GenDV138 (2579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at RBSG 2014 Dressel’s Pub Beer Dinner. Dark honey brown with off-white head. Aroams of figs, dark fruit, spices. Tastes of apples, caramel, dark fruit, figs. Medium body with a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (9985) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Etched glass bottle at Beer Dinner. Pours dirty brown with white head. Nose/taste of plum, raisin, prune, toffee, chocolate covered fig and dark fruit. Full bodied.
Frank (3199) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a red brown beer w/ a ring of head. It has a fruity cherry nose w/ a bit of banana to it. It is big and heavy and quite sweet. The finish is earthy bitterness. I found even a small pour of this rather hard to get through.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at RBSG Brewers Dinner at Dressels (St. Louis, MO). Pours a deeper amber brown hue, good deeper hazy dark middle with some gentle orange glow on the edges with frothy offwhite head, mellow tannish ring that sits atop and laces small. Aromas are richer, nice carmelized and dark fruit, touches of plum, caramel and gentle spiciness. Mellow Belgian yeast, some gentle prune and plum, gentle warmth. Initial is fuller bodied showing caramel and plum. Gentle yeastiness, faint spice hits with
A firm warmth as it goes down the throat. Middle is a bit toasty, carmelized and caramel. Backend is a bit spicy, warm with touches of plum, touches of toast and gentle faint vanilla. Mellow dark fruit, plum and gentle yeastiness, mellow warmth finishes us out. Tasty, a bit big but really well done. Yeast and fermentation is on point. Not my style but a very nice beer.
Ferris (6533) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Dark sugars, raisin and light booze. Cloudy dark brown with a beige head. Dark sugars, plum and Belgian yeast. A mediocre quad.
crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
PRetty high levels of dark fruits in this one, moderately boozy , some spice notes.
deyholla (7453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice dark fruit with sweet grains, candied sugar, Belgian yeast and some pear underlying. Flavor has a nice peace and sweet grain note up front with growing candied sugar and Belgian yeast.
Homer321 (2433) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. A moderate to intense fig and dried fruit character. Lots of alcohol warning and booze but not too hot. Overall very good
conway (1817) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a big off white head. Aroma is green apple and caramel. Taste adds candi sugar and butterscotch. Very sweet but tasty. Sticky palate and long finish. Not bad.
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
Bready malts and quirky fruitiness make way for alcohol burn in this sweet and simple Quadrupel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the dark amber.
-Mild tomato allusions disappoint.
-Effervescence feels soft due to the relatively high level of residual sugars.
-Specialty malts could have delivered more nuances.