Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5oz bottle. Pours a hazy, reddish-brown body with a thin, fizzy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a veil of lacing on the surface and glass. The nose is greeted by dusty chocolates and medium sweet caramels along with cherries and a slightly tart orange. In the background there is a light smoke, ripe banana, a light Belgian yeasty dough, more flowery fruits and melons, and a bit of a creamy peppercorn. No real hint of hop bitterness or alcohol. Very nice malts and fruits with a light tartness as well as many more aromas make this extremely pleasant. The flavor is greeted by rich and sweet caramels and a light chocolate maltiness with plenty of fruit. Lots of caramels. Banana esters, dark fruits, a light orange tartness, and another whiff of smoke. Finishes with raisin bread, a hint of hop bitterness, and a warming alcohol pepper yeast. Very smooth, rich and sweet, and extremely slow drying thanks to that hint of hop bitterness. The big warmth from the alcohol yields no booze taste after a creamy carbonation and a medium to full body. Rich caramel and chocolate aftertaste that lasts for quite awhile along with plenty of fruit, brown sugar, and that delicious hint of bitterness. Overall, this is insanely good. Extremely complex and perfectly conditioned. I’m falling more and more in love with each sip, yet growing more and more depressed as the volume in my glass diminishes. This is truly ambrosial.
notalush (5706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Turbid amber with a frothy lace - a lot of overripe apple in the aroma, mild phenolics, earthy/musty character, warming spices, tart, orange peel qualities - full but creamy carbonation - fairly sweet, but tempered by strong spicy character, a tangy/tart citrus peel character, and complex yet subtle phenols - loads of overripe apple and dark fruit character - light brown sugar - very warming finish, both from alcohol and spices - a fairly well-made quad, especially for something made outside of belgium.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy brown with tan head. Spicy aroma and caramel. Taste of dark fruits, caramel with bitter finish.
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy brown with a dense, beige head. Smells of alcohol and a bit of dried fruits. Sweet with aromas of bread and caramel. Some alcohol notes. Hints of dough. Also dark fruits and hints of walnuts. Full bodied with a somewhat oily mouthfeel. Pretty high carbonation. Warming finish with more doughy hints. OK
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very murky and very dark brown with a 2-3 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is dark caramel, candi sugar, milk chocolate, hints of smoked fruit, crusty wheat bread, a little roast and plenty of dark fruit. Flavor is huge dark fruit and dark caramel up front, some boozy brandy like notes, candi sugar, lots of raw yeast, some cocoa, a little earthy dry wood, fried apple and spice. Palate is medium body, pretty oily and fairly dry. This is some tasty stuff for sure, but is easily bested by most other Quads I have had.
Arayaga2 (2099) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque cherry black with creamy brown head. Aroma is bready with spice Candi sugar and tart cherry notes. Taste is strongly alcoholic with roasted dark fruits. Significant yeast at the bottom... I recommend leaving the last few ozs in the bottle $6/12oz
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy brown color with a one finger thick off white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is sweet esters and malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, esters, and spice. No lingering aftertaste. Medium to full body. A nice beer.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma is syrupy, full of ripe fruits, spice, berries and light alcohol. Quite balanced and smoooth. Flavour is full of liqourice, dark ripe fruits, alcohol, light roast and some caramel. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a round fruity note. Has a light alcoholbite on lips and palate. Quite complex and very well made.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 34,1 cl. Pours a hazy orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Lovely spicy aroma, overripe fruit and alcohol - a little wood also? Solid body, some spices, lots of dried fruit - prunes in particular. Warming alcohol finish. 230909
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 lf oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange to light brown with a small tan head. Aroma is wineous, dark roasted malt and phenolic. Sweet, fruity and mellow yeasty flavoured. Lingering sweet and fruity flavoured into the far finish. Warming and phenolic flavoured finish.