vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown pour with white head that dissipates within a minute. Dark fruits, sweet dark malt, spices and slight alcohol warming. Nice beer flavor is not like a 10.5 percent beer.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like spicy baked apples. Complex malts have a lot going on. Jammy sweetness, with an overtone of sweet bread and pastries. Cooked brown sugar and warm molasses coat some bold spicy notes. Apple pie is in there, too. Bitterness is very mild but it surfaces nicely in the finish. Earthy, wholesome. Warming, cozy alcohol.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at the Rake thanks to Rudiger.
Semi hazy amber with a thin off white head. Amazing fruity aroma. Lots of sweet burnt sugar notes. Glorious marzipan and some excellent sweet alcohol. Damn good smell. The flavour is almost identical. Very slight soy and really tasty caramel. Surprisingly dry in the finish leading to a fantastic sweet marzipan and burnt sugar finish. Maybe a little straight forward but everything it does it does very well indeed. Excellent stuff. Could see me getting messy on this.
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Haven’t really been drinking many quads lately so this was a nce little treat. Nice balance of flavors and alcohol. Tasty ddc.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours cloudy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, dark fruit, and belgian spice. Flavor is rich, malty, brown sugar, dark fruit, with a semi dry finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured hazy amber with an off white head and spotted lacing. aroma of cinnamon, dark fruit, caramel, and pepper. flavor was cinnamon, dark fruits, caramel, and pepper. had a nice slick body. thanks bob!!
JulienHuxley (3937) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas: lightly smoked, alcohol, malt, sugar, dried fruits (figs, dates, raisins) sweet. dark brown reddish with thin cream head. Flavor: First sip is strong alcohol, brandy like warmth with the grapes, second sip is earthy residual sugars (caramel) a bit fruity still can’t get over the stingy alcohol that will hopefully mellow with aging. The palate feels somewhat thin and inadequate for a abt quadrupel. Tastes much like a scotch ale but with a bit more fruit.
emacgee (4289) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid murky brew with a purple mahogany color. Appropriate two finger creamy yellow tan head. Aroma is spice and fruit, figs and earthy yeast laid over a sweet malt profile. Also some notes similar to a strong dubbel, a metallic/rusty malt character. Flavor is very similar to a dubbel, strong rusty/metalic malt character. Sweet underattenuated feel with a peachy fruity charcter. Very pronounced esters from the yeast .Palate is a bit thick for a Belgian, gets to be cloying with warmth. Spicy and increasingly warm (alc) with time.
jimhilt (2452) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Cloudy amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Brown sugar nose. Flavor is brown sugar and molasses but it is well balanced. Nice brown (that’s what the label says). Pricey at $6.99 for a 11.5oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy dark reddish brown with no head. Nice molasses, brown sugar and dried fruit nose and flavor. Lasting mellow sweet finish and medium full mouthfeel.