kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a mostly clear mahogany brown body under a small tight bubbled beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is heavy on the dark fruits and sweetness with some light alcohol notes. Lots of plum and fig notes. The flavor is pretty similar to what the aroma suggested, lots of sweet dark fruit, some nice dark caramel, lots of plum skins, nice yeast influences, and just a bit of alcohol on the finish. Really well rounded and soft with very little intrusion from the alcohol. Thick and chewy body with some slight clinginess on the finish and minimal soft carbonation. A pretty nice American Quad, really well balanced flavors without being overly alcoholic.
Beerman6686 (6169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark purple with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits brown sugar and light yeast. Flavor was similar a bit more roasted then typical quads not nearly as sweet a solid offering for the style
Nejhleader (1430) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark color. Bit of a sweet aroma. Has a thick mollases taste. Good body, alc hidden well.
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the type of beer that will put Pizza Boy on the map should it enter contests. Dark fruits aplenty in the flavor with a warmth of alcohol coming over you. A great offering.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at pizza boy. Pours clear dark cola ruby. Good tan to white lacing. Nose is pumpernickel, black olive, fennel, cardamom. Taste is quite bitter, dusty, decent dark fruits, spicy dark bread. Some roast and brown sugar. Good stuff.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours deep dark brown, might as well be black, with a small bubbly head, dissipating down to a small ring around the outer edges, leaving little to no lace down the glass.
S - Smells of rich malty sweetness, light peppery spice, fruity esters, toffee, raisins and other dark fruits. Pretty dull initially but it grows into itself as it warms up.
T - Starts off with a fruity sweetness that never really fades away. The light peppery spice, toffee, caramel and abundant dark fruits help round things out. Booze is hidden pretty well, only really showing itself fully at the end of the glass. Finish is like the start, sweet fruit, with a little booze burn, leaving the palate dried long after the finish.
M - Medium-Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, sweet feel going a bit watery toward the end of the glass. Lacks the body of some of the kings of the style but still pretty good.
O - A nice, serviceable Quad. It has all of the flavors you would expect but it could use a touch more body, maybe from a bit more carbonation. Give it a try if you are into the style.