hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle #281/1800... not sure what that means but it is from superdave70.
hazy chestnut-y brown with a thin tan ring of a head.
there is something very comfortable about the aroma?!... brown sugar candied nuts, chocolate, grain, spice, bruised apples, vanilla and medjoul dates.
it tastes a whole lot like a chocolate covered werther’s original butterscotch candy!... alcohol is noticed but it is slight and very welcomed as it clears the palate of flavors of malt powder, grain, brown sugar, dates, vanilla and flowers. a very mild bitterness comes in late on the finish.
medium to full bodied but strangely thin enough to drink this entire bottle myself. i very easily could at the abv% and not have a headache in the morning.
really enjoyable... 8/4/8/5/17/4.2
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Draft Magazine PBS Beer Festival. Pours a cloudy brown with a thin tan head. The nose is caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, molasses and dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Decent.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Capped 750. Thanks, RiversideAK! Pours opaque coppery brown with no head. No carbonation. The taste is a bit tart, with some dark fruit. Woody finish.
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, reddish color. Prominent head. Big, simple and not very memorable. Aromas of brown sugar, graham cracker, sugar. Same on the palate. Weird metalic twang on the finish, but thankfully it just drops of to nothing real quick.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brownish red. Some sweetness from malt and fruit. Thick and very sweet. A bit of alcohol and light spice.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (2338) - 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 (3356) - 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 (961) - 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 (1863) - Loveland, 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.