slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really wish I had sat down w/ this one, but it was still very much enjoyed. The color was amazing- I like the ’mahagony’ deScription. A very well rounded beer. The berry influence was obvious, cherry yes, but wild berry for sure. Sweet and alcoholic like a cheap brandy, but not in a bad way.?. A really great idea, would love to get another bottle. ’05 Ed. from Keller’s IGA, like $8
neurbob (60) - - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip, dark amber, reddish, cloudy /sediment noted. Sweet, dark cherry /prune,alcohol aroma. Very sweet, prune, dark malt, no hop bitterness until mild bitter fruity finish. More flavors in there. Heavy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Definitely a sipper.
tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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darbeer75 (27) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: a bit funky and faintly fruity; very complex; Appearance: very dark and glows slightly red in the light; pillowy head that dissipates quickly; little lacing; Taste: distinctive alcohol; some coffee but not overpowering; faint apples; not yeasty; nicely bitter; Palate: full body with soft carbonation and long bitter finish; Overall: delicious, complex and lovely. Would definitely buy again.
wombat23 (38) - Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with off-white head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, a hint of cherry. Taste: malt, caramel, subtle cherry notes. Well balanced. Good carbonation. A nice warming finish.
TychoJames (698) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska blind. Brunröd kulör. Sötknäckig doft med mosade äpplen och belgojäst.
I smak känns torkad frukt, lite barr, knäck och säd.
Söt med avslutande torr och lätt besk munkänsla. Värmande alkoholinslag
plaugher (288) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into chalice. Clear dark brown/copper with a slight tan head. Black licorice, Belgian yeast, a bit of chocolate and dark fruit notes. Loads of dried fruit flavor, sticky on the palate and creates quite a boozy warmth. Heavy. Wish I had a season’s supply of it.
edbast (20) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried both on tap and in bomber. Nicely done. Warm, dark, definite Belgian influences.
Tstamba (512) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber to a snifter. Clear copper brown with one finger tan head. Has the look feel aroma and flavor of a true Trappist Quad... Layers of complex flavor hide the ABV... A delicious beer...
Larkin (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an American Quad that appears and tastes as if monks had been producing it for 300 years. The bottle I drank from had been aged for one year, though I have also had the 2015, age rounds the edges and softens this strong ale. Notes of black licorice, orange peel, belgian yeast and dark, dark chocolate are pronounced throughout. with a sweet carmel malt bringing up the rear. A great Quad that flashed me back to my youth in Europe.
Larry_Duffman (184) - - OCT 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I poured it from the bottle into a Stella Artois glass. The aroma is cherries and a warming alcohol. The taste was cherries, alcohol, and Belgian yeast. The palate was very nice. There was a nice smoothness, which gives way to a nice carbonation. As it warms, the smoothness is enhanced. This was good.