trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into my Firestone Walker snifter. Pours a clear brownish red color with a fluffy tan head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells of banana bread, nuts, figs, plum and dates. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with noticable Belgian candi sugar. Mouthfeel is heavy, creamy and very chewy with good carbonation. This is a great quad. It’s sort of hard to find in 12 ounce bottles of this and the other smokestack series beers in the northwest. Great dark fruit and Belgian flavor throughout. Well balanced as well. I will definitely have this again.
beastmaster (287) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle was loud as hell. Pour very cloudy brown with a thick two finger head that has a slight red hugh. Aroma is wonderful bouquet of fruit... apples, bananas, malt, and nuts. Complex flavors to match with caramel, fig, and brown sugar and a littlw licorice. Little boozy.
radio_nowhere (876) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into Trappist glass, dirty rusty amber color with creamy light tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast spiciness, grass hops, dried fruits (figs, apricots, raisins), brown sugar and light nutty/woodiness. Taste adds notes of caramel, fresh fruit (apples, berries), slightly vinous, herbal, light alcohol and slight earthy mustiness. Heavy-medium body, moderate carbonation, dry with fruity yeast boozy finish. Pretty nice quad, hits the right notes albeit a little on the boozy side.
mike67 (805) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with tall, creamy, long-lasting, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, grassy hops, caramel malt and dark fruit. Body is full, creamy and crisp. Taste is of herbal hops, caramel malt, sherry, brown sugar and dark fruit. Complexity of flavor is increasing as beer warms up. Finish is long and dry. Outstanding brew.
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. Hazy brown pour with a thick off white head. Belgian yeast and dark fruit aroma. Big malt body with lots of dark fruit notes and some spicy hop notes. Well done.
fellebag (829) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Yellow medium to big bubbly head. Hazy dark amber brown color. Good carbonation. Aroma is sugar, oak, homey, caramel. Taste is sugar, oak, leaves, caramel.
Peter_L (796) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Kopparröd vätska. Tydliga aromer av daddlar, soltorkade russin och färska plommon. Hög komplex sötma varvas med en sjuhelsikes eldig och fyllig munkänsla. En bra amerikansk tolkning.
Zekada (174) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from systembolaget. The smell is very sweet, tones of grapes, caramel, some yeast and grape fruit. Pours darker orange with a rich white head which dissolves quickly. Taste is full and complex. Very fresh for a quadrupel, sweet taste with some fruits and a little malts. Palate has a full body and is very tasteful. Overall a very good beer. A nice substitute for the infamous Westvleteren XII
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Hazy reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, honey, chestnuts, brown sugar and spices. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, hints of crisp-bread and a balanced spicy bitterness in a finish with some sweetness and a gentle alcohol glow. Full body, with soft and well balanced mouthfeel for its strength. Fairly sweet. Quite well balanced and tasty for its alcohol level. very nice.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Cloudy amber pour. big head. Fruity and yeasty. Aroma of bread, fruit, spice and alcohol. Flavor similar with some toffee and duustiness in there as well. Sharp feel, perhaps a bit too alcoholic, but still a nice brew (though not a standout in style)."
jsnicholas (175) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz $3.25): cloudy medium brown. Nice big head. Good lacing.. smells sweet, Carmel. Some alcohol warming. Kind of funky and quite a bit of carbonation.