timjbaer (24) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light head that dissipates quickly. Almost the color of a coffie shake. Pit fruit notes on the nose and a color similar to root beer. Light brown with rich red notes in the color. A little bitterness on the back. Kinda of like black coffee. Light carbonation.
BillWyce (959) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured hazy chestnut brown with a small, thin tan head that was gone quickly. Pleasant aroma of nutty malt mixed with plum and a touch of yeast. Perhaps some caramel too. Full body with a mild thickness. Light boozy astringency in the finish. Nutty and caramel malt flavors mixed with plum and a touch of spice. Mild note of earthy yeast at the back. Very good.
jgb9348 (5527) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep copper coloured body with brown, ruby and a muddy glow all visible. Aroma of pit fruits, caramelised sugars, alcohol and quite a bit of earthy malt noticeable. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich earthy malt flavours dominate, along with yeast, light spices and quite a bit of alcohol, all with some pit fruits (plums, naturally) sweetening up the finish. Aftertaste shows a lot of depth with sugars, alcohol and spices all noticeable, but the yeast and pit fruits give it some more depth. Overall, a nice quad, but not comparable in the slightest to the offerings from belgium. I sampled this 37,5 split bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 09-February-2014 for only US$3,99 sampled at home in Washington on the celebration of my fifth wedding anniversary on 09-August-2014.
BeerandBlues2 (11854) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruits of plums, figs and bananas, sweet caramel and cookie malt, Belgian candi sugar and yeast esters. Flavor is sweet dark malt and fruits, plums, light hops and bitterness, Belgian candi sugar and yeast esters with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Ktwse (3745) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy dark brown with low tan head. Aroma of plums, dates, brown sugar, yeast, very vinous. Taste is boozy, sweet, dried fruit, very rich. Body is thick, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep clear purple with a very thin off-white head. Vanilla, plum, leather aroma. Rich flavor with notes of grape, lavender, flowers and plum. Spicy, warm finish.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught and 375ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, plum, raisins, and yeast. Flavor of plum, raisins, anise, toffee, plastic, and caramel. Bottle was far superior to the draft version.
sinfull (1357) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown color , small beige head. Aroma of coffee, prunes , dark fruits. Same notes in sweet caramel taste with light bitterness in finish. Full body ,medium carbonation. Coffee and raisins in long, warming aftertaste. Great!
daleharshman (1030) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml corked and caged bottle purchased 15 months ago at Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach while waiting out traffic on the 405 returning to San Diego. Pours a dark brown color with a half-finger of quite fizzy tan foam. AROMA of candied fruit (cherry, plum), Belgian yeast, candi sugar, dry spice, lightly roasted malts, and buttery caramel. FLAVOR of sweet dark fruit (plums, raisins, dates), rich toffee, spicy Belgian yeast, molasses, and bready and toasted malts. Finishes with a nice level of sweetness. The quite spritzy carbonation for such a high ABV beer adds to the flavor and palate. The very high ABV is quite well concealed. Well-executed American quad! (311, 878)
VinegarStroke (368) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear deep brown red with light head and light lace. Caramel, roast malt, coffee, light fruit and slightly funky wet wheat. Raisined fruit. Dense but lacking the density for his style. Off dry, not sour, and medium high bitterness. Hot and lacking flesh and richness of the big Belgium ale styles.