GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to birchstick for this 22oz bottle.
Pours a dark murky mahogany that is really close to black in the glass underneath a tight creamy head that refuses to go away.
Aroma is fantastic with an initial milk chocolate aroma with roasted malts mixed together with candi sugar and dark fruits, especially raisins and plums.
I actually think the taste is even better than the aroma. It’s a perfect mix of the milk chocolate, roasted chocolate malts and all the core parts of a great quad. So it’s got some fruity esters from the Belgian yeast, booze-soaked overripe fruits and candi sugar. Finish is sweet and boozy with maybe a little bit of tart cherries.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a little lighter carbonation than I normally get in a quad but I think it compliments the flavors well.
This is a fantastic beer and I really like what the chocolate brings to the table. One of the most unique quads I’ve ever had.
hombrepalo (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle atDLD, thanKs guy.... Woody dark fruit, cherry, and strong alcohol aroma. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Earthy, tart dark fruit, cherry, and big alcohol... almost brand-like flavor. Medium body. Goodness.
zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, and malt.
Medium body, with a fairly long finish.
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep deep brown with a small white head... dark chocolate, some milk chocolate and lots of notes of dark fruits dominate a somewhat subdued aroma.. very very very chocolatey kinda like chocolate soda thick alcoholic... full bodied fairly carbonated...
seymour (1401) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the 1st annual Urban Chestnut - Wolpertinger festival in St. Louis, MO, USA from tap into sampler beer boot. Poured a very dark, opaque, reddish brown color with almost no foam. Strong chocolaty aroma, in addition to dark malts, roasted grains, mild hops and yeast esters. Flavor was dominated by chocolate too, I mean real cocoa not "chocolate" malt, to the point of excess. Unique and tasty. Well-concealed alcohol. An interesting novelty, try it for yourself, but I can’t imagine drinking a whole pint of it, much less a six pack. One and done.
wxman (1398) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark garnet brown with a thin light tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is Hershey’s chocolate syrup as well as a vinous character. Taste is sweet chocolate covered raisins and buttery caramel. Some Belgian ale notes and alcohol warmth in the background. Pretty damned decent!
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from beerfest. Pours a murky brown color with a smaller head. Aroma was lots of chocolate, some caramel and fruits. Flavor is syrup, chocolate and fades to fruit undertones. Not sure how this is a quad. Still an ok beer. Nothing to really stand out and make you want it again.
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pour is a deep brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is interesting for sure. Notes of cocoa powder, very sweet chocolate, milk shake, faint note of fruit, and a touch spice. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, very lightly roasted malt, cocoa, cheap chocolate truffle, and a touch of holiday spice. Certainly not for everyone and very potent. One glass is plenty.
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at a share; pours a nice dark black like oil with tan head. Dark fruits, chocolate, and some yeast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.
brystmar (1203) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Third time with this beer, and I didn't remember it being this good. Aroma is pure milk chocolate. Delicious chocolates of all types inside this bottle; the quad base turns out to be a perfect choice. Fruity, creamy, decadent. A terrific creation.