OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
radio_nowhere (1363) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unique shaped corked/caged bomber into tulip glass, clear’ish hazy dark amber-brown color with dark tan head. Aroma notes of big dried fruits (figs, raisins, prunes), molasses, wood, some Belgian yeast funk and faint spice. Taste adds more fresh fruits (plums, apples, cherry, some pear), toffee, some tart funk, vanilla, tad boozy and faint dry cocoa. Heavy-medium body, moderate carbonation (love that cork pop), rich, lively with sweet fruity finish. Probably my favorite thing from Boston Beer, very well crafted American take on the quad.
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark amber color with a beige head. The aroma contains some caramel, dark fruit, molasses, and spiced fruit. The flavor is rather sweet and boozy with tons of toffee, molasses, and caramel flavors. Some tropical fruits can be detected in the aftertaste. Overall wow a nice beer from SA.
MetalNHopHead (1237) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tetravis puts Samuel Adams at a score of 2 for 2 in terms of well-executed Belgian-inspired brews from the Barrel Room Collection. Like my experience with New World, I was happy to find Tetravis nuanced, fruity, and highly balanced. Tetravis pours a lovely ruby red with a slightly fizzy head. It smells fruity, spicy, and malty. Toasted malt, caramel, raisin, fig, dark grape, and black currant all show up in the flavor profile. The body is extremely smooth. It lacks the heaviness of some Abt beers, making it creamy and sticky but not as full-bodied as some big beers. Alcohol is hidden pretty nicely. It’s quite easy to chase this off even though these beers are usually sippers. Another great effort from the Sam Adams BRC.
oldrtybastrd (4911) - 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 (3408) - 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 (5281) - 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 (5477) - 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 (937) - 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 (3765) - 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.