fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruddy brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. aroma of dark fruit, bready yeast, sharp fruity esters, sweet chocolate, toast and floral coffee. Flavor is sweet malt, brown sugar, sweet, dark fruit, hot booziness, clove and bready yeast. Medium to heavy body with an oily to boozy, dry feel and moderate, but quit sharp carbonation. Decent overall, but lacking complexity for a quad, and with an increasing astringent booziness as it warms.
BeerdedDave (1001) - - AUG 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ale brewed with dates and coffee cherries; cloudy, reddish brown color; aroma is cherries and dark fruit; fruity, funky sweet malt flavor; sour cherry notes on a sweet malt base with Belgian yeast; dry, fruity finish
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at D&T. Pours a dark brown with thick creamy beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is yeast, brown sugar, figs. Medium mouth, strong yeast, sugary malt, toffee, lingering sweetness, very good.
Carlisle (281) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft (10 oz.). Opaque dark caramel color with thin tan head and substantial lacing. Toffee and caramel aroma. Figs and cherries upfront with alcohol in the finish. Lighter body than expected.
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lownote (378) - USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh my gosh cherries. Tart beautiful cherry aroma. Pours slightly cloudy and a brownish read with a lacy head. Taste is super sweet, with cherries very present. There’s some bitterness that lingers and I can’t tell what from? Fruit? Really thin and bubbly. The problem(???) with this beer is that I can’t taste the style. It’s just a delicious cherry ale. The alcohol burn starts asserting itself halfway in. Great otherwise.
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma was malty with cherries, caramel and fruit. Flavor was quite sweet with dark fruit, dates, cherries, caramel and coffee.
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with ivory head. Fruit juice, berry fruit, Belgian yeast aromas. Medium bodied. Lightly tart citrus juice, berry fruit flavors with some caramel, spicy yeast---nicely sweet tart warming finish----good
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 Opaque, oakwood brown. Very thin head. Malty, toasted toffee aroma. Biotic, sweet, a little candied. Tastes a bit homebrewy. On tap, Growler Country.
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It was all I could do not to open this from my cellar, but thankfully I made it 6 months and was able to do it. The flavors achieved and brilliance of the odd parings of them were wonderful. The aroma is reminiscent of a smokier sour, but the taste is earthy, subtle cherry and coffee with a very smooth lasting finish.
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark in color with a thick aroma of fruit and whiffs of sour. Light toffee and fig like characters. This was a big Belgian Quad super nice.
GarrettB (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 16th, 2013 - Are these llamas before my eyes? Llamas dancing around my bottle? I hope so, because this might be a first for llamas gracing a beer label, and I like what it suggests: nothing. I can’t think of a flavor association between llamas and beer that makes any kind of sense, which raises the mystery factor considerably. The pour produces a fuzzy, fluffy looking head and a short, dwarfish tan head. Cinnamon and the signature childhood smell of Cinnamon Pop-Tarts are easy to pick out, adding brown sugar notes, but definitely a kind of artificial flavoring. Bubble gum and red grape appear in the nose too. The flavor trades some of the aroma’s cinnamon for that sweet and umami rich yeastiness, and the fruit flavors here are less pointedly sweet. Pear makes an appearance with a louder voice than the accompanying cherry and blackberry notes. I don’t recall ever having had a quadruple from New Belgium before, but I love what the llama has brought me.