KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky medium brown with a light orange hue and an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin puddled film and medium collar with fair runny lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet dark bread malt and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel, candi sugar and dark fruit (raisons, figs and plums).
The taste was a smooth malty sweet with a hint of caramel from the beginning, and then become quite a bit yeasty with a strong dark fruit presence and a light alcohol ending. The flavor was short in duration following the swallow, with a lightly sweet fruitiness resting on the taste buds along with a mild alcohol warming sensation.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry and slightly oily texture and a nice lively carbonation.
Overall this is one of the most balanced and tasty Strong Ales I have had in quite a while. So much so that there is hardly any indication of the high ABV this brew possesses. Props to this brewer for another superb beer... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
Nsanders (740) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Translucent orange brown with a massive head. Molasses, fig, sugar cane and clove. Sweet with a slow dry chalky fade. Body is heavier with a foamy feel.
ogre71 (53) - Utah, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is good lots malty yeast flavors can feel the alcohol on the tongue. Lots going on here would recommend.
reebtogi (4819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and dark pitted fruits with some hints of yeast. Taste is a fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness and a dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is a tasty brew that is nicely balanced and quite tasty. Recommended.
TattooJack (280) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the four pack of bottles, smells like xmas, dark brown with some orange glowing on the sides, foamy fat white collar. I’m all about education so I looked up this Ole Anderson character they spoke of in the commercial description, turns out he was a professional wrestler in the 80’s, this must have been his favorite beer, can’t blame him for that, it’s great. I don’t care if you’re Ole Anderson or Anderson Cooper, there is no way you are making it to your 6th glass of this, It’s strong!
Sigmund (5734) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked & caged bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 10.5%. BB date 06-2014. Hazy orange-brown colour, moderate off-white head. Aroma of mild spices, caramel, brown kandij sugar, dark dried fruits, spice cake. The flavour is rich, spicy, full of dark dried fruits, and very pleasant - but not too sweet. Sufficient hops, and dangerously drinkable.
jeverszeuge (636) - GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ersma: langer name für so ne kleine flasche.
dunkel karamellfarben mit rotstich und zahllosen schwebeteilchen, trotzt stehender lagerung und vorsichtigen einschenkens. hätte ich den bodensatz mit eingegossen, wäre es wohl auch trüber. so ist es erstaunlich klar. durchsieben, hefezopf backen. oben ein stabiler schaumberg, der den ersten schluck zur geduldsprobe werden lässt.
der geruch ist süßlich, karamellig. hefe- und kräuternoten.
der antrunk ist deutlich röstmalzig mit viel karamell. dazu pflaume, beeren und hefe. eine gewisse spritigkeit. zur mitte steigt diese an, während die fruchtigkeit intensiver wird. etwas hopfenherbe ist auch da. der abgang ist röstmalzig-süßlich mit karamell, abnehmender fruchtigkeit und einem hauch hefe.
die flasche ist ok.
fazit: intensiv-aromatisches quadrupel. die pritigkeit stört etwas und verhindert spitzennoten. aber auch so unbedingt probierenswert.
12,12,12,12,11,12 - 11,95
HopTsing (454) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle poured a brownish brew with an ok white head. Malty is the first thing that comes to my tongue and nose. It had lots of stuff floating in it, yeast I presume.
tia (1241) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old bottle (3-4 yrs old). Dark caramel with a hint of red, smoke creamy head, and floaters. Smells like vanilla creme caramel, dark fruit, and a little boozy. Tastes boozy but then cut by a dry (but not too bitter) hoppiness. I actually am digging this today.
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Heavy caramel and nutty for the malt, light to moderate cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, notes of fig, date, toffee and brown sugar. Head is small, fizzy, beige with no lacing and is fully lasting. Color is murky medium brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, syrupy with a lively to fizzy carbonation. A very nice Quadrupel. It was just a touch too bitter in the finish, but otherwise everything was in the right place.
BillWyce (841) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper color, with a 1-finger head that was somewhat cream-colored. Nutty malt aroma, with notes of candied fruit and maybe date. A touch of earthy yeast too. Full body, a touch syrupy, with an astringent dryness to the finish. Nutty malt flavor with earthy yeast beneath. Notes of fig and candied fruit too.