bhensonb (11661) - 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.
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.
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.
swoopjones (6326) - 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
marcus (6850) - 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.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber/light brown color with a khaki head. Strong vanilla notes right off the bat. There’s definite some whiskey character along with a decent fruitiness, too. Plenty of brown sugar, toffee, and bread as well. The flavor has strong vanilla and wood flavors and plenty of malt sweetness. Heavy on the toffee and toasted bread with a light fruit character. Sweet and malty and enjoyable.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somehow didn’t upload a rating for this, but I had notes in my own personal database. Weird because I uploaded ratings for SN’s Agave Charlie which I had right before it, and Dark Horse Whiskey Richard, which I had immediately after.
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at EBF (2011). Pours a clearish brown with a thin beige head. Sweet wood and vanilla on the nose. Lots of malt, wood and bourbon. Long wood notes with some sweetness and a touch of tang.
arminjewell (6706) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap, Avery Strong Ale fest 2012. Murky reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of thick dark fruits, toffee and caramel, some slight earthy tones went right into the brandy part, some more sweet biscuit and bready notes as well. Taste was a bit more balanced with sweet dark fruits and toffees going into the vanilla and oak of the brandy, hints of earth and grass but fairly sweet beer.
bb (7051) - 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.
adnielsen (9533) - 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.