oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark malts and fruits, fig, and some tobacco notes.
alobar (3378) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy brown color with aroma of dark fruit, spice, and molasses. Thick body with raisin, molasses, fig, and chocolate. Boozy feel. Good beer.
altonbrownd (5163) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Dark amber body with tan foamy head. Nose is malty, floral and alcy. Taste is also floral, dark fruits, and cherry. Tart. Nice and spicy.
Pjea (2) - - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is slightly dark but the overall finish is lacking. I was hoping for a fuller finish.
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ben4321 (5397) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Buy Rite. Aroma is full of dark fruit (raisin, prune, dates, etc.). Murky brownish orange color with a thick, creamy, lasting tan head. There’s a lot of spice here too. Clove is the portion of the aroma that lingers the most. Not sure I would have been able to tell this with barrel aged unless it was written on the bottle. There’s nothing oak here at all. Super heavy malty. Fairly full bodied, thick, chewy, cloying, and on the heavier side. Pretty solid, well made, dark fruit and clove quad. There isn’t much wrong with this one really, but it’s just so freaking thick and heavy and sweet that I can’t imagine wanting more than one.
smaynard6000 (931) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with quickly evaporating tan colored head. Lively carbonation. Aromas of raisin and fig with a bit of toffee. Flavor is tart and also spicy. Finishes with some sweetness. Full bodied. Not bad.
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
759ml bottle 12/1/15 (Sam’s Club-Barrel Room Collection)-38° in Tulip-Pours brown with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruits, and brown sugar. Taste of the same with a bit more sweetness and a hint of alcohol. This full bodied brew is not too shabby.
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, dark-amber pour with lasting top of beige foam. Kinda looks like a Belgian. Aroma is malty-sweet, with some ripe, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is a little fruit-forward, with dark cherry dominating. This overwhelms the malt and any attempt at spice or hops to balance. Finish is sweet cherry syrup. Better than expected, but not in league with other quads of renown.
Good thing there’s not a usability score - this is the most difficult cork, on any bottle, I’ve ever encountered.
PartyFowle (936) - - NOV 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep burgundy hue with a fair amount of haze and a large, pillowy dandy tan head. Aroma is replete with dark fruits -- figs, dates, molasses, maple, brown sugar, a subtle savory steak note. More fruity tang and a good amount of alcohol come through in the flavor. Some lingering sugars, but not too sweet; good balance with apparent strength. Solid.
iamaaronmartin (1) - Redwood City, USA - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer, but a bit expensive for the quality. Perks up the warmer it gets, with some nice barrel sweetness. Quite smooth, without being terribly sweet. A bit strong with the clove but I found it faded after a good breathing. The baked bread hints were really refreshing, medium carbonation was at a nice level. Medium head on a slow pour. The dark color was really beautiful with a dark cream colored head.