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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Its deep complexity begins with a molasses sweetness with notes of dark fruits like raisin and fig and develop further with an undercurrent of tart spice from its distinctive Belgian yeast for a truly transfixing brew.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle served in a Prairie teku. A - Pours a tawny brown with red highlights. A firm tan head holds well and clings the glass. S - Brown sugar, dates, figs, apples, banana liqueur, old candy, fruit cake, T - Sugary malt, lots of fruit, apples, prunes, but raisins and dates are very prominent. Vanilla and woody tannins along with some noticable hops that give the candy sweet malt base some balance. Finishes fruity with some tannin/woody like bitterness. M - Medium full body, foamy carbonation, finishes crisp with a rounded woody bitterness. The alcohol becomes sharp when allowed to warm up. Excellent aroma. The wood doesn’t stand out but is layered underneath the fruit and malt. There’s noticeable bitterness that almost clashes with the alcohol. It would get in the way if it were any stronger but really helps with the sweetness. Pretty good for an American made Quad. Serving type: bottle 01-05-2014


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3234) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours clear dark copper color with thin off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, and Belgian yeast. Fig, raisin, sweet caramel flavors with some dough. Medium body with lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel room, Hyatt Place, Pittsburgh, PA
Pours slightly hazy reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruity and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonaition is soft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle, 75cl corked. A hazy, light brown beer with a small, beige head. The aroma is quite roasted and fruity, with some dried fruits, bread and berries. It’s full-bodied and quite dry, too dry I think, and also with a bit too hard carbonation. Not that it’s effervescent, it’s more that it feels way too force carbonated. Raisins, prunes, some bready, caramel-ish malts and a touch of toffee and roasted malts in the flavor. Decent bitterness too. Lasting bready, caramel finish with some dark chocolate notes. Rather boring this one, too dry and with a flavor combination I don’t appreciate. Well hidden alcohol though. 150617

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike67 (910) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours amber with tall, creamy, long-lasting, off-white head and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of funky yeast, some hops, caramel malt and plums. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of plums, brown sugar, caramel, spicy hops and alcohol. Finish is long and worming. Very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4199) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Sample at Hopfest 2015. Comes reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, spice, and molasses. Taste is apples, dark fruit, molasses, caramel, yeast, and spice. A bit sweet, but nice to sip on.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4413) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2015
750 ml bottle aged nearly two years. 2013 vintage. Color is dark brown with ruby red highlights, head that lasted for most of the snifter. Aroma is candy sugar, lasting dark fruits of raisin and figs with mild yeasty tones. Smell is pretty nice.

The flavor shows a solid base Quad qualities with dark fruit being the main base showing the figs and raisins but the alcohol is real noticeable even after sitting this amount of time. Alcohol not hidden in the slightest. The body is a little thinner than it should be... Looking for a tad more body. Not bad in any sense just lacking some body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle @ 3N tasting. Chestnut brown with a small head. Loads of plums and apple. Sweet brown sugar and fruity esters. Taste is fruity and hot. Autumn fruits. Baked pie crust. Plums for days. Candi sugar. Full body, oily.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (653) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Delicious brew. Pour is a nice honey brown with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and light.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (196) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2015
From 750ml, part of 3 pack gift set, poured into 16oz Belgian tulip glass

Aroma: Alcohol, sweetness almost bourbony, candi sugar

Appearance: brown with red hue, tan head with good retention, slightly hazy/clearn

Taste: medium sweet, light bitter

Palate: full body, sweet and bitter semi-dry finish

Overall: Very sweet and can taste the alcohol. Mostly taste of molasses and candi sugar with a touch of spice, toffee, caramel. Good solid textbook quad., but a tad too sweet with too much molasses for me. Easy to drink and would pair well with some food.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2014, dark brownish pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit into a bit of grass, hints of spice, yeast into a bit of caramel, slight fruit. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, red fruit, touch of dark fruit into some dark caramel, some molasses, hints of slight oak, finishing sweet.


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