solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite light and low on palate for the style. Amber with ok head and lacing. Finishes musky, with too much wood. Only faint hints of dark fruits in this. Tap at takeover even at Monk’s Cafe.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium amber with orange highlights and a big fluffy off white head. Very sweet profile, lots of dates, soft banana, barley candy, vague fruit acids. Not a bad sipper, but I would never peg this as a quad-- where are the phenols, the yeast character?
BadAprilia1000 (391) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a fairly good head. Aroma is cherry, coffee, malt, candy, spice, date, figs, plum, toffee, and tobacco. Taste is cherry and candied coffee beans, plum, fig sweetness, warm spices. Very interesting beer, fantastic one timer.
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The name is a reference to coffee cherries. Hazy dull amber-brown with a fairly rich head for a high test beer. A little phenolic, tons of sugars, very sweet taste, big blast of alcohol late. Estery, but this seems rather unfocused.
glennmastrange (2530) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Heavy dark bread, nutty and caramel for the malt, moderate herbs, cooked orange and orange peel for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast with notes of date, dried cherry, brown sugar and alcohol. Head is tiny, fizzy, tan with fair lacing and ggod legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and has a moderately alcoholic and slightly sticky finish. Nice drinking Quadrupel. Of course its heavy body and texture, and its alcohol is fairly noticable, but there’s not a bad aspect to it.
bpreo (2266) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only $3 a glass at Black Forest, Eugene, OR, on Fat Tire Friday’s. That’s a good deal for a 10% alcohol beer. Very strong alcohol flavor. Was very hard to drink, but worth it.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Cloudy, dark caramel pour with a small, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is both fruity and malty - dates, overripe banana, coffee cherries, vanilla and caramel. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Flavors of caramel and dark fruit lean a hint toward the bitter and boozy side of balance, but not by much. Lengthy, medium-bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
Crash26 (17) - Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thought I should avoid this one, but I am up for trying anything once. Probably should've stuck with my initial thought. Smell is of small hint of fig, cherry, and caramel, but alcohol is the dominate aroma. Taste mirrors almost exactly. Boozy and not much else to save this beer. I even tried aging it a year before trying... Do not recommend.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overtly boozy bordering on one dimensional. Some fig and prune in the flavor, but nothing memorable. Was not enjoyable, finished one glass pour and sent it on its way into my new garbage disposal. Lacking in complexity for a quad and overpriced for the flavor. Pay another dollar or two and get a nice quad.
ttroha (469) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at the Bulldog. Hazy brown with white head. Aroma of dates and cherries. Taste of malts, cherries and sweet fruit. Nice finish with almost no aftertaste. Pretty good beer.