Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Portland pub. Mahogany color with off white head. Aroma and taste of caramel and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, no bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Sweeter than many quads. Nice.
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, yeast, vanilla, dark fruit, & some whiskey/bourbon; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, molasses, dark fruit (notably plums & grapes), and some vanilla; Warm smooth finish; Nicely balanced and fairly light; Well crafted - very tasty.
marcus (6517) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a sweet treacle aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with a hint of pomegranate and lots of whiskey. A great sipper.
MarinaMarket (211) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Powerful initial aroma, head dissipates very quickly, strong classic quad flavor, nice wood notes, and beautiful mouthfeel.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Burgundy, deep caramel hues, thin to moderate frothy tannish head, spotty lacing. Big bready aroma, dark pitted fruit, a touch of black cherry. Big and rich on the tongue, sweet, almost cloying but just shy, bready, dark pitted fruit, a bit musty, some basement. Interesting example. Fairly full bodied. Finishes like it started, perhaps a little anise in there too. Does seem to have a slight vinous touch on the finish. Does fall off quick after the finish, soft pinot noir notes linger. Interesting take on the style.
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite the looker, maroon with a thin white head. Nice aroma of malt and wood. The is sweet with a nice balance, quad like with some Belgium spice. Sticky and rich with a nice warming of the throat. A sipper and best suited for the cold weather to come
maxwelldeux (3668) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a small off-white head on there. Nose has some candy, dark fruit elements, and a bit of whiskey to it. Taste is slightly sweet and slightly fruity, and ends up being remarkably light.
northropfrye (2215) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark maroon body with brown head, quickly fading, some lacing. Cola and welches grape juice aroma, bubblegum and vanilla, dried fruit. Awesome dried fruit taste, rich and very malty, without being too sweet. Awesome quad.
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, wood, and caramel. Taste is dark fruit, yeast, oak, caramel, and alcohol. Very well done.
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by heavyleavy at game night. Beautiful deep red-orange with a two-finger thick beige head. Aroma is rich sweet malt and red fruits, spicy and boozy undertones. Sweet palate, toffee malts, dates, ripe banana, dark red fruits (plums?cherries?), with smooth oak coming in late. Finish is warming without being harsh. Superb.
Iphonephan (3277) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Caramel and banana lacquer nose. Flavors of dark fruits. Medium bodied. Smooth lush finish.