hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured an amberish / brown color with a smaller sized head. Dark fruits, caramel, some toffee, toasted grains with some candi sugar sweetness.
dlbeer (771) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells sweet with raisins and yeast. Very sweet on the front with a slight bitter finish
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BucannonXC5 (827) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 750-ml (25.4-oz.) glass
Glass: Westvleteren Trappist glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 (w/ VONS card)
Purchased: July 12, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 8, 2014
Misc.: Cork & twist cap
Poured a caramel, amber, murky color with about a finger of khaki tan head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Average amount of spotty lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention.
Smelled dark fruits - plums, figs, raisins, dates & purple grapes, caramel, molasses, light raspberry, light cherry, and artificial vanilla.
Tasted much better than the smell. Got plums, raisins, figs, dates, dark grapes, molasses, raspberry, black cherry, vanilla, caramel and faint oaky wood.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
This was a good quad. I think I underrated it a bit, but it was tasty.
dfinney23 (1640) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany with a fizzy thin head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, molasses and raisins. Taste is somewhat overwhelmed by the yeast. Still tasty but mildly disappointing.
DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from numerous sources. Pours turbid ruddy brown toward ruby with off-white minimal head. Nose is figgy fruit, raisins, caramel, yeast, Solid nose. Tastes of plum, raisin, fig, with a refreshing tartness and yeastiness, a complex and very smooth finish, and more fruit flavors as it warms. This is a bit of s surprise, and a delicious quad.
marcus (6421) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with an attractive beige head and a treacle and candi sugar aroma. There is a rich molasses and raisin flavor with a nice yeast presence and a dry slightly bitter finish. A traditional quad with lots of flavor.
bpar73 (453) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pinkish red pour with an off white head. Dark fruit, dry cherry wine, candy sugar sweetness playing off a bit of dankness in the taste and the aroma. Very good quad.
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany pour with very little head. Fruity with raisin and fig and toffee and molasses. Sweet, but not overly sweet or syrupy. Pretty much hits all the notes you’d expect for the style. Not over the top amazing, but still really solid. perhaps with a little age?
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby red with a frothy tan head that had nice retention and lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, raisins, clove, toffee and light spices. Flavor was quite sweet with dark caramel, raisins, brown sugar, dark fruit, oak, clove, mild spices and had notes of toffee. Medium-full body, smooth texture, average carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (2225) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/12/2014. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Caramel brown with a tan head. Aromas of sweet dried fruit, toffee, brown sugar. Very balanced, no alcohol burn and fruity flavors. Very good.