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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a muddy dark brown with some mild red highlights and a small (1 finger or less) tan creamy head that was mostly diminishing down to a thin film and small collar, which did create excellent sheeting of lace that totally engulfed the entire glass. The aroma was of a toasted sweet caramel malt and a chewy doughy yeast with notes of milk chocolate, molasses, honey, banana and dark fruit (figs, raisons and plums). The taste was extremely malty with a very nice caramel sweetness, and had hints of molasses and slight fruity ester early on. Then a strong dose of dark fruit took hold along with a touch of honey, with the ending having a serious chocolate and a mild alcohol presence. Flavor lasted a average amount of time with a lingering taste of chocolate hanging on a bit longer. Mouthfeel was medium in body and quite creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall this was a scrumptious tasting brew, which did not allow for any one flavor to overtake another. Also the creamy chocolate finish did an awesome job of concealing the high ABV, this is one that you really need to watch yourself with...


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 doesn’t 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3303) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours clear mahogany with an inch of creamy head. Taste is quite sweet and not all that complex. A relatively disappointing quad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Clear brown. Beige head. Aroma of plum, honey, toast, and wood. Tastes like sugar, honey, and dark fruits. Medium.

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 children’s programme, on M-Net.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5390) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
(Draught) clear deep copper/plum, cream head. Nose of plum, Belgian yeast, raisin, cream. Taste of old plum, raisin, plastic, finish is a bit sweet, could use a bit more dryness and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
A very nice quad, though not quite on the level of the best belgian varieties. Nice dark fruit qualities. Tried at the Mayor of Old Town with the parents in 2013.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrettTaylor (392) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Poured from tap, cream head, mahogany in the glass. Sweet caramel, bit tart on palate, super tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark red with a large foamy tan head that leaves lacing behind. Aroma of dark fruits (plum, raisins), wood, malt, brown sugar, and some tartness. Taste of brown sugar, wood, tart and sweet dark fruits, honey, malt, and a bit of an alcohol bite. Lingering big dark fruits. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1665) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Reddish-brown and cloudy with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, sugar, honey, breaded malts, caramel and light alcohol. Similar flavor, heavy sweetness with a touch of floral bitterness. Medium to full body with a smooth creamy feel. Pretty nice.


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