kramer (5094) - 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 donít think that Iíve 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 Iíve had from Iron Hill.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with woody amber highlights and a nice foamy head. Aroma is apple brandy, and ltos of dried fruits, estery- good full dark malts, caramel, toffeel, molasses, slight smoked rauchmalt, and earthy leather hint. A bit too sweet- almsot turns to a slight soy oxidaiton, brooan malts, dark crystal spec b fruitiness, raisin and toffee, maple sugar, brown sugar and apple cider as it warms. Big and full body an mouthfeel and a nice long finish. Pretty good.
Pailhead (5062) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Secret Santa July í07
Bottle: The aroma consists of grape, yeast, raisin, faint chocolate, and moderate alcohol that increases as it warms. It pours a hazy reddish-brown with minimal transparency and a moderate tan head that lasts a minute or so. The flavor starts with grape and yeast with some faint chocolate. There is strong candi sugar presence in the middle. There is some faint caramel in the background. It finishes with noticeable alcohol, light spice, and faint floral bitterness. The mouthfeel is full with some lively prickly carbonation that takes some time and swirling to mellow out.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , 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. Didnít really get any Belgian character out of this.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Very sweet aroma of raisins, dark ripe fruits, light yeast, candi sugar, light molasses, dates, and caramel. Poured brown with hint of orange and ruby and a large, fizzy, beige head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of dark ripe fruits, caramel, raisins, slight yeast, candi sugar, dates, plums, and hints of wood and alcohol. Medium body. Slightly thin, fizzy texture. Lively carbonation. Sweet, caramel, dark ripe fruit, and slight wood finish.
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Not so good. This beer has an aroma of Chinese takeout. It is brown in color, lots of malt in the flavor, but an off flavor of vegetables.
TomDecapolis (4540) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the North Wales location. Pours a dark brown with some amber when held to the light. Head was average size, off white in color. Aroma was very roasty, dark fruits, light alcohol, molasses. Flavor was also very roasty, hints of chocolate, sweet and very dry. Not exactly what I was expecting. Less fruity and more roasty than I have come to expect from the style they were going for.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2007. Murky brown color with no head. A little coriander in the aroma with black pepper. Celery, coriander and yeast dominate the malty body. Nice.
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours an opaque brown body with a fizzy, medium-sized off-white head.
Smell: An aroma thatís mostly chocolatey and fruity, but also having hints of spice, candi sugar, and a whisper of yeast.
Taste: Quite sweet with tart, fruity flavors of bananas, cherries, and plums. Hints of chocolate, ground spices, and dark candi sugar. Slight yeastiness. Light floral hop taste, but no real bitterness. Warming, candied finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Some creaminess to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A decent, Belgian-minded beer from Iron Hill.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear deep chestnut color with an off-white head. Sweet estery aroma with light choclate and a hint of smoke. A touch of alcohol fumes in the end. Sweet yeasty esters with some cocoa on the finish. Long estery finish. Medium bodied. Very nice.