vjohans (661) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate, roasty, toast, herbs, citrus, alcohol, smoke, raisin, brown, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
MrHangover (3755) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brownish beer with a small, off white head on top that disappears really quickly. Aroma is very fruity, loads of dark fruits, some herbal and vegetal notes. Flavor has a very faint spicy note, loads of sweet ripe fruits, a decent, thick malty mouthfeel. Aftertaste is long and sweet, sticky and cloying till the very finish. Low level of carbonation. some yeastyness detected in the mouthfeel. Overall quite nice, but not really impressive as a Quad in my book.
Nocturne (1674) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Darkest brown. Yellow-brown head. Aroma is raisin, brown sugar, orange peel. Only tamarind from the spice blend stands out. Taste is chocolate and toffee malty with plummy raisin fruitiness. Spices seem to have dropped off. A well put together quad. Misses out on some complexity but still very tasty.
peteinSD (1450) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ PP Strong Ale. Murky caramel pour. Aroma is pepper, dense sweet malt, clove, and dark fruit. Taste is a straight ahead quad with a lot of pepper/spice, slight clove, and darker malt aspects with lingering alcohol. Nice beer but not terribly different than other solid quads I’ve had.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Strong Ale Fest. Dark murky brown beer with minimal head. Aromas of sweetness and some spice. Flavors as you would expect with dark fruit, malt, raisin with the addition of cinnamon, brown sugar and spices . Not radically different than the base beer.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours dark almost opaque cola brown with orange highlights. High Espresso head that dissipates quickly, nice lacing. S - Belgian yeast up front, cinnamon, chili notes, ginger ale, figs, dried dark fruit, raisins. M - strong bodied, full sweet rich palate. Tangy and burn on the back of the throat. High carb. Lingering malty stickiness. T - Belgian yeasts strong at first taste. Dried dark fruits (prunes and raisins) brown sugar, cinnamon, chili spice in the palate. Figs, hint of chocolate, vegetal malts on the end. Hints of tangy raw cacao. O - quite good spiced quad. Complex and subtle, not as complex or as long lasting as the best of the rich Belgian quads. 3.7
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after4ever (7359) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours nearly black with a dense and creamy tan head. Lots of sheeting lace. Big tart tangy nose--not sharp but still dimensional. Creamy medium body with soft but detectable carb. Dark pitted tree fruit, orange peel, and spices on the mid palate. Long pleasant dried fruit finish.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle. Poured deep dark brown with a thick fizzy brown head. Big pruney nose. Initial taste of dark fruit, prunes and raisins. Very much like rootbeer in the middle. Cinnamon on the back of the tongue with a boozy finish. Really interesting! Worth picking up another for the cellar to see how it will taste on 12/21/2013.
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pilgrimoutlaw (884) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours dark reddish black with nice thick tan foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, alcohol, cinnamon, toast. soy sauce. Moderately sweet with trailing light bitterness. Full body. Lively on top, creamy underneath. A lot like DFH Palo Santo Maron. This would probably age really well, but it’s too hot right now.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Brian, pours dark brown with off white head. Aroma chipotle, brown sugar, chocolate. Flavors chocolate and raisins, cloves, phenolic yeast character. Spices get lost with a big yeast character.