KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 750 mL caged and corked bottle into a tulip. I think this is a 2011 bottle, but there is no date anywhere to be found.
Right away I am kind of annoyed at this beer. With an aggressive pour, no head forms, and I am only able to create a few large bubbles that should not be confused for carbonation.
The aroma is sweet and raisin forward. Dates, molasses, caramel malts, and booze are present as well.
There is something a little bit strange in the taste. There are sweet, booze soaked raisins and dates up front, but there is a slightly tart and metallic apple cider flavor that throws me off a little bit. It does not seem infected, but it is not that good. Notes of caramel, molasses, toffee, and rum come through as well, with the finish still being quite sweet.
How it feels on the palate is definitely a weak spot. There is no carbonation, and overall it has a syrupy texture and flavor to go along with the medium to full body. There is a slightly tannic finish.
There is not much I really like about this beer.
SinH4 (1065) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown, near black color with nice fine tan head. Malty aroma, some raisins. Taste is malty, boozy, raisins, vanilla, lacks a bit of an additional fruit association like the top Quads do. A bit candied-sugary. Not as good as expected. Still fine.
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured brown with nice tan head. Rich toffee and toast aroma along with Belgian character of some phenols and alcohol. Taste of toffee and candi sugar. Complex fruity character of dark fruits. Finishes with brown sugar and plums. Extremely complex and delicious.
fitwitchik (408) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle poured into a snifter mahogony brown with a beige head that quickly left.
Aroma is sweet boozy. That unique Belgian scent that makes me smile.
Flavor is thickly dark fruit spicy. Smooth. First had couple of years ago on tap at the The Lost Abbey. Seriously as delicious. A fave ever American made Belgian Quads.
kaser (4065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boozy and honey flavor. Bourbon and cocoa dankness. Draft pour at Lost Abby /port brewing. Black with off white head. Meh
Savage_Night (113) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a thick khaki coloured head. Head retention is great. AROMA: candy sugar, spice, caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, alcohol, raisin, smoke, vanilla and a sweet malt. TASTE:, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, smoke, raisin, earthy, roasty, candy sugar and spice. AFTER TASTE: candy sugar, boozy, spice, chocolate and coffee with a slight boozy warmth and smooth finish. Just as good as the first time I had it.
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at GGW 2015. Dark brown with lots of floaties. Plumb, Candi, and bready. A bit hot.
rosskyle (165) - - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap at lost abbey. Dark red color with tan head. Raisin malt aroma. Medium body. Raisin sweet flavor. Weak quad across the board.
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Unde (579) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour, not much head on top. Smallish lacing. Aroma has chocolate, nuts, tannin, dried fruits. Brown sugar, milk chocolate, dried fruits, caramel, nuts. Really nice chocolate flavour. Full body and quite low carbonation.
snoworsummer (3236) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours opaque copper brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like raisins, sweet doughy malt, light booze, lots of dried fruit. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like raisins, doughy malt, light booze, and dried fruit.
Marko (4301) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whose was this? I really can’t tell anymore, ENORMOUS THANKS to whoever it was! Off-white/tan head, dark reddish amber/brown I guess. Aroma... liiight raisins, malty, sweet, yay. Getting repetitive, but respectable still. Fressh taste, good maltiness ending slightly tart, raisins, milk caramel, extremely balanced, and very nice indeed!