pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Cruz Fermentation Project. Clear amber color. Aroma is caramel apple and banana. Taste is spiced caramel apple with a hint of gingerbread and toasted malt. Full-bodied and warming.
ACHops (668) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barrel-aged "Banished" version on tap @ Beer Junction for Barrel Junction. Probably needs to be separated out from the standard Double Cross rating, this lists @ 12%. Pours dark brown amber with thin mocha head. Aroma is lightly tart dark fruit and undercurrent of oaky wood. Taste is thin dark dubbel brown, faintly sour currents, plums, and fig. Dry, balanced finish. Not my favorite style, but very nice.
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL capped bottle poured into Duvel tasting glass. Small but thick head atop a ruby body. I think this is the best American Belgian Strong I have had in a while (not sure this is a quad). Esters are held almost fully at bay. Sweet, slightly hot raisin and cherry present but appropriately balanced by a sugar and date sweetness. No nasty astringent character, which can happen in a big beer like this. I think the sweetness works well for the beer. Walks the fine line of alcohol and sweetness but not too much on either side. Not overly sugar and well managed yeastiness. This will be a rebuy.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark ruddy copper with slight, transient, tannish head. Aroma of medium dark stone fruit - rather plummy. Med + body. Mild carb. Flavor is very prune with some yeast/spice. For me it’s a dubble trying to be a quad. Extremely tasty with the pluminess. Finishes more dry than not, tho there’s a good bit of malt involved.
Experiment_Ale (979) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Crux with Taylor on a fantastic Friday at sunset. Pours brown bronze. Aroma is phenolic figs, taste is dark sticky, sweet wheat Belgium fruit.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Dark fruits, caramel, and some citrus. Sweeter with the alcohol overall well hidden.
pdx76 (615) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 10/13 - pours dark amber with very small head. Nose of plums, yeast, spices, and booze. Taste is of brandy, plums, and dry spice. Very syrupy and sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
brenn79 (1498) - Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml corked and wax dipped bottle- Pours dark ruby red with a crackly light tan head that reduces quickly leaving a collar. Aroma is dark fruits, plums and cherries, brandy, sweet. The taste is dark fruits, brandy, barrel oak. The body is medium and carbonation is fairly low and soft. This is decent, I really enjoyed the flavor of this, but it is flawed, was hoping for more.
Travlr (10035) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear ruby maroon color, bright white edge head. Aroma pf creme brulee. Taste is sweet caramel, bitter finish.
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear rusty brown with a small pale head. Aroma is dried fruits, cherry, hint of cinnamon, pomegranate. Medium-full bodied, sweet and fruity on the palate. Taste is plum, raisins, brown sugar, hint of cloves and coriander. Nice.