kespecial (152) - - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delightful. Pours a cloudy brown. Aroma is mostly raisin, fruitcake. Taste is plum, caramel, a bit of sour cherry. Complex and satisfying. Would be too much/cloying by itself, but it’s truly excellent with strong cheese or a fruit/caramel dessert.
ZacM612 (327) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown with off-white head. Aroma of fruit, some spice, and fermenting yeast. Decent quad. A little acidity in the finish.
cblado (289) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice brown color, significant lacing. Aroma was very yeasty and fruity, with hints of cherry, raisin, and molasses. Flavor is incredible, a complex blend of malt, yeast, and fruit flavors. Quite simply, words cannot do this justice. I’m looking forward to having this again. Thanks to MeisterBrauMHB for splitting a bottle with me!
dhatton (188) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy deep amber body with a luxuriantly dense tan head. Substantial lacing. Black cherry and smells of other sweet dark fruits; raisins, dates, and figs. Warm wave of bourbon scents also detectable. Complex taste with layers of toffee, butterscotch, honey, and vanilla. Cloves and other spices on the finish. Extremely smooth considering the ABV. A beautiful quad...another triumph from Ommegang.
HomerBeerOdysy (78) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE - Dark, opaque, 3-finger head that dissipates, red, amber, foamy. OK lacing.
AROMA/SCENT - Hops, malts, yeast, fruit, pine, raisin.
TASTE - Hops, malts, sweet, nutty, pine, fruit, brown sugar, raisin, apple.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, bubbly, light, effervescent, crisp, refreshing.
VALUE - $10.99 for an 25 oz. bottle - good buy.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Only 2% cherry. Not as fruity as I expected. It’s really just a hint of cherry.
Franckg (527) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bien sucré. Un beau côté de cassonade et de fruits confits. Bonne présence des houblons. Bien balancé. Le petit 2% de Liefmans kriek est subtil mais crée une belle douceur en bouche.
lukin (525) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Dark ruby-red colour, slight haze. Very spicy aroma; cinnamon and pepper on top of belgian yeast and plum/raisin. Had this one in a blind tasting with other quads, and it stuck out like a sore thumb. Has some dubbel and tripel characteristics. Definitely not a bad beer, but not sure it fits perfectly in the style.
Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC. Pours a muddy, dark brown with a medium off-white, brownish head that sticks around forever. Lacing clings to the glass beautifully. Aroma is deep, dark malts; toasted nuts, bread, molasses, toffee. An initial almost sour flavor gives way to a rather creamy, sweet finish. Long, thick, full-bodied throughout. Acquire.
jamesewelch (210) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle, 750ml
Aroma: Cherries, Raisins, Bread, Caramel
Appearance: Brownish with a hint of red, cloudy, tan head
Taste: Medium Sweet, slight bitter/sour
Palate: Medium to full body, creamy, average carbonation, sweet/dry finish
Overall: One of my favorite all time/go-to Quads. Really enjoy everything about this and I’d give it a perfect score, but then I’d look foolish :) Great cherry balance along with the maltiness. Slight alcohol warmness, but not very noticeable.
beersammich (71) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fairly dark with a nice head. Has a slight alcohol taste with a finish of cherries. Nice body as well. Typically a very nice beer though in my experience the taste tends to very from year to year.
I had it from a bottle.