merc7186 (2706) - 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 (11116) - 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 (2974) - 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 (4355) - 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 (2539) - 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 (374) - 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 (27) - 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 (10350) - 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 (826) - 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 (3604) - 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.