beastiefan2k (2496) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle picked up at Friar Tucks, as I understand this is freshly bottled. A black pour wiith a small head. Aroma is strong on chocolate, actually all chocolate. Canít pick up much else, low on hops, no flaws breaking through the chocolate. Flavor is the same, the chocolate dominates and the base beer doesnt get in the way but doesnt do anything either. The body works well though, a little thicker and velvety. The beer is not sweet so its fun to drink if you want a chocolate fix.
jmagnus87 (2496) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. From Beernbourbon in a trade, thanks Vince! Pours black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits and Belgian sugar. Taste is medium sweet. Mostly chocolate with sugar and dark fruit and a little dash of vanilla. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Soft carbonation and a long chocolaty finish. Overall, very good. I would gladly drink this again.
Beergeek23322 (2432) - 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.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle via trade. Deep dark brown with a small fizzy head that quickly fades to a tiny ring. Aroma of milk chocolate mostly with some vanilla and caramel. Flavor is sweet chocolate and milk caramels with very light roast, alcohol very well hidden. Medium to full body with a soft, smooth mouth feel. I donít get any Quad character in this, itís all about the chocolate. A great sweet chocolate beer, a horrible Quad.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 8/19/11. 22oz bomber. Unactivated pour leaves a ton of dark sediment in the bottle. Pours opaque brown with a webbed khaki head. Aromas of Cherry 7Up, Sugary lemon and lime candy flavor. Mild chocolate and fudge nuance. Full bodied and super sweet! The palate screams fudgy chocolate icing. Overwhelming sweetness from the malts and the other ingredients. Nice blend of the Belgian yeast and dark fruity esters, chocolate and fudgy flavors. The alcohol is muted and gets lost in the cola, syrupy sweetness. Yeah, the sweetness is a tad overt. Even at this age. A crazy banana ester pops up in the finish, and actually blends seamlessly with the melted chocolate ice cream flavor. Crazy.
suprchunk (2313) - 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.
jcnielsen (2225) - 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.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(sampled at Dakís Memorial Day tasting. I think Dak broke this open!). Pour dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is all milk chocolate . The flavor follows suit with sweet chocolate and some tootsie roll. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Slightly bitter finish, but balanced. Pretty nice beer with nice chocolate flavor, but the hype machine is in full tilt for this one.
craftbeerdesign (2193) - 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!
illidurit (2166) - 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.