elbernays (294) - IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Was dreading this before I opened and I was right. Pours dark cloudy ruby red. Head disappears very quickly. Not great looking. Aroma is alcoholic sweet. Some aniseed but not enough. Some dark fruit. Flavour is syrup with alcohol finish. Body is not full enough to carry this beer. Unbalanced. Hardknot a bit more miss than hit.
ciaranc (674) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Redmonds. Dense, dark amber pour, thin resiny offshore head, doesn?t last. Stewed fruits in the nose, molasses, sherry notes, phenols, a slight chemical note, some sweet spice too. Flavour is full on to say the least, sweet spicy malt, dark fruits, prunes, raisins, a warming alcohol note in the finish. There?s is syrupy cough medicine note in the flavour too. Medium body, low carbonation, odd for the style. Finish is syrupy sweet and slightly alcoholic. Unbalanced.
beersofjoy (2) - - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As per usual bar few exceptions I must say leave the Quads to the Belgians. Over sweet and a total lack of balance.
s_hartshorne (468) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Hazy brown amber colour halo beige head. Aroma is strong fruity aniseed liquorice. Taste is similar very very sweet lots of warmth from the alcohol. Good syrupy body low carbonation. This was my first go at quad I liked this a lot almost definitely not a session ale!
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aniseed and liquorice are the first flavours that I noticed. Foilowed by an overpowering sweetness that stopped until the end of drinking. The label is understated which the beer isn’t. Reasonable but probably an aquired taste.
gunnar (4740) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours murkish amber with a small creamy head.Aroma of dried fruits, a touch of anisette. Taste is super sweet, bordering cloying, warming alcohol, thick syrupy mouthfeel,cough syrup, medicine for some, not for me I am afraid.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper amber colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet apricot, sugary sweetness, glue and some pear. Flavour of sweet apricot, glue, pear juice, wine gums, yeast and loads of sugary sweetness. Alcohol burns. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Way too boozy, sugary and sweet. Feels raw, just like Rhetoric #2. Needs aging.
omhper (18757) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy amber, no head. Saké-like grainy licorice aroma.Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Marzipan and star anise. Heavy but cushiony, warming with some tropical fruits and licorice. Juicy. Warming finish.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s. It pours clear deep amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet fruit, stewed orange, nectarine, pine, varnish, sponge cake, light spice, sweet vanilla and toffee. The taste is warming, toffee, cake, raisin, varnish, light spice, dark fruit, orange, caramel, toast, plum and aniseed with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. A decent quad, but too sweet and cloying to be that drinkable.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th November 2012
Hazy dark brown - amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Barleywine like nose. Smooth softish palate with mild fine carbonation. Sweet malt with a trace of toffee and cream. Sweet forest fruits - blackberry with lesser red berries. Like a vintage port! Whispers of sweet cinnamon and aniseed. Finishes smooth. An unusual and tasty beer!