DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml from State Line. Pours hazy bright coppery orange with frothy off-white head. Nose is funky, yeasty, fruity, with notes of cherry, prune, and cobwebby malts, Tastes very citric and floral, with mid-palate hops, some bitter tartness, cherry, heat, and lactic funkiness in the finish. Overall comes off a bit bitter for my tastes.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle with some age on it. Pours a dark copper color with a thin fizzy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of dry fruits, nuts, spice. The taste is bread, spice, dates, dark fruits, toffee. Medium bodied, highly carbonated, warming alcohol. Nice beer.
EtTuCthulhu (730) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First, let me say that foam leaked from the bottle the second the cap was popped, and it wouldn’t stop until we intervened and removed some of the beer from the bottle. On top of the large tan head that sits on top of the beer, the color is an opaque and cloudy copper with quite a bit of medium- to large-grain sediment in the bottom of the glass. The aroma is mostly boozy with hints of caramel malts and sour fruit, which doesn’t really hit the mark for being appealing, and the taste is quite sour, slightly sweet, and slight bitter, which almost makes up for how the nose doesn’t quite make you want to drink. Furthermore, the palate combines a full body, boozy and astringent finish, lively carbonation, and a thin texture, which leaves me a little confused and not that pleased.
jkbachman (179) - - JUN 15, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma does not feature typical Belgian yeast esters. Highly sweet aroma: sugar, candi sugar, and molasses. The beer is almost too sweet and doesn't feature any Belgian flavor profile that is true to a Belgian dark strong ale.
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ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a classic quad, but a perfectly decent beer. Glowingly red-brown color, no head (tap). The usual raisin-plum notes of a quad are present but buried under a surprising sour note - not sure if it is by design, or an infected tap line...decent either way.
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rxeight (791) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Belgian spices. but not super strong. dark fruit. not a huge fan of the style and this one is a slight stetp below st. B.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Schlafly Tap Room. Comes a golden orange with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is malt, dark fruits, caramel, and a touch of hops. Hides the alcohol well. Nice sipper.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco., courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks! Pours a hazy orangish brown appearance with a tan head. Rich caramel, candy sugar, raisin, somewhat oxidized aroma. Well carbonated. Grape drank, plum, raisin, rich candy sugar, caramel, bready flavor. Not bad but it has oxidized some.
arojewski (22) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky dark amber with big frothy head, at least for me. Not the most pleasing aroma, but a very complex flavor. Deep and earthy, with a bit of fruity lightness. Can’t wait to try the bourbon barrel variety!
jefcon (1276) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super-dry, with pit fruits and warming malts. Long on the palate, totally in balance, and the freshness of the flavors came to mind as I carefully sipped at this one. Not bright, hi-liter esters awash in alcohol, but fresh, well-crafted, and carefully-constructed. Perfect precursor to a rich Thanksgiving dinner. I have high standards for American versions of Belgian styles, but this quad is distinctly American without losing any of the careworn aspects of the style that make it so special. Really well done.