Stoned99 (626) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Guelph LCBO. Aroma: sugar candies, barley malt, red fruits, raisin. App: brown reddish, minimal tan head. Taste and palate: full body, medium to high sweetness, soft carbonation, light bitter and light alcohol warming finish. Overall: quite too sweet for my tastes.
StilleStorm (1149) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DWF; Bottle 330 ml. Pours moderate, dark brown with a frothy to creamy, lacing, tan head. Nose is heavy malt, caramel, honey, yeast, ripe fruit, alchol and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter with a lasting warming, roasted nutty finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is robust, the body darkbrown. It smells malty, yeasty fruity. The taste is yeasty, fermented fruits, lightly bitter. Nice!
Swaroga (1821) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This a very decent Quad. Lots of red fruits in the aroma. Candy fresh with a very decent malt background. Good stuff. Silky and rich mouthfeel. Just the carbonation it needs to apeal to this style. Still easy to drink and tasty. Well done.
MarkoR (770) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruits, spices. Taste is same, plus caramel. Pretty good.
Erzengel (5800) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Beerhunter111 for this bottle. The beer starts round and nice. Fresh, malty intense dark. Plums, dried red fruit. Hints of sourness there, Not too sharp for the high ABV. The aftertaste is thick chocolate, dark plums or cherries, nice malt there. But still a bit too highly carbonated. Nice but somehow not smooth-mild for me.
AleRider78 (248) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 330ml bottle. Pours a big frothy tan head and has a hazy brown appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas of bread, roasty malts, resin hops, raisins. Flavours are mostly roasted malts, notes of earthy and resin hops, fairly strong raisins notes. Has a bit of a yeasty finish. Some brown sugar becomes a bit more noticeable the longer it sits. Full body, thin oily feel. lively carbonation. Finish is a bit bitter and astringent. Good stuff!
ston3s42 (55) - - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown appearance with some head that stays on for a while. Complex taste of caramel and nuts, with aftertaste of some alcohol
olsvammel (4309) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé under the name Monks Brew. Malty smell with dried fruit. Sweet malty taste with dried fruit and plums. Very well hidden alcohol. Smooth.
GregClow (3012) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear dark ruby-brown body (which probably would’ve been hazy if I hadn’t kept the last glug in the bottle) with a small and tight tan head. Aroma of caramelized sugar, bit of dark cherry and vanilla, faint hint of clove. Medium-thin body. Flavour is a bit muddled - starts with sweet caramel, but quickly dries out with peppery yeast and an off-balance and astringent bitterness. Not a fan.