degbert (1621) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red-brown with hints of almost magenta; the head is fine-grained, tan, lacy, and thin. Nose is chocolate, caramel, dates, toffee, fig, and a touch of mushroom. Very rich and sweet, with notes of barley syrup, coffee, and milk chocolate; there’s a bourbon booziness undertone that adds a nice warming note. Finish is long, warm, and elegantly smooth. Quite nice, and probably has a few more years of aging potential in it.
AirForceHops (5877) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another 12 oz. bottle shared by Phatdog1, this brewery is hitting home runs tonight! Nice sampling of three different in the Devine series. Dark ruby color with no head. Aroma is fruity Belgian yeast, figs, and thick sugary cola.
Sweet and fruity flavor. Candi syrup upfront followed by fruity, yeasty hints and burnt sugar. Caramelized malts and a large dark fruit profile. Soft carbonation leading into a syrupy sweet finish. It really could use more bitterness to help with the balance of the rich malts. Pretty much exactly as the brewers description informs you this brew will be. Still after 6 oz. of this beer I really liked sipping it. Solid
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured dark cola brown in color with a thin covering of tan head that fell off to a ring. Aroma has dark candi sugar, dark fruit, minerals, and dark fruit. Mouth feel is medium light and there is low carbonation. Flavor follows along with the nose, dark fruits, fig, very little yeast influence, and dark sugar into the finish.
merc7186 (2859) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sweet Bread, Belgian Candied Sugar, Mild Dark Plum, Mildly Boozy
Appearance: Very Dark Brown Hue, Passes Minimal Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Sweet Bread, Caramel, Belgian Sugar, Mildly Boozy
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Boozy
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks! Pours a clear dark ruby color with a thin frothy tam head. Decent head retention. Fruity aroma with notes of plum, stone fruits, candied citrus along with some mild caramel and brown sugar. The taste is Twizzlers candy, anise, spice, bread, stone fruits, berries, caramel. Medium bodied, slight booze.
Homer321 (3961) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to djd07. Holy figs and dried fruits in the nose. Like a candied sugar explosion with wonderful fruit esters. no phenols. Pours a clear-ish deep red with light brown head that dissipates quickly. Taste is initially just like the aroma, very sweet, fades into an alcohol warming that keeps coming at you. The mouthfeel is very thin considering what I would expect from the sugary sweet aroma and flavor. It doesn’t stick to my lips like a barleywine. The malt bill seems a little flat and one dimensional, but otherwise this is a treat. A high boost treat.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Deep mahogany with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of candy sugar, molasses, fruit cake, clove, prune and raisin. Taste is of chocolate, prune, dates, raisins, yeast, sweet cherry, candy sugar, and pound cake. I had a bottle about 6 months ago or so and I must say the flavors matured nicely over that time.
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a small bubbly head. Notes of dark fruit, dark brown sugar, yeast, caramel apples, and spices.
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Inviting with the alcohol clearly there, but buried in Belgian candi sugar aroma rich with dark fruit notes such as black cherry, plum and raisin, and a good balance of sweetness and maltiness.
A: Pours a dark brown, almost blood-burgundy color with little to no head.
T: A light yeast character, lighter than the nose. Alcohol not as noticeable as in the nose. Toaste malt and baked bread notes although the dark fruits are much more apparent. Figs, plums, maybe even chocolate covered cherries.
P: Perhaps just a touch thin, but medium carbonation and a medium body.
O: As a major fan of all things Belgian, I have had a great many quads, including a great many American-brewed quads. I think this is probably the best American quad I have ever had.
gerby23 (16) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quads aren’t my cup of tea, but this is good. To sweet for me with over ripe dark fruits-raisins, cherries, figs-and a licorice back bite. Definitely fits the style, just not mine