marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle from Belmont Station. Pours reddish copper with a decent apricot head that slowly fades away, and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a rich malt flavor that is heavily carbonated, with elements of prune, raisin and yeast. It is more bitter than the Belgian classic quads, and the alcohol is not well hidden. In spite of these slight aberrations, this is a nicely crafted quadrupel that is a pleasure to drink.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice nose of ripe, dry fruit. Pours a maple syrup brown with a thin white head. Light on the tongue with a bubbly burst. Moves from a light brown sugar and currants to molassas and slight citrus. This is a fantastic quad.
phaleslu (9251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle via trade with Pawola22- thanks again, Brian! Pours a ruby-brown color that seems clearer at the bottom and murkier up under the thick, resilient beige head. Aroma of dark cherries, caramel malts, alcohol, mild spices, banana, plastic, band-aid, toast, and wood. Flavor of dark cherries, caramel malts, cinnamon, clove, toast, plum, alcohol, plastic, candi sugar, flat cola, and nutmeg. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Some warming alcohol, especially late. Nice quad by an American brewer.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to tgenenbacher. Pours darker amber color with a frothy tan head. Nose is sweet caramel, banana, dried fruits. Flavor is sweet, boozy, lots of dried fruits, caramel, with a slight bitter finish which gives it a good balance. Nice beer.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle with a very stubborn cork. Poured a deep reddish with a nice off white head. heavy carmel in the nose, alcohol and cherry cough syrup. Flavor was slightly sweet without being two strong. fairly thin motuhfeel for a quad put strangely statisifying making this a very drinkable for a big beer
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear but deep, deep ruby red with big pillowy head. Foam gradually settles to a creamy layer that leaves rings of lace. Aroma is a strange mix of oxidized metal, molasses, dark malt, dried fruit, tobacco, and leather. Flavor is considerably cleaner -- no oxidized metal, for one. Instead one is treated to a well-balanced symphony of dark sugary malt, tobacco leaf, earthy yeast, grassy and modestly biting hops, dried dark fruits, and fair dose of good ol’-fashioned alcohol. Finishes with a big, thick, creamy, full-bodied palate.
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice offering. I guess I was spoiled because I had the bourbon barrel quad first..
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/10/2010: The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale... Aroma: Muted aroma of apple, pear, caramel, medium candi sugar, whisps of alcohol. Appearance: Tight cork; almost no pop; deep orange color with golden highlights; a bubbly beige crown forms and then quickly fades away. Flavor: Earthy and malty with undertones of bubblegum, caramelized golden raisins, chewy toffee, roasted dates; cooked honey; dried apricot in the finish; slight burn with lots of alcohol venting through the nose; very warming. Palate: Thick, chewy, heavy, and full-bodied. Overall: Intense, BIG, and flavorful; this beer packs quite an alcoholic punch, but is really good nonetheless!
750 ml corked and caged bottle (10.5% ALC/VOL) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #372 for this beer.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caged and corked bottle. Pours dark amber with a frothy to creamy off-white head that left lots of lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet with caramel, dark fruit, raisins some light yeast and had a touch of alcohol. Flavor was moderately sweet and complex with caramel, raisins, dark fruit, candi sugar and a bit of toffee with a nice malty alcohol warming finish.
scoth (663) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy copper, with a thick beige head, very fine and clinging lacing. Aromas of dark cherry, banana, apricot, biscuit, coriander and grass. Medium body, lively, hot, tart, spicy, and a hint of dryness. Thick sweetness up front, fruity, citrus sharp and spicy mid-palate, then a gentle pine-resin bitterness in the finish to help balance everything out. Huge, powerful, and well-rounded.