lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks dra19, BillVanE, and jgd0608. Wow. Amazing. No head in the pour. I found plum in this, as i guess is in pretty much every quad ive had today. Great scent and overall flavor full of fruit.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy jayg. Deep amber/ruby topped by 1/2cm of tan foam. Lots of banana, plum, bready yeast, cotton candy, toasted malt, lightly roasted cocoa. Full body, balanced carbonation. Very drinkable for how big of a beer it is. Well done.
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark. Luring smell. But the punch is in the flavor. Satisfying roasted raisin taste. Didn’t think I liked Abt/Quad. Wrong. This was wonderful.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery in San Marcos. Cloudy, dark, amber-mahogany with a thick, dense, fine light tan-colored head. Very complex layered aromaa of clove and bananas with molasses, spicebox, figs, raisins, and dried apple. More banana and spice in the flavor with some bready, yeasty fermentation characteristics, toffee, molassess, and roasted grain. Viscous and mouth-coating with good presence. Lots of alcohol in the feel as well with considerable warmth--yet still balanced --with a bittersweet finish.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
blackish chestnut body, chestnut brown at edges. aroma is rum, oak, raisins, doughy/bready malt. flavor is dark roasted bready malt, also dried black mission figs, prunes, and a bit of oak/vanilla. some rummy heat in the end/finish.
Ungstrup (30497) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A murky red-brown beer with a thin rim of head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of over ripe fruits and prunes. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, prunes, and over ripe fruit, leading to a dry and slightly woody finish.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfortunately, I have acquired a couple of the bottles that have the known "corking" problem. This opened with no pop, and poured a carbonationless liquid. The smell is great. Rich, dark fruits. Mostly the clearly stated raisin. But more dark cherry, blackberry as well. The taste is quite good. Full on the mouthfeel and rich. I prefer my beers not overly carbonated and this is surprisingly good. It needs just a hint of carbonation to add to the mouthfeel, and to slow down my consumption of this thing. Without the carbonation to slow you down, this thing just goes quick. A very satisfying beer that is close to the way I like them, just needs a touch of carbonation and this would be top shelf.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks Flaco Alto! Deep brown/burgundy in color with a fading bubbly tan head. Has a sweet fruity aroma with lots of raisin and plum-like fruits. Also has brown sugar, evident Belgian-style malts and a nutty hint. The flavor is less sweet than anticipated from the aroma. Somewhat thin in body, but the malts are evident in the flavor. Some dark maple qualities and dried fruits (figs, raisins, dates) The later flavors give off some earthy qualities like peat, tobacco, and a hint of smokiness in the finish. Not bad, but a bit overrated.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured dark brown with a nice off white head and lacing.
Aroma is sweet and spicy with a sweet yeasty flavor and tonsof floatys.
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, the color of pureed raisins , with a small tan head. Both aroma and taste contain raisin and figs with a rich, roasty undercurrent. $10/22oz