3fourths (8111) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. lightly hazed amber copper with a small off-white head. dark fruits and nuts and brown sugar in the nose, little hop aroma, noticeable alcohol, some fusels as it opens up, light to moderate plaster yeast scent throughout. full body, low carbonation, medium sweetness, medium-high bitterness. sticky and sweet date chews, brined cherries, nuts and brown sugar finish. a bit brutish, the bitterness and round malt both scream barley wine. thereís no Belgian yeast character but hey they used a Belgian strain and called it a quad. thatís funny. the malt and hop bill have promise but both seem to have gone to waste in a thick wash of boozy Grand Marnier-like sugar.
UncleKorm (853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle poured a cloudy cooper hue w/ a frothy tan head mostly diminishing and good lacing. Big aromas of sweet rum raisins and chocolate. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light acidic finish. Taste is chocolate, caramel, coffee, lemon, raisin, and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, dry texture, lively carbonation, and heavy alcoholic feel in the finish. It is a boozy beer almost to a fault.
arondee (568) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a malty brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is cherry and malt. The taste is pretty gross to be honest. Thereís nothing reminiscent of a Quad here, no coffee, just weird. Thereís a flavor of dates I think. Syrupy and thick, sort of sweet, all sorts of gross. New Belgium failed on this one.
tlist (3) - - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good brew for a blizzard night. Strong alcohol will chase any chill. The coffee cherries and a unique and exotic taste. I wish that they lingered longer. A sipper beer that becomes more complex as it warms.
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talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pour is a translucent, crimson color with a more than moderate, beige, foamy head which is mostly lasting and leaves some thick lace. The nose is flawed with some light bandaid and faint diacetyl, cherry, toffee, molasses, toasty and spicy, maybe faint coffee. The flavor is similar with a slight diacetyl note underneath molasses, cherry, candied raisins, earthy, some spicy phenols, and a coffee note into the finish. The palate is a bit flabby and syrupy with a less than lively carbonation, less than full, and none of the chewy or round characteristics typical in the style. The finish is syrupy with sticky fruit, coffee, and spice leading to a bit a of warmth. Typical from NB with a lackluster Belgian beer and flawed at that. Not worth a try.
umich03jm (2074) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown color with small ruby highlights. Aroma is cherries and dates but thereís a definite cough syrup aroma that throws it off. Taste is stale, the flavors just donít jump out at all. Light cherry cough syrup mixed with a touch of booze. Medium body and syrupy mouthfeel. This is just not very good at all. Not sure what they were trying for.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a decent beer, though it certainly doesnít give the impression of an abt. It seems more like a slightly more thick golden ale. Itís just kind of boring, surprisingly.
maxwelldeux (3725) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy darker amber color with a slight reddish tinge and an off-white head. Nose has some dark cherry elements to it and just a hint of roasting. Taste is a little sour, but very light. Not bad...
Butters (3792) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at donít look back. Probably the worst possible pairing with tacos, but whatever. Even on its own, this is a very weird bird. Big and boozy and alcohol burn, but past that is fig and plum and medicinal cherry. Cough syrup finish. Really didnít care for it.
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle, poured slightly cloudy and red. Aroma is sweet and of alcohol. Flavor also shows the abv. There is some hint of the dates, but itís so sweet! Itís OK, but I donít enjoy these sweet beers.