Thisis12ptfont (987) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of tropical fruits, orange, pineapple,coconut juice, papaya, tangerine, ripe apricot, coconut, burnt sugar, burnt caramel, tart apple juice and tangy, ester-like yeast. Appears a clouded golden copper with assertive lacing. Taste is big candied caramel, sweet sugar, sugared tropical fruits, prunes, apricots,coconut juice tangerine, pineapple, guava juice, orange peel and papaya. More subtle notes of chewy malt syrup, more caramel, turbinado sugar, biscuit malt and ester-like yeast. Overall, very interesting beer with a lot of fruity flavors. A tad overly sweet for me but still a great brew. A rating.
GarrettB (1203) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 24th, 2013 - Black Market Brewing’s Quadao-Phenia is a sledgehammer to the nose, blasting the olfactory with aromas that boldly reek of balsamic vinegar and fig, followed by parmesan cheese and marinated cepollini onions, and a touch of grape sweetness, all swimming around in a heady bouquet. The scent is practically a drug, layering umami after umami into a wonderful lattice of savory-sweet bliss. The flavor is the same, but where the nose was acceptably titanic, the flavor is awkwardly monstrous. It resembles balsamic vinegar here too, though is swirled with dark chocolate and topped with tons of fig. The combination exudes a taste like barbecue, and the vinegar brightness of those marinated cepollinis. Even in its excessive strength I like it, finding myself restrained and giving plenty of of time between oil, slick sips. This is a heavyweight brew, but if you’re a fan of powerful flavors and steel-toed aggressiveness in your brews, give this a go.
Dogbrick (9344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Medium to full-bodied with flavors of raising, caramel malt, and earthy yeast. The finish is sweet with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clearish copper with a slight white head. Spiced aroma, sweet with grape notes in aroma and taste.
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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle -
Aroma - tons of dark fruit, bananas, toasted bread, and caramel.
Appearance - reddish copper body, clear, light body carbonation, 3-finger head, low retention/lacing
Flavor - belgian candi sugars, bread, raisins, light toffee and every now and then I get a banana flavor profile.
Overall - I’ve never heard of Black Market before and this was a nice beer. Not overpriced and it delivers a solid product.
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear ruby amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts reasonably well but does not leave much lacing. Floral hops, spicy Belgian yeast and lightly sweet palm sugar make up the aroma. Light floral and spice hops up front give way to spicy yeast and sweet palm sugar in the mid-palate. Burnt sugar and spice come through in the finish. This is OK, but unremarkable, and I don’t think that the palm sugar really helps its case.
BOLTZ7555 (2958) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jagged little brew here, quite rough around the edges. Bready, biscuity, yeasty with some dark fruit, almost a spicy rye, and indistinguishable dark fruit. Fairly hot, with the alcohol distracting from the enjoyment. Meh.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botle:   Uh oh, may not be able to finish this one, and I’ve been poured only half the bottle.   Sweet, very bready, cloying, with a slight sweet vegetable tinge.   A bit odd.   Not really dark pitted fruit, caramel, or toffee.   Despite being cloying, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet finish, very sweet.   Has a thick spiciness to it that’s not bright, but heavy.   Otherwise extremely bready and sweet.   A bit difficult, but I finished my glass.   A whole bottle would be tough tho.
JohnnyJ (4870) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Brownish amber pour, with a fizzy off white head. Toffee, sweetness, sugar, notes of raisin and yeast. Not that interesting. Some alcohol, but doesn’t feel like 11%. Eehh.
gurufunk (1) - Temecula, California, USA - APR 4, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an interesting Quad style ale with soft fruit esters (apricot, nectarine) as opposed to the dark/stone fruit esters usually associated with this style. It pours with a nice off white head with low retention. It pours a moderately clear orange color. Flavor matches the aroma in the ester profile, and finishes clean. Mouth feel is smooth and the alcohol is almost imperceivable, which is brilliant for this high of an ABV .