KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
GTAEgeek (1867) - 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 (487) - 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 (1284) - - 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 (2099) - 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 (521) - 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 (393) - 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.