Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a malt excursion. Although this is a very accessible beer and has appealing malt expression, I find sweetness a bit more prominent than I would prefer, though not problematic. Some complexity adds a degree of interest to a smooth easy drinking beer. The gravity is not at all evident.
bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rosebud Butternuts. Pours really dark, but strong light shows it as red! Head is slight creamy tan. Aroma of dark fruits - acidic plum seems descriptive. Full bodied. Flavor is dark plummy fruit. It’s somewhat acidic and definitely bitter. Smooth dark malt background. It’s not exactly dry, but the flavor is so good that it doesn’t matter. It’s very delicious.
TizzleJizzle (765) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Flying Saucer Garland BeerFeäst. Poured a clear brown with a thin cream head. Taste of alcohol, caramel & chocolate malts, dark fruit. Medium carbonation, medium oily body. A little too boozy
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whit via the folks. This was fine but seemed a little out of category. It seemed more like a Belgian strong ale and dubbel hybrid than a distinct quad. Something seemed a little off with the yeast and it seemed a little too hot.
Inthasheets (13) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing. Saint Arnold's strikes again in their traveling series! More stout then the last with a tweaked recipe.
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crajun (1146) - , Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 re-rate 05/14. bomber with a bout a year of age...increased score from 3.7 from year prior. WOWOW! aroma same + had more of a candied syrup to it. Taste was more complex and perfectly balanced - malts, sugars, slightest hops, caramel, yeast. damn!! good. bottle to glass; dark brown cola pour. aroma of dark fruit toffee and slight cocoa. med palate and carbonation. soft. taste is well balanced and like aroma + slight booziness. I like it!
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep garnet, thin frothy beige head, little lacing.   Soft alcohol, molasses, brown sugar, and faint dark pitted fruit on the nose.   Big punch of alcohol and raisins up front.   A touch spritzy, not too heavy.   Has a slight vinous aspect to it as it warms.   Very raisin like.   I wont go so far as to say its alcoholic, but its very very warming.   Also, its sweeter than most.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Fairly dry on the backside, and amazingly enough comes across as a bit of mulled spiced wine.   Seems a bit sharp and at times a bit acidic.   Lots of raisin and alcohol in this one.   Don’t know that I have said this about any 12oz beer, but its a little tough to finish.   Also has a very heavy whole wheat breadiness to it.   At least it has enough sweetness to carry it, otherwise if it was overly bready, forget it.   Tiz okay, but could use some work.   Thanks for the bottle Bill!
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from store in Garland, TX. Pours dark ruby red with no head. The aromas are molasses, dark fruits, vanilla, beet sugar. The mouthfeel is watery and slightly sticky with a medium to heavy body.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BTBF and from a trade with angrypanda06. Pours with a near black, deep brown hued body. Aromas are toasty, malty, chocolate, grapenuts, dark fruit and molasses. Moderate to low esters. Flavors are medium dry and very fuselly hot. Moderate roast, molasses, boozy. Raisins. Almost a rye like spicy-crispness. Lively carbonation and quite hot/warming.
EnzoPR (7) - Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warming aroma of malt and booze rise slowly from the chalice, not too overpowering not be underestimated. Pours the darkest hue of red almost black, reminds me of blackberries. The taste is completely accurate to the description, very slight bitterness, maltiness and a dryness that wraps it all up, until you start drinking again. Very pleasent, very enjoyable indeed.
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