hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 On tap at Wilmington as part of their Belgian Beer Fest. Poure a dark brown color with a very small off white head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, bourbon and dark fruits. Tastes of vanilla, bourbon, oak, molasses, wine, and brown sugar, Sweet. Alcohol bit in the finish. Call me an oak barrel sucker, but I enjoyed this one,
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged 4 months in Merlot Barrels, growler thanks to egajdzis: Hazy brownish red with no head(probably due to growler). Aroma: mild alcohol, chocolate, wine, port, oak, vanilla, molasses. Taste: banana, malty, alcohol, bitter red wine, very dry port, vanilla, oak, caramel. Nice beer, interesting notes from the merlot barrels.
desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wilmington location. I must not be a huge fan of oak-aged beers. Pours an opaque ruby with no head. Aroma dominated by a sweet wine-ness. Flavor has some Belgian character and alcohol zing, but mostly it tastes like merlot. I really enjoyed the original quad, but this has an overwhelming wine character that totally kills any beer-related taste.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Smells of oak, vanilla, and, not surprisingly, very vinous. Tastes of molasses and vanilla, very strong character from the merlot barrels. Syrupy.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged 4 months in Merlot Barrels - served from a growler Slightly hazy brown maple syrup looking body. Minimal head. The aroma is lightly oaky, quite vinious, alcohol, sweet syrup and molasses. Flavro is sweet very malty with a good amount of vinious fruity backing. Not a typical quad at all. Medium sticky body. Interesting stuff!
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
smells like whiskey and plums. very dark brown in color. tastes like jack daniels and has the same alcohol burn. looks like my rating is low man on the totelm pole. not surprising
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown appearance. The alcohol really stood out along with a strong whiskey flavor. Syrupy sweet with a strong molasses and grape flavor. This one seems to be overwhelmed by the whiskey flavor. I would stick with the regular quad personally.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(aged 4 months in Merlot barrels, served via growler) Hazed garnet with no head. Aroma is sweet, bourbon (vanilla), oak. Taste is sweet, vanilla, vinous, oak, some caramel. Alcohol pretty well hidden.
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 Delaware seems to be a hotbed for big Belgian interpretatiions of beer for whatever reason. This one had a very nice woody smell to it with some mild fig and raisin undertones. Tasted of vanilla extract, maple syrup, maple, raisins and figs. Very Tasty.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2005 Aged 4 months in Chadds Ford Merlot Barrels... Poured a dark brown color with a thin, off white film for a head that left no lacing on the glass. A very complex aroma of vanilla, plums, raisins, molasses, and sweet honey. Taste was also sweet, of more vanilla oak, caramel malt, light roast, vinous, grape, that finishes alcoholic. A different, though very nice quad. I enjoyed this big time.