djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whip-In. Pours a very dark brown with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is raisin and caramel malt. thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt and caramel. Hides alcohol well, a very good Quad from Real Ale.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color with tan sheen. Dark pit fruit, dark bread, spicy yeast, fig aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Toasted dark caramel, spicy yeast flavors with dark pit fruits, molasses--warming finish--good
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at a recent Tampa tasting. Pours a brown amber with red highlights and a tan head. Nose is candy sugar, sweet grapes, sweet malt, and light pepper. Flavor follows the nose nicely. Mild booziness and lingering sweetness into the finish. Interesting beer.
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a biege head that fades to nothing. Sweet malt with a bit of roast, marmalade, cherry, spice. Mild carbonation, moderate body, some booze, sweet, dark fruit becomes predominant along with a nice malt presence.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06 (best before 10.08.13). Pours with a deep brown hued body, not quite black, with a tan head that has medium retention. Aromas are quite boozy, dates, dark fruit, lightly spicy, roasty, figs, chocolate, dry and estery. Flavors are kind of sweet, a bit of wet dog, boozy, sticky marmalade, very warming, fruity esters, dried fruits, dates, ripe plums, estery. Very warming, dry finish with lively carbonation.
dlihcsnatas (199) - Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black brew with very little head. Has sweet fruitish smell with some alcohol. Taste is simular but with a very sweet chocolate maltiness to it and some hints of a banana flavor. The slight alcohol burn really goes well with this cold day. Hope the store has more because I want to save some for January when it gets really cold.
Judes (29) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow- amazing smell, like pancake syrup and toast jelly and molasses. Has a bite but so smooth. Shared a couple of bottles and felt good afterwards.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark fruits, some booze, sweet malts, and slight roast. Flavors match up pretty well but not as sweet as one might think. A little hot and boozey with fruity notes. Not bad.
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasing aroma of grain and fruits. Strong first taste of cherry, then red fruits. Lingering sweetness. Good, accurate quad.
Berbatov (18) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
stumbled upon this at specs. lots of fruit and brandy. quite dry. pleasing all round, interesting to see how this ages.