StefanSD (1920) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small off-white head that soon recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is very mild with apricots and brown sugar. The taste is mildly fruity with pears and apricots, but its the malt base that really dominates this one. The malts are rather toffee-ish and are loaded with sugars. The palate is full and just a bit oily with light carbonation. Finishes short and unmemorable. Overall: Drinkable, original even, but this one really misses the mark by a wide berth.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Caramel and yeast aroma with light toffee. Caramel and toffee flavor with yeast. Medium plus bodied. Toffee and caramel linger with yeast and light spice.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Quad fail. It pours a translucent mahogany color where a little head bubbles off to a small collar. It smells too sour for the style right off the bat. The body is OK, about the right viscosity. The taste is disappointing, however - itís sweet, syrup-y, bitter, but something ugly in it I canít quite put my finger on. Itís not as fruity or complex as others Iíve had (so youíre left with nothing but alcoholic bitterness), but I donít really know why. Pass until they get the recipe right.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tap at the brewery tasting room. Pours a low haze deep orange with weak foam. Nose is heavy DMS/vegetal, something like Chinese orange chicken with broccoli, perhaps more beefy like Chinese take out orange beef. Taste is cloying to the max. Undrinkable. Way too much sugar.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bright orange color with a rich ivory head. Apricot, peach aromas with spicy yeast, caramel, cereal grains, mild alcohol. Medium body with soft co2. Sweet grainy caramel flavors with light pit fruits, spicy belgian yeast, and toffee---alcohol is well cloaked-----very tasty Quad.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$7.99 bomber purchased a couple months ago at Olive Tree Market in OB for $7.99.Clear light to medium auburn with a 1/2 finger creamy beige head, low retention. Big sweet brown sugar and spicy clove and ripe banana presence right up front, light drying graham cracker on the backend. Flavor follows suit, but does a good job of not doing this the American way and having way way too much (perceived) sweetness. Pretty raisiny and fruity, though Iím not really getting much sweetness. Big full body with low prickly carbonation. One of the better American made quads Iíve had in recent memory.
Rando7 (669) - Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours almost clear burnt orange with brief thin white head. Aroma dark fruits and licorice. Taste caramel, banana and slight dark fruits with spices, predominately licorice. Palate on the thin side for a quad. Finish a continuation of the taste. Alcohol slightly apparent but does have a nice alcohol burn at times.
Good but not with the complexity and richness youíd normally associated with a quadrupel.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-disappearing offwhite-copper. A-med/dk fruit, med malt-licorice, spice. T-roasty med malt-cocoa/licorice, spice, med/dk fruit.
Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
23 nov 3012, bottle. Metamucil color and faintly hazy. Nose is bananas, yeast, tart esters, peaches, big alcohol. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Orange juice, banana juice, peaches, fruity esters. Nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RedSox2004 (1047) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Daily Pint. Poured deep gold/amber, slight haze, with a quickly fading frothy head and nice lace. Rich caramel and deep malt aromas form a background for candy and brown sugar, dark fruit, spices and Belgian yeast. Sweetness of the caramel and malt dominate the flavor profile, accentuated by sugars, figs and plums, and alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, and a gently sweet finish.