TAR (2651) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep chestnut. Off-tan foam exhibits good retention. Complex but uninteresting nose of candied apple, cola, banana bread and honeyed biscuits. Obtrusive paintlike and vanilla taffy yeastiness. Fizzy, sparse and flimsy carbonation. Dull and slippery initially with a clingy burnt honey astringency. Aside from the easily executed usual suspects like raisin and plum which are in abundance here, the core is curiously hollow and strikingly devoid of depth and detail, and virtually no malt texture to fill in the gaps. Hops are pleasingly delicate, juicy, and brightly floral, though things remain generally dull and inelegant. A flabbiness and gummy candy slickness continue, only to be compounded by the twang of unripe fruit. No vibrancy, whatsoever. Closes with an ongoing hollowness with a prevalent burnt honey astringency. This is an odd one. Aside from the burnt honey, there aren’t necessarily any flaws to it. As much as I appreciate straightforward beers sans bells and whistles, this suffers from being too straightforward. It’s just a very characterless, run-of-the mill rendition.
GTAEgeek (1870) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, about 2 months since bottling. Pours a beautiful, dark, ruby color, with a medium, off-white, bubbly head. The nose is raisins, caramelized sugar, anise, plums, bittersweet chocolate, and some light hickory smoke and pine sap. Sweet and sugary flavor, with a light bitterness that leads to a dry finish. Medium to heavy body, somehow effervescent but not fizzy, velvety, and a little acidic and harsh. This is a lovely, aromatic, complex, and aggressive beer. Very sharp and rough in its youth; I could see some age smoothing off the edges.
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Woody amber mahogany body, with an ok head. Not much aroma, but the body is sugary and characterized by watered down esters accompanied by candi malt.
lownote (494) - Austin, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey aroma with some caramel background. Not as strong as I was expecting. Pours brown with a puffy white head that fades moderately slow. Taste is malty. Good Belgian yeast flavor, little honey flavor. The malt is caramel a bit but mostly just a candy sugarness. Light bit of bitter, tiny bit cloying. Good thick Body. Was hoping for more malt complexity.
zoucrew102 (1285) - - NOV 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark fruit aroma with notes of Candi sugar, Belgian yeast and honey. Pours dark caramel colored with a thin tan head with no retention and minimal lacing. Starts with sweet dark fruit flavors with Candi sugar. Finishes smooth with some spicy Belgian yeast and just a touch of honey. Excellent quad!
nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
red brown pour moderate tan head. Aroma of tannins honey, grains. Tastes big barley slick honey. Honey is central to slick mouthfeel, flavors. bready
Arayaga2 (2102) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still, even toned brown black, with a skim of dense tan head. Aroma is light candi sugar, and taste is same, with grape and cola soda notes, but it's not overly sweet at all. $3.79/12 oz
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hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass dark brown with a tan head. Nose of dark ripe fruit and molasses. Medium to full body. Creamy mouth feel. Flavor is rich caramel malts and raisins and other dark fruit. Finishes sweet. Pretty darn good.
wombat23 (538) - Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Shared 750 ml. bottle. Reddish brown color, small beige head with very short retention and almost no lacing. Aroma has a bit of malt, bread, caramel, and honey. Tastes a bit sweet; the honey is quite noticeable. Some malt and alcohol as well, but not enough to balance the sweetness of the honey.
darbeer75 (398) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: dominated by honey; Appearance: chocolate brown with full head and good lacing; Taste: one dimension, which is honey. Very sweet, no complexity. Honey also had a slight twang; Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish was a honey aftertaste, not great; Overall: disappointing. Will not get again due to cloying honey flavor.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Ruby, thin spritzy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Sweet honey and malty breadiness on the nose.   Bready up front, malty, fairly sweet but not cloying.   Very light for a Quad at 8.7%, and not all that musty or barnish.   No real dark pitted fruit either.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes very basic, sweet breadines, a little honey sweetness, and thats about it.   Not complex at all, and certainly smaller than most other Quads.   Despite nothing being off, its pretty boring.