Beaver (1412) - 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.
tcon25 (177) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour at Bottle share, golden pour, fruit biter aroma, bite in the taste. Not the best but good.
cpetrone84 (1605) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is copper brown with red hues and a tight small bubbles light brown head. Nose is fairly well balanced, candied sugars, sweet cherries, moderate yeast and light spice. Taste has a touch of twang in the finish detracting from the flavors a bit. More on the sweet side like the nose, candied sugar with strong cherry. The yeast note is pronounced in the back with a light spice. Good medium body and moderate carbonation.
M82 (371) - Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glowing, clear, deep amber to mahogany body supports a tight, 1.5", frothy crowned, bone white head falling to a thin, whispy sheet and thick frothy ring with leopard lace all around
Controlled richness with flowing complexities of gooey sweet roll, dates, fruit cocktaill, subtle woody earhty bitterness, red and white vinous qualities with integrated, brightening Belgian yeast esters, all on a silky, juicy medium body transitioning flawlessly to residuals of the previously mentioned components with a touch of glowing warmth building throughout the drink
I really enjoy the restraint and balance while maintaining high fidelity aromas and flavors
22oz bottle 2014 with a few weeks of cellar storage into 13.25 oz Luigi Bormioli brandy snifter
3fourths (8480) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mostly clear chestnut brown body with a fine off-white head. Quiet nose shows a strong raisin core with nutty brown sugar and cinnamon spice malt and phenols. Trace alcohol and the cinnamon twizzler and cherry syrup gives it a slight cough syrup resemblance, but the alcohol isn’t sharp and it holds itself together well. Medium-full bodied, rich, off-dry up front with a lengthy sweet finish. It’s cleanly fermented and balanced well in the mouth, bitterness and acid standing up well against sugar while maintaining richness of body from front to back. All around solid beer, no noticeable flaws and every facet aligned well. The malt and yeast character similar to what you find called Abbey Dubbel, but of course the body and alcohol are more in line with Quad / Belgian Strong.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Cloudy copper pour. Aroma of dark fruits, honey, sweet roasted malt. Taste is caramel, sweet fruit, honey, booze. Stale malt/cereal finish.
Beerenberger (1561) - 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 (2797) - 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 (1352) - 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 (12109) - 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 (18757) - 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.