mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Elliesbrown (thanks a lot, Zack), pours a deep dark murky reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits (plums especially), brown sugar, and some toasted nuts. Flavour of toasted nuts, plums, brown sugar and more plums - not really a traditional "Belgian" beer, but full of delicious plum complexity. No ABV detectable at all, with quite a complex palate, finishing on notes of plums, brown sugar and a bit of yeast. Becomes slightly cloying after a while, but not in too detracting a way,
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet pear and apple nose with some hints of caramel. Very sweet tasting with no bitterness. Lots of crystal malt, slightly cloying, with prunes, bleh.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours hazy amber with minimal thin head. aroma of malt taste is of strong honey and banana and clove
Beerman6686 (4169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a murky dark red to brown with a beige head. Aroma was lots and ltos fo dark candy sugar, some dark fruits and estery yeast. Flavor was less of the belgian yeast character and more on the sweet dark candy sugar, very cloying and definitely a sugar bomb. Ehh
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown pour with a thin tan head. Cherry bubblegum flavor. Peppery with notes of melon. Sweet bubblegum and cherry flavor. Bitter finish. Too sticky.
blomster (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from darkguardian, thanks Chris! Pours a murky reddish brown with a huge, tan head.
Aroma of prunes, dates, raisins, brown sugar, spicy yeast. Very appealing!
Again the dark fruits in the taste, a little alcohol, brown sugar, sweet caramel. Damn it’s sweet! Makes me lick my lips without even thinking about it. The heavy sweetness is almost too much, but is thankfully balanced with some alcohol heat and fruity yeast, otherwise it would have been a syrupy mess.
Drinking a whole bomber of this by myself is almost a bit to much. Almost. Bottle empty...
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this at the brewpub yesterday. Review from notes. Received in a snifter. I was told this is a Quad by the bartender.
3.5 A: Somewhere between dark brown and black color. Came sans head, so no comment there.
3.5 S: Absolutely jam packed with candi sugar. After that dark caramel and light spiciness from the Belgian yeast. Only minimally fruity (or perhaps much of it is covered by the candi sugar) with just a touch of prune and tobacco.
3.0 T: Again, lots of candi sugar and I have no trouble stating there is simply way too much. The residual sweetness left behind is far too strong, making the beer borderline cloying. Dark caramel malts again with minor fruitiness.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Sweetness lingers into the aftertaste.
2.0 D: Decent tasting beer, but too sweet throughout the whole experience. Even with friends helping, it was difficult to drink the whole snifter.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 07-06-2011 17:20:30
cheap (3940) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to beerman6686, I had an opportunity to try this at the 2nd Pgh Tasting on the 2nd. It was from an unlabeled big brown bottle. Looks like cream soda and has a head like cream soda too. The big head fades but it leaves a continuous quarter inch layer. Has a somewhat flowery sweet perfumy aroma about it. Perhaps the aroma is even a little alarming. Taste is not as strong as the 9.2% would indicate and it hides its alky content well. Flavor is quite unique; rootbeer, birch beer perhaps even clove in there. Funky fer sure but not in a lambic kinda way. Again, no way is this 9%+! Odd things in the taste of this barefoot buddha buddy. Rather mild but yet leathery at times. Finish is almost soda pop in nature. Not bad overall. Either I am becoming null to these high alky beers or perhps these beers are just getting better. Big thanks to Dan for the chance to taste this muthhah buddah.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown-red, beige cover. Aroma is candi sugar. Slick body. Taste is caramelized sugar, candy. Kinda meh.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shenandoah Throwdown. 22oz bottle, thanks Dickinsonbeer. Hazy dark amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, maple, caramel, some raisin. Sticky full body.