ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I just tried a vertical tasting of this beer, one from 2011 and one from 2013 and I vastly prefer the aged version. The sharp alcoholic bite and carbonation mellow out with time leaving a great, sweet, dark beer.
portableparty (1880) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pours a hazy reddish copper color with a thin khaki head that dissipates to a thin collar. Aroma has big bourbon dark fruit some tart cherry and alcohol. Taste has bourbon tart cherry dark fruit and caramel toffee soft vanilla and a warming finish. Palate is medium fizzy warming and dry.
jcweaver (748) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours reddish-orange with a small off-white head. Complex aroma of cask wood, yeast, bourbon, dark fruits, light cherry and a touch of vanilla. Great smooth flavor similar to the aroma with the addition of some herbal/earthy hop notes. A very nice Quad.
Howlader (81) - - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle served in a snifter. Bourbon flavour and cherry flavour come through.
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jess_scott15 (45) - - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a light head. Bourbon taste is not overwhelming in the 2013 and it has a crisp, effervescent palate. I did a vertical tasting with a 2011 (aged 2 years) and the aging smoothed it out and brought out the bourbon flavor. Lovely mix of cherry, vanilla and wood. A solid beer.
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CopterScott (44) - Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a thick fluffy head that dies down over time. Aroma is booze, vanilla, and wood. Flavor has a hint of cherries, malt, vanilla, and a nice bourbon finish. lively carbonation.
TheLevi4000 (47) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells really good, dried fruits with an added cherry aroma. Appearance is not as dark as most quads, almost in between a double and a quad. It taste good, like a quad should. You can tell it is aged because the typical quad spices are toned down a little. The cheery flavor is a nice added touch, not sweet and overwhelming. Alcohol presence is there, it is %10.5 ABV and aged in bourbon barrels. If you like quads and are looking to try something different this is it.
kdm1984 (566) - Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to an immense, frothy, fat and fluffy head with lacing all over the glass. Shiny red/orange. 5 on the exquisite appearance. Impressive aroma of tart cherries, vanilla, bourbon, and booze. Taste follows suit, though palate and mouthfeel is ever so slightly watery. Besides that, this is really a treat. More pungent than a typical quad due to the cherry and bourbon, but still pretty amazing. Four-plusser. More refined than their Sixth Glass, which is a good brew in its own right.
Bacterial (871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 release. Dark, slightly viscous amber pour with an off white head. Lots of lacing on this one. Nose is malt, caramel and a hint of cherry. I like the taste of this - mellow for sure. Easy on the bourbon. Easy on the booze. A little belgian spice and a hint of cherry. Quite nice.
merc7186 (1496) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Very Little Light, Decent Off White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Sour Cherries, Bourbon, Honey
T: Honey, Red Cherries, Mild Bourbon, Mild Red Plum
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Dry, Mildly Boozy
Overall, a decent beer but IMO a simple version of it, well balanced but not a great interpretation of the style, too simple.