zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Douglas. Pours deep copper, with a tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, brown sugar, fruit, malt, and some spices. Flavor is brown sugar, cinnamon, fruit, malt, spices, and alcohol. Fairly heavy body, and a finish that starts sweet, and ends dry. Wow, this is good. I would think aging this would interesting.
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds. Poured a slightly muddy dark copper colour with a fading tan head. Sweet aroma, with cinnamon, brown sugar, herbs and dark fruit predominant.
Flavour was pretty yeasty and contained more dark fruit and sweet malt aplenty with a hint of spice. Alcohol quite in your face, but pleasantly warming. A fair amount happening here but it doesnít quite all add up to being a show stopper. Very good effort nonetheless.
drumdude73 (19) - Ames, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, wow, wow! If you havenít tried this one, and you are a fan of flavorful beers, buy it today! A little on the expensive side, but is well worth it for 750mL (only way to get it). At 10.5% ABV, you wonít need much more than one bottle! ;-)
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this beer many times as it is great! I like to call it a poor manís St B 12. Has a very similar flavor profile, but not quite the sweetness. Lots of flavor, combined with a great body, and just the right amount of sweetness. I canít think of a bad experience with this beer, as it produces time and time again.
zizzybalubba (1566) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle shared at Loganís pre-GABF party. Dark brown, to black, pour. Aromas of mostly coffee, smoke, and burnt chocolate. Great dark fruit and chocolatety flavor. Some alcohol is detected. Until I looked this beer up I had no idea this was a Quad; certainly unlike any other I have tried. This was quite good.
OldMrCrow (2085) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-brown pour, nice head. Fruity, phenolic aroma; pleasantensemble of dried fruits in the flavor, with a nice closing dryness. But the beer is really hot, and it could be more complex -- and thus while solid as an American quad, it falls sort of posing a threat to the better Belgian examples of the style.
nuplastikk (4908) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1100. 750ml bottle. Thick cherry red-brown color. Steady, thick beige head. Oh my, this one is nice. Lots of lively fruity esters, from grape to plum to prune. The body is smoother and creamier than your typical Quad, never thick and lingering. Sweet sugary malt is thick and the whole thing coats the palate in itís essence. A great beer.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beverage fills the glass 4/5ths of the way with burn caramel foam atop an amber body. Breathy smells of peppery clove and pink peppercorn, zestful yeast, and a salted smokey caramel essence round out the alluring bouquet, whic opens into flavors breadingess and yeastiness with peripherals of peach and phenols that are more muted. Airy clove cigarette smoke is well integrated throughout. Punchy finish. A huge brew that is fairly well harnessed. Fruity and estery yeast.
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 malty/alcohol aroma on the nose. golden brown pour and an off white head that just barely manages to hang on. delightful sweetness on the palate, and not too strong of an alcohol taste on the palate. great smooth mouthfeel.
vikingguy (885) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like a quad...lots of fizzy foam and diminishes in a few minutes; cloudy brown with red tones. Strong aroma of sweet malt, caramel, some banana and alcohol. Taste is burnt sugar, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Tastes like a poor manís Gulden Draak; not as well rounded and a little sharper than the Draak. Alcohol isnít hidden very well, this may be better w/ some aging. Ok quad, but not great.