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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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This dark rich ale is incredibly complex. Notes of dark fruit, caramelized sugar, toffee, raisins, and black pepper play against a sweet vanilla flavor from the oak and a round satiny finish from the hint of brandy left in the wood.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (894) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From a tap at the Torpedo Room.The pour brown red with a minimal white head.Huge raisin notes with booze notes as lite aftertaste.I normally do not like Quads but this is outstanding from others.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours a very dark, opaque brown with an effervescent medium sized tan head that dissipated quickly. Nose is heavy on liquor laden dark stone fruit, vanilla beans, brown sugar and slight toasted oak. Flavor is sweet, but not overly so like some quads. Cherries, raisins, caramel, liquored-up plums, brown sugar....to say the least it is very complex. The toasted oak is ever present as well. This is a wonderful quad without the prominent Belgian yeast flavor. Nice offering!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours brownish red with creamy tan head. Smells of raisins, caramel, toffee, and alcohol. Tastes of raisins, prunes, and alcohol. Alcohol taste gets more intense as the air hits it. Flat and creamy on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG GT. Poured a muddy brown with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma is fruity, cherry, strawberry, dark berries, vanilla, brown bread, touch of vinous notes. Flavor is very similar with lots of berries, cherry upfront followed by some bread and a bit more of a medicinal touch like cough syrup. Medium body with average carbonatoin. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
c_lee_burton (119) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Delicious Belgian Quad with notes of raisin, plum, and caramel. Complex with a smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Popingo113 (1) - - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
This has. Tantalizing smooth palate, a heavenly smooth finish of plum And fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1087) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark with tan head. Smells like figs, very sweet, fruit. Has a really huge sweet fig flavor, sugars, raisin, cherry. Sweet, rich, a tad alcoholy, really easy and good. Very delish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burleybrew (52) - - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle from Safeway in Chico. A rich beer with a lot going on. A little sweeter than other quads & not as carbonated. The beer also tasted a bit boozy. This isn’t my favorite quad & seemed a bit young. Ill age the other bottles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8744) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Tap at PPOB. Clear, blacker ruby pour. Soapy head. Nose is sweet meat, black cherry cola. Taste is mild booze, cocoa, mild chocolate, black cherry cake. Pretty decent. Pretty thin body. Sweeter black cherry bourbon dessert beer. Interesting acid balance in the finish but too little too late.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2013
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a dark brown with some ruby hightlights topped with a nice head. Nose is belg yeast candy and some nice pitfruit. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness belg yeast and some barrel notes.


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