bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was really malty and fruity and had a descent amount of alcohol. Flavor was really frickin dry and pretty hot overall. was really spicy, maybes needs a touch more risidual sweetness.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ebony and caramel color, thin tan head, light lacing. Nose of sweet fig and rye bread, some licorice and melon with rice and lots of sweet melanoidins. Pleasant alcohol and fruity notes. The flavor is a bit sweet and spicy with allspice and clove. Nice balanced yeast, very little alcohol. The finish is wet, strong, but transparent. Full bready body. This is really good, has a weird olive note that ties things together. Maybe that’s the raisins.
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured dark brownish red; head was light brown. Aroma was of dark fruit, brown sugar, raisins, caramel and chocolate. Mouthfeel was both somewhat creamy and syrupy. Flavor was heavy on chocolate malt, brown sugar and dark fruit. Alcohol was too assertive. Subtle sweetness. This is a good beer, but nothing amazing about it.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Holiday Wine. Pours dark brown/black with a red tint, medium light brown head. Aroma is malt, yeast, raisins, prunes. Taste is sweet caramel malt, raisins and some alcohol. This is a little hot right now, could’ve sat for a while.
theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 750ml bottle graciously shared by tjthresh, via jasonmech77, thanks! Pour is a dark mahogany with a smallish khaki head. Aroma is sweet malt and raisins. The taste is a nice balance of the malt sweetness and the raisins, and a bit of alcohol poking through. The finish is quite hot. Overall, a nice beer.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Cork hardly popped at all. Pours brown/black with red highlights and a small tan head that quickly disappears. Nice quad aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, a tiny bit of chocolate. Very full bodied mouthfeel. The thickest and creamiest quad I’ve had. Chocolate roastiness is the most evident flavor which was quite surprising. Like a cross between a stout and a quad. Interesting and unique. Doesn’t compare to the top Beglian quads at all but a nice effort.
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown color (but this bottle has been shipped, driven to my parents and then drunk, so it didn’t get much rest). There was very little head, and it shrank to nothing in the glass. Big sweet nose of malt extract, raisen bread and melted toffee. Big Belgian sweetness with undertones of earth, leather, and over ripe pit fruit. Noticable alcohol and a burnt raisen toast after taste. Big beer and a decent quad. Thanks to Jason for the bottle.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared with theisti. Served in a red wine glass. Simplicity is bliss in this beer. 3 things stood out in the beer in both the aroma and flavor. Dark caramel malts, raisins, and alcohol. Medium body, and very easy to drink. Wonderful way to end my evening. I received this bottle form jasonmech77. Thanks.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Deep dark black in color with a small head. Burnt malty and dark fruit aroma. Raisins, plums and fig notes. Taste is high in alcohol. Needs to be aged for a while, too much alcohol to drink now. Dark fruity malty flavor. Full bodied. I think it would be a great beer but just needs some time.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 750 ml bottle. Almost black with a small head. Aroma is high octane alcohol along with burnt malts and some raisin. Taste is very big alcohol, making me think drinking this within the next six months is just a waste. The flavors are great though, just too soon to drink.