Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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.
MadRobin (2659) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. taste at Iron Hill in West Chester, PA.
Hazy mahogany with a pale khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, chocolate, dark cherries and banana.
Taste of banana, brown sugar, chocolate, raisins, dark cherries, cinnamon and other spices.
Medium/full body and low carbonization with a slimy mouthfeel.
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60minuteman (1217) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Dark oil black pour and minimal head. Medium bodied, medium lasting. Roasted malt, dark fruits, cocoa, coffee, licorice, earth, tons going. Alcohol is not overpowering, but it is noticeable. I could probably go for this one again. Unique.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Chris, Ray and Jay. Pours a deep amber with thin beige head, and spots of soapy lace. Caramel, slightly oxidized hops, vanilla. Pretty smooth, slightly watery
reggiedunlop (3624) - 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 (10556) - 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 (5165) - 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.
madmitch76 (20717) - , 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 (5743) - 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 (2205) - 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 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.