kryon (1332) - - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with low yellow white head
Aromas of chocolate, dark fruits
Great mouthfeel, full bodied, medium sweetness. Very well balanced
Chocolate, belgo yeast.
HoppyBudgie (686) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends. Pours flat red/brown. Aroma is figs, alcoholic, oak, plumbs burnt raspberry. Taste is sweet date, alcoholic, oak, roasted malt. Really nice
popery (1360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown shaded with burgundy. Looks fairly clear but it’s on the dark side, almost hard to tell. Very small head. Khaki bubbles. Just a scattered few after the initial pour. The aroma has a lot of caramel sweetness. Some bubblegum, not too bad. Mild toasty doughiness. Some stone fruit, really not much for a quad, though. Fairly medicinal. Not terribly spicy. More caramel sugariness. The taste is awfully sweet. There’s a lot of caramel, sweet nondescript fruitiness, bubblegum, some medicinal character. Sticky. Slick mouthfeel. Not too much carbonation. Heavy. Not really all that great. Lots of funny sweetness, not enough spice.
ineedbeer (653) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with popery.
Aroma is full of raisin, fig and prune with a lot of caramel, toffee and burnt sugar. Some low alcohol notes. Quite a bit of Belgian yeast character.
Pours brown with some ruby and burnt amber color. Small, thin tan head immediately recedes to the edges.
Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of caramel, toffee and burnt sugar. Lots of raisin, fig and prune. Tons of burnt sugar mid palate. An odd, slightly medicinal cherry note with medium bitterness in the finish. Moderate alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low, but present astringency with medium alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer that gets better as it warms up, but the burnt sugar note is way too strong for me and combines with the fruit esters to take on a medicinal quality.
laiti (5523) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle (10,6%) @ hotel room, Amsterdam. Bottled on 28.02.2013, BBE 28.02.2038
Aroma has sweet cocoa notes and salty licorice. Also a sweet feeling of bourbon – which I didn’t notice before I knew this was BA stuff. Flavour has alcohol, salty licorice, some bourbon-like vanilla and tobacco. A tad too sweet but I like it how this warms my throat. A bourbon juice, but still a positive surprise after all and nice slow sipper.
Lukaduke (2039) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep dark ruby amber color on the edges but appears black without being backlit. Thin film of khaki foam. Nose is pretty inviting with rich caramel, sweet bourbon, butterscotch, boozy dark fruit ad a hint of earthy leather. The palate follows and is really nice, with a smooth silky mouthfeel. Big layered flavors yet still quite balanced. Sweet boozy bitter. Yum !
Fin (7267) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Brewery at Borefts Beer Festival 2013, at Camping As Cancelas a campsite in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, Saturday 21st June 2014. Pours jet black with beige head (btw before I even start Liz absolutely loves this) bourbon is well integrated I hate it when its overdone, its spot on here. Aa Loz suggests quite rightly this floats in your mouth, it just hangs there you get a little burn but not too much. The nose is assertive there is some heavily alcohol soaked prunes, dates & raisins it really has a boozy but fruity nose and a touch woody. Lovely and soft in mouth, thick a little salty liquorice but mostly dark fruity. Love this. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2
vtafro (2990) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brune pour with tan head. Sweet caramel and dark malt aromas, touch of alcohol tones. Roasted dry flavors with caramel, and chocolate sweet influences. Finish has a bit of warmth.
yobrooks (8) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smooth, caramel notes, very full bodied with mild carbonation. Wonderful bourbon character on the nose and throughout each sip. A quite unique quad . will definitely seek it out again. I bet the guy who gave the 1.4 rating just opened a dud, no way a person knowledgeable of worldly beer could give a rating that low unless the bottle was corrupted. Try it again and enjoy.
wlajwl (3763) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is caramel, mild nuttiness and malts. The flavor is caramel/toffee, malts, fruit, medium sweetness and a mildly sour/warming alcohol finish.
alexsdad06 (5329) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle from Party Source. Pours a clear dark brown color with reddishhighlights and a thin ring of beige bubbles. The lack of carbonation is evident. The aroma and flavor have big dark fruits, raisins, figs, caramel, wood, bourbon, vanilla, cherry, some yeast. Syrupy mouthfeel, the flavor is sweet, but good. The lack of carbonation doesn’t hurt this as much as it would a sour.