13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark caramel colored pour with a slight foamy white had that quickly fades into a small creamy mass in the middle of the glass. Aroma has a ton going on...very boozy, with the dark fruity notes (figs, raisins, plums) really coming through with a bit of the oak as well. Sweetness engulfs the tongue as you take a drink with the vibrant carbonation bringing everything to life. More of the dark fruit flavors are all over this beer and the subtle oakiness finishes on your tongue after you swallow. Probably not worth the extra cost over the regular version of this beer but definitely worth trying at least once.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Dionysis @ RBWG. Dark mahogany crimson pour with an eggshell head. This one showed a lot of dark fruit, vanilla, brown sugar, raisin, caramel, candied sugar, yeast, and a bit of molasses tainted by wood. Medium mouthfeel.
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours reddish amber with a beige head & it looks like I let some floaties get in there ~ oh well. Nice aroma. There is some oak, rich wine-like traits, dates, raisins, raspberries, peach, figs, earthy Belgian yeast, rich caramel malt, toffee and more. There is a lot going on here and it has lots of complexity. Medium/full body that is incredibly lush and velvety with subdued sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off with lots of oak and the port traits really shine through giving it a rich port-like presence along with a good amount of spice. The malt and La Trappe yeast is definitely there, but it takes a back seat to what the barrels are providing. The fruitiness leans more to the rich and berries side compared to the aroma. The finish almost has a crispness to it with the spice that comes into play. The flavors are so big that I believe it is 10%, but there is not heat at all going on here. Really nice quad and certainly steps up from the original for me & I like the original a lot.
rubbishystuff (1804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You can really smell the oak. Almost a wine like quality to the taste and slight alcohol burn. Pretty good. Not as spiced or dark as I would have thought. Serving: Bottle
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks wickedpete(?). Cloudy amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, some candi sugar, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, some wood, light candi sugar. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@RBWG--thanks. Hazy amber color/ ivory head. Spicy toffee, vanilla, dry wood aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Nice light pit fruit flavors with spicy caramel, belgian yeast, dry wood, toffee, vanilla--good.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very high carbonation and very sweet. It is like a belgian banana caramel soda pop.
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dirty dark amber. Thin head picks up with a light swirl. Cinamon and candy sugar eniticing scent is unique for a Quad. Low ABV taste; smooth ultra deluxe caramel. Light drinkable and tasty. Dry sweetness.
HonusWagner (1328) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not particularly impressive for my liking. Carbonation ridiculously high, soda-like. Taste is somewhat cola-esque, some sweet raisins and molasses and a spice note mid-palate. Just kinda unimpressive, and considering the cost, not worthy of my time.
TwoSipDip (8897) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Cheeky Monk. Hazy orange brown appearance with a small white head. Quite oaky, woody, medium vanilla, candy sugar, toasty, Belgian yeasty, caramel malty nose. Candy sugar, oaky, caramel, vanilla, light to medium booze, medium yeasty, brown malty flavor. Mild to medium booze on the finish with candy sugar, vanilla, and wood. Sweet caramel, candy sugar aftertaste.