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.
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle at Campground Brewdown. Small tan head atop clear mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, some cherry, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, fig, plum, some cherry, alcohol warming, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.
thirdeye11 (5535) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber) clear dark burgundy, fine tan bubbles. Nose of dark candi sugar, peach, caramel, very Belgian, spiced. Taste of dark Belgian candi sugar, odd saccharin taste, weird but good.
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What an amazing bottle. Aroma is dark fruits, candied sugar, and chocolate bread. Pours deep mahogany with minimal tan head and lacing. Taste is just perfect. Pumpkin bread crust, brown sugar, dates, figs, raisins, and a big chocolate malt behind it. Just delicious and insanely addictive. I wanted more right away. Can’t recommend this one enough to anyone.
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost a brown color with off-white head. Dark fruits, alcohol, sweetness, and some yeast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet. Gets better with age.
tmoreau (2366) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a clarified mahogany hue, with a modest, diminishing layer of off white head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was caramel & sweetness, with esters of plum & cherry. Ditto on the taste, with syrupy texture, medium body, moderate hop bitterness, and decent enough carbonation to convey the flavor notes. Alcohol warmth was most evident toward the finish. Quite tasty!
degbert (1099) - 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 (3100) - 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 (1947) - 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 (2035) - 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 (8214) - 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.