xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet, burnt sugar/ caramel, vanilla, oak, butterscotch. So well integrated... S light alcohol...
Taste is butterscotch, sweet caramel, bourbon, hops, and layers of vanilla, oak, and caramel.
Finish is slightly oaky, caramel, hot alcohol, and burnt sugar.
Wow. The descriptors do not do justice to how will integrated this beer is.
GT2 (5647) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL thanks to Jace! Muddy amber red pour. Weak foam. Nose is mega red licorice, big twizzlers, heavy sugar, fusel alcohol, white alcohol vapor. Moves to rich calvados and buttery shortbread if you pull your nose away like Scotch. Taste is quite nice, big maple syrup, massive maple density, some alcohol heat. Maple dessert heavy. Moderately chalky palate when it could be richer. Still, quite yummy even if mega sweet and not my style.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks, Chris! Served in a cervoise. Nose has bourbon and backing oak along with some nice dark fruits. Flavor is fairly boozy with backing bourbon. Some fruit and oak. Medium body.
beernbourbon (1146) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by vyvvy at STL RB gathering, thanks! Pour is cloudy copper with a very small ring of white bubbles. Aroma is lightly spicy with toffee malt for days. Also hints of maple syrup, brown sugar, faint spice and vanilla. This was so silky smooth and sweet. Blown away by this. Best beer I have ever tasted from this brewery.
jandd1983 (1566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the StL RB gathering. Thanks for sharing vyvvy! It poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was of bourbon, with vanilla and hints of cherries. The taste was of sweet bourbon characters, vanilla and hints of toffee, and a subtle cherry flavor with almost no alcohol present at all. A full-bodied brew with a smooth, velvety texture and mild mouth-carbonation. An awesome Quadrupel.
phaleslu (4427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by vyvvy, though I was also fortunate enough (as was he) to try it earlier at the Wine and Cheese Place tasting, and then my wife and I opened a bottle last night. 204 bottles in existence, so Iím lucky to have been able to get the full experience on this one! Pours much murkier than the regular Quadrupel, with a somewhat dull, cloudy amber color capped by a small off-white head. The aroma blasts with bourbon barrel notes, with vanilla, oak, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits from the base Quad, nuts, subtle spices, and with a little bit of warmth underneath it all. The flavor also leaned more toward the barrel than the base Quad, which is way fruitier; caramel malts, toffee, vanilla, dried fruits, brown sugar, and graham crackers. Very sweet. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Dries quickly on the finish. Schlafly and The Wine and Cheese Place have put together a special beer. Excellent stuff.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the 2nd STL Ratebeer Gathering. WOW, only 200 bottles in existence, purchases were limited to two per person, the release party was invite-only and they sold out by the end...THANK YOU vyvvy for sharing this rare treasure! Poured a clear, reddish copper color with a thin, persistent layer of bubbles, improved lace compared to the standard Schlafly Quad. Aromas of mild malt, caramel, faint hops, light Belgian yeast phenols: pepper, clove, bay leaf, maybe even a little bubble-gum as it warmed, definite toasted oak tannins, smooth vanilla bourbon style alcohol vapors. Rich malt sweetness, some brown bread, toast, toffee, faint raisins and plums. The Schlafly Quad usually lacks some of the complexity typical of true Belgians, but this aged version added in a different kind of complexity derived from the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels. Medium body and carbonation, creamier and spritzier mouthfeel, mellower finish. An exquisite beer, a vast improvement.
vyvvy (3222) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at STL RB Gathering - First rating for this gem. Pours tawny brown/bronze with an off-white head. The aroma has rich caramel, toffee, vanilla, heavy toast, richness and smooth alcohol. Medium / full body thatís quite slick and sticky with semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts out with the aroma traits, but smoother with a lot of caramel, toffee and vanilla with nice warming alcohol. The finish has a nice warmth to it. The barrel aging seems to add toffee and vanilla to it and somehow makes the alcohol more subdued and not as hot as the non-barrel aged version. Very well done with great results here.