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
MaBeer1972 (1342) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Iphonephan (3347) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle at the Longshot Midwest Regionals in Lisle, IL., and poured to "rocks" glasses as samplers, showing an obvious cloudiness after being well handled and agitated, with a dark, brownish amber color, a modest layer of off white/light tan head foam, and some dots & dashes of lacing. The aroma presented an immediate alcohol presence, then toast & caramel, light spice, vanilla? and dark fruit sweetness. Medium+ bodied with sufficient carbonation, the flavor was similar notes as the aroma, with the alcohol becoming nicely warming. A flavorful sipper!
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ej (744) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
punkska101 (919) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jsnicholas (173) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555 tasting at Sar Hamashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks avrashi. Pours red to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, toffee, caramel, dried fruits, flavor of chocolate, dried fruits, caramel, medium bodied.