fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
arminjewell (7824) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
IrishBoy (3920) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
junon (427) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
CapFlu (4710) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quick dissipated white frothy head atop an orange brown body. Nose of candied sugars. Very flavourful with strong honey, bruised apples. Okay.
mfhennig (93) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
LiMuBai (202) - - MAR 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fruity aroma, chestnut brown color. Bold fruity flavor with a warm alcohol mouthfeel. Raisin and currant flavor strong. Not so sure about the clove presence.
beerbaaron (1524) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish amber. Head quickly fizzles away. Raisin. Caramel. Fruity. Full body. Some alcohol. Mild pepperyness. Pretty easy to drink for a big beer.
MarinEvelyn (640) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong raisin, set, dark fruit. Malt. Smooth. Very delicious and strong beer. Mmm
Jow (2443) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by my cuz at super bowl party glad i got to support some New England brew during big game. deep amber pour. nose of dark fruits and sweet candy and booze. Tastes of figs, plums, caramel, light chocolate, raisins, molasses, some cloves. boozy finish and semi sweet. pretty nice
ccex (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml caged and corked bottle pours a purplish mahogany color with lasting tan head and spots of lacing. Aroma is full of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, caramel, and spices. Taste is sweet and fruity, with caramel malts becoming more pronounced as it warms up. The spices and banana come out in the warming finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a slicky mouthfeel. A very satisfying quad with a lot going on.