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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Deep brown with small head. Big boozy dark fruits. Complex flavors. Sweet, but seemingly dry at the same time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbertels (94) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Pours like a cola -- a thin, frothy head but a wealth of aromas; figs, nuts, yeast. Taste is very rich; molasses, candy sugar -- yes -- but also a nice malty dryness preventing it being too sweet. A great ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1347) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from DeBuca’s. Poured into a snifter. A thick rich tan head tops this purplish-brown brew. Rated from the bottom of the bottle, after it’s warmed a lot. Head fades to a thin lace. Mild sweet earthy spice aromas. Flavor is smooth. Very malty, some earthy fruit-spice notes. Alcohol is extremely well masked. So smooth drinking. Could use a little more zing though!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a cola. Brown with a slight head. The aroma is fig and raisins. The taste is a sweet tasting brew that has the taste of molasses and the flavor of bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3401) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and raisins. Flavors of figs. Moderately sweet Smooth finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2209) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
08.10.2014, 0,75l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, candy sugar, banana, yeast, caramel, grass, raisins, grain, alcohol, nuts, dried fruits. Taste is slightly sweet and harsh, candy sugar, grass, caramel, alcohol, almond essence, oak, weeds, dried fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (753) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
Cool bottle. Pours a amber color with a large fluffy head. Aroma is sweet and sugary. Notes of dried fruits, raisins and figs. Some clove as well. Sweet taste with hints of lightly toasted malts and clove. Dried fruits. Nutty. Fairly dry for a quad. Well balanced. Close to full bodied with high levels of co2.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3459) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
0.75l corked bottle shared with The Tasting Crew, marked 0283 on the back. A really special good looking bottle this! In the glass this one pours a deep, really thick deep bronze colored body, absolutely packed with tiny particles floating around. It also has a big lasting and softly lacing off-white head this. On the nose it’s sweetish, lots of dried fruits. Sweetish sticky caramel, raisins, small blue plums and even some hints of wood and banana. Mild, but there. Lots of flavor! I get dry licorice with lots of that nice dried fruits found in the aroma. Woody, quite sweetish of course but no where near cloying. It has a really nice warmth that grows warmer and warmer down the throat. A hint of acidic apples in the aftertaste also actually. Not a bad one at all. 08.10.2014

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (925) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
bottle shared with dad bought at the brewery A: red fruits, figs, dark caramel/licorice app: reddish brown no head. t/p: full body with medium long bitter finish. some warmness from the alcohol. o: pretty decent. nice maltiness not as spicy has expected, still a nice sip.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (181) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle (750ml $8): Pours a pretty clear light brown. Small head. Smell a lot of the current and raison almost like a fruit beer. A little funkiness too which I did not like. A little sweet. No need to get again.


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