jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a large beige head. Nice aroma of overripe fruits, yeast, caramel, moderate spice and wood. Somewhat sweet but well balanced flavor of overripe fruits, caramel, light spice, light licorice, pleasant alcohol and wood. Smooth and warming finish.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Or pours clear deep brown with a quickly diminishing yellow-white head. The nose is candy, caramel, raisin, prune, earth, wood, hot-cross buns and leather. The taste is earthy, wood, varnish, toasty sugar, raisin, prune, date, spice, candy, caramel, alcohol heat and light bitterness with a warming, earthy finish. Medium-full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Spice permeates through. A solid US quad for sure, but I would have preferred a bit more body and less heat.
Marstonlad (269) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. A hazy amber color and a thick, medium-sized head. Aroma is very fruity with notes of berries, raisin, licorice and sweet maltiness. Taste is very sweet and spicy with a full-bodied, smooth texture. Flavours of ripe fruitiness, some caramel, licorice and fudge. Long taste ends in the finish where slightly bitter notes appear. Hoppiness is altogether somewhat mild. The taste is rich but does not quite reach the variety of classic Belgian quads.
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75 l shared bottle. Clear copper colored body with a small light brown head. Fruity band aid rock sugar Belgo yeast caramel nose. Full bodied. Sweet, caramel, fruity, and refreshing.
gunnar (4319) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear mahogany with a huge creamy beige head. Aroma is fruity, sweet and matured. Taste is smooth, filling, ripe fruity, dates and spiced fruits, nice.
mnoud (231) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013.10.25 - Boulevard Sixth Glass. 12oz bottle in tulip glass.
Recommendation from Wooden Keg guys. No time for detailed review but it was a solid quad. Not as dark as expected. Solid flavor, malty, with a peppery finish.
floydslip (102) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy reddish brown beer with a thick foamy off-white head that is like sea foam. Sour nose with hints of cinnamon, lemon pith, and nutmeg. The flavor is really pronounced and unusual, but it is not really that sour--it’s hard to pin down because the layers of flavor are both sweet (stewed prunes, figs, hoisin) and sour (soy, mirin, worcesteshire) on top of each other followed by a pleasant bitterness, but none takes center stage. Spiciness permeates everything creating a beer to ponder--one that almost tastes different on each sip. I’m not sure what to make of this, but I keep drinking and realize that the alcohol content is putting me under the table.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: nearly clear coppery amber with a short, creamy light tan head. Aroma: big aroma, with dark fruits (raisins, figs, dates, plums), candi sugar, yeast, clove, a bit of marmalade, and dark brandy. Taste: sweet, with caramel, candi sugar, dates, figs, prunes, vanilla, oak, and a bit of booze. Finish: lingering sweetness, but not syrupy, with vanilla, caramel, and those dates/figs, along with some spice. Notes: Nothing wrong with this one at all. Big nose and flavors, but nothing overpowering, and the booze remarkably restrained. Not usually a big quad guy--I much prefer dubbels--but this was a-ok.
tectactoe (671) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: thanks, umich03jm! Some strange mix of orange & copper & amber with surprisingly high clarity for a quad; lots of sediment hanging about. Creamy, beige head vanishes rather quickly to a simple skin. Aroma is comprised of dark figs, yeast, bubblegum, clove, floral hops, a touch of mint, some powerful spicy phenols, and some underlying, sweet esters. Mild grapes & raisins with a faint but present tartness overhead. Lots of aromas here, but lacking a little in robustness. Taste is heavier on the yeast with huge bubblegum flavors. Candi sugar, clove, light mint and mild spice... something’s missing, though. Some rotten, dark plums & dates with a spicy menthol-like and phenol filled finish. Chalky and sugar sweet aftertaste. Decent quad, but it ends there. Not up there with the greats, as it lacks in robustness just a bit. A few flavors holding it back from being really good.
COMRADEJOSH (222) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of fruit and raisin. taste of malt and mild bittering hops. Also hits your lips with a strong warming alcohol much like drinking a very smooth whiskey.very mild on carbonation.