jd10 (66) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark brown with a touch of red. nose is dark fruits, sour yeast, and alcohol. taste is vinous dark fruits, caramel, bread, and spice; thick, syrupy mouthfeel. dry, somewhat bitter finish, which isn’t surprising as i encountered surprisingly little sweetness while tasting. very boozy from start to finish.
Buongiorgio00 (83) - - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Al primo sorso sembra di avere in bocca una massa densa e compatta di cemento. Non semplice da bere, ma il gusto ripaga in parte le fatiche. Una buona interpretazione di una strong ale di animo belga, con i consueti sentori di miele e caramello accompagnati da una luppolatura non trascurabile.
sloth (2337) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin, tan head thats short lived with little to no lace. Pretty, clear mahogany color with a lot of floaties. Dark fruits and sweet malts, some banana esters in the nose with a lil booze. Body is full and oily on the palate, soft carbonation, lil acidic. Medium sweet malt, caramel and dark fruit, raisin and prunes along with some candy sugar notes and cherries. Moderately sweet finish, grains and fruits. Surprisingly well done for Harpoon. Bottle from statelineliquors a while back.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized creamy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dark fruits, sugar, wood, tobacco and anise. The flavor was sugar, candied raisins, dates and black cherries with a boozy rum presence throughout and notes of toffee, tobacco, bread, anise and leather. Incredibly long finish of dark fruits, rum, tobacco, anise and leather. Wonderfully complex with flavors that come on in waves. Moderately full bodied. Very boozy but not that surprising given the alcohol content. Excellent.
CpyNPrnT (51) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last 4 pack at the store. I am a big fan of quads in general, and curious how an American brewed Belgian style beer would stand against other Belgian style beers brewed at the monasteries. The best part of the beer is the taste, as it is full of everything with a strong alcohol presence to raisins to a body of dates. With an ABV clocking in at 11.75%, it shows in the initial taste but surprisingly the aftertaste does not linger as long as I would have expected. Worth trying if you can!
2012 Release- bottle
Iphonephan (2206) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared. Pours deep clear amber with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and dark fruits. Strong sweet boozy flavor with notes of raisins, candy sugar and caramel. Alcohol strong in the finish.
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pour, 2011 vintage, on tap. Great dark color, and good head. Nose is all dark fruit. Palate is heavy, full-bodied. Taste is lots of dark fruit, but has a good bite at the end.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of frothy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated dark red brown colored body and a oily lacing. The strong vinous aroma was caramel malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong vinous burning alcohol aftertaste. The thick flavor contained notes of resin very vinous alcohol and caramel. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark rust color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bread, toffee, booze, nuts. The taste is toffee, nuts, booze. Medium bodied. Good lord this is hot. Extremely boozy and quite off-putting.
IrishBoy (3685) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from bhensonb. Nose is banana, toffee, sweet candisugar, and ripe blackberries. Clear rusty amber with a small beige head. Flavor is banana, sweet candisugar, & a tiny hint of bitter.