HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wish I had opened this one sooner, as it had a consume by date in August this year. Perhaps my experience would not have been as bad. Regardless, I found the aroma and taste to be almost repulsive. It brought to mind vanilla, Southern Comfort, and the orange granular material that was used to clean up vomit in schools in the seventies. There were still some Quad-like characteristics, but I’m hoping it was infected instead of simply awful. I’ve enjoyed most of the other Smokestack brews, so this was shockingly disappointing.
pilsnerrogge (2463) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a small head.
Sweet aroma with notes of bourbon, toffee, raisins, oak barrels and alkohol.
Very sweet flavor with notes of toffee, bourbon, oak barrels and alkohol.
Too sweet and too strong for me.
kryon (1333) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours muddy red brown with low off white head
Aromas loaded of bourbon, sour fruits, rosehips, hints of brown sugar
Taste has distinct bourbon sweet n sourness with notes of alcohol, caramel, brown sugar
VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, toffee, caramel, raw sugar, booze and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of vanilla, wood, bourbon and raw sugar. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Great.
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage. Bottle 8909
Amber colour, off-white head. Bourbon aroma, vanilla, red fruits, marmalade and caramel. Sweet flavour, rather sour, bourbon, malts, vanilla, cherries. Finish bourbon, vanilla, light lemon, light sherry notes.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy reddish brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of red berries, candy, sour notes, spice and weak spice. A flavor of red brerries, fresh and sour notes.
Gaultier (211) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Ölprovning på Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Bourbon, ek, vanilj, russin, sötma. Smak: Dito + viss syrlighet.
Jorn69 (842) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska (750 ml) från Systembolaget (159:-). Maltig, bourbon, vanilj och ek, hög sötma, karamell, viss syrlighet, något för endimensionell. I avslutningen finns bourbon och sötma.
stevoj (2014) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overwhelmed by the complexity and thorough enjoyability of this brew. Barrel aging adds all the right notes, lots of woody and smoky notes, yet still unbelievably silky smooth.. Near perfect quad....no wonder Duvel bought them out
Nisse666 (4083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg
AR: wee belgian yeasty, some red berries
AP: wee hazy amber, wee ofwhite head
F: some sweet kriek, white sugary, heavy grainy,
pfc514 (61) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a ruby-brown into a snifter. Pale tan head fades into bubbles and a ring around the glass quickly.
Aroma of dark, tart fruits and bourbon. Delicious smelling beer.
Bourbon hits first, followed by a wave of dark fruits, and then a delicate tartness finishes out the flavor, I’m assuming from the cherries. Holy balls this beer is good.
Good carbonation balances and the flavor lingers on the tongue for a good amount of time.
This is a good one folks. Found it hiding in the corner of the cellar at my LBS, snatched it up immediately..very glad I did.