Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks, Kevin. Amber pour with beige head. Aroma is mild with nuts, toffee, dried fruit, a little yeasty spice. Has a sweet brown sugar character to the flavor with a rather off, rancid nut note, breadiness, yeasty spice. Still ok stuff, but I doubt Iíd want to drink a full pour of it.
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown pour, minimal carbonation and an aroma of raisins and a little brown sugar. Flavor is metallic candi sugar, a little light rum, good amount of malt (but not too heavy) and finished light on the palate. Another well made New Glarus brew with an attractive price tag!
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the brewery (New Glarus, WI). Pours a deep dark chestnut brown, some fiery orange edges with decent carbonation, decent haze, a frothy light brown or khaki head that stays decent layered, laces ok. Aromas are a healthy dose of Belgian Candi sugars, plums and raisins, vanilla, a touch of spicy yeast, bakers chocolate. More raisin and dried cherries move into the fold, full flavored with deep sweet notes, growing vinous qualities, a touch of cake, brown sugar. Initial is fuller bodied, sweet candi sugars mix with lightly spiced yeastiness, brown sugar, vanilla, light darker and sweet chocolate intermixed, raisins and plums, prunes, a touch of coffee cake. Quite complex, but sweetness rues the day. More vinous dark fruit qualties, dried fruit, cherries, with a touch of chocolate. I really get some light cherry cough syrup after awhile, something Iím sensitive to and might not come to you in your experience.. the medicinal qualities gives me a double take or something of the like.. probably the biggest flaw for me. Lingering lightly bitter and mellow sweet finish towards the dark side of brown sugar, candi sugar, and lingering cocoa, caramel, touch of vanilla. A bigger beer, fuller, alcohol tries itís best to hide.. but it does warm a bit. Very nice, Dan. The cough syrup gets to me though.. hmmm. Good, not great.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby amber, sparse head. Lightly musky, easy sugary candi malt body. Westmalle-like body, but with more muted phenols--as if it has been fermented at a lower temperature. Easy muskyness throughout and rather clean. No-off flavors. Sensationally smooth for the ABV% and more akin, in most respects, to a dubbel than to a quad.
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/17/10. 12oz bottle hooked up with help from cbfobes. Brownish red pour, wonderful ruby red when held to the light, with a fizzy light tan head that fades fast. Bready aroma with tortilla chips, dark fruits, and Belgian spice. The flavor is sweet, dark candi sugar with roasted malts and a dash of sweet chocolate. Pretty nice, canít wait to age some.
bpreo (1614) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good, high alcohol content. Great taste. A perfect beer all around. Bought this one direct from the brewery.
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Capped and foiled. Thanks kevin. Pours a cloudy pale gold. Loose white head. Mild brown sugar and yeasty spice nose. Creamy sticky medium body with molasses and spice on the mid palate. Long sticky sweet spicy finish.
undsioux7 (797) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of belgian yeast raisons,and dark fruit. Taste is the same with a touch of alchohol bite. This is a very subdude quad and you have to try hard to get to the complexity. Its like its almost there but teasing you.
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Jimmackís epic invitational. Pours clear dark brown. Nose and taste of caramel malts, nuts and toffee. Clean brew.
monkeychugg55 (873) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent but very dark ruby-copper color with medium sized white head that doesnít last very long. Belgian yeast is very apparent in the aroma, as well as some toffee, walnuts, and alcohol. The flavor is similar, but adds anise, and cherries, with a bit of a weird flavor on the finish. Lightly bodied with soft, foamy carbonation. Not that bad, but a bit of a let down.