rcasta (839) - - AUG 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gracias hawie desde sta monica hasta el salvador parece una maredsous. Aunque nos es mi tipo. Ceviche
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tap House Grill, arrived in a shaker pint (sigh).
A: A deep reddish brown, slightly cloudy. Arrived in the glass with a thin head, which dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing to speak of.
S: I was, alas, at a bar with a kitchen, which generally precludes my olfactory senses from making much sense. What I was able to detect was some sweetness, yeast, and cherry fruit.
T: Yep, that’s definitely more than a hint of cherry fruitiness, and not much of any other type of fruit. The underlying malt is caramel, with candi sweetness. I did not detect much spiciness, nor much layered complexity.
M: Rather thin for a quad.
O: I had fond memories of this beer from occasions several years ago. It would appear that since that time, I have encountered Abt 12, Rochefort 10, and Trois Pistoles enough that this beer has lost some of that initial "what sorcery is this quadrupel you speak of?" luster. It’s not bad, but it’s not anything I would seek out.
tgncc (2894) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is yeasty, fruity. The appearance is amber, white head. The flavor is spicy, yeasty, fruity. The finish is spicy. Decent, good overall.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Care package from Graham for Spit Cup weekend. Shared with all. Pour is orange brown. Sweet malts, banana and some clove lead the nose. The taste is strongly sweet malty with banana. Some alcohol. Not so "quad"y as belgian strong-y. Not as complex as a quad. 13.7
mstrcrwly (345) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Draught 55..mahogany pour with thin off white head..aroma of raisins,figs,caramel..malty,dry.not too boozy but a little thin..
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours clear, dark brown, with a small, bubbly, tan head. The aroma is molasses, plums, licorice, black cherries, candi sugar, and black pepper. Very sweet and malty, with a light spice, and just a touch of bitterness that balances out the sweetness nicely. Medium to heavy body, sticky, syrupy, and a little spicy and well carbonated. This is a nicely done American Quad, which is no easy thing. Great dark fruit character, and wonderful spicy and bitter balance. Nicely done!
edgallow (2353) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grain, fruit and toffee. Taste is malts, caramel and dried fruit.
BrettTaylor (543) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a light mahogany color with a 1 finger white head that is pretty resilient. Aroma - caramel, toffee and alcohol notes. Taste - caramel, malt, some clove, fruitiness. Really really nice.
TheCaptMatey (111) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark amber colour with a thin head that left good lacing. Aroma was sweet and full of fruits(cherries, figs, dates) with molasses and light yeast notes. Flavor is rich with the fruits mentioned above with notes of belgian malts, candy sugar, and a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with a warm finish.
ryecatcher (825) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a deep amber, medium slightly off-white head with average retention and lacing. Nose is all kinds of fruit: peaches, cherries, figs, dates, oranges along with some caramelly boozy notes, faint vanilla. Mouth is medium bodied, pretty sweet, candy sugar, dates, dried figs, cherry, vanilla, warm boozy finish. Good beer for a chilly autumn eve here in the Midwest... where I’m watching a hockey game and staring at this stupid cast on my leg.
Jur (374) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home.
Clear red-brown pour, little white head. Not much head, light strawberry. Pretty sweet taste: brown sugar, some spice. Boozy. Meh, ok.