obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pungent cider vinegar nose, with caramel struggling to break through, butterscotch also present. Cloudy ochre, fine floaties, thin head. Intensely sweet and sour initially. Apples, cherries, and plum become more discernible at midpalate, with the latter most prominent. Apple core and grape skin finish. Medium body, harshly fizzy. All the complexity and strength I expected, fairly drinkable a little at a time. Not quaffable, but not a chore.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark amber with a white film that subsides to nothing.
Aroma: Plum, dark sugar, spicy fruity yeast.
Taste: Sweet booze (an after dinner cordial), burnt sugar, white pepper, spicy hot finish.
Mouthfeel: Spicy, full bodied and prickly.
Overall: Really nice, very bold, flavorful with a great mouthfeel. One of Schlafly’s best offerings.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle served in a tulip. Pour is red highlighted amber with 3 fingers of foamy off-white head on top; head retention is above average and there is a bit of lacing as well. Nose is apricot, pineapple, Belgian yeast, cloves, and a bit of banana. Taste is initially yeast, apricot and malt. This is followed by a lovely mixture of spice, yeast, and light apricot that comprise the finish. This is a tasty Quad, not my favorite, but definitely worth a taste.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Kinda strange aroma of friend chicken, Belgian yeast, banana, light orchard fruits, and some wood. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, loose, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of Belgian yeast, slight banana, sugar, light alcohol, nuts, toasting, slight brown sugar, orchard fruits, slight hops, and some Belgian candy. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sugar, Belgian yeast, nuts, toasting, light orchard fruits, round out the finish. 12%ABV is noticeable in the flavor, but not hot.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, aged for about one year. Lightly sweet, bready, fruity, floral aroma, with notes of apricot, orange, melon, toasty malts, doughy yeast, toffee and faint spice. Dark fiery amber color with a lasting, pillowy, ivory head. Flavor is predominantly sweet and malty, with suggestions of brown sugar, faint cocoa, estery yeast, dried pineapple, green grape, nut, dried herbs, mild spicy bitterness and just a hint of alcohol towards the finish. Very smooth with a creamy effervescence on the palate and a touch of lingering warmth, with a hugely full body. A bit unconventional but perhaps the best Old World similarity would be that of De Koenigshoeven. Really pretty nicely done overall, however.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Fiery caramel, hazy, moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing. Odd its not darker... Strong fruity aroma, some pineapple and starfruit, among some apple/pear skin. Odd that its not really fruity in the date/fig/raisin that most Quads are. Bright breadiness and yeasty aspects, unripened pale fruit, and a good abundance of heat on this one. Almost has more in common with Tripels and strong Belgian Goldens than it does a Quad.   Sticky, full bodied. Sticky sweet yeastiness on the finish. Yeah, its like an Uber Strong Golden/Pale. Quad... not in color or flavor. Enjoyable, just not really to style. I nursed this one for a while, otherwise could get too sickly sweet for just one person. Thanks doc fabulous for the bottle! Its a sipper!
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle Pours a hazed, deep auburn-amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, light tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with a good amount of caramel and toffee. Some alcohol, cherries, raisins, other dark fruits, pepper, clove, toasty nuts, a hint of candi sugar, and a touch of orange-apricot-citrus. Flavor is more the same. Lots of fruity, yeasty, sweet malts with plenty of caramel and toffee. Dark fruits, some bread, candi sugar, apricots, clove, a soft pepper, some citrus, and a light, but noticeable alcohol. Finishes malty sweet with a light bread and somewhat yeasty with a light, spicy bitterness. Some alcohol warmth before a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, somewhat sticky body with a higher carbonation. Overall, a nice quad. Fairly sweet and fruity, but a solid yeasty, spicy, light hopping to balance.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy orange red with long-lasting khaki head. The aroma is toffee and caramel with some musty notes, cherry, prune, clove, rotting banana, orange, and toasted pecans. The flavor is rich with caramel and slight toffee. It is definitely on the sweet side, but is kept in check by some earthy hops and spicy yeast notes. Some leather, clove, and orange zest notes catch my attention. The finish is bready and semi-sweet. There is a little bit of alcohol warmth in the aftertaste, but it is very well masked. Not bad.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Hop in the City 2010. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small bone white head. Aroma of sweet malts, toffee, peppery spice, alcohol, nectarines, apricots, and candi sugar. Flavor of caramel, sweet malts, yeast, alcohol, apricots, candi sugar, and citrus. Medium-full bodied, with a syrupy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty damn sweet and malty. Reminded me almost of an amped-up tripel.
Strykzone (4194) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle bought at the Tap Room. Reddish brown doesn’t quite describe the appearance but it is the best I can do. A decent tan head. So much alcohol in this beer! Flavor is very big fruit. It is something between citrus and dark. Prunes, and plums, but so much more. Nice malt and some yeast along with that fruit. That big alcohol is tasted throughout. I wish it were much smaller. Flavor is sometimes prickly and sometimes powdery. That fruit sells this beer. It is so tasty!