HonusWagner (1315) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good beer, though not my personal taste. Very fruity and spicy with high quantity of oaky tannins. Sweet. Hard for me to drink more than a snifter, but good on those terms. I don’t really love quads but this one is quite good.
sudomorph (487) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours a clear caramel with an off white. Aroma has big sweet, smooth notes of dark fruit, booze. Taste is sweeter than the base beer but still not cloying. Slightly tart with dark fruits, caramel, and soft alcohol booze. Really nice. Medium body and carbonation. Silky smooth texture and carbonation. Slightly thinner than the base beer. Overall a very nice beer. Dark fruits, soft booze, and a touch of tartness. Really nice.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled in a small bomber. Pours with big carbonation. Deep dark amber color. Really nice brandy color from the barrels. Great brew.
ineedbeer (616) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 375mL bottle.
Moderate malt character with dark caramel, toffee and burnt sugar. Light toasted bread and treacle notes. Moderate dark fruit notes of cherry, prune, plum and raisin.
Pours a nice brown color with some ruby hues. Moderately sized, somewhat thick, light brown head with average retention.
Flavor has a medium light sweetness with quite a bit of malt character. Lots of dark caramel and toffee. Moderate burnt sugar, light toasted bread and chocolate. Moderately strong fruit notes of plum, prune, cherry and raisin. Medium bitterness and a hint of alcohol spice.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty tasty quad. Lots of complex sugar notes, but not too sweet with nice complimentary, bright fruit esters.
Taverner (1081) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes of raisin, date and currant in there. Pours dark with little head. Finishes clean - perfect ale for a steak!
Getbetter (794) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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 (248) - 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 (3872) - 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 (39) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
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.