hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown and opaque. Thick head. Fruity and slightly sour smell. Bitter sweet. Some woodyness on the aftertaste. Not a great beer.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL leftover in my fridge. Pours a clear, deep red to ruby. Large beige head. Good retention and webby lacing. Nose is prune, dark cherry juice box, Taste is very sweet, cherry juice box, finishing with some toothpaste and chalk. Palate is clean, but a bit chalky in the finish. A bit cloying and the odd toothpaste flavor is not pleasant, perhaps the cascara tea addition? No chocolate or tobacco in the nose.
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a muddy color. Dull brown-amber-auburn with a fairly large khaki head; lacing. Aroma of candy sugar, yeast, cherries, bread, caramel and alcohol. Starts of smooth than a bit boozy. Very odd that the aftertaste was initially more complex. Some complexity and good flavor, but a bit messy. Dark fruit, sugar, with a bit of caramel and roasted/toasted. Some potential.
arkurzynski (1884) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Brown with amber to red hues. Frothy off-white head. Nose is deep with fig, raisin, and plum that fades to toasted malt, glazed biscuit, mild spice, and faint peppery alcohol. Flavor is more of the fig/sugar plum and other mixed dark fruit (almost tropical) with toasted biscuit, brown sugar, and spice. Finishes lightly dry. Some residual canded and toasted malt. A little rough around the edges and a little heavy handed on the dark fruit aspect, but overall pretty solid.
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle poured into a Trappist glass at 40°. Color is a murky orange brown with fizzy carbonation and a thin tight white head. Aroma is light with some sweetness, hint of fruit and some alcohol. Flavor starts sweet with a mild note of dried fruit and candy sugar. After taste is tart giving a sharp bite of alcohol. Overall its not as complex as they say and in the end the alcohol blurs out the flavor.
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, orange color with no head, fruity plum aroma, Flavors of plums, candied sugarcane, malty sweet finish but a little light
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of sour cherries, dried fruit, malt, with hints of tobacco. A cloudy reddish brown amber pour with a rapidly dissipating white head and spotty lacing. The taste is slightly sweet - very similar to the nose. Cherries, malts, tobacco, and figs with a cherry/leather/woody finish and aftertaste. Medium body with minimal carbonatin. Smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol was subtle. Overall, while I’m not a big quad fan, I did enjoy this offering.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dessert quad? Strong cherry aroma in the frothy ruby brown pour. Strong cherry flavor as well, with a good malty base. Not very carbonated. Cherry lingers afterwards. Hides its ABV well. This is the cherry bomb of Belgians!
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RedSox2004 (1508) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly clear reddish brown with a small tan head and modest lace. Dark fruit, mostly raisin and fig, aromas with plenty of alcohol, vanilla and red grapes. Caramel and dark fruit sweetness, toasted malt, earthy hop bitterness and booze. Medium to full body, little carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, and a lingering maltiness.
3fourths (8797) - 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. there’s no Belgian yeast character but hey they used a Belgian strain and called it a quad. that’s 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.