jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of oak, vanilla, toffee, leather, prune, raisin, light dried cherries, fruit cake, and molasses. Taste is of oak, light chocolate, vanilla, toffee, tobacco, molasses, light rum, tons of dried fruit.
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. The look is dark, dark brown in color, red tinges, and a thin beige head. The smell is tobacco, toffee, sweet, deep, complex, leather, and nice. The taste is tobacco, leather, bourbon, wood, dried fruit, complex, great.
skoisirius (1584) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well godsdamn...lucky enough to get this on tap a week ago at The Bier Stein in Eugene. Big molasses and coconut nose, sweet sugar malts as well. Flavors are rich dark fruit, molasses, hints of coconut husk, and bits of toast. Finish has more sweetness than anything else, but lingers with a beautiful hint of booze. Yummy!
kathouse (935) - Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with no foam but plenty of carbonation. Excellent variety and depth of character. Vanilla, oak, dark fruits, alcohol, licorice, brown sugar, and more I can’t describe. Definitely a Belgian even though it’s listed as a Strong Ale on this site. Sweet and spicy. Needs a little more time to mellow.
tdoyledesign (173) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from 750mL bottle. Pours a dark brownish black with very little head. Aroma smells of slight booze, licorice, fruits, vanilla and sugar. Taste is licorice as advertised, some fruit, a TON of vanilla, some booze again. Palate dances between licorice, fruits, sugars, vanilla, booze and more licorice with a nice sugary finish.
beersighted (93) - - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This 2014 vintage quad is as advertised. Sweet hints of plums and boysenberry coat the palate. Herbal undertones compliment the sweetness well and balance this beer nicely. Easy drinking for an ale of this abv. Could stand to age a bit more to mellow the sugar smack.
monk191 (838) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice, but quite intense beer. Pours a beautiful black with a hint of red. Smells boozy, with some bourbon and blackberry jam. Taste is creamy, with some port or sherry, and anise. Lots of sweetness left on the tongue. Had on tap at Hopmonk.
Salmoniform (482) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from tap to glass. Dark brown hue with creamy tan head that dissipated to a thick ring. Aroma is caramel, molasses, raisins, banana, prunes, leather, floral esters, ethanol. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with slight astringent following and ethanol finish. Overall this us a great brew!
Leveejr (91) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with minimal carb. Smells of burnt sugar, slight bourbon, caramel. Taste is sweet but rounded out by bourbon and cut by the barrel finishes with burnt marshmallow flavor. Excellent beer
drjay44 (2587) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained, fizzy, beige head over a clear brown (SRM 25) body....nose is heavy dried fruits with plum, raisin, light molasses, tobacco, dust, minimal hops, malts and sugar dominant.....taste is sweet, with brown sugar, light molasses, hints of treacle, dried fruits including raisin, prune, hints of tobacco, cocoanut, light vanilla, barely detectable hop bitterness, balance to the malts and sugars.....mouth feel, body light, but 13.4% ABV will do that, alcohol burn (not fusel) present, sticky (no surprise with all the sugar), carbonation adds light tingle. This is a very, very sweet highly alcoholic (which increases sweetness) beer. It needs long aging time to begin to approach any sort of balance beyond simple sweetness. As it is tasted now, it is too immature to do it justice. They really should have aged it in neutral (glass, steel) containers for a year or two, charged more and had a better outcome. BJCP 9/2/12/4/6