cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer, fairly average Quad. Light amber brown in color with a clear body, small head and spotty lacing. Aromas of sugary fruits and earthy yeast as well as vanilla and rolls. Smooth and pretty easy drinking for a big beer. Medium bodied, light for the style with a pleasant warmth. Dark fruit flavors with a touch of licorice and oat bran muffin. Yeasty and sweet.
Christian (11649) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a lasting tan head. Fruity and vineous aroma, with dried fruits (raisins), and dark sugar. Sweet and alcoholic flavour with raisins and other fruit notes
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in the USA.... Courtesy of AFI96, thanks Waylo. Pours a brown amber color with a fuzzy off white head. Aroma of spices, caramel and dark fruit. Taste was also of dark fruit, there was also some butterscotch, caramel flavors and alcohol. Mouthfeel was medium in body with malty finish. This one is a sipper !!!!
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at Chris Oís 05/08/2009
Big fruit aroma. Amber coloured and very strong in alcohol with a crisp and dry malt finish.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I took this bottle to the Beer Advocate - Brass Rail tasting last night. Poured clear brown with a small golden head. The smell was raisins, prunes, and spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor had a ton of butterscotch with some underlying pit fruit. It was very boozy and sweet. I donít think I could have drank more than the few ounces that I did.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
We really enjoyed this quad especially since it was paired with a few perfect dishes. The light body and complexity of dark fruits, varying degrees of caramel and spice paired incredibly well with a platter of roasted marrow bones, seared foie gras, and believe it or not, Poutine with demi-glace and white truffle oil. This is a beautfiul and very food friendly high gravity beer. Very nice alcohol warming without being hot. Worth a sip or five.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchase a single 750 ml bottle at Cellarís Wine & Spirits in Shorewood, MN. Pours a semi-hazy cola brown brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. Aroma of dark fruity caramel malt, some raisins, figs, dark pitted fruit and a touch of yeast. Taste is smooth, creamy, medium bodied, with some carbonation and flavors of dark roasted malt, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, and a touch of raisins. Finish is slightly metallic from the high alcohol with a dark fruit and yeast aftertaste.
allendodd (115) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a large head with a hazy, deep brown/orange liquid. Nose is sweet molasses and ripe fruit. Flavor of sweet malt and fruit open and run through the middle acts with a slightly dry grain denouement. The second taste is dominated in the middle acts by a mild yeast flavor in the backing chorus. The finish is slightly astringent (Iím not sure what to make of that) which keeps the sweetness just in check. Iím liking this beer just fine. It can come over to my house any time.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 69121. Pours a mostly clear, effervescent, auburn color with an average, fizzy, creamy, beige head which leaves a very thin, lasting layer and minimal lace. Nose is nice but not great; very perfumey from the start, brown sugar and light vanilla beans, dried apricots, clove, faint banana, and some cinnamon. Flavor is similar with some sweetness to begin of dried apricots, brown sugar, vanilla, and clove but quickly dries and leaves some cinnamon, herbs, and perfume. Palate is okay with a moderate body, velvety/lightly syrupy mouthfeel, a light dryness, and soft to lively carbonation. Finishes lightly dry with spicy cinnamon, golden raisins, some warmth, herbs, and the sweetness all but disappearing. It was good but not really my style of Quad; I really like the sweet ones with lots of fruit. The spicy cinnamon was a nice touch but the perfume was a bit much. Quite a drinkable quad but not necessarily what I looking for. A brewery I am beginning to like but not one of favorites from them.
bhops (432) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, pours dark amber with thick foamy head. Aroma is molasses, fruit, caramel. Flavor is sweet and fruity with hops background. Definitely full-bodied and complex. Really enjoyed this beer.