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 doesnít stand out but is layered underneath the fruit and malt. Thereís 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
EithCubes (5070) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25.4oz bottle, corked and caged, think I got this one on the last trip down to State Line. Nose is very fruity, very vinous, lots of plum and cherry, raisin, fig, red currant, molasses, faint maple syrup, brown sugar. Pours deep brown-red that brilliant dark ruby under light, abundant tiny carbonation with a noisy, soapy beige head. Taste sweet at first, touch oily with strong and lightly-hot alcohol, clove and oil, brown sugar, malty but thin, faint tartness, light-medium bitterness. Does dry out, but that jammy fruit lasts throughout. Medium body, heavy in phenolic and esteric character according to its yeast, just not a great combo of oily olive-and-clove meeting the thinning malt (though Iím sure Iím conflating the latter with the mild oaky and tannic barrel quality). The raisin side is also a bit thin and airy, as if the yeast had worked on soaked raisins instead of forgoing the adjunct. On the whole, an enjoyable big boy for after a holiday meal.
cfrancis (2463) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours purplish brown with a small fizzy head that quickly disappears. Aroma is raisin, sweet malts and figs and light oak. Taste is fig, raisin and sweet malts, oak dries out the palate. Not terribly boozy.
1guywith_aboat (241) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super tasty. Very complex and rich flavor and aroma. I want to be it and then drink me
jeremyh70 (757) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky dark copper with a light tan head and decent lacing. Has an overripe fruit aroma with some clove, caramel and spiciness. Taste is same overripe fruit with some raisins and prunes. Cloves and a bit of spiciness with a caramel and brown sugar taste. Medium bodied with moderate/high carbonation. Good quad.
kambei70 (637) - - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle. Murky yellow brown with very little head. Smell is apple, banana, prunes and a little citrus. Taste is the same with a bit of pepper and clove. Nice brown sugar sweetness and the barrel comes through in the end. A carbonated yet soft mouthfeel.
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jahshuwuh (417) - USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A medium brown with a little red, small bit of frothy head. Smells of apple, caramel, banana, clove, raisin, prune. Taste is a sweet caramel, brown sugar, raisin, apple, a hint of pepper. Very carbonated, a little of the barrel, nice caramel sweetness, alcohol hidden well. Good quad overall.
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LinusStick (2879) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best American made attempts at the style Iíve ever had. This one is hard to nail down for American brewers but BBC close to nailed this one. Aroma was nice. Fig, plum and Begian yeast. Pour was a nice medium brown with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was nice. Dark sugar, molasses and fig/plum are heavy and full. Yeasty finish that turns a little tart then dry. Very complex beer. Could use a little more carbonation, but still a great cold weather beer
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bbertels (119) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MaBeer1972 (1361) - 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 DeBucaís. Poured into a snifter. A thick rich tan head tops this purplish-brown brew. Rated from the bottom of the bottle, after itís 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!