FlandersNed (368) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle. Supposedly the same as their Winter Strong Ale. Clear, chestnut brown hue with a moderate, pale tan head. Huge coffee nose. Chocolate, dried dark fruits, caramel & more coffee flavor. Full-body and medium+ carbonation.
oldrtybastrd (3364) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours a dark mahogany with tan fizzy head. Aromas of coffee, dark fruit, and a hint of chocolate. Flavors of coffee, plums, a touch of smoke, finishes with a chocolate tail.
Beersiveknown (4378) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample from bottle at beer bloggers conference family brewers meal
full bodied, heavy, christmas cake spicing, warming, sweet, dark brown
obguthr (4891) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Espresso, walnut, charred oak, aroma, big roasty notes. Ruby black, thick quickly dissipating tan head. Rich coffee and plum notes. Medium to full body, easy carbonation. Mild walnut hints. Not a traditional quad and Iím more accustomed to tasting that much coffee in porters or styles. Iíve had coffee in other non tradtional styles that worked, but this one didnít work as well for me. Not terrible, however.
crtalbot (4) - Beverwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark brown red with a beige head, good carbonation.
Hints of coffee, chocolate and molasses.
Full bodied quad, sweet, warm, chocolate, coffee, toffee, dark fruits, molasses, vanilla, malty flavours. Warm alcohol, almost like wine. Complex, heavy beer with a fantastic, long lasting aftertaste.
crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml cork and caged bottle a Barista. Big chocolate flavors and scents, lots of coffee notes, dark fruits, strong and rich.
jbuskirk (917) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It seems a bit early to be drinking beers brewed for winter, but then again, this beer was bottled on 6/26/2013, so technically Iím drinking it late rather than early. I donít know if itís the age or the coffee and chocolate flavors (or some combination of the three) but this brew is innovative, hugely satisfying, and damn near perfect. The aroma and flavor point clearly toward buttery chocolate and strong coffee. Thereís some underlying notes of roasted grains, subtle dark fruits, spices, and caramel. Thereís enough booze in here to warm your stomach and lull you to sleep. This is a winter beer that could put you in a state of hibernation. I never wouldíve thought a Belgian Ale could achieve these kinds of candy-like flavors. That just shows how full of shit I am. This is a winter treat that youíll want to experience repeatedly.
JefVerstraete (2296) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from LDW drinks, Eke. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet nose of chocolate. Also coffee and roasted malts. Lots of cocoa. Sweet, light bitter finish. Ok.
MelvinKalksma (295) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malts, sweet chocolate, slight coffee.
Ruby red/brown beer with a slight off-white head.
Mostly sweet deep belgian chocolate, though too much to drink through. Great to sip.
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As Barista Chocolate Quad. Bottled, 15cl sample. The aroma has milk chocolate, raisin, sugar cane/toffee. Clear, dar brown-red coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sugary sweet, has chocolate, dried fruits. Belly warming, full. Alcohol is present but not disturbing. Pretty nice desert beer actually.