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 wasnít 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 didnít 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 wonít forget, and certain not forgive them. Revenge is a dish best served with hot peppers (NOT cold), it hides the taste of the cyanide.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bit crimson with not a lot of head. Aroma has some cherry notes. Nice hints of spice and sugar on the tongue. Mellow and warming. Lingers nicely on the tongue.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-brown, off white cover. Aroma is cherry, caramel, metallic. Taste is metal, cherry, caramel, very sweet.
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not very carbonated, so not much head. Odd aroma - cinnamon and coffee, I guess. First sip indicates it may be a bit past itís prime - some stale, cardboardy notes. Some smokey notes, some winey notes. Slightly boozy finish.
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan haze. Nose is raisin, oak, fig and toffee; slightly musty. Medium body with sharp and foamy carb. Taste is fig, brown sugar, raisin and clove with hints of dark berries. Finishes with bitter spices. Surprisingly smooth but too bubbly. My first appearance as a Top Rater of Abt/Quads.
KornDogg (520) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap, Lancaster IH. Subtle malt aroma, Dark amber body with thin head, nice lacing. Flavor is predominately candied malts, with hints of fruit and spice. Alcohol is hidden well, nice warming finish.
Leighton (9834) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours a dark, somewhat hazy amber-brown with a moderate, off-white head. Sweet malt nose, with some ripe, dark fruits, yeast and spices. Sweet flavor, too, with strong caramel, burnt sugar, faint bread, modest alcohol and dark fruits. Full in body with average carbonation and mild warmth. Finishes very malty and sweet with candied sugars, caramel and lingering fruits. Nice beer.
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of my friend J that he purchased at the Lancaster, PA location. Pours a muddy brown with a reddish tint and a thin-moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma of prunes, raisins, molasses, brown sugar, mild spice and some alcohol vapors. The flavor is similar to the aroma and equally enjoyable. Medium-full bodied. Nice!
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, I believe from 2007. Poured deeper iced tea brown with a creamy cap of dirty beige head.. looked good in the glass. The aroma picked up chocolate, toffee, and raisins with accents of vanilla and candi sugar.. light clove and other spicy accents.. warm and well presented. The flavor found molasses, raisins, sweeter chocolate, and boozy sugars (think a blend of rum and bourbon) at the core.. banana showed up as it warmed.. spicy yeast, alcohol warmth, and mature, complementary oxidation laced throughout.. memorable, warm, spicy finish. Heavier bodied with thick carbonation on the palate.. transitions were only OK between the rolling middle and sharper edges.. very good brew overall.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Mahogany, red edges held to light. Highly carbonated. Dark fruits up front, faint yeasty character and alcohol through the back end. Flavor much the same. Fig/prune a little stronger, chewy/yeasty through the middle. Slight alcohol warming in the finish.