ACHops (566) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. He has it labeled as a bourbon barrel version, but I think it’s the same. Pours a watery murky goldish brown with no head. Aroma is bourbon, molasses, and a hint of buttery toffee. Taste is funky Belgian yeast, raisins; with a strong bourbon finish. I liked the regular version of this but found it somewhat pedestrian. The barrel aging definitely takes that up a notch. Also hides the alcohol a bit. Somewhat odd on a beer this thin bodied though.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
BierFiend (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
c_lee_burton (9) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious Belgian Quad with notes of raisin, plum, and caramel. Complex with a smooth finish.
Popingo113 (1) - - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This has. Tantalizing smooth palate, a heavenly smooth finish of plum And fruit.
Danyel (445) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
burleybrew (31) - - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BuckeyeBoy (2414) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
VastActiv (2050) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room, Berkeley. Colour is deep dark brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, plums, some spices, Belgian yeast and malts. Has some elements of red wine, very soft and gentle. Totally fabulous.