CTSVPhantom (4) - Vista, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Boy was this beer promising - I skipped out on another night of Stone Imperial Russian Stout for this one because it looked so interesting. And boy did it disappoint. Mouthfeel was surprisingly thin. Aroma was malt and cherry. Flavor was dominated by the cherry sweetness. It was too much, and it drowned out what tasted like a very promising maltiness. It was like cheap yeasty wine - in fact the closest thing I’ve ever had to it was Two Buck Chuck. Some nice earthiness in the finish but this one couldn’t be saved. Maybe I’m just not a fruit beer guy, as this was my first fruit beer ever. But I really didn’t like it.
blackmetal (150) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
There is something very incomplete and lazy about this beer compared to a Belgian quadrupel. I hope what I had was from a bad batch....
euniceradio (71) - Colton, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky red-brown. Head dissipated dramatically...the 2nd half of the bottle into tulip glass had very little head. When swirled, nothing but soda carb top. Aroma of trop fruit, green apple, boozy malts and black cherrt soda. Taste is same with a sneaky alcohol finish and berries with black cherry and dark fruits. Not near as HOT as I thought the boozy finish might be.
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is one of the best ever. Going to feed it to you as much as anything ever This is heavy in malts.
Sparf (160) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Söt lite mandelaktig arom. Russin i sherry. Toner av kola, malt och torkade dadlar.
Mycket vacker, tegelröd färg. Bra skum som halveras tämligen snart.
Björnklister, lite gummi. Söta mörka, torkade frukter i sherry.
Halvfyllig, lite vattning kropp.
Torr eftersmak med långa klanger av inlagda mörka frukter.
rjplumer (602) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cinnamon brown body with a thin tan head blanketing the brew
Spice fruit aroma. Warms the palate on impact. Friendly warming spice to keep you wanting more. This is a seriously potent brew meant to be sipped.
Jerm719 (128) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice head. Big body. Dark fruits, plum brandy, earth and spices. Nice hint of cherries. Sweet yet balanced. Fairly dry finish. Very nice!
Jared_Clifton (39) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with tan head. Medium body. Lots of dark fruits, maple syrup, finished sweet. Really good quad.
CObiased (95) - - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark reddish dusty brown with a thick foamy head that slowly dissipates and laces the glass. A mouthful is semi-thick with hints of malty syrup, raisin and a hint of alcohol. The lingering aftertaste is raisin. Delicious, heavy, rich and complex.
akgrimey (1) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as heavy in the mouth as I expected. Small, champaign like bubbles. Aroma was lacking for me, a faint sweet caremel. Butterscotch, carmel, buttery bananas foster and bourbon finish. Sounds good, but not my favorite
ScottyH (8) - Okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Syrupy taste and aroma, dark brown color with a thick foam. Sour notes and a delicious buttery aftertaste