jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. Deep brown body with ruby highlights. Fizzy, big-bubbled head, rapidly diminishing. Muted aroma of overripe fruits, candy sugar, plum, raisin. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture turning oily, lively carbonation. Taste of plums and candy and dark fruits. Not cloyingly sweet, but close. Some lingering bitterness.
merc7186 (1474) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Brownish/Amber Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Off White Head, Good Lacing
S: Raisins, Dark Mildly Roasted Malts, Black Plum, Mildly Yeasty
T: Raisins, Black Cherries, Black Plum, Mild Dark Malts, Mild Chocolate
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, a really solid Quad that is not overpowering, well balanced and is well complimented by the great carbonation.
EithCubes (4413) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle, batch E!020, just capped. Nose bursting with beautiful grapey malt, brown sugar, earth, a touch of candis, dark toffee, chocolate, light red berry and a light mineral character. Deep rub-walnut pour with a fizzy beige/tan head. Very sharp taste, a little too sweet and lightly tangy, harshly sharp carbonation to start, followed by a wave of stronger bitterness and does dry out. Sparkling aggressive feel, jammy red fruit dominates, but brown sugar, toffee, and some alcohol show through, too. Some apple, pear, touch of smoke even. Some very strong spicy, peppery character, donít know where from, even gets a little harsh. This isnít exactly new and it still seems like it needs ten years to mellow.
ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours quite brown, aroma was heavy and the flavour was full of dark fruits it was quite nice, quite carbinated, Pretty good stuff.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark muddy brown coloured body with a thin, fast-dying lighter brown head. Aroma of nice prune sugars, some raisins, a bit of concord grape, quite a bit of earthy malts, some light chocolate and a hint of peat and smoked grain. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a rather prune and pit fruit flavour hiding the alcohol fairly well. Aftertaste shows tons of sugars, a lot of malt and a good alcohol warmth mixed with caramelised sugars. Overall, a fairly nice, if relatively potent quad, with a nice body & depth - this is just a lot of beer and a big beer. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased earlier in the day (after sitting on the shelves? for three+ years) from Ramsey Liqours in Ramsey, New Jersey for US$8.99 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 22-February-2013.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours murky brown off white head nose honey baked ham, caramel,
raisin, Flavors smokey bacon raisin, caramel mildy sour dates, thin
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft at The Pony Bar in NYC.
I am always excited and hopeful when trying an American quad. This beer appears a dark walnut hue with a very tiny head and no lacing. The aroma is basically missing everything I identify with a quad. Itís too sweet and a bit artificial. There is no yeasty or Belgian characteristics that I can detect. The flavor is off and finishes with an odd astringency. Oh well, I tried. Ithaca makes awesome wild ales. Quad...not so much.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle acquired via trade. I apologize that I foget who from, likely TheEpeeist? Thanks! Shared with the Pipeworks Crew. Pours a rich murky a brownish copper pour, dark and dulled, with a firm murky element. Brownish with some glow on the edges, with frothy cakey tannish head. Laces fairly good. Aromas offer a distinct smokey element, touches of campfire wood, gentle toffee, and toasty elements. Mellow yeasty elements, some firm smoked apple, touches of caramel. Smoke seems to take over, a touch meaty and moving into woody elements, gentle yeast, carmelization. Initial is medium bodied, a firm kiss of heat with a gentle smoke element, woody and a touch of campfire, gentle smoked apple, pear, caramel. Gentle carmelization and toast, some mellow sweet toffee, biscuits. Gentle toast, carmelization, dries out a touch, faint spice into the finish where it loses a little focus. Touches of gentle cocoa give some gentle elements. Solid and interesting. Enjoyed.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks alum, pours an unclear brown with a light brown frothy head. Aroma is light, cherry, bacon, brown sugar. Flavor is a bit lighter, tootsieroll, nice trappist yeast flavor, nice nuttiness, this is actually quite good, light bit of plum, might be better a bit fresher. Really nice. A bit thin.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with RCL. Pours clear medium brown color with huge tan head. Dark fruit and Belgian yeast aromas. Raisin and dates flavors, brown sugar with doughy yeast. Medium body with effervescent carbonation. Way too carbonated for me. Slight medicinal aftertaste. Thanks Ray.