obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Itís scary to even think about this, but I think this Quad stacks up with the likes of Rochefort and Westy. This is just as complex, just a flavorful and just as enjoyable as the best. This quad pours a light brown color with a slightly reddish hue. There wasnít much of a head, but of what there was, it was a dark tan color and left a small trace of lacing around the glass. The nose was full of yeast, sugar, dried fruit and a hint of alcohol. The body was very complex with mostly sweet flavors, like candy sugar, dates and a little caramel. Other flavors included a little earth, bread and light hops. The finish was sweet with a definite tone of alcohol, but mixed with more flavors of brown sugar and toffee. I definitely think this stacks right up there with the best quads out there. And with Westy being a little hard to find and this being so close, this is gonna turn into my quad-to-go-to. Very outstanding!
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Name: The Quadfather Quadrupel
dark brown with a burgandy hue, scant off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
rich sweet dark fruit aroma with ripe dates and raisons,
creamy body has a bit of stickyness,
big sweet fruity malt flavor, nice bready character, brown sugar sweetness,
the bread combines with the fruit and brown sugar to create a nice cookie
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 19/20
I would like to rerate this beer.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle. Dark burgundy color with ample creamy foam. Excellent purity in the nose with authentic Belgian aromas of dried cherry, prune and raisins. Flavor is very well balanced, very sweet and complex. Notes of brown sugar, raisins and cherries. Really a terrific beer. Love both the Quad and Oak Aged Quad.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A kick-ass Abt with a strong focus on smooth raisins. Wonderful.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when about 1.5 year old
The look: Cloudy dark purple body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is an explosion of raisins with some other dark fruits. I donít know if I ever had a beer which was so intensely raisins on the aroma. Taste has big thick fruity caramel that works admirably well with the raisins. Overall sensation of a grandma raisin pie. Other dark fruits, notes of milk chocolate, fruit cake, lots of juicy leafy hops. I could go on and on. No alcohol presence at all. I had to control myself not to down my bottle in 20 minutes. The soft carbonation does not feel very Belgian/Abt but overall this is a splendid beer and is one of the best (if not THE best) non-belgian Abt Iíve ever had. I still canít over the smooth raisins that I got from this bottle. Raisins are a lovely dried up fruit. And so is the old man who cut your father hair.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Ommegang, 2005. Cloudy brown, tan head. Big spicy cinamon sugar aroma. Huge malts here. Sugar like, almost, brown sugar and maple. Thick and delicious.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown clear ale with reddish hues with a thin off white head. Dark brown sugar aroma with licorice notes and alcohol warmth, intriguing. Sweet maple licorice in mouth, smooth and sweet, pleasant, genial! Ohhhh! My coup de coeur. Yowie raved about this the whole time! On tap at BCTC 2006.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber/muddy brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of dates, plums, prunes, brown sugar and candied sugar. Taste is plesantly sweet with hints of brown sugar and dark fruit. Excellent !!
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Dark in color, good lacing and a small head. Nice aroma of spices. Super smooth, smoother than the oak aged quad! Taste is raison, brown sugar, spices and a hint of alcohol but just the right amount. Sweet taste. Perfect texture not to light, not to thick. Low carbonation. Over all very impressed!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 On tap at Ommegang. Poured a deep amber in color with a nice head. Caramel hoppy aroma. Vanilla and dark fruity notes. Caramel, malty hoppy flavor. Thick. Very nice. Smooth. Oak notes. Very nice. Drinkable.
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at P-ville. Hazy ruby brownsih pour, with complex aroma of multiple fruits, with fig, cherry, date, pear, apple, and berry notes. The palate is complex, rather dense, and lively, with well hidden alcohol, and flavor notes of candi sugar, earthy malt, fig, cherry, berry, cabernet, and brown sugar.