Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Sexy reddish-brown color, a bit of a thin tan head. Equally seductive aroma of tobacco and cherries. This drinks with an interesting character ... funny, I just now look at the commercial description and these guys nailed it! How do you pick out "leather" in a beer without making it sound gross? This is an amazingly complex and interesting beer. Well done! (#4979, 4/10/2013)
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky brown with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is figs, raisins, plums, woody notes, caramel, leather, dough, hops, and light spice. Flavor is heavy dough malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, floral and grassy hops adding a touch of bitterness, dry wood, and faint yeast; dry, bready finish. Full body and medium carbonation
wlajwl (3876) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark fruit, malts and mild off-notes/astringency. The flavor is grapes/dark fruit, mild/medium sweetness and a tart/acidic finish. A lot milder than was hoping, it was decent but definitely not great.
zickbeer_ye (274) - Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light Fruity fig smell. Cloudy orange cider look. Fruity cherry figish taste with a spicy coffee finish. Crisp but a little spicy and bitter on the palate. Wouldn’t call It a quad
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aromas of earth, subtle orange peel, and rum. Hazy, dirty brown with minimal, off-white head. Strong and boozy, off-dry, and raisiny. Medium body, average carbonation, and a boozy, fruity finish.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First of all, I’m not rating this beer "to style." Since they’re calling it a Quad they apparently used a Belgian yeast strain, but that really doesn’t come though here.
What does come though is a full-bodied malty sweetness that tastes like figs and dark fruit laced with caramel. I didn’t get a lot of heat in the taste or alcohol in the aroma, so they seem to have done a decent job of brewing it.
It’s just not a Quad.
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy copper with a small thick light tan head, and great lacing.
smell is of fruit, a touch of coffee, cherries, and malt.
taste is strong, dark pitted fruit, a touch of caramel, and a little sweetness in the back. ends smooth.
poisoneddwarf (1712) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours hazy orange-amber with a quickly collapsing off-white head. Aroma consists of doughy bread mostly, followed by hints of grain, dark fruit, earth. Taste is sweet, savory, hot alcohol, fruity; finishes pretty bitter. Full-bodied, oily mouthfeel. Way too boozy; still palatable though (we’ll see if I change my mind about this after it warms up).
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
First off this is my favorite beer style. Murky amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, yeast, fruit and alcohol. Smells alright for a quad. Taste is the problem here. Burnt brown sugar, yeast and an overly strong boozy middle with a hop bitterness finish, nothing else there. Had this on tap and almost feel that this beer was infected even though it smelt alright. Big fail on this one.
freeofthoughts (652) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark burnt orange with lighter golden rim. Sweet grainy aroma with musty Belgian flair. The taste is murky sweet Belgian grains with a strange coffee like bittering and a quirky fruitiness. The yeast drives hard with a lot of flavors to contend with. Not bad but a bit smattering.