Beaver (1218) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a thin fizzy off-white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is subdued - some dark fruits, cardboardy grains, and some alcohol.
The flavor is sweet sugary malts with some dark fruits and medium bitterness and alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.
Overall, a rather bland and thin quad.
Beerenberger (1263) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma of raisins, dark fruit, yeast, and maybe hints of metal. Pours a cherry amber with a strong tan head and minimal lacing. The taste is an astringent sweet. Malts, nuts, dark fruit with some gain on the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, ok, but not favorite quad.
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tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, copper color, a modest head of off white/light tan foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was yeast, light grain, maltiness, with a touch of caramel, light pit fruit, and ready alcohol presence. The taste was similar, with a touch of sweetness, and alcohol warmth, carried by soft carbonation, in a medium body. Decent, average Quad.
wchesser (1002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel brown color. Nose of caramel, light clove. Flavors of caramel and dates, some banana and clove but light. Decent.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml, #185/300) Pours a cloudy brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, and caramel. Flavor of brown sugar, raisins, anise, chocolate, yeast, and dates.
anders37 (15489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a dark amber brownish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma. Fruity sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, ligter to medium bodied rose pour, dried fruitiness but not dark enough, too sweet. raisiny but not enough. flavor was light but on right path. sweet maltiness and light dark dried fruitiness. OK quad
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ River North. Dark amber pour with a white head. Nose is caramel, raisin, grape, and dates. Toast, spice, light booze, and grass. Flavor of banana, dates, and raisin. Caramel, brown sugar, and toasted malt sweetness. A hint of booze and some clove.
ajnepple (1664) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Brown and cloudy with an off-white head. Belgian esters, candy sugar, malts, light booze. Smooth, malty and sweet
theothermatt (149) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at River North 9/28/2013 for the Rum Aged release. Dark red pour with a nice frothy white head. Aroma of dark fruits, sweet, plums, and a bit of spiciness. Sweet with a bit of malty bitterness and spiciness on the back end. of the mouth. Smooth and easy to drink. Really nice new world example of an old world style.
drjay44 (2479) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, over a hazy, light copper (SRM 17) body......nose is cereal, light dark fruits (plum, raisin) molasses from the malts, light herbs from the hops, uncooked egg white, banana, from the yeast.....taste is sweet, with light dark fruits, hints of molasses from the malts, minimal bitterness, and light herbs from the hops, banana, light clove from the yeast....mouth feel is light of medium, sticky, alcohol heat present, carbonation low, finishing sweet. This is an overly sweet, unfortunately simple Abt/Auad. It is a bit muddled in both aroma and flavor. Perhaps a change in the malt backbone or yeast would make a better beer. BJCP 6/2/12/4/6