TH28 (276) - - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: deep copper/amber. Aroma: raisin and smoke. Taste: toffee, raisin, deep caramel malt. Mouthfeel: light carbonation, nice viscosity, relatively light. Finish: sweet malt with smoky character and warmth from alcohol but well balanced
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown with pretty much no head. Aroma is raisins, red wine, oak, brown sugar, honey, dates. Full bodied, sticky and thick mouthfeel, no carbonation, sweet on the palate, complex, long sweet finish. Taste is raisins, dates, brown sugar, honey, sherry, subtle hint of red wine and oak.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1002) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, cool beer. Bottle from High Spirits. Mahogany with a minimal film of tan head on top, or maybe its sediment floating? Could use better head retention. Mostly bright. Aroma is sweet raisin juice, prune, rum, figs, black currant, candied cherry, rich cedar wood, light vanilla, some leather. Wow! Body is medium-medium-heavy, lightly syrupy-starchy, with medium-light, super-fine carbonation, light burn. Flavor is a nutty, rich cedar wood up front, a bit of that palo santo wood flavor I get from the eponymous Dogfishead beer. Raisin, rum, raw sugar, bit of candied cherry, a touch of clean, woody bitterness in the finish to provide just enough balance. Crisp/satisfying finish; itís surprising that this isnít at all cloying, given how sweet it is. Reminds me a bit of the Pannepot Reserva (maybe? wish I could do a side by side, Iím sure they would seem quite different in that context.) Overall: an amazing beer! So good. Head retention could be better.
MrHangover (3490) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a headless dark brown, slightly murky beer. Only a very small head form when poured, but disappears completely within seconds. Aroma has loads of caramel toffee fudge, rich malty notes, woody presences and some red wine characters. Very full aroma, nice and complex. Flavor is very sweet with touches of roast and caramel again. The vineous notes appear in the very back of the palate and the sweetness is everywhere. No carbonation, very juicy and long sweet aftertaste. No real boozy notes detected here. Very nice stuff!!
alexsdad06 (7225) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz. bottle from Party Source and consumed at home. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a thin creamy off white film. The aroma has quite a bit of fruits and caramel as well as more oak than in other batches and a touch of the alcohol. The flavor is more fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, quite a bit of oak, tannins and alcohol. There is some burn to the mouth feel that grabs my attention, but it seems a little dry compared to some of the other batches Iíve tried. Not much carbonation.
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th October 2014
Light haze on this deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Sweetish toffee - caramel malt. Dried fruits and raisins. Light and bitterish esters. Touch of fresher fruits before a semi dry finish. Another tasty and complex BA Quad.
Ferris (8462) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Sweet dark sugars, raisin, plum and some chocolate notes. Cloudy brown with no head. Dark sugars, raisin, plum, light sweetness, fig and very light barrel notes. Very nice and rich. Slight fruity tartness. Brilliant..
SVD (998) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 11 Bottle at home, dark brown/cola coloured beer, small head. Aroma is wood, fruit, port-ish. Taste is sweet caramel, fruit, wood. Very good.
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany dark red with a small white head. Aroma is red wine, port-ish sweet. Also ripe fruits, figs, yeast, sweet malts. Taste is sweet vinous with sweet ripe fruits, burnt sugar, sweet malts, yeast. Full palate, a bit of alcohol in the end. Rather good yeah.
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Andy_ (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby red clear beer with little blonde head vanishing almost instantly. Pouring in the yeast makes it opaque brown. Aroma has sweet vanilla, burned sugar, figs, wood, some vineous sourness and some Belgian yeast. Pouring in the yeast adds some toffee sweetness. Flavor is sweet with burned sugar and vanilla. Also some sweet dessert wine kind of berryish sweetness. Some wood and yeast as well. Palate is thick with mild carbonation. Finishes with mild bitterness and some alcohol. Aftertastes of burned sugar and berryish dessert wine. One of those over sweet dessert beers. Not really as good as I was expecting.
Habanero (3343) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, citrus, vanilla, wood and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor that end up more dry with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oilt texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Quad.