slapknot (8) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 Once poured, a cosmos of clear bubbles settled atop the body of this beer, then dissipated into the clear tawny hue below. Thus the Belgian Candi Sugar Experience begins! The Reverend smells like a sweet bread, perhaps the communion of a biscuit and unripened wine. The body is warm and light in the mouth; glowing, glowing like fire water molasses. Me thinks of dark fruits as time passes and ale grows warm; currants, dates and cherries. Alcohol remains the dominant flavor, though, which makes for a dull Quadrupel comparison. Indeed, the Reverend is potent making for connection with the SUPREME plausible, but the beer remains a worldly interpretation; consubstantiation, not transubstantiation.
Enjoyed from a Samichlaus Tulip, served chilled.
ineedbeer (428) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has a ton of caramel and some light toffee. Hints of treacle and roast. Raisin, fig, prune very prevalent. A light toasted bread note as well as a hint of honey and wet paper oxidation.
Pours a somewhat clear copper brown with some ruby hints. Thin, slightly tan head that quickly recedes to the edges then disappears. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is similar with a fairly sweet caramel note with some toffee. A lot of dried fruit character - raisins and prunes along with some fig and dried nectarines. A hint of roast and some treacle round out the malt character. Medium low bitterness. A hint of alcohol spice in the finish, but it is hidden well in both the flavor and aroma.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall a decent quad, but also nothing to write home about. There is less yeast character than I would hope for and its a bit too sweet. The age has hurt the aroma a bit but it doesn?t seem to have impacted the flavor negatively.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head tawny pour mild carbonation aromas grape port dried fruit spice bright yeast note doughy toffee the flavours port prune doughy yeast caramel dried fruit toffee rich dark fruits molasses and even liquorice hint the finish good flavours though missing some body best tastes rich fruits mixed hops spice dark and rich malts fair tastin quadruple
HIGHB4LL (31) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Aroma: heavy banana scent, light sweaty yeast, light alcohol. Appearance: small to no head, good lacing, clear body, Taste: average duration, lightly sweet, heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Palate: full body, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, astringent finish. Solid beer.
LearninBeer (308) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is malty - caramel, slight hay; raisin, dates; slightly sweet aroma. Pours a cloudy caramel brown and virtually no head. The taste is bitter. The body is light to medium, the texture is light creamy with fizzy carbonation and the finish bitter and long. Overall a decent quad, expecting more I guess.
Wittales (515) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was hazy golden brown with tiny creamy off white head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet sugars, complex malts, deep fruits ,hints of alcohol. Taste are fruits of date, fig, cherry, orange marmalade with Belgain sugars and warming alcohol. Palate was slick soft CO2 with full body, then average length fruity malty glorious finish. A wonderful American Quad, try it.
BrixandBrews (23) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super tasty but doesn’t own this class. This beer would compliment a lobster bisque or sage grilled halibut, beautifully. Will definitely drink this again, most assuredly alongside other quadrupels, for a true taste test.
ajnepple (1092) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Copper and clear with an off-white head. Dark fruit, yeast, herbs, banana, spice, molasses, cherry. Medium to full body.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle old rating-Pours a cloudy amberish brown with a small head. Aroma of sugar, dried fruits, yeast, and caramel. Taste of the same with some toffee and a slight nut flavor. This full bodied brew is not too shabby.
BuckeyeBoy (2327) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to ditmier Pours out a brown with some red highlights topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet candy pit fruit spice and some belg yeast. Taste is sweet malts all the way put fruit spice layers and a little hotness on the end.
alexsdad06 (3835) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have a nice fruitiness favoring raisins and cherries, caramel, sweet candi sugar, pale malts, molasses, mild spices, and yeast. Medium to medium plus bodied, some viscosity to the mouth feel. Hides the alcohol pretty well, but not an elite abt/quad.