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.
50belair (2930) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poo brown pour with a fleeting off white head. Sweet malty aromas. Uber sweet with loads of caramel malts and cola highlights. Average body and mouthfeel.
coachd (289) - Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is a great blend of molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel and plum. Nothing but sweetness. I would like to eat this for dessert. Very dark brown color with a virtually nonexistent white head of foam. Taste is not as sweet as the aroma with a decent booze burn at the end. Nothing but malt and dark fruit. Aftertaste brings back some of the brown sugar from the aroma. Not very complex or strong. Palate is pretty weak for the style. Overall I would say this brewery took a stab at a category that is packed with great beers and it was mostly a swing and a miss.
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep, ruby-red & mahogany-brown pour with a small trace of khaki foam that settles quickly. Aroma loaded with heavy caramel coated prunes, Candi sugar sweetness, butter toffee, raisins, dates, prunes, moderate black cherry, a touch of alcohol, & a hint of licorice. Flavor has a nice spicy & zesty quality from the Belgian yeast. Almost clove-like with a big earthy & leafy backlash. Prune, Candi sugar, mild brown sugar, raisin, dates, anise, & a little bit of sherry alcohol tones in the finish. Dry caramel, dark fruit, & booze lingers long into the aftertaste with a hint of spicy yeast. Typically not a quad lover, but this is pretty nice.
kraddel (4538) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thnx to kurt!
Pours beautifully dark brown, creamy white to brown head. Smell is sharp metallic., abbey yeast. Dark fruits, earth, hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, candy sugar, earthy, dark fruits, chocolate, very full and rich. Perfect carbo. Lovely beer!
Fritz123 (1285) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dan at my house. Pours a deep brown thick and oily in a snifter. Not much head at all. Aroma is dark fruits (raisin, prunes, figs), sweet brown sugar cookie dough, caramel, toffee, and chocolate. The taste is brown sugar, cookie dough, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, and roasted malts. Medium full body, chewy. Finish is slight boozy and warm.
Jow (2670) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home tha KS to Mora2000. Pours brown with ruby highlights small head and legs. Nose is dark fruits and toffee. Tastes of figs, cherries, tobacco, caramel, raisins, and candy. Light warming and syrupy but enjoyable palate. Nice one for this cold evening.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home from the rot box. Pours a deep brown, somewhat hazy appearance with a thin brown head. Candy syrup is heavy in the nose. Some brown sugar, dates, figs, and plums as well but it smells awfully sweet. Moderate full body. A little bit oxidized. Caramel, burnt sugar, apples, and plums in the flavor. Ok - maybe a bit old at this point.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from djd07, thanks again! Brown pour with a light khaki head. Aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, and slight yeast. Flavor is similar with notes of toffee and sweet malts. Abv is hidden completely. Delicious.
Travlr (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of toffee, figs, dates. Taste has soft roast, dark fruit, caramel, molasses. Nice.
jbeatty (1197) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 10/19/2014, shared by dfroms. Dark brown pour, ruby highlights, a few wisps of head apparent. Aroma is brown sugar, plum and other dark fruity overtones, dark toffee, touch of chocolate, older leather character. Taste is dark brown malts, brown sugar, spices, caramel, smooth finish. Thick body. Great, really authentic and delicious quad, reminds me of a well-aged Trappist brew.