bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy amber with a thick and lacy head. Soft cherry, funk and tea nose. The taste is a bit flabby, and really doesn’t keep the promises that the aroma was making.
after4ever (7534) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750, corked and baled, with a cool label. Murky dark amber. Loose tan film. Mild bready, toffee, cherry nose. Mildly watery, thinnish body. A little bit of cherry on the mid-palate, not much finish. Surprisingly underpowered for the style and abv and all that.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing, iowaherkeye. Hazy dark copper brown. Very murky with a light thin khaki head. The aroma has some caramel and blackberries. There is also a little bit of funkiness. The taste is sweet blackberries with some toffee and iced tea. There is also a strong candi sugar note in the long lightly toasted nutty finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany with no carbonation to speak of. Smells of caramel, buttery, tarte, some spiciness and fruity undertones. Tastes fruity with a lot of sweet malt presence and some alcohol burn on the finish. Not bad, but I found the other quadzillas I’ve had to be more rounded than this one.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy dark burgandy, frothy beige head turns to cream, streaks of drippy lace,
sweet and tart berry aroma,
rich malt flavor, fruity berry character brings in a bit of tartness to balance the sweetness from the rich malt, the dark caramel sweetness gets a bit sticky after a while, finishes with a nice tart berry bite,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, I’m guessing 2006 vintage: Pours a murky dark copper mahogany with a fairly-full, stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel, some oxidation and berries. Body starts with a good, dense dark caramel malty complexity with a lot of dark fruity and berry complexity along with a touch of cardboardy oxidation. Finishes smooth and semi-tart. An interesting brew, but could use a touch more sweetness and a little less oxidation.
bu11zeye (12679) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, 2006 vintage, blackberry release) Pours a murky brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of dark fruit (raisins, plum, dates, blackberry), caramel, and mustiness. Flavor of rich malts, cherry, dark fruits, and caramel.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought home last July...shared with MRomero. The pour is a very cloudy burnt reddish brown. No real head to speak of. Fruity malt aroma...not that complex, but not bad either. Flavor follows suite....hints of dark fruits, berries...tastes better than it smells. Quite thin mouthfeel, wish it was fuller. A little alcohol kick in the end.
Dorwart (2519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin dense head of fine bubbles. Minimal carbonation. Head lingers for a while. Sweet fruity and malty aroma with some caramel. Complex fruit aroma. Lots of dark fruits, blackberries, etc. Quite good actually. Color is a murky mahagony red. Sweet, malty, alcoholic. Dry and fruity palate with lots of vinuous notes. Nice alcohol warming. Finish is dry and fruity with a lingering raspberry tartness. Pretty damn good stuff. Thanks to pmarsh for sharing this one.
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown, with an off white head. Aroma is blackberries, alcohol, malt, and other fruit. Flavors are malt, blackberries, brown sugar, alcohol, and some yeast.