talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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?
robloc303 (254) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Beergeek23322 (1709) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
drjay44 (2344) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle numbered 00828. Bottled on 5/17/2012. This is very, very young, but I cannot resist trying it. Pours a thick, lasting beige head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy, dark copper (SRM 20) body.....nose is light floral honey, hints of raisin, plum, light spices including clove, cinnamon, wintergreen.....taste to start, is sweet floral honey, light toffee/caramel, with light dried fruits (raisin, fig), spice tones including clove and allspice, hints of cocoa, finishing with a combined spice and hop bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, alcohol hidden, carbonation high adding a spritz on the tongue. While this is a very young beer and deserves time to mature, it is nicely balanced, has great complexity in both nose and taste, and meets the style quite well. I need to acquire another to age in the cellar. BJCP 8/3/15/5/8
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of buckwheat honey, dark fruiit, toffee, carmel, light smoke and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, burnt carmel, buckwheat honey, light smoke and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering carmel finish.
notalush (4460) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderately hazy dark amber - nose is quit earthy, with the honey fairly pleasant, but well-integrated into other notes of dark fruit (plum, black cherry), toffee, leather, smoke - flavor is medium sweet - earthy honey, moderate toffee, a fair amount of smokey phenols, moderate plum and red grapes - light acidity - quite a nice attempt at the style - this is a new brewery to watch.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Dans, big thanks to notalush. Poured a deep brown/caramel, with a small off-white head and good lacing. Smell is honey, spice, raisins, bread, and just a sweet aroma. Taste is sweet honey, candi sugar, plum, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is medium, along with the carbonation. Overall, a surprisingly tasty and refreshing quad, and I am glad to see such high quality brew from a new CO brewery.