docskalski (12) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pleasantly surprising, this beer is an affordable substitute for a Rochefort 10. Deep amber in color with a thin white head, i think itís appearance is good but not great. The aroma is not as pungent as would be expected from such a delicious brew. Palate is a bit thin which is expected from the style, and compliments the complex flavor profile. Overall: iím going to stock up on this beer because I love it and donít know when/if iíll be able to get it again.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of dschiller. Pours dark caramel brown with a lively off white head that disappears in seconds. Aromas are sherry, raisin, cherry, sugar and a very faint cola scent. Flavors are immaculate, big Candi Sugar, then some liquor soaked raisin, sherry fruits, some chocolate, blueberry, plum, perhaps even some peach/apricot tang and again some cola like notes. The palate is perfect, not too heavy or too carbonated; this sits beautifully on the tongue. Overall, the best example of the Abt style from an American brewery I have had to date, absolutely stupendous.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark red-brown with a thin finger of frothy tannish head. Fades fairly quickly.
S - Dark caramel malts, candi sugars, fig, raisins, other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, spices, and a bit of booze.
T - Sweet caramel malts, Belgian candi sugars, fig, plum, raisins, other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, other spices, some booze.
M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a touch thick with a warming and sweet finish.
D - Very nice Quad. Great mouthfeel and overall balance. Great example of the style.
bpreo (2091) - 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.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, unknown age: thin, off-white medium bubbled cream forms and quickly dies atop an incredibly dark brown (clear) body. The head quickly dies, leaving scattered, wispy lace...Light, spent grain aroma that mixes nicely with bananas, coconut cream, plum candy, and effervescent wort. Strong raisny presence at the tip of the tongue and the beautiful, tight bubbled palate is immediately noticeable. Subtle alcohol on the back of the tongue with a rum-raisin sweetness. Finish has just the slightest bit of peppery spice making this truly a solid take on the wonderful abbey ales from Belgian...nicely done!
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Very dark red/brown appearance with a tan head. Sweet red fruity, slightly sour, candy sugar, Belgian ale nose with a notable cherry aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Dark candy sugar, cherry, dark Belgian malty ale flavor. Some cherry tartness in the finish. An excellent Belgian Quadrupel but I prefer the New Glarus Unplugged Quadrupel to this one.
urge13 (17) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, aroma is apple strudel, with Cinnamon. Pours brown with a tan head. Raisin and plums, sweet. Brandy also appears, light to no alcohol taste. A very great beer look forward to this again.
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a deep mahogany color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is filled with belgian candi sugar, flat cola and a trace of herbal earthiness. The palate follows with lots of dark earthy character that balances nicely of the background gingerbread, burnt sugar and cola. Traces of anise, wet wood, vanilla and charcoal linger. Complex and tasty !
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Dalezell. Thanks Greg! Pours hazy amber with a 2 finger thick tan head. The nose is fruit, spice, light tobacco. The taste is tobacco, burnt caramel, raisins and brown sugar. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Very tasty.
Haast (37) - Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split bottle with a friend in MN. Pour is black with creamy tan head. Suprisingly easy to drink for the style. My friend commented that it taste like rum and coke. It did have some rummy flavor, along with raisin and chocolate. So maybe a malty, toasty rum and coke is not too far off from the flavor. I was pleasantly suprised; quads can be overpoweringly alcoholic, but this one was nice.