ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks beernbourbon! - Yep, a twistoff...who would have guessed? Pours a clear, dark reddish amber with a small beige head...aroma is roasty malt and almost vinous oak, pleant of spice and heat you can smell...flavour is warm and rich right off the bat, prune and other dried dark fruit, light banana and spicey yeast, with some malt that compliments, but no where near as sweet or sticky as I would have guess by the smell...alcohol very present and the burn lingers in the mouth...tasty and warming...
probstblueribbon (3350) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle from Trappe a Fromage, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown with a fair light tan head.
Aroma: Minty molasses, dark fruits, slightly woody and nutty, lots of banana esters, more like a Weizenbock than an Abt, I think.
Palate: Medium body, fairly lively effervescence, kinda creamy.
Flav.: Like the nose, with plenty of thick, dark malts and esters, some light spice, a little yeast, a touch of alcohol; kinda sweet with some warming alcohol and light minty herbals to finish.
A tasty brew, but not quite an Abt.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep rich brown pour with ruby highlights and a small, short lived, off-white head. The immediate nose is sweet dark fruit with notes of cherries and vanilla. A little swirling brings out some chocolate, tobacco, and leather. There’s some faint roastiness in the aroma along with banana and heavy spice. As the beer first hits my tongue I initially get a very dry, earthy, nuttiness that is quickly overwhelmed by sweet dates, raisins, and alcohol as I swallow. There’s some lingering anise, licorice and tobacco afterward but also a little bit of vegetalness. The body is full and creamy with plentiful carbonation that washes over the tongue and prepares you for the next sip and also a pronounced alcohol warming in the back of my throat.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Ebenezer’s. Pours a dark red/brown, offwhite head. Nose is light raisins, estery yeast and spice, nuts and roasted malts. Taste is distinctly nutty and roasted with prunes and plums coming through and earthy yeast notes as well. Minimal alcohol character, not too sweet and pretty crisp. Very nice Abt.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep hazy ruby brown with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma is candi sugars, belgian yeasts, rasins, caramel, dark fruits and spices. Flavor is rasins, candi sugar, touch of booziness, fruits, belgian yeasts, caramel, spices. Not too sweet like a lot of quads out there. Good stuff.
BOLTZ7555 (2984) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another solid brew by Dieu du Ciel...cola colored body produces a creamy eggshell head that never quite left and created sticky lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and raisin. Flavor is honey, dark fruit, and molasses. Just a touch of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel. Solid.
TheJester (2216) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at DDC. Darkish amber with a beautiful rocky head. Nice looking beer. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, raisins/prunes, and a little alcohol. Flavour is maybe a little green; some aging would bring out more subtleties and reduce the alcohol. I’ll be testing that theory in about a year. Nice to have a solid Canadian-made quad, in any case.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is diaper, alcohol, sugar, and caramel.
Taste is cola, sweet alcohol, sugar, and caramel.
Kind of dull and lifeless.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of SoLan. Pours murky amber with deep copper hues and assertive and lasting tan head. The aroma is dark rich fruity esters of prunes, plums and dark ripe cherries to go along with sweet malts and a touch of pepperiness. The taste is rich and sweet with loads of fruit esters going on like in the nose with red apples, prunes, plums and sugar drenched cranberries. It gets a bit peppery here and there too. It has a smooth mouth feel.
guil0000 (313) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour. aroma and aflavor of dark fruit, Malt, spices and alcool. Very nice for a stong beer