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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Apis IV pours dark brown with hues of orange and red, a thick creamy off-white head, and traditional Belgian lacing. The beer has notes of bread, dark plums, figs, molasses, and honey, balanced by light earthy and floral hop aromas. The beer starts out on the pallet with caramel, honey, dark fruits and a rounded floral bitterness, with spice notes from the Belgian yeast strain we use in this beer brewed in the Trappist Belgian Dark Strong Ale tradition. Look for a medium to heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation and slight alcohol warming. This beer is perfect for cellaring and its complex flavors will mellow out and blend overtime.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrettTaylor (390) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Poured from tap, cream head, mahogany in the glass. Sweet caramel, bit tart on palate, super tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (230) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours a nice dark brown color with a light tan fizzy head that doesnít last too long. Aroma is great of banannas, dark fruits, honey and possibly some spice with a nice balanced hopiness. Flavor is very very well balanced. I note a good amout of dark fruits and esters. The flavor has a nice bitterness with a nice level of sweet dark fruits that linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel is smooth bitterness and carbonation is a little below average. Overall this is a phenomenal beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
The pour is a deep chestnut color with a beige, moderately full, pillowy, creamy head which settles to a thin foamy layer and leaves Belgian lace. The nose is pleasant with plenty of spicy alcohol warmth to match cinnamon spicing, toasty caramel, shaved chocolate, subtle earthy hops underneath, some honey, and fruit all over (fig, date, raspberry). The flavor is nice as well with less spice and more of the raspberry note, still shaved chocolate, some honey late in the progression, toasty caramel, dates, and hop notes seemingly more floral. The floral and honey notes seem to match up nicely, very complementary. The palate is nearly full, velvety, creamy, lightly chewy, round, and soft to lively. The finish is long and still sweet, drying honey notes, some balancing floral notes, shaved chocolate, and still some toasty notes and raspberry lingering. I thought this was great, more reminiscent of an abt than a quad with the appearance and palate. The honey was pleasant in this big beer, I usually think it dries the beer out but that was okay in this one. The fruit and malt depth was nice and the yeasty complexity was good for an American abt. A brewery I am unfamiliar with but so far, I am impressed. Iím not sure why this has not had better ratings?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
robloc303 (263) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a nose of dark fruit, bread and some floral notes. The taste is a little bitter, but has nice flavors of fruits, yeasty bread, some brown sugar and leaves a sweet honey on your lips. It did have a little bit of an alcohol bite, but I bet with time this would go away and the flavors would be spectacular. A great beer and canít wait to crack another in a few years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours dark brown with plum color hue, nice dense and lacy head. Great nose with big belgian candy and dark rock fruits behind yeasty spice and earth esters. Taste is bold and flavorful, lots of delicious candy sweetness thats not overdone, with notes of cocoa, molasses. Full bodied with moderate to carbonation. In all, i really dug this beer, and as a quad it hits all the typical notes but with great emphasis and flavor. For whatever reason the flavors and aromas remind me of late fall - lots of spice and caramel character, as well as warmth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel. Sweet finish and extremely balanced. awesome brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danís house, courtesy of notalush. Thanks Brandon! Reddish brown, fairly clear appearance with a tan head. Rich candy sugar, sugary caramel, a bit spicy honey, dark fruity, plum, sweet aroma. Well carbonated. Rich brown sugar, dark candy sugar, plum, dark fruity, honey, rich malty flavor. Rich flavor, not much hint of alcohol and overall pretty tasty. This is a pretty good beer and worth the $10-11 to me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
750ml bottle purchased at Supermarket Liquors in FC. got to give the packaging / label an A+. the beer pours a dark brown / light black with a 1+ finger off white tan head. dark fruit, candi sugar on the nose with some roast and light smoke. med to full body with very sweet residual sugars abound with dark fruits, light honey and candi sugar. sweet finish - smooth yet assertive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
this was a fantastic quad, had on draft .. . brown plum .. solid foam levels .. . rich flavours, from plum to burnt sugar .. . mild mouth .. . just a nice drink .. . . In South Africa, the series was broadcast by KTV, a daily childrenís programme, on M-Net.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3299) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Black with an off-white head. Soapy texture. The aroma is dark wood and fruit. The taste is chocolate covered cherry with cream and some yeast. Alcohol is hidden well. Good desert beer.


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