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RATINGS: 176   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Clear garnet pour with a tall, creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, Belgian yeast, light vinous notes, doughy yeast, cooked dark, sweet cherries and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is full of dark fruit, sweet berries and doughy yeast, then lots of spicy yeast, a little earth and some vinous booziness. Medium to heavy body syrupy, slightly creamy feel, medium, sharp soda-like carbonation, boozy warmth and a light acidity. Good stuff overall, but too bready and lacking in depth compared to really good Quads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4090) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4172) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5472) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (625) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Delicious brew. Pour is a nice honey brown with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (170) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
750 ml bottle from Costco. Nose is cloves, candisugar, and raisins. Clear light brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is sweet and fruity berries with lots of sugary candisugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
junon (427) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 1, 2015
Yes. Dark DRIED frluits. Molassess. Balsamic vinegar. Brown sugar. Complex. More than solid beer. I mite be drunk but I do get a faint note of fish sauce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4723) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
Quick dissipated white frothy head atop an orange brown body. Nose of candied sugars. Very flavourful with strong honey, bruised apples. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (112) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bomber from last years Barrel Room Collection. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown, beige head that faded quickly. Aroma of dark fruit, my wife said currants.....ok. I liked this at first, but as I went thru it, it became a bit too sweet. Nice texture, carbonation was spot on. Overall a very solid beer, a little sweet for me, but very drinkable given the ABV. Next up, 13th hour.

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