pineypower (2790) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at maple shade. Pours out a cloudy darker amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of dark plums, dried fruits, caramelized sugar, and not much of a tell of the Abv. Taste is complex, lots of plum, caramel, raisin, fig, date, Sweet toffee, and some drying alcohol notes with a full body that could be pretty dangerous.
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the brewpub in Phoenixville, PA. The aroma rises right right out of the bottle, a nice bouquet of dark fruit, bread, malts, candi sugar, light pepper. The appearance is a deep brown red, cream colored head. The flavor is sweet, malty, dark, ripe fruit, candi sugar, bread, really nice. The finish is sweet, than lightly spicy, pepper, pine. Medium/thick in body, syrupy mouthfeel. Nicely done. Typical for a quad, and a nice representation of the style.
AdamChandler (3783) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the first micro brews I ever bought knowing what it is was. Prior to this, I drank Sierra Nevada and Duvel. Picked up this 750ML in August of 2011 at Iron Hill Brewery. I think it was $12. Enjoyed in June of ’13 in a wine stemware. Poured a very dark, plum-like blood red with a small white head that faded to a thin line. Smell is pretty explosive. Sweet like cherries with currants and caramel. Frankly, more like a barleywine than a quad. Maybe it’s the aging? Very sweet up front, lots of bitter hops, finish is sweet and bitter. I get some figs, bready yeast There’s a hint of metallic aspects. Very candy-like. Not very boozy.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a white head. Aroma is full of toffee and bready malt. Flavor is toffee, sugar, yeast, dark fruit, raisins and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
closey22 (1283) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep hazy amber with rimming beige head aroma of strong malt flavor is malty yet nice bite of hops and alcohol reminds me of a barley wine YES! Feel thick and rich with some fizzy bite.
PhillyCraft (4239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Brian shared with a good 10-11 people at Frank’s End of the World tasting. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with nice tan head. Lots of dark pitted fruit, candy sugar, malt, plums, and other belgian tasting stuff. A little hot and lacking balance overall. Decent quad but notjing special.
Dorwart (2457) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent sized head of off-white bubbles that reduced somewhat quickly to a thin sheet of foam on the surface. Light carbonation. Rich aroma with lots of candi sugar, some ripe fruit, a bit of yeast overtones and a lot of malts. Color is a cloudy mahagony brown. Wow, fantastic flavor. Sweet and malty with more ripe fruit and brown sugar. Big chewey palate with a big alcohol kick and presence. Sweet, malty and alcoholic finish. A fantastic brew!
jtclockwork (11243) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with tan head. Nose/taste of dark fruits, sweet malt, dark caramel, candi sugar, prune and grape skin. Finishes with a sweet prune and grape malt. Not overly sweet. Medium body.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Maple Shade Iron Hill.
A: Murky brown body with a light tan head.
S: Light sweetness coming through, light sugar and fruit notes. Not as strong as I would have liked and not too appealing.
T: Malty and sweet fruits with some sugar, but not nearly as sweet as expected, a very thin on flavor in comparison to things like Abt 12.
M: Full bodied, light fizzy carbonation.
O: Nothing to compare to real Belgian quads, this is just too thin and bland in comparison. It was a big disappointment really.
Dfonorow (1738) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark red/brown with a thin white head. Aroma is very sweet with notes of cherries, plums, and belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet as well with huge notes of candied sugar, bananas, and a slight spice finish. Not very well balanced, but if you are a fan of sweet beers then this is worth a try.