ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma has soft dark fruits of fig and plum with a bit of roastiness And faint leather. The flavor has similar fruity notes up front before roasty malts give way to notes of cocoa and mild earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry, earthy/leathery finish. Tasty!
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cellared for a while. A story in licorice. Light black. Medium mouthfeel. OK drinkability. Alcohol not discerned with the sweetness going on.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle picked up by Dean with gift cards I got for Christmas, sorry I rated it without you buddy. Poured a nice looking super deep reddish/mahogany brown with a head size greatly determined by the vigorousness of the pour, mine had an average sized light beige creamy head with a rather vigorous pour. Aroma started off with some sharp sweetness like dark fruits and sugars in some fresh wort. With time some light dark alcohol notes like sherry appear along with brown bread dough, raisins, prune, plum, sugary chocolate and Belgian yeast. Body is a touch thinner than expected with a medium mouthfeel and average yet very bubbly carbonation and a long lingering aftertaste. Flavor is more chocolaty than I was expecting, light burnt malts, dark fruit skins, Belgian yeast, dark burnt sugar. Good beer, complex and big.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. Quite sweet with a bit of fruit in the background. Didn’t really get any Belgian character out of this.
madmitch76 (13066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
9th April 2011
Light haze on this dark red - brown beer. No real head. Slightly booze laden fruit nose with a little marmite. Semi dry palate. Low carbonation. Red berry fruits, strawberry jam and a trace of cherry. Licorice spice. Mild marmite streak. Dry finish. Some nice flavours here but they don’t join up that well, too disparate.
decaturstevo (4624) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar, cardboard and Belgian yeast. Cough syrup and cardboard flavor. Thin watery and no carbonation.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an awesome beer, but it had its flaws. The Quad that Iron Hill usually puts on draft once in a while is better than this one. I tried the Fe 10 on draft at the West Chester restaurant. It poured a very dark brown color with a fairly thick tan head. The nose was full of fruits, candi sugar, yeast, chocolate and earth. The body was very full and thick, but drinkable. The only thing I really didn’t care for in this quad was the syrupy flavor. It was just a little too heavy for my liking. A lot of the same quailities that were in the aroma were found in the flavors, too. I got quite a bit of malt, fruit, earth, chocolate, candi sugar and a rye bready flavor.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown body with a thin white head.
Sweet malt aroma.
The flavor is sweet but there’s not much else going on here.
Lubiere (9320) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, pleasant perfumey malt with orange peels, herbal notes, light solvents. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with light curacao, light roasted notes, alcohol warmth, rich and nutty, a bit cloying. On tap at Lancaster location, April 8 2011.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A lifeless, sweet, very fruity and boozy Belgian dark age. Meh.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed about 2 year after it was bottled.
The look: Partly cloudy dark burgundy body. The small beige head dissipates into nothingness after only a few seconds
In long: Nose is sweetened fresh dark fruits. Taste has lots of raisins, fresh prunes, candi sugar, kids barley candies. All quads are sweet but some hide their sweetness more than others. Here the sweetness was very apparent and alcohol wasn’t too well hidden either. Carbonation was sparse and the mouthfeel was far from lively. I took this bottle with me to a bring-your-own-wine restaurant. I drank the whole thing because it was a long dinner and I didn’t bring another bottle. So it is not totally undrinkable. But have I been at home I would not have finished this bottle and I would have opened something else. And I paid $20 for this stuff?!?!? Ok, so they screwed me up. But I won’t forget, and certain not forgive them. Revenge is a dish best served with hot peppers (NOT cold), it hides the taste of the cyanide.