shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, raisins, spice, and some hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, raisins, oak, vanilla, and spice.
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.
fordest (1954) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by toncatcher. Dark fruit and caramel off this brown pour with a decent head. Flavors were similar with sweet molasses and more dark fruits. Pretty good stuff.
obxdude10 (1883) - Pottstown, 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 didnít 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.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Major gusher, but not sour. Very dark brown with a lasting foam. Nose is very nice, with brandy soaked dark fruits and Belgian yeast. Flavor is very dynamic, full, layered from start to finish, complex and it finishes well. Notes of plum, banana, caramel, brown sugar and burnt toffee. Well balanced, with a tremendous yeast character. Nice mouth feel. A delicious treat.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy maroon, brown with a big fluffy off tan head. Smells of some dark malts and fruits. A little smoke in there too I picked up. Interesting. Taste is very sweet, almost a little tart. Just a touch of some smoky maltiness. Nice dark fruits, alost funked out fruits. Really syrupy, but fairly easy drinking. Definitely get some alcohol in the taste, especially in the finish. Get a little heat there. Good brew.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle tried at at Woodshop Quad. Very malty. Lots of melanoidins. Sweetish. Lots of mouthfeel carbonation. Dry finish. Very good.
Goodgrief (1720) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2011 Bottle enjoyed at the Wilmington location. Dark brown pour, nice beige head. Huge aroma of fruit and alcohol. The flavor...this could have passed for an authentic Belgian....very reminiscent of Chimay Blue, which isnít a bad thing. Lots of dark fruit, mild spice. Rich and sweet, but not cloying in the least. Nice beer. RERATE 03/2011 - On tap at West Chester location. This has developed a rather noticeable smokey aspect along with rich brown sugar notes. Warming and enjoyable. No change to numerics.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
North wales. Dark reddish brown color with light head. Strong roasted sweet malts and dark fruit aroma. Big bite in it - can definately taste the alcohol. Sweet cherry, chocolate, and some medicine taste. Overall not too bad, but I expected better.
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. bottle: This one opened with a loud "pop". It then had some overflow out of the bottle. This one poured a cloudy amber tinged drown color. Needless to say there was a fairly large tan head on it, but it died down rather quickly. The aroma is quite good. I hate to use typical, but it is very reminiscent of other good Quads that I have had. Dark fruits, raisins, yeast, lots of sweet malts to name but a few. The taste is complex, but there are some cherry, caramel and raisin notes up front. A hint of tartness in the finish. It is also a touch fizzy on the tongue. Very nice. I should have bought more than one.