Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s new pad, thanks to Kenny, 15/10/13.
Hazed dark amber with a good sized off white head.
Nose is dates, sugars, spice, cake mix, marzipan.
Taste comprises dates, prunes, dark fruit base, brown sugar, toffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying finale with a touch of alcohol.
Ok quad - booze is well contained.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th October 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s new pad. Very hazy amber beer with a big pale cream coloured head. Palate is soft and airy and fairly dry. Creamy malt. Light spice. A little bubblegum ester. Light wood. Little coca cola. Smooth dry finish with a woody bitter aftertaste. Not bad!
northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a spectacular quad but a decent one. Insane bubblegum aroma. Peach colour. Nice lacing. Kind of hot boozy sweet flavour. It ain't complex but it's still pretty nice.
Brewdork (151) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep copper with a thin layer of creamy off-white head that produces some nice lacing. Subtle earthy aroma with notes of toffee, dark fruit and more than a hint of alcohol. Flavor has some light cherry tartness up front with a warming alcohol presence in the middle and a malty finish. Mouthfeel is slightly dry and not at all cloying like quads can sometimes be.
Taverner (1067) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad quad. Notes of raisins and dates. Finishes clean. Good Belgian! Not quite damnation but not bad.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 10/20/13
Aroma: The aroma is full of overripe fruit: plum, raisin, date, fig, etc., with toffee and chocolate
Appearance: It pours a murky reddish-brown color with a beige head and fairly full lace
Flavor: The flavor is heavy sweet, lots of dark fruits like the nose, rich and malty
Palate: This one is full bodied, it is pretty heavily sticky, rich and thick on the mouth
This one is a little over sweet for my palate. The correct components are here, and there’s good complexity, but there’s just too much sticky sweetness for it to be a top of style offering.
maneliquor (2295) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle cheers to Ken. Clear amber pour with little head to talk about. Loads of dark fruits - plum, date, prune, touch of spice and fairly hot. A fair bit of fig. Booze is there. Nothing special
jmagnus87 (2051) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. From notes. Fruity and boozy with raisins, chocolate and dark fruits. Very good.
Leighton (8791) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours unclear copper with a bubbly tan head. The nose holds toffee, ripe fruits, rich bread. Medium to big sweet flavor with some dried fruits, alcohol boost, dry toast, cherries, grapes. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, more dried fruits, berries, orange, bread, dry toffee. Decent.
Fritz123 (597) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at the Syb Pig. Small snifter. Pours a dark brown with a thin eggshell head. Aroma is dark chocolate, nibs, cherries, sugar, and liquor. Taste is dark chocolate, cherry cordial, light orange, cocoa nibs, and booze. Medium body. (I found it somehow a little watery??) Sort of a mediocre taste. Finish was kind of flat. Not my favorite.