NBird (371) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darky murky black, brown/red, medium head. Smells.. Loads of raspberries, maybe some plum, some oak/white vinous bits. Tastes.. Immediately berries, then plums or darker fruits. Slightly tart.. moves into oaky white barrel flavours and then caramel against some red wine tannin finish. Not everyone’s thing, but I really liked this.
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep murky brown with some red as well. Big raspberry aromas. Like opening a jar of raspberry jam and sticking your nose right on there. Flavours are also very nice raspberry. Tray and sweet. The finish definitely has Oak in it along with some red wine. Every once in awhile I get a hot of caramel sweetness. Very interesting brew. Not a lot of Belgian quad characteristics... but still a nice beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden plum pour with a creamy eggshell crown. Loads of raspberry purée, oak, vanilla, cocoa, red wine, and caramel in this one. Rich, robust, and incredibly flavorful. Really enjoyed this!
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Papago. Pours a hazy mahogany with a fluffy khaki head. Aroma is wine soaked raspberries and a bit of caramel. Taste is similar with the wine and base beer fighting. A little tartness. Medium bodied. Cool idea, but not executed as well as I had hoped.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Oakquinox 2013. Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Strong acetone aroma which ruins an otherwise good nose. Plenty of raspberry and wine. Nice oak, sweet fruit jam, caramel, grass, and a touch of vinegar. The flavor has some acetone notes to it as well. Green apple, balsamic vinegar, caramel, and tons of raspberry. Big jam character, toffee, oak, and wine. Would be a really nice beer without the acetone.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy and particulate brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy raspberry, fresh and green though somewhat ripe, with vinous oak notes, toast and biscuit malt with earthy yeast notes. Flavor is fresh raspberry, cookie and caramel malt with dark malt derived notes, light peppery alcohol, no hops or bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation with light alcohol warmth, and no creaminess or astringency.
Danyel (740) - Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Smells like chicolate raspberries, very desserty. Tastes very chocolatey, nice light sourness to it, very raspberry. The sourness is a really nice contrast to the chocolatey fruity sweetness. I think it’s delicious. Really good.
Rando7 (736) - Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle pours a medium brown with a beautiful fluffy beige head. Interesting aroma of wine, raspberries and dark fruits. Taste initially sweet grape Jolly Ranchers but after a couple of sips became an awful sour berry/wine vinegar mess. Palate thick and full. Finish sour.
I don’t think this was infected, it was just bad. Palate, aroma and appearance all top notch but the flavor just didn’t match up. I drain poured half of it.
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer had some serious potential, but everything was just cranked up too high. Too much alcohol, too many raspberries, oxidation and tannin-like flavors. I tasted NO hint of a quad at all. I honesty couldn’t see a "good" bottle tasting much better, but if it’s just a case of hit or miss... This one is a miss. Thanks for sharing OmegaX - it certainly was an interesting beer nonetheless.
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hmmm...I’m not sure what happened with this one. Nose is big, syrupy sweet raspberry and fruity esters. Dark molasses in the mix too. Pour is nice, with a dark, almost black body and an off-white head. Taste is cloyingly sweet super infused raspberry and some black strap molasses and cane syrup. Not pleasing at all. Way too sweet. Way too fruity. No balance or beer-like flavor at all. I wanted to like this but couldn’t.