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.
jsnicholas (398) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml $12): Reddish brown with light brown head that slowly disappears. Sweet Aroma. Taste is raisin/grapes and whiskey. Sweet. A little too much raisin for me but nice. Medium plus body.
BRW (1470) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cara B. Brown colour with tan head. Raisins, malt, caramel aroma. Sweet, malt, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, chocolate taste.. Medium to full body.
pintbypint (2976) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a corked 750ml brown bottle. Dark brown colour, thin covering of tan head. Nose has chocolate and raisin. Taste has chocolate, roast, raisin, a little bitterness. Good stuff, but I didn’t spend a ton of time on this rating.
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits. Raisin add a sweet touch. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very good quad. This is a good one to share.
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby red with a creamy beige head.
Aroma is mostly sweet with raisins, lots of malt and some alcohol.
Taste is sweet with chocolate, raisins, caramel malt light bitterness, faint coffee.
Full body, soft carbonation, dry mouth feel.
Dry after taste.
Ok, but could had done much better with a smoother mouth feel.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark fruit aroma, mostly like dark dried fruits. Taste of some candi fruity. Notes, with some alcohol. Good fruit brandy like finish.
SinH4 (1131) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - 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 (417) - 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 (4150) - 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