slowrunner77 (7284) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
of the few reviews on those other sites, this has well above average, but not amazing reviews so far. i think it is getting pigeonholed because as soon as you pour it, itís hard to think of it as a quad. pours a golden ornage color with small tight white head. fragrant and fruity, with lots of yeastapice on the nose. i am used to darker brews for the quad style (usually) with a different fruit profile. despite being 11% and sweet, this is a decent summer beer. other than that, decent goes out the window. the aroma and flavor as as "stiringly deep and contemplative as advertised". i honestly canít understand a couple of the reviews that think of this as a one trick pony. the belgian yeast seems to be complemented by the rye barreling, and the fruity aspects (and the fruit itself) conplemented by the wine oak. LOTS of little nuances to pick up on here. And at the end of a 22 (solo) i wanted more, which is quite rare for me. started at 45 and got warmer. awesome beer...this is why Deschutes is among my favorites
njager246 (607) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the chance, aroma of oak, banana, and sweat fruits, taste is almost like a quad meets a barley wine. Taste has a ton of fruit hints of citrus, vanilla, and oak. taste holds wonderfully. Very nice
Brentv (503) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bomber. Pours a not-quite clear orange with a minimal white head and hardly any lacing as well. Fruity aroma and taste of stone fruits with some apple, white raisins, and a hint of funk on the nose. Taste is quite sweet - too sweet. Iím only halfway through the glass but Iím tired of it. Otherwise nice complex flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation.
Mark_Eck (1229) - - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orangish brown color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, caramel, and some vanilla.
stevoj (2962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Albertsons. Pours out a medium golden with red tinge. Aroma is pit fruit, prunes. Taste comes on strong with fruit sweetness, sugar and a copious amount of alcohol warmth. Body seems a bit light, but flavor makes up for that shortcoming.
tmongoose (1733) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber shared poured a dark amber color with smallish white head. aroma is sweet malts, dark fruits and some booze elements. the flavor is more of the same I think this one can age for awhile. nice warm sweet malts blended with some dark fruits and a minimal warm alcohol burn on the back end.
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. The aroma blends pit fruit, caramel, and treacle. The taste is mildly sweet and slightly umami with not as many dark malt sweetness as I would expect from this style. The palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium body, and a slick texture.
wxman (1584) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap a Global Brew. Pours a hazy amber/orange with a thin off white head. aroma is treckle sweet with some fruit. Taste is sweet lightly toasted malt, bread dough, alcohol, and assorted light dried fruit (apricots, peaches, pears). A bit cloyingly sweet, but a good Quad.
boxofrane (2446) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear golden with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit and vinegar. The taste is tart, dark fruit, brown sugar.
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GenDV138 (3549) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, floral notes, light caramel, malt. Tastes of dark fruit, toffee, plums, malt, caramel, light booze. Medium body with a dry and warm finish.
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dutchís. Pours a clear orange amber color, a bit more pale than I remember quads being. Like La Trappe quad -colored (which is coincidentally the last quad I had -- maybe Iím remembering the color of quads wrong). Thin off-white head, leaving some loose ropes of lace. Caramel, pomegranate up front, some sweet bready malt. Get some nice mild tannic and rye whiskey influence. Itís subtle, but there. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, some nice light warmth. Bigger body. Smooth. kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Mildly slick. Solid. Not sickly sweet or anything, easy-drinking enough for this hot/humid day. Just doesnít match the complexity and body of my favorite quads.