Ughsmash (7181) - 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.
Sledutah (5098) - Utah, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle shared by Eric, thanks. The bottom of the cork was all messed up, no carbonation
Appearance: Very flat, dark amber with no head or lacing
Aroma: Belgian candy and fruity
Taste: Oxidized and sour
Wow, 2 beers footbalmed in a row............ Nothing worse than having to dump a beer, brings a tear to my eye!
douglas88 (6306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Eric. A issue with the cork, and sadly this beer has lots some of its glory. Pours a copper color with almost no head. The aroma is sweet bananas, spices and fruit. The flavor is like a metal banana covered with caramel. Oxidation. Sweet dark fruits. Warm. I’ll re-rate this someday.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked 750 ml bottle; thanks Bob!! Dark brown with fizzy off-white head; killer nose of spicy yeast, brown sugar and dank fruits; first sip is kind of harsh with a big spicy kick; sweet sugars and fruit with bone dry finish; interesting and lovely nose, just not that smooth overall
brendaniel (55) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown ... very sweet aromas with a minimal head (probably due to the 5 oz sample size I was drinking). Flavors were very complex - some vanilla ... but definitely the candied sugars. Alcohol flavor was definitely present but not overpowering - especially as it warmed up to room temperature. Glad I got to taste this puppy at the Iron Hill in North Wales.
oOJUXEOo (300) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with lacy head. Smell was strong of vanilla and alcohol. Found the alcohol taste to be a bit overwhelming but calmed down after first taste, that is probably the dangerous part sine this beer is 10%abv.
alobar (2867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown/black color with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, yeast, and fruit. Flavor is vanilla and fruit dominant with some alcohol and yeast. Easily, one of the best I’ve had in some time.
kramer (5090) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 oz bottle, from first release, 2007 I believe. Pours a clear dark amber body with a large frothy beige head that retained as a one finger deep lump of cream. Huge heavy dark fruit nose with moderate alcohol. Plum, caramel, figs, very rich. The flavor is not as sticky and sweet as I was expecting. Still fruity, full of figs and plum but not sweet. Very minimal alcohol. This actually seems pretty dry and a bit dusty on the finish. I don’t think that I’ve ever had an American Quad that was so well attenuated and drinkable. Medium bodied with moderate clinginess up front. Very little warmth to the alcohol. This is one of the best beers that I’ve had from Iron Hill.
GRM (3078) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a 1 pint 9 ounces bottle, gift from Larry Kress; eye: burgundy, clear, no effervescence, beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, metallic, light fruity; mouth: malt, metallic, light fruity, molasses, alcohol, light hops, mildly sweet, medium-full body; overall: fine
Échantillon d’une bouteille de 1 pinte et 9,2 onces, cadeau de Larry Kress; oeil : bourgogne, claire, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, métallique, léger fruité; bouche : malt, métallique, léger fruité, mélasse, cassonade, alcool, léger houblon, moyennement sucré, corps moyen-corsé; en résumé : bien