seymour (1544) - 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 (2897) - 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 (6104) - 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.
musinj6 (434) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazsy ruby color with an average head that quickly diminishes. Aromas include a toffe malt with perfume hops. Heavy boozy notes with strawberry and rasbery. Medium bodies with lively carbonation. Starts moderately sweet up front with light acidity and light bitterness. Good quad!
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. †Pours amber with thin off white head. †Aroma of dark fruits. †Taste of caramel, toffee, and Belgian yeast. †Dark fruits in the flavor as well. †Has plenty of raisins, prunes, and molasses in the finish. †Pretty boozy. †Thick mouthfeel. †Definite sipper for a cold day. †Nice alcohol burn in the end. †Pretty good.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Pretty good looking beer, orange to red and a bit hazy, good head and lacing. Great fruitiness with all the dark fruits represented, with a bit of caramel malt and no shortage of spices. A touch boozy but what do you expect with a 12% brew. Delicious and well worth trying.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a goblet.
3.0 A: Moderately hazed amber color. Just a half finger of frothy off-white head that fell quickly and left no lacing.
3.0 S: This is super plummy with a strong vinous character. Dates and fig behind that. Surprisingly lacking the telltale Belgian yeast spiciness. Sweet and boozy.
3.0 T: As expected, the taste is quite vinous as well. Again, tons of plum with dates, fig, raisin, and prune. A good bit of caramel, toastiness, and even some molasses notes. Again, a bit too sweet and definitely too boozy.
2.5 M: Heavier medium body. The amount of carbonation is fine, but itís lacking the spritziness that I love in a quad. Reasonably creamy, but a bit too thick and chewy.
2.5 D: This isnít too bad, but I really donít like the vinous character and the mouthfeel is a total turn off.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-09-2011 03:16:51
SudsMcDuff (6345) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had in KC and my own bottle .. . light plum, cherry skin, and sugar .. . more power ballet hour .. . pretty smooth for the beefy abv, masked very well .. . gold tan on the pour, light foam .. . well made .. . . I canít believe a convicted felon would get so many votes and another convicted felon would get so few.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 11/13/11 from a capped 750mL bottle shared by Rachel. Pours clear, bright orange-amber with an average off-white head that leaves a thin layer of even lace. The nose is spicy and malty with bread, caramel, and some spicy yeast, and light bitterness. The flavor is sweet with bread and caramel, a bit of spicy yeast and a bit of bitterness. The body is medium with super lively, mouth-filling carbonation, and a long malty and spicy finish.
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle... bright orange amber, light tan head, good lace... this is a pretty average quad, light aroma, not much candy sugar or dark fruits, more spice than anything, the finish is a bit rough, lots of alcohol, sweeter than normal boring quad, but sadly better than most American quad attempts