boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Hair of the Dog... Poured deep reddish, burgundy-brown with a thin head. Nose had dark cherry, dark fruits, and some vinous characters. Rich and dense mouthfeel. Some booziness and lots of sweetness. Brown sugar sweetness, vanilla, worty malt, bread-like grains, and baking spices. Strong yeast esters with prunes, cherries, grapes, and raisin notes. Loads of oak and hints of Bourbon Whiskey added a nice touch. Warming and delicious.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2012. This was the hit of the festival. Pours deep, dark brown, with a tiny head. Like a blend of Adam and Pannepot -- this takes a Belgian quad and adds depth, complexity, and an American flair. Super full-body, thick and rich. Dark fruit, oak, smoke, leather, vanilla, molasses -- hoo boy, this is delicious. Covers its 12% beautifully. Hope this one makes it into bottles!
ajax25g (39) - Seattle area, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Brouwers. Cloudy dark amber with small beige head. Low carb, med to big mouthfeel. Nose is dark fruits, cocoa, toffee, a little spice, and vinous notes. The barrel aging is very evident. Lacks the yeasty characteristics of a normal Struise Pannepot. I’d assume it uses whatever yeast HOTD usually uses. delicious for sure.love this stuff
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom, pours a beautiful dark mahogany with some beige bubbles. Aroma of raisins, prunes, cinnamon, chocolate and a little liqueur. Flavour is extremely rich and complex, with loads of dark fruits (prunes, raisins), cinnamon, chocolate liqueur and brown sugar. ABV is a bit noticeable but not detracting. Extremely deep and complex, with a perfect amount of sweetness. Wonderful quad.
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This very rich, complex and sweet quad is absolutely stellar. It's one of the best quads I have ever had. Hints of molasses, dark rich sugars, raisins and a hint of chocolate make this beer highly drinkable.
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