the harsh alc taste.kinda sweet for a qaud ale,but bountiful in taste.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good indeed. Cant wait to have another.
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. At the 14th Avery Anniversary party. A mild gold in color with a very light hop aroma and a faint malty aroma overpowering the hops. A dry finish.
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bitter, bitter, bitter beer. Disgusting. Beautiful color/tolerable aroma, tastes like sweaty feet. My girlfriend liked it though.
mmather (163) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Much better than the one on tap (also 1 year old) at the Falling Rock at GABF time (02). Seems to have aged well. Smooth rounded sweetness but surprisingly drinkable for a 10% abv beer. Luckily I have another one.
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored with light carbonation that does not lace well. The aroma is nice and mouth feel is good. Not a super complex beer but very stylistic. The alcohol is hidden well...the sweetness from the candy sugar is overbearing...thus the ABV. Some bitter orange peel or corriander in the aftertaste would be nice.