adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with an off-white head. Dark fruity, grape, plum, fig, a bit spicy, sweet caramel, oaky aroma. Quite sweet, rich grape, red plum, toffee, oaky, very sweet, fruity flavor with a cloying finish. Interesting brew but it’s quite sweet.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Brown sugar and yeast aroma with light earthiness. Bourbon and yeast flavor with light toffee, light caramel, and light spice. Medium bodied. Bourbon and light yeast lingers with brown sugar/toffee.
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with very little head and a fruity aroma.There is a hearty treacle and dark fruit flavor with a little candi sugar. This is a very tasty brew.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jupiter in Berkeley. Aromas of a snickers with some bourbon boozeiness. Rich chocolate and peanut aromas . Liquid snickers with coconut and bourbon notes. Very good
bhensonb (13850) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Sour Sunday. Pours hazy dark brown. Aromas of bourbon and dark fruit. Full bodied. Flavor starts dark fruit - then brown sugar - then bourbon/vanilla. Incredible.
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Murky light brown, tan edge head. Aroma of sour pears. Taste is smooth, fruity, vanilla. Easy to drink.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Served a brown-copper color with a tannish half-finger of frothy head. Fades slowly leaving lots of lace behind.
S - Aroma is a mix of Quad elements with some rich dark fruits including some fig and prune. There is also some Dubbel noticeable as well with some sweet malts and some cherry and yeast.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet cherry flavors with some light yeast and some rich caramel malts. Through the middle, some stronger dark fruit flavors with some more fruit sweetness comes through. The finish is a mix of sweet dark fruit flavors with some yeast and a bit of cherry sweetness.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming mounthfeel.
D - Surprisingly drinkable. Very nice blend that really had the richness of a Quad with the smooth drinkability of a Dubbel.
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a transparent, copper amber with a little off white head. Nose is mild, tropical fruit, a little candy. Flavor of apples, brown sugar, candy sugar, light tropical fruit. Medium bodied, lightly boozy finish.
pastradul (43) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a dubbel quad blend that was then aged in oak barrels.
Poured into a sierra snifter at KnB wine cellars
produces a nice tan head about 2 fingers worth.
the aroma is a small amount of belgian earth along with a slight bit of alcohol showing through. Sweet malts also carry threw the aroma.
the mouthfeel is great. heavy enough to cover the mouth and with just enough carb to cut through the barrel presence and mellow out the sweetness from the brew.
the taste is dark heavy malt with just a tad of dark fruits and a medium strength bourbon flavor coming through.
could easily go through a glass or two of this beer.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft notb pour has a dark brown color with a huge head. aroma has brown malts, spicy yeast, a bit dusty , and some dark fruit. mouth feel is on the light side and the head takes up half the glass. flavor has barrel wood, mellow brown malt, yeast, and some dark fruit.