chrislehr (2) - Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2009 does not count
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I want to like this beer. Its color and aroma are great, but the flavor and palate are a complete let down. The finish (unless I got a bunk bottle) was almost sour in my mouth.
bleeng (1510) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Dark brown and mostly filtered. Small white head. Malty, sweet nose. Taste is full of candi sugar and very sweet, with a good but not overwhelming alcohol kick. Body is a bit fluffy but not full-almost thinnish. Not real subtle or complex. Underwhelming.
jredmond (5297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at rattle with Brendan, streets and baron. Pours a hazy red body with no head, light lacing Aroma is spicy malts and alcohol. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of booze and sweet malts.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour looks like that of a quad, dark with a cola like head. Nose is of some dark fruits, however the taste is watery ad less than stellar for the style, and rather disappointing for what a quad should be.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Speckled bright auburn color. The nose is fruity with hints of raisin and lots of alcohol. The body is fruity with hints of caramel. Thick and quite yeasty. Big alcohol and too sweet for my liking.
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby-amber colour. Boozy cotton candy aroma. Flavour is quite bitter with harsh alcohol notes and a sugary background. I’m not sure of the age of the bottle I sampled, but I’d suspect that it could’ve done with a bit of aging to mellow it out.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear copper pour with a medium off white head. Aroma is that of a traditional belgium...banana, clove, yeast. Peppery yeastly beginning, with some lingering banana toward the middle. Finish has something to be desired...definately missing. This quad had promise from the start, yet it finishes like a 3 legged horse.
Theis (13357) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Mette, Morten and Lui.
Small white head. Aromas as a bag of sweets, very sweet, no brown fullgrain bread (rugbrøds) as i like it. But some hops and alcohol. But to sweet for my taste.
PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Once again I really feel that Avery is slagging these belgian styles. This pours an interesting bourbon color, a dark orangey-amber, but again its crystal clear and shows no hint of sediment in the bottle. The aroma was restrained, featuring a peppery, fusel alcohol and touch of burnt sugar. No real fruit to speak of. The flavor pretty one-dimensionally sweet up front, leading to hot and peppery alcoholic finish. It should hide the alcohol better. Again lacking the fluffy palate to lighten the body against the high alcohol. Just not getting it.
Stine (1533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 On tap at the Happy Gnome. Reddish orange hue with a shy head of foam, with some aromas of blonde brownies, caramel, and alcohol. Tastes staunchly hot, with plenty of dark sugar and molasses to go with a wheelbarrow of malt. In the end the alcohol presents too loudly and clumsily here, like the overweight relative who assumes his invitation to a family get-together is a license to gorge himself to his heart’s content, getting wasted for free all the while. He just won’t leave, and he ruins what might have been an otherwise pleasant experience.