MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Caramel sweetness, alcohol heat and wooden hop bitterness conjure up a simple Belgian-style Strong Ale which is not really close to the Quadrupel profile expected.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam floats atop the hazy amber (this is very light for a Quadrupel...)
-Acetaldehyde looms, never quite disappearing.
-Dry bready yeast flavors donít actually help the flavor profile.
-This is still drinkable as a Barley Wine (for example), but as the announced Quadrupel, it is quite the disappointment.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden, a bit malty, this seemed more like a barleywine with some belgian yeast than a quad
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear copper color with a white head. Light notes of alcohol are the first thing to hit the nose in the aroma. The rest was fruity and sweet. Fruity flavor with a little tartness to it. Medium to full bodied and very warming.
BigBeer45 (1118) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle from Champanes,
had to use a pare of pliers to get the cork out, sampled in a Kuhnhenn tulip and Chimay Trappist glass,
has a burnt orange and red pour with a small off-white head, this ale has some haze to it,
aromas of light fruit Ė white raisin, caramel, bread, spicy phenol alcohol - pepper, some citrus and sweet floral scents,
flavors of sweet bread, cake mix, light caramel, some citrus and light fruit, light raisin, and malt Ė bread sweetness,
finish has some pepper,
alcohol is felt on the palate but not like I was expecting for a 11.6% ale, the alcohol is hidden well,
mouth feel is more than medium,
hard to believe this is a 11.6% drink, did I say the alcohol is hidden pretty well?
Also, I am surprised at how this drink gets smoother as it warms to room temperature where I have found Belgian Strong Ales get more alcoholy as they get warmer, interesting drink.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours clear amber with nice bubbles. Nose is complex, dried fruits, spices. Taste matches. This is nice!
TheEpeeist (2820) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with a haze. Nose is yeast, ginger, golden raisin and spearmint bubblegum. Medium body with a slight tang and a silky finish. Taste is candi, plum and yeast. Citrus peel kicks in with over-ripe peach; tailing bitterness. Maybe this needs some age, still pretty raw.
sliffy (2037) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Armagetiton!!!!! "could be worse" "youíre just mad itís from dragonmead" "ahjhhhhhhhhh" "want to talk about bad breweries" "bologna flavors
leading to chocolate" "it was hot" fuck......
Quotes while drinking the beer. It wasnít that bad.
drfabulous (2949) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2009 750 thanks to dmschefke. Pours orange with decent head. Fruity. Not overwhelming for the style and not very caramel-ish. A light quad. Some sugar taste. Bit of toffee, but again, not very strong. Memories of drinking at Dragonmead when I lived in the area. Never saw this bottled in the five years I was there.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to ericanders. amber with ruby hints and a cream head. nose is yeast, fruits and spices. decent thickness with a lot of fruits and yeast.
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to cletus. poured dark amber with a beige head. aroma was peach, dark fruits, caramel, and some cinnamon with the flavor matching the nose. light body with medium carbonation.