Dorwart (2450) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was a little worried about this one since I acedentially froze the bottle and there was some leakage. Idiot me! But it thawed slowly in the fridge. Anyway, thin head of varying sized bubbles. Rich malty aroma with some raisins and brown sugar. Pretty sweet smelling. Color is a pretty dark mahagony brown. Sweet and malty with some more raisins and prunes, some molasses and roasted malts. Finishes slick and sweet. Hides its alcohol pretty darn well. A decent brew but lacks the depth of a true quad. A decent brew but lacking for a quad.
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with FunkyBrewster. Pours a dark dull brown with a s small thin fine white froth. Authentic Belgian Trappist Quad aroma, fruity, raisins, doughy sugars, red berries, light spices. Super dry first taste, dark aged berries, dark brown sugar, nutty, slight bitterness from the lightly burnt molasses, dark Belgian candi sugar, doughy yeastiness, very light esters and some powdered sugar. Finish has a bit of dry chocolate and coffee beans. Medium bodied with fluffy carbonation, a bit light for a quad, but very easy drinking. I love it a true quad.
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an average, rocky, off-white head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, roasted grain), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather, earth) with notes of apple, pear, and brown sugar. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this up at Wise Guys in Merrillville, Indiana, U.S.A. Why they sell it as "Brew" instead of "Elixir" in the States is beyond me,since the latter is a way cooler name. It has a Coca Cola pour except that the head vanishes more quickly. It has an aroma of purple grapes,raisins, punes, dark brown sugar, molasses, and alcohol. The flavor is pretty straight arrow, although it has a sharp flamora - pretty much the same as the nose except that the alcohol is hotter. The finish is interestingly sweet but dry. Pretty decent.
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Spuytin Duyvil, Brooklyn. Pours a deep brown. Aromas of dried fruits, raisins, coffee, toffee, chocolate. Complex brew. Taste is again dried fruit, coffee, boozy, some malty sweetness. Fuller bodied. Liked but probably wouldnt buy again at least at the prices there
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark brown with a small tan head, and good lacing.
smell is of dark fruits, malt, slight cocoa in the back, some coffee.
taste is very nice, not overpowering, prunes, raisins, purple grapes, touch of sweetness, some malt, and a touch of coffee, aftertaste is thick on the tongue.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep brown with a rich and earthy nose and flavor. Molasses, brown sugar, earth, caramel, leather, subtle roasted malt. Great sipper.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, chestnut colored head and thick drippy lace. Roasted malt aroma. Yeast, dark fruits, chocolate, and heavy roast; almost smokey. Hot and spicy finish
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown ale poured with a decent tan head and a toffee aroma. The flavor slightly more watery that one would guess from the appearance. However, it is still somewhat complex with notes of chocolate and plum over a roasted malt base. The high alcohol content is not really noticeable in the taste.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 Dark brown, dark fruit, caramel, little wood, little bready, little chocolate, roasted malts, little alcohol.