awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Pours a transparent, ruddy brown color with a thin layer of fizzy, off-white foam. Big raisin aroma with suggestions of leather and chocolate ice cream. Soft, but noticeable alcohol with a mild perfume-like quality. Hints of toast and some melanoidin malt richness. Medium bodied mouthfeel with moderately low carbonation, but the attenuation is such to provide a good balance for this beer. Not as dry or carbonated as the Belgian quads, but still maintains a satisfying level of drinkability and richness of flavor. Initial malt flavors of toast, fig and raisin, accompanied by light chocolate and a moderate alcohol presence that helps balance the sweetness. Hints of rum and the distinctive dark Belgian candi sugar sweetness, but the sweetness perception is mainly up front as it finishes relatively dry and clean. Toasted malt lingers in the finish, along with some mild pepper and floral alcohol perfumes. Big on flavor and devoid of the lingering sugar sweetness that plagues so many examples of this style. The "full bodied" commercial description had me a bit worried at first, but this beer ended up exceeding my expectations.
fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Trade by StFun ]. Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, oxidide malt, date, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, light yeasty, dark berry - fruit notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
tectactoe (642) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 Bottle: thanks, Jeff! Dark brown, deep shades of ruby with a muddled, soft gray tinted head. Aroma is sweet dates and prune juice, light phenols, some vinous grape sweetness, and a bit of molasses in the back. Taste is softer than most quads; touch of phenol, bit of prunes and a slight hint of black licorice. Some sweet molasses and a little bit of alcoholic grape in the finish. Decent quad, but nothing exactly special about it.
jmagnus87 (2027) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. From notes. Rasins, chocolate, dark fermrnted fruits and some tart cherry. Very good.
timfoolery (1066) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade as extra. Aroma is apple, grape must, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is missing that deep date flavor that exists in the best Belgians. Palate is great, carb. Good beer.
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JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown pour, with some toffee and figs with a little earth and fruitiness. Pretty good for this bottle’s age.
ReggieDunlap (2765) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours an opaque dark brown with ruby hues and a medium tan head. aroma has dark fruit...fig and plum...with some toffee and very faint wine. flavor is slightly less fruity and has laters of leather and earthy bitterness...hint of chocolate mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a nice earthy/fruity/leathery finish that hints at chocolate and coffee.
coolpop (1283) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor were molasses, cherry and other dark fruit, moderatly sweet, lightly sour, some dark chocolate. Full mouthfeel. Quite good but not as well integrated as Belgian abts.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown. No head. Tastes sugary sweet. Aroma has plenty of sugars coming through. Really not my thing, I guess.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nearly transparent dark brown with tons of dark fruits on the nose. Some candied sugar, malt and a little alcohol rounds out this beer.
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.