DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From this tiny bottle comes a hazy deep sienna-coloured brew capped by a dense 3-finger-thick beige head that retains beautifully. Aroma is equally vinous and sour, with sweet oaky notes. The palate is sweetly malty, but is driven by the red wine notes and a pleasant sourness that is softened by the oak traits. Velvety in the mouth and very full-bodied, with no indication of the 11% ABV. The finish is lightly sour and dry. I was highly skeptical that this little beer would be worth the $18 I paid, but I needn’t have been-- it is a truly outstanding offering. It is amazingly complex and balanced and extremely drinkable, with a flavour set that highly appeals to my palate. The designation of Abt/Quadrupel seems a little strange to me as it most resembled a classic Flemmish sour brown, but then again, I am no judge of style-- I loved this beer!
kingstoni (1961) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a frothy beige head. Nice aroma of dried fruits, caramel, raisin and yeast. Sour, sweet and bitter taste, bitter and sour finish. Medium body.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 25 cl.
Black, with tan head. Rather fizzy. Aroma is sour, grapes, but with some sweetness. Slightly malty, and some citrus. Medium sweet, and less than expected, but still medium sour.
reebtogi (5686) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml bottle pours black in color with a huge light brown head that retains well and leaves only a few spots of lacing as it settles. Aroma is red wine grapes and light grains with some roasted notes. Taste is a bold malty sweetness with a light roasted grain and herbal hop bitterness finishing with a red wine dryness. Medium to heavy body with light carbonation. Much more complex than I can describe here, this is an outstanding strong Belgian style ale.
kbudd19 (985) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle explosion...god damn I am having bad luck tonight. Black almost stout like pour, a shit ton of foam that leaves breadcrumbs all over the sides of my glass. Aroma, very interesting Mr. Holmes, bright acidic red wine notes, oak, leather, brown sugar, raisins, reminds me more of an American sour than a Belgian quad. Taste, wowza, this is a really interesting beer, while the aroma is fairly acidic smelling, the taste at first blow delivers a burst of malty sweetness, the wine like acidic notes then follow, a little bit of after heat shows up in your throat once the dust settles. A very interesting take on a quad and one that in my humble opinion works really damn well!
Timyone (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have a bit of a blocked nose and for some reason was smelling tomato. I enjoyed the thick mouth feel, and really got an aged complex beer taste. Worth a try
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of strong residual sugar with some vinous notes and some dry fruits notes. Taste is also a very interesting mix between some residual sugars; some brown sugar notes with some vinous notes which kind of re-balance the sweetness. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Interesting but I would be really curious to taste this beer without the red wine notes.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from the great nogne o stall at braukunst live 2014. dark brown with a reddish tinge and a gentle tan head; vinous aroma hinting at red berries and a light woody funk; rich texture; subdued yeast flavours with good old aussie cab sav earthiness, plums, faint treacle sweetness. delicious and complex stuff from what must be a strong candidate for best australian brewery at the moment
fletchfighters (1407) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ML bottle
Really hard to say this was a quad as came out more like a big sour. Big explosive head, murky brown color, light tan head. Three finger height.
Nose was citrus, red wine, sourness, sultana, oak, brown sugar and dark fruits.
Taste is dominated by the barrel and the sourness of it. Lots of red wine and tannins followed by lots of sourness.
Medium carbonation, really light bodied and easy to drink. Great beer from Australia that not many know of
bartlebier (3425) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,25cl pour @Braukunst Live München 02/2014. Pours a deep aubergine brown. Aromas of raisin, sweet malts. The red wine cask has a powerful imprint on tannin-dry palate, spicy Australian red and dark berry notes overpowering the roasted malt toffee or hop spice. Mild and suave blend, very easy to drink, but will hopefully gain in proper "beer character" a bit with age.