devman171 (674) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with low head, aroma is sweet dark fruits, taste is sweet with a light bitter finish. Hides the booze well
boozedude (1582) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
big ass bottle chad brought back from MO for me, murky orangish cour with off white head, fruit and alcohol arouma, tasts is a strong bitter mix of fruits, can definatly taste the 12%, well put together
jcnielsen (1636) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL Bottle. Pours a cloudy medium brown color with a big lively off-white head. Raisins, caramel, wood, malty, dark fruit aromas. Strong, malty, brown sugar, alcohol flavors. I thought I remembered liking this one better in the past. But it tastes better as you let it warm up a little bit.
keanex (1223) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a murky amber to copper with a dense but short tan head. I stored this on itís side so Iím guessing this should actually be clear.
Aroma: The aroma is mild with crackers, brown sugar, apple cider and peppery spice. Complex, but restrained. Smells decent though.
Taste: The intro is very bready with a saltine crackers flavor. The flavor gets more intense with brown sugar and apple cider coming through pretty strong by the finish with only hints of alcohol. The finish lingers of a light spice that I find hard to describe, perhaps cinnamon and nutmeg? Itís subtle though and a mild alcohol presence lingers, warming my throat.
Palate: Full-bodied with semi-sharp carbonation, definitely pricks my tongue a bit.
Overall: This is a very solid quad, spicy, fruity and malty, complex and drinkable especially at 12%. This is drinkable, but Iím glad Iím splitting a bottle.
DocLock (7421) - 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 (7831) - 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 (845) - 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 wouldnít 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 doesnít 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 doesnít 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 (973) - 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.