Rando7 (690) - 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 you’d normally associated with a quadrupel.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - 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 (2360) - 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.
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RedSox2004 (1100) - 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.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange color. A bit of a raisin-esque aroma. First flavor notes are citrus and spice and then vanilla before the alcohol and some slickness arrive. I also do detect some of the coconut that is mentioned on the label too.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Smell is clean and rather floral. Caramel backbone. Full bodied. Flavor is yeast/spice, banana ester, caramel, kandi, and some medium dark fruit. This is a very clean and pleasing drink. Heat may be present, but it’s not getting in the way of anything. Sort of like adding to the yeast/spice. The finish is nearly dry. This stuff is way too drinkable.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a hazy red-orange with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind a touch of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel and dark malts with candi sugar, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and dark malts, with some dark fruits and spices. Through the middle, some candi sugars come through with some more Belgian yeast flavors and spices. The finish is a mix of caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice Quad. Good overall balance with good Belgian flavors.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark caramel color with a smallish sized head. Aroma of candy sugar, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor was a bit mild in flavor, but fit the profile. Alcohol was really present, especially in the finish.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of caramel, plum, prune, fruit cake, spice and dark fruit with some toffee malt. Mostly fruit cake on the taste. Sticky sweet finish with some spicy/fruit cake. Medium body.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white head. Bread and toasted malt aromas along with lots of dark fruit and banana. A nice raisin sweetness and some hints of spice. The flavor has a lot of toffee, bread, and caramel to go with the banana and raisin. The spice notes on the palate are a bit more pronounced than on the nose, mostly nutmeg and clove. Nice full body on this.