BeerandBlues2 (10547) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 171 of 1800. Pours clear dark amber with a large, creamy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, nutty), average hops (flowers, pine), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of dates, candied apples, pears, and brown sugar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
BuckeyeBoy (3182) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours out a hazy brown topped with a sand head. Aroma of sweetness, brown sugar and pit fruit. Tast was of sweet caramel and brown sugar. A nice thick malt. Thanks Jake for the love sorry Jordan.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from tytoanderson, thanks T. A quad under 9% thats a new one. 41st quad rating. Tieing me with the bigman Ungstrup, on that note, happy 40th Jens. Bottle 1004/1800. Pours reddish orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet. Taste is sweet and slightly malty with a touch of smoke. Overall this interesting and drinkable but not up to style standards.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Crosling. Poured a deep crimson-brown color with ruby highlights and a thick, dense beige head that faded to a thick later that left some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, light butterscotch, some light yeastiness, and hints of fig and raisin. Smooth, moderately sweet entry with some caramel maltiness, light brown sugar, and a moderate yeastiness with some dryness paired with a light plum and grape and even a soft smokiness. Moderate carbonation and nice mouthfeel. Overall, an above average beer, but it lacks so subtle complexity that makes great quads great.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pros: Naturally carbonated giving a nice appearance to the ale. Caressing body is very nice.
Cons: Doesn’t have much depth or concentration. It’s not a complex ale, not a lot of definition, not much to describe.
While a beer of high quality, I feel the brewery could make some improvements on the recipe.
pinkzambia (1584) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Brown color with a tan ring head. Aroma of brown sugar and flavors of apples and brown paper bags. Actually, pretty good.
jake65 (2856) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: A muddy caramel pour with a bi beige head. Soft and fruity smell. Malty and fruity, but a little dry. Taste profile is more malty than anything. Rather sweet with a little vinous fruits and toffee. Some hints of the abv poke through. Thanks to tytoanderso for sending this one.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #69/1800. Dark ruby beer with a big light tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and malt. Rich caramel/toffee malt flavor with light yeast and raisins/figs. Medium-plus bodied. Dark fruits linger with caramel toffee and some light earthiness.
marcus (7237) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This copper ale poured with a massive beige head flecked with brown. The aroma is like toasted raisin bread. There flavor is odd. It’s sort of sweet and sort of bitter, with a warming alcohol trail. I am trying to like this one, but it’s hard. It’s so unique but the tastes are not entirely pleasant.
Ernest (6546) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (#246 of 1800).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy dark amber/brown, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain/bread, cookie), with notes of sugar, raisin, and plum.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, slightly metallic.
A bit simple, but nice. A metallic twang in the finish mars the otherwise pleasant mouthfeel, but that’s probably the only real negative.