PhillyCraft (1970) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Bottle. Pours a brownish red murk with no head or lace. Notes of wet wood, toffee, plums, figs, dates, english malt. Thomas hardy like, so balanced and complex rich a lingering finish. Drinking amazing right now.
Johnsense (454) - - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish/brown pour, no head, very low carbonation. Aroma of fig, raisin, plum, slight sugar, and lots of yeast. Taste is similar -raisin, yeast, plum, fig, slight bit of booze, a bit of toffee, slightly woody. Fairly smooth, again no carbonation. Some warming from the booze. April 2009 bottle. The booze has died down on this - Probably would have suited me better to drik it last year.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Keir- thanks, Keir! April 2009 bottle. Pours a murky amber color with no head. The aroma has a lot of Belgian yeast character, with muddled fruits (plums, figs), nuts, candi sugar, and sweet, doughy malts. Flavor of sweet malts, caramel, sugar, dark and dried fruits, leaves, and a bit of toasted chocolate. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation; basically flat, with a smooth mouthfeel. Not bad.
BelgianBeerGal (2605) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle marked April 2009. This was complex and big. Boozy aroma with Belgian yeast smells. Tons of sweetness from the sugar at first but then I swear it finishes with notes of coffee and toffee. Maybe overly sweet but very unique.
jrob21 (2011) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from a trade a while ago. Pours a muddy brown color and the carbonation has disappeared if it was even there at all. A definite sipping beer. This one was a little to far on the soy sauce side for me. Lots of plum prune and molasses as well. Big body, big malt. As you would expect from a quad. Decent sweetness.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours a darker brown hue, off white head. Super sweet aromas almost candied, brown sugar, boozy. Palate is way too cloyed with a raisin sweetness, seems slightly oxidized, almost sherry like. Sweetness up front and sweetness in the finish, too much for me. Very one sided and the ABV is potent. Iím not sure what time would do to this one.
glennmastrange (1886) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of cookie, roasted and caramel, heavy cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast with notes of raisin, date, tawny port, toffee, brown sugar and alcohol. Head is just a few bubbles at the begining, light reddish brown, with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is muddy, red/brown. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, syrupy, and the carbonation is almost flat. It finishes moderately alcoholic with a a chewy and sticky feel. Not very good to look at, but this Quadrupel has bold and complex aromas, and flavors that dance all over you mouth.
jredmond (4014) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at blind tiger. Pours a deep red with absolutely no head, lacing or carbonation. Aroma is dark cherries, oak, Bourbon and warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is thin but with solid notes of cherry and oak.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle... dark brown, a bit of amber to the body... a touch of yeast with lots of dark fruit, solid... much sweeter than anticipated with dark fruits and caramel
wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 7/5/11 from a 12oz bottle at HopCat, bottled in April of 2009. Pours hazy dark amber with no head, just a thin tan collar of lace. The nose is super malty and burnt bitter, fig, raison, with the malts dominating. The flavor is lightly sweet, tons of burnt malt bitterness, with the same fig and raison fruits. The body is full with very little carbonation and a long burnt bitter finish.