mathieuc (275) - Québec, Quebec, - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from latest vintage (2012). Thanks to me. Intense malty/red fruity aromas emanate from this deep brown brew. It is topped by a small but persistent head that leaves some heavy lacing. Taste-wise is it malty but not cloyingly so. Flavors of plums, malt, chocolate and bread make the experience so complete. This is a world league quad, one that should be respected and I echo the brewers’ wish that it should be aged for at least six months as I just experienced empirically!
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown poor with a pleasant frothy white head. Aroma of ripe dark fruits slight spice. Flavour is the same but more so. Boozy with a pleasant after burn. Has a slight molasses after taste. As it warms up there is a faint flavour of chocolate. The beverage also becomes really nicely mellow.
jdavidh (53) - Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on tap at Eulogy in philly. Full finger of creamy head retreated quickly to leave minimal lacing. Color is a nice medium browb. Nose is insanely strong. Dark and milk chocolates dominate. Taste was somewhat disappointing. Slight soapiness, very little of the chocolate from the nose. Still pleasantly sweet and well balanced.
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italianjohn (2025) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour, thin off white head ... aroma of rich molasses, caramel malts, candi sugar and chocolate malts .... taste is of sugary caramel malts, chocolate malts, spicy dark fruity yeast, molasses with a bitter bite ... finish is dry, bitter and malty .... a bit boozy in the taste for me and sweeter than i’d like an abt, but this is def a solid above average abt just lacks the mouthfeel
umich03jm (907) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark mahogany color with a small foamy head that fades but never completely goes away. Aroma is cherries and chocolate with hints of caramel and spices. Tastes bit like chocolate covered cherries but without being rich at all. More of a boozy taste and the carbonation is a little foamy. Kinda cough syrupy. Finish is very boozy, especially when it warms up. Overall, a very nice aroma with a disappointing taste. Not really my thing here.
jcos (1175) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location/Date:Bottle shared with Dave on 5/16/2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma is slightly earthy, hints of caramel.
Taste: Draft fruit, some chocolate and caramel, earthy on the end.
Palate:Medium body, slick.
Summary: Definitely one of the better beers of this style I’ve had made on this continent. Probably the second best Dieu du Ciel beer I’ve had. Impressive.
thebhoy (55) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful beer from DDC, bottle at Milos’. Wonderfully complex in both aroma and taste--dark, darker than a typical Abt but with all the great characteristics of the best Quads. Not quite on the level of a Rochefort 10 or a Westvleteren 12, but not all that far behind, in my books.
jackl (2582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The Kernel. Cheers to Scopey for bringing this along. The pour’s deep brown with a small tan head. The aroma’s plum, dark forest fruits. Some chocolate. Toffee. Boozy raisin cake. The taste is more of the same. Syrupy sweetness. Plenty of dark fruits. Light candi sugar. Bubble gum. Robust hot finish. Full body, oily. Overall, a decent cold weather beer!
bunget (317) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Hazy ruby-brown body, small cappuccino head with good retention. Aroma of yeast, lemon, raisins, herbal hops, sour cherry and lightly grains. Taste of yeast, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and a mix of dried dark berries, a touch of hop bitterness, plenty of alcohol. Lots of sedimentation. A tad oily.
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy bright orange. 2 finger white head. Smell is loaded with caramel, candied sugar, dark fruits and a hint of citrus. Wow. sweet, spicy and warming. ABV is nicely hidden, great citrus taste, lovely yeasty finish.
Bière-Luc (293) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cuivrée foncée avec des reflets rubis et un col de mousse abondant sans persistance. Nez de caramel chaud et de levures belges. Plus amère que dans mes souvenirs avec un arrière goût de sucre cuit. Profil très «scotch ale». Je persiste à croire que cette bière est née pour vieillir un peu...