TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle acquired via trade. Pours a richer brownish pour, some darker brown elements, darker with some good haze, some glowing edges and small frothy brownish head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are cocoa,d ark chocolate. Some toffee, gentle yeast and cocoa, roast, cherry. Toast, biscuits, and more cocoa. Dusting, kiss of spice. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter with bigger milk chocolate, sweet and toffee, gentle cocoa, kiss of toast. Caramel, kiss of fruit, cherry, and some toffee. Gentle vanilla, spice, cinnamon. Lingering milk chocolate, toast, and caramel. Gentle Belgian yeast, kiss of dark fruit and cherry. Sweeter, lots of milk chocolate overall. Sweet.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to mikeyv35 for sharing a bottle of this at the Rosso release. Thanks goes out to coryking for getting me a bottle as well; thatíll get shared at a tasting soon. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a medium brown with short off-white head that sticks around for a bit before falling to a thin collar. Not too much lacing. The nose is fairly light with some nice notes of chocolate and a bit of dark fruits in the background. Very nice. The taste really explodes off of the base the nose had going. Itís just as described: a very nice quad with layers of chocolate over the top. The chocolate character is really dominant, and the quad underneath is spot on as well. Nice mix of dark fruits, raisins, and semi-sweet malt. A bit of brown sugar as well. Mouthfeel is very, very smooth and doesnít reveal the 10.5% at all. Overall, a very solid beer and its acclaim is well-deserved.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-17-2011
mcberko (4813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark brown / black with a small beige head. Aroma is pure chocolate, a bit of candied sugar and some mild Belgian-esque notes. Flavour is pure liquid chocolate, a bit of dark fruits, more chocolate, and lots of candied sugar. Quite sweet but in no way cloying. Like pure liquid chocolate. Great stuff.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown black pour with a light tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolatey deep choco. Flavor is sweet chocolate and abv. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer
Pailhead (4237) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, dark fruits, grapes, light banana, and a hint of alcohol. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of milk chocolate/chocolate syrup. It finishes with a pretty big sugary fruitiness and light-moderate candi sugar. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the sugary sweetness is a bit too much for my liking.
Strykzone (4201) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. A very dark brown pour that has red tones and a ring of foam. A light nose but chocolate and a hint of mint are noted. Flavor is full of chocolate and it reminds me of Yoo Hoo Cola. some dark fruit comes late. A fizzy feel. Tasted not long after Boulevards chocolate and this one was far superior.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Keir for this beer in trade. Pours brown with red highlights and a tan head. Nose is cherry, malt, vanilla, sugar, milk chocolate, nougat, cane sugar, and maraschino cherries. Flavor is like a box of Queen Anne chocolate-covered cherries along with milk chocolate, sugar, and sweet cherries. Light to medium in body and an interesting beer; a bit thin in body for a quad.
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, shared by Alexsdad06. Dark brown but clear color. Light khaki head. Little dots of lace. Rich, sweet chocolate syrup nose. Medium / bigger body, light carbonation, dry texture. Very sweet, but wow, big chocolate syrup aroma Decent, interesting ale, but kinda too chocolatey sweet for me, not my thing
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from phaleslu (I think) - thanks! Pour is a touch flat, perhaps, with a handsome mahogany color done a slight disservice by relative lack of body and carbonation. Massive Tootsie Roll aroma that tends to crowd out most of the character I expect in a quad. This is borne out in the taste too, with only perfunctory yeast, fruits, and Belgian sugars. The Roll dominates, and perhaps more complexity would have come through with a different rendition of the choc (more bitter perhaps).
boFNjackson (3904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a recent tasting... Poured dark, hazy brown, with a thin tan head. This was really nice. Lots of cocoa, milk chocolate, caramel maltiness and sweetness with balancing esters and fruitiness. Hints of charred roast, and a slight floralness. Really I think the body and mouthfeel is what made this great.