fidelis83 (2092) - 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.
CapFlu (4680) - 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 (71) - - 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 (196) - - 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 (1496) - 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 (637) - 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 (2400) - 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 (1000) - 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.
trapped (1060) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish tinted dark amber with creamy large beige head, faint caramel aroma, sweetish caramel and roasted malt taste, mrdium carbonation, smooth long finish with caramel aftertaste. Very smooth and easy to drink.
abcfan (783) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done. Pours a beautiful purple / red. Aroma is light with notes of dark fruit and Belgium candy. Smooth with a sweet fruity finish.
Darkmagus82 (1911) - - DEC 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a deep mahogany color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a yeasty and slightly spicy aroma with lots of coriander and a little bit of clove. Some other aromas of dark fruits (being mainly of raisins and figs) as well as some caramel and molasses are there as well. A little bit of banana, a light pepper, and some alcohol are there as well rounding out the aroma and producing a somewhat fruited, but not overly sweet smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins quite a bit sweeter then I would have expected from the nose, with tons of darker fruits of raisin and fig as well as a very strong showing of a caramel and candied sugar taste. While the fruit is sweeter than the caramel upfront, the sweet profile later switches with the caramel and candied sugars getting more potent and the fruit less so. All the while there is a yeasty taste as well as some lighter spice upfront that get stronger toward then end. The spice never gets really strong and is largely dominated by the sweet, but does give a nice accent to the taste. Along with the lighter spice, some banana and a little bit of a warming alcohol comes to the tongue at the very end, leaving one with a quite sweet and pleasantly warm and flavorful quad flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is a little on the thinner side for a brew of 10.3 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thinner body did a wonderful job for the sweet darker flavors of the brew all while keeping a nice drinking feel without being too weak to support all the rich flavor.
Overall – A really rather nice Quad overall. This is a quite nice and approachable brew overall that I can see most people rather enjoying.