OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle #505 of 1,080
A - Pours up a murky red brown with a thin off-white head that dissipates immediately.
S - Spicy bananas and licorice right after the pour then quickly turns to acidic cherries, apples, ginger, and grapes. Heavy oak aromas, reminds of scotch. A mix of berries and fruity malt underneath.
T - Tart fruit-grapes, apples, under-ripened plums and sour cherries. Oak has big presence and brings vanilla and green apple scotch flavors. Spice, licorice, and orange stick to the back of the tongue. Finish has a mineral sweet-tart type of finish.
M - Flat, way low carbonation.
Lots going on here. The sourness was more than expected but welcomed. The oak defiantly took this quad over and made it completely different than the original. It actually balanced out the super sweet malt of the original. While Iíve never had a quad this sour I actually enjoyed the beer very much, except for the mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
jredmond (4006) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Adam at Pegís Berliner Bash 2013. Pours a dark amber body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is booze and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium, with notes of caramel, coffee, toffee, sweet alcohol and light oak flavors in the finish.
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
evraaaaa!!! .. . pours a brown bruised plum .. . medium headfoam, lacing is quite good .. . raisin juice, plum, reduced brandy chocolate .. . very nice stuff, happy they sorted out that infection problem with the last quad release .. . . 85% of all parsley sold in the USA, is used as garnish.
IrishBoy (3617) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Beerhandy. Nose is oaky vanilla, raisins and berries, a very slight yeasty funkiness, and candisugar. Hazy brown with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is moderately sweet, vanilla, and lots of dark fruit notes. Actually a quite enjoyable quad especially with the vanilla from the oak.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 3/26/12. Received this bottle in a trade about a year ago. Thanks to the trader! Opened and split with some friends at a recent tasting.
The cork pulled with an audible pop-and-hiss, thankfully. Pours a tawny amber with a small sheet of lace atop. The nose is really fruit-forward, with hints of cherry, strawberry, and oak. Mild ethanol burn in the nostrils. The body has held up well. Slightly slick feel, but drinks moderate-to-heavy. A good late-night sipper for sure. Sweet candy like flavors at the onset, and a surprising tartness. I saw that there may have been some infection issues. Iím not sure if I would call this one full-blown infected, but it definitely has some unique character to it. The cherry-flavor comes out with a bang, and finishes tart. Some mild dryness on the backend from the oak. Iíve never had an oak-aged Quad, so Iím not sure what to expect, but this was interesting. More tart than I expected, and lacked in its residual sweetness that I expect from a Quad. Glad I had the chance though.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 989/1080. Clear ruby red color with lasting tan head; nice lacing. Big dark raison, cherry, honey, vanilla aromas with spicy tart red wine. Light smooth mouthfel. Sharp spicy caramel flavors with dark raisons, pit fruits, tart red wine, wood, vanilla--nice mix of sweet and tart here
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from cache road. poured hazy amber with a beige head. aroma was orange, spice, leather, and cherry. flavor was much the same plus some oak, but lacked the punch of the nose. body was light-medium with fizzy carbonation.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, orange in color with a fruity aroma, flavor is light for a quad, mainly cherries with a sweet malty body
TheEpeeist (2817) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with a creamy head. Nose is candi, raisin and vanilla. Medium body, soft buzzy carb with a dry woody finish. Taste is caramel, briefly, then stale bubblegum, red wine and tobacco. Sort of a miss, but okay.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with moderate tan head. Aroma of raisins, wood, vinous, plum, melon, apple, brown sugar, and light oxidation. Flavor of green apple, plum, caramel, toffee, light butterscotch, and subtle butter.