Pailhead (5039) - 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.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , 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
radagast83 (4945) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This nicely labeled 22oz bottle even looks like a fancy box of chocolates. Poured a dark brown color with a small, tan head. Aroma was heavy on the sweet milk chocolate variety, with some cocoa, and a touch of roasted malty notes. Flavor was quite enjoyable - I am particularly reminded of a canned chocolate soda that I used to drink as a kid and havenít probably had in 20 years, but if this didnít remind me of that one in the flavor and palate. Quite nice.
Ferris (4770) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Chocolate and a light sweetness. Dark brown with a thin beige head. Chocolate and light sour sweetness from the yeast. Very odd for quad but still kinda nice.
markwise (4524) - 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.
boFNjackson (4162) - 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.
jkwood04 (4126) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, spicy yeast, dark fruits, some dark and caramel malts, and light bitter notes. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A pretty good quad.
emacgee (4112) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks JCB for sharing. Pours a rich dark brown with a dark tan head. Lots of chocolate in the nose, tootsie roll character. Nothing but chocolate here with some caramel, no quad coming through at all. Medium body with a light oxidation. Interesting
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at St. Louis Microfest 2010 - Pours dark brown with a small tan had. The aroma has lots of smooth chocolate, thick toffee malt and caramel with a distinct Belgian yeastiness. The body is thick and chewy with gentle flowing carbonation. The flavor starts off with chocolate milk mixed with Belgian yeastiness along with lots of cream, vanilla and pleasing abv warmth. The finish has heat and cream. Nice interesting beer.
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 1/10/12
Aroma: They werenít kidding with the name, a sweet nose that smells like basically nothing but chocolates
Appearance: Pours dark brown, with a slight orange hue, a small beige head, and some streaky lacing
Flavor: Tastes a little more complex then the nose, still really sweet and chocolaty, with fruit and caramel
Palate: The body is medium-full, with an average-to-soft carbonation, and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel
This has got to be the most chocolaty beer that I have ever had. It is definitely a bit of a one-dimensional offering. The chocolate completely dominates the beer. Still though, it is pretty good, it just doesnít have a ton of complexity to it. Style-wise, I donít really know if it comes off as a Quad, but I donít really know if I could put any particular style to it. Itís almost like drinking a candy bar. I got mix feelings, this one is interesting, but kind of a gimmick.