Emeister84 (1394) - 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 (2160) - 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 (2083) - 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 (1856) - 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 (865) - 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 (681) - 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.
jhp40219 (346) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber poured into imperial pint glass. Pours a dark copper with red hues. Large head that fades to a creamy foam on top of the beer, leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is amazing! Cherries, candy sugar, tobacco, dates, fig, liquorice. Very complex. Taste of Belgian candi sugar, cherries, tobacco, raisins, dark fruit, dates. Again, very complex. Alcohol is hidden well. Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Definitely a big beer, very filling. Overall quite enjoyable.
mensch (264) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice orange-amber color, a little cloudy,. Interesting sweet and prune, old ale kinda aroma. Thick mouthfeel, strong alcohol as well as esters and phenols. Tastes a lot like a homebrew fermented too warm. Plenty of juicy fruit flavor and spice -clove - in the finish. I’d like to age a bottle for a couple of years. It could be so much better, but still, not bad.
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber courtesy of Anndiesel. Unfiltered glowing orange-red body. Lacy, patchy off-white head. Sweet and mellow aroma, not harsh at all. Lots of date sweetness on top of some smooth brown chocolate tones. Overall, a smooth malty beer, really easy to drink for the ABV. A lot going on, comes together well, a little muddled maybe. The additives really aren’t a bonus at the end of the day, a "regular" Quad would probably be preferable.
jredmond (5882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Zach/k/c/zdk. Pours a deep amber red body. Aroma is strong spice and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of booze up front, followed by spice, malt, some faint dark fruit, and some some sweetness. Overall, pretty strong for my taste, I would like to see this dialed back a touch.