fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruddy brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. aroma of dark fruit, bready yeast, sharp fruity esters, sweet chocolate, toast and floral coffee. Flavor is sweet malt, brown sugar, sweet, dark fruit, hot booziness, clove and bready yeast. Medium to heavy body with an oily to boozy, dry feel and moderate, but quit sharp carbonation. Decent overall, but lacking complexity for a quad, and with an increasing astringent booziness as it warms.
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed brown/orange pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of brown sugar, yeast, and abv. Flavor is brown sugar, abv, yeast, Medium bodied with good carbonation. A beer as you drink it becomes a little harsh.
JStax (5197) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle pour. Somewhat murky copper appearance. Thin beige head. Aroma has some chocolate covered cherries and just the bitterness of coffee comes through lightly. Not much else coffeeish about this beer unfortunately. Fairly sweet and a little estery on the finish.
drfabulous (6551) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Brusin Ales. Not so much a dark quad color as I expected. Sweet. Some mollasses and brown sugar. Little cherry. Raisin and fig. But not hitting all the notes I’d want.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium brown pour, tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, bourbon, earth. Flavour is the same. Sweet and boozy. Not into it.
Travlr (21401) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear amber orange color, medium white head. Aroma of figs, dates, cherries. Taste is sweet caramel, Christmas fruitcake, boozy finish. OK.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of dates, toffee, figs, chocolate, cookie dough, leather, and cherries. Flavor of cherries, dates, raisins, caramel, and earthiness.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet sugary date, cherry, raisin, earthy/spicy, and alcohol aroma. Deep, slightly hazed amber with a small off-white head. Sugary date, vinous cherry, earthy spice, light molasses and alcohol flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
radagast83 (7299) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample 4oz pour at Fire Works Pizza in Arlington VA. Poured a ruby amber color with a white head. Aroma was some sweet sugary toffee notes, dark fruits, alcohol definitely there. Flavor had plenty of toffee, sweet, boozy dark fruits, alcohol. Alright, but wish the alcohol was a bit more balanced with the flavors in this one.
Bule (1831) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a coppery brown color with not much head. Strong raspberry aroma and taste.