thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper-coloured with a huge, off-white head, leaving lacing. Wonderfully strong, sweet caramel and fruity aroma. Some liquorice. Flavour start sweet with lots of caramel and caramel, but is balanced towards the middle by good, spicy (and somewhat earthy) hop bitterness. Dry and long, earthy finish. It is wonderful as a young beer (and has it become even more complex lately?), but gets irresistable after 5 years careful aging. The rating is for the young beer.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester 24/01/2002
Mid brown coloured and very strong in alcohol. Sweet and rich on the palate. Warming finish.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy malty aroma reminds me of apples, pears, and raisins with a little bit of yeast. Huge rocky white head on top of a mostly clear brown beer. Very sweet stuff. Apples and raisins continue into the flavor. Creamier mouthfeel than a lot of the Quads I have had. Carbonation is somewhat soft compared to the size of the head. Very nice.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Batch K0584, 12:39. wow was i surprised. Poured a nice medium brown, nice fluffy head. Aroma was fruity and malty. Flavor was of caramel and fruits some chocolate mabye. What i was surprised about the most was the creamy mouthfeel. Nice Nice beer."
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 (750 mL bottle) My first ever rating, so I thought it would be appropriate to rate the first Belgian I ever had. Pours a nice deep golden brown, slightly hazy with noticeable sediment. Large frothy head, dissipates slowly. Aroma is light bread, moderately yeasty. Nice perfumey hops with a hint grapefruit. Initial flavor is a sweet banana clove almost like a good Hefe finishes. Mouth feel is smooth, slightly oily, with moderate carbonation. Hides the alcohol VERY well. Left a bit of a metallic taste in my mouth after a minute or two. Overall it’s pretty much your standard Quad, not necessarily amazing but a good solid beer.
zach8270 (3477) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(corked and caged bottle - 750 ml) Dark ruby pour with not much of carbonation and a lot of floating sediment. Aroma is lots of malt with hints of raisins, apple cider and some alcohol. Taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor that goes quickly to a sweet middle with hints of apples, raisins and cherries and a very evident alcohol presence at the end. Loads of sweet malts and dark fruits throughout. Medium bodied with lots of sweetness and alcohol. Not too bad.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive rocky tan head on a deep brown body. Fruit and malt aroma. This clean and malty with raisin and brown sugar notes. Hop bitterness was indeed present but the finish was dominated by alcohol.
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. The first pour of this quad poured up an absolutely beautiful crystal clear dark amber into my snifter. The second pour from the bottle had the same color, but was very cloudy as the yeast had mixed in. Both pours had an inch worth’s of a creamy white head that lasted a good while and settled into a thin foam for the entire glass. There was a speckled lacing on the glass. It is highly carbonated and feels light on the palate. The aroma is of candied fruits and spice while the 10% ABV makes itself known. I find this very tasty and refreshing. I was expecting a sweet taste that I’ve found in other quads, but it wasn’t here. There is in fact a slight sour bite to this guy. I like it and until I find something better this is my Quad of choice. I hope to find it on-tap somewhere.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy brown with nearly no head. Aroma of apples, grapes, brown sugar, and rum. Quite fruity flavor - apple and pear predominately. A bit of tartness with some spiciness which is vaguely like ginger to me. Aside from the slight hint of rum in the nose, i found the alcohol to be quite well masked in this.
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 12 oz bottle. Medium light brown head settles into pocked lily pads with splotchy lacing. Fine, active bubbles. Aroma of figs, raisins, whole wheat bread, porcini mushrooms and melon. Tastes of creamy leather, raisins and slivovitz (plum brandy). Medium carb but a tad watery for a quad. Dry finish with moderate alcohol.