SPDickerman (824) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours murky brown with a super tiny brown fizz. Smells like plum with a touch of fig. Taste is big fruity with a touch of alcohol that warms. Full-bodied with a slick texture and fizzy mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Quadrupel finishes with a rum soaked raisins kick.
maxwelldeux (2696) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy darker amber color with a smallish white head. A little bit of sweetness to the nose with a strong fruity undertone. Definite sweet and fruity notes to the taste, and is remarkably smooth. [Also, I want to toast this beer extra hard since this is my 1000th rating!]
temporrari (377) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a deep amber color, off white head. Aroma is kind of fruity. Tastes is, again fruity with a light bitterness. Itís pretty effervescent. Overall fairly sweet. A light, but definite alcohol presence. Not bad, not amazing.
smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from seymour, Summer Secret Santa 2012. Pours cloudy dark caramel color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar and dough. Flavors of raisins, sweet molasses, bread dough. Medium to full body with prickly carbonation. A little on the sweet side but a nice American quad. Thanks seymour.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle: pours a transparent dark bronze with a stringy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a sweet light caramel malty nose with some dark fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and toasty dark caramel sweetness with some raisin and toffee notes along with spicy clove before a drier warming bittersweet finish with some lingering dark fruity complexity. Pretty true to style and should age well.
Patrickctenchi (2483) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber-red with a thick tan head.
Aroma is strong, sweet fruit, caramel...vinous.
Taste is swet malts,dark fruits, (plum)...caramel.
Very sweet, sticky and thick.
Alcohol content is well evident....best to sip slowly.
Very nice...would be great outside in winter by a fire.
kdm1984 (561) - Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 Pours deep orange with nice head that fades well. Rich orange, fruity, alcohol smell. Fruity, orange, super alcohol burn flavor with tangerine aftertaste. Smooth other than the obvious 12% ABV alcohol burn. Pungent citrus flavor and scent. Nice slurpy mouthfeel.
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the 2nd STL Ratebeer Gathering. Poured a clear, reddish copper color with a thin, persistent layer of bubbles. Aromas of mild malt, caramel, little hops, alcohol, light Belgian yeast phenols: pepper, clove, bay leaf, maybe even a little bubble-gum as it warmed. Rich malt sweetness, some brown bread, toast, faint raisins and plums, perhaps less complexity and more hops bitterness compared to true Belgians. Medium body and carbonation, sharp tartness in mouthfeel, almost medicinal finish. Good not great.
jandd1983 (1887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the StL RB gathering. It poured a hazy orange brown color with a small beige head. The aroma was of caramel, bread and some raisin notes. The taste was of raisins, caramel, bread and some big yeasty flavors with a nice alcohol finish. A very nice Quadrupel
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: Brown sugar and booze andÖ well, thatís about it. Brutal and boring
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when approximately 1 year of ageÖ I think
The look: Cloudy dark amber body, lots of small particles, medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose has nail polish remover, uber-sweet candies, yeast esters. Nothing exciting in this aroma, I could tell it would be a simplistic boozy sweet beer even if the taste is a little less brutal than what the aroma suggests. A lot of crunchy caramel, a lot of brown sugar, booze, more brown sugar, a small slice of sugary raisin pie, more brown sugar, yeast, more booze and more brown sugar. Not much of the richness and fruitiness that Iíve come to expect from a real Abt. Carbonation was way too aggressive but on the other hand it probably helped to make the beer more drinkable by covering some its sweetness and booziness. Overall this beer was just way too sugary sweet and too boozy for me. Thatís a bottle I should not have purchased, and when I realized I had made another bad purchase I exclaimed "Whatís wrong with me?" and then my wife had time to list 11 different things before I could tell her it was a rhetorical question.