craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
bomber thanks to thebeersommelier. pours black with a 1/4" tan bubbly head. lovely nose with the perfect amount of chocolate, layered with tiramisu, dark fruits and vanilla. medium body with a smooth character throughout. again, the perfect blend of chocolate and dark fruit with light Belgian yeast notes. vanilla, light coffee and cream come forward with the alcohol well hidden. sweet sugary finish with milk chocolate and candy covered dark fruits. excellent!
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the W&C in Ballwin, Mo. It poured a brown color with a large tan head. The aroma was mostly chocolate with some minor yeast. The flavor was mostly chocolate with some sugar and a ton of booze. The chocolate wasnít overwhelming, just a little more that expected.
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the May 2012 iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Well this is really chocolatey. Mainly tootsie rolls and chocolate syrup, but also a little like chocolate soda. Candied dark fruits make a minor appearance along with a bit of alcohol sharpness. Delicious in small servings.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/3/2014. On tap. Dark brown with a tan head. Malty and chocolate aromas with spices. Predominantly chocolate flavors with light spice, fruit and a semi-sweet finish. Nice balance.
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. Itís a perfect mix of the milk chocolate, roasted chocolate malts and all the core parts of a great quad. So itís 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 Iíve ever had.
suprchunk (1928) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very dark pour. I canít see any light through this at all, so Iíll say itís black. Medium head on the pour in my wifeís glass, not much in my Duvel glass. The head sticks around for a little bit and leaves no lacing. Maybe a small, little patch here and there, but not much. A big fruity and chocolate aroma. Smells like scratch and sniff stickers, of the chocolate variety of course. Or maybe chocolate scented erasers, as there is a bit of a rubbery aroma to this as well. Not so much rubbery as it is exactly like a chocolate scented eraser. Strange, but not a bad strange. There is some semblance of a quadrupel in there. Thatís where the fruity aroma is coming from. Slight banana and a big alcohol smell as well.
Not as chocolatey flavored as I would have thought it would be. There is a slight chocolate taste to it, but it is overpowered by the alcohol. The carbonation dries it out a bit, and leaves a bit of a carbonic bite in the mouth. Slight roasted flavor. Warming mouthfeel from the big alcohol. Slight bitterness left in the mouth the entire time I have been drinking this. I get a slight banana taste in there as well, but really not much. Not a bad beer, just a bit strange. Donít know if I could drink too many of these. Not sure if I could bring myself to buy this for myself. I wouldnít turn it down if someone were to give it to me. Gratis of course.
hombrepalo (1744) - 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 (1684) - 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.
jcnielsen (1663) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest. Chocolate dominates the aroma and flavors. Also some caramel and syrup flavors in the beer. The beer has a syrupy, sweet flavor. Interesting beer, but I probably wouldnít go out of my way to try again.
jeff789 (1401) - 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...