Zymurgeist2 (874) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip. As it warmed, complexity of aroma showed well with biscuit, toast, fruity esters and dark fruit. Brown with ruby highlights. Overt dark fruit. Strong Belgian yeast and moderate candi sugar. Bready malt is moderate.
Dfonorow (1215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is reddish copper with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor are both of dark fruit, toffee, brown sugar, and some slight citrus.
JohnnyJ (4085) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Clear reddish copper pour, with a small off white head. Dark fruit, toffee, fig, brown sugar, light clove, and some mild alcohol presence. Ok.
crossovert (6360) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry and spicy beer, lots of phenolic yeast, peppery, some dark fruits as well.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma caramel, some fruit, flavors of toffee, raisin, some pepper spice.
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma date, prune malt 7
App dark brown with red highlight and a tan head with sudsy lacing 4
Flavour intense sweet malt with some burnt toffee 8
Palate extremely long finish 4
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a gorgeous deep ruby red into a tulip glass with small one finger head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smells of toffee, dates, raisins and plums are apparent. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, orange zest and spices. A medium-bodied mouthfeel with a peppery finish, probably due to the spices used. Overall, this is a very good dark belgian strong ale. It is quite sweet but has a nice tanginess and bitterness in the finish to distinguish it from many others.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. What a great Quad... It makes you remember how good these beers can be. It pours a very dark red color with a khaki head. The aroma is fresh dark fruit. Cherry, plum, raisins and a little hard candy. The flavor is super rich with over ripe fruit, raisins, cherries, fruitcake. Delicious. Mild phenolics from the yeast in the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Smooth and tasty.
jrodooo5 (805) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouts a bubbly brown w/ a big tan head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is malty caramel. The taste is thick caramel & delicious! It’s a little heavy on the palate but an overall excellent dessert beer!
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick on Memorial Day. Clear reddish copper pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, metal, caramel and Belgian esters. Malty and caramelly flavor with esters and chocolate before a dry finish.