Derek881 (1119) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had a 4oz sample of this beer at the 2012 Frederick Beer Festival. The beer had a dark bronze color with a dark amber hue, and a decent-sized creamy tan head with average retention, but good lacing and cling. The aroma featured fruity and floral notes with some earthy grain, and a bit of candy and yeast. It had a sweet fruity and malty taste with some caramel and candy flavors. The beer was pretty creamy and wet, with average carbonation and mouth-fullness, and had a slightly rich, syrupy body.
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Poured a dark, cola color with a medium-sized disipating tan head. Aroma is a bit subdued, but the flavor is candi-goodness. Rich and creamy, the alcohol is only a little noticable. Good!
Travlr (16404) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Hazy brown color, thick off white head. Aroma of brown sourdough bread. Taste is rich malted milk balls. Nice stuff.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010
Slightly sour aroma. Mid brown coloured initially a little sweet and rich on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a lasting malt finish.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a tan head with brown color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, dark fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel/bready, alcohol, dark fruit, spice hops.
msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at brewpub. Pours very dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, bready malts, and some booze. Flavors of sweet caramel, dark bready malts, raisins, and a ton of booze. Finishes sweet and boozy. A little over the top with all the booze.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a small froth of light tan head. Has a sweet raisin dark caramel and molasses nose with some biscuity yeasty notes. Starts with a rich dark caramel and brown sugar sweetness with some authentic yeasty complexity before a slightly drier but still sweet finish. Could use a little more carbonation, but is still a pretty good example of a quadrupel.
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Large beige head atop murky brown-red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some caramel, alcohol, light perfume. Taste is sweet, caramel, raisin, some alcohol/vinous, light alcohol burn. Medium-full body, some stickiness. Served a bit too cold -- better as it warms.
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Served in a tulip glass. Arrived at the table a murky plum color with a skim of a tan head. Plums, caramel, red apples, and candied sugar in the fairly subdued aroma. Goes down medium-bodied. Kinda thin for the style. Sweet upfront taste-wise with a good deal of caramel, candied sugar, and plums. Some light spiciness and pears follow. Dark fruits finish things off with a touch of tangy/sour cherries at the end. There is some alcohol warmth throughout, but nowhere near the level expected from the 10.2% ABV. Enjoyable.