vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest 2012 VIP after party - Pours very dark brown with a small off-white head. The aroma has dark fruit, plums, Belgian sweetness and Belgian quad yeastiness. The body is full and rich with soft velvety carbonation. The flavor starts with rich dark malt, lush plums, heavy dark fruitiness, Belgian yeast and better mention plums again because they are pretty prominent in the flavor. The finish is very quad like in the yeasty presence and big quad maltiness. Really great beer.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft during the VIP afterparty at MWBBF. Split among our tasting group. Looks a lot like the regular Quad that poured during the fest- hazy brown-amber with almost no head. Hits a lot of the same notes, too, but certainly amps up the fruitiness; the cherry plums really pop on top of the raisin, caramel, sugar, and earthy notes. Medium-full bodied, with a fruity, sweet mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Another great quad from these guys.