Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good brown color,tall foamy tan head that had a good staying power.Malty yeasty aroma,lots of dried fruit accents,raisin for sure that seems to be the strongest.Nice malty raisin taste right away,lightly sweet and the alcohol remains quite hidden throughout the taste and only seems to show up at the tail end and as a nice welcomeing warm feeling going down.The fruit flavor really shines on this brew,I can readily detect the raisin and plum but i have to belive the currants are that sharp little bite that shows up some where in the middle of the taste.This is a very well done brew and well worth trying again,to bad it's so hard to get way up here.Thanks JPDIPSO for another great brew.
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma to me is of sweet currants and plum. Lots of plum. Good carbonation and a strong white head that lasts. It pours like a stout, with layering as the head grows.The more I enjoy the aroma, I notice fig. Overall this is a great beer that is worthy of its high rating.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good Belgian, although a little hollow in the taste. Definately a hay flavor. Most notable to me in the excessive bitterness, which is the main reason for my rating this well below average. To be fair, my wife declared it the best beer ever brewed, but I'll let her get her own account and rate it herself.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong alcohol nose, but a very strong depth to the flavors. I don't know how to describe it, just fork out the money and try one of these beautiful brews.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty, sweet, alcohol aroma. Deep dark brown pour, towering off-white head. Sweet caramel and fruit flavors, slightly toasty and spicy. Some alcohol burn but not too overwhelming.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2004 100th rating on my bday:
Truly a great beer. Wheatbread alcohol sweet smell. Dark brown color on bottom which turns into a light yellow and orange at the top. Huge tan head with little lacing. Spicy corriander flavor with strong musty alcohol after taste. Sort of a hay flavor with spice at the end.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
We're near the top of the shelf with this one. Beautiful pour, Garden of Eden sweet fruit aroma, creamy texture,lovely almost port wine type of taste.I didn't max this because the bitterness at the end wasn't 100% agreeable, but other then that, WAY TO GO BRO'S!!!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 Dark brown opaque body with some redish tints. Pours a large creamy head that slowly deminishes. Aroma is of sweet malts, fruits and slighlty alcoholic. Texture is smooth with a slight warming feel. Flavors of plum and malt, with a slight biterness.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this the same night I had the Westy 12. Thick dark appearance. Aroma and taste was an interesting blend of dark currants, plum, berries, and malt. Very good.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another classic. Suprising dark for a quad. Rich but not as complex as i was expecting. Thinner head then the westy 12. Excellent beer but couldn't stand up to a head vs head.