ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, 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 (319) - 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 (13) - Siloam Springs, 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
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour, tan head. Dates, figs, raisins, prunes, molasses, sweet spice cake. Pretty nice brew! Not overly sweet, nice texture and good carb levels.
RickTStiles (788) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, creamy sweet potato aroma with some almonds. Taste is caramel, oranges and warming spices with some other dark fruit notes. Finish is warming.
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Deep mahogany with beige froth. Nose is sherry soaked fruit cake, applesauce and molasses. Alcohol hits you first then sharp carb with a citrus tang. Taste is sweet plum and raisin, rice wine and tamari.
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally rating this one. Bottle. Pours deep black with a small tan head. Milder roasty nose. Taste is full on sugary caramel, roasty notes, with a big alcohol kick on the end. More of the traditional quad as seen in Belgium. Thick, full, and juicy. One of the better American quads I’ve had. This one is hard to pull off. Nice.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL thanks to djd07. Clear, deep red pour. Medium yellow foam. Super sweet grenadine nose. Taste is grenadine. Palate is sticky, grenadine, rich maple and big sugar. Mega sweet- not my style.
Weisseguy1 (3) - - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In my recent visit to the Brewery I tried this great tasting beer. It was immediately fruity,with a bit of woodiness. The alcohol was in your face. But these tastes did not linger except for the alcohol.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown, moderate tan head with good retention. cherry, toffee, chocolate, dates, roast. medium-heavy sweet, light bitter. full body, creamy feel, soft carb