williamherbert (1377) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A color that could only be considered purple-brown. The head is proud and gelatinous, shimmying a-this way and that atop the liquid.
The aroma is puzzling: first of all, very heavy yeast. But not the kind of yeast you’d think of as "Belgian" yeast, but more like banana and baker’s dough. The luxurious head has something to do with this: I’m coming back to it.....Okay I’m back: the plum really starts to emerge after the head stops blocking it and it warms up a bit.
The flavor is heavy yeast: more raw dough, banana and clove. The plums come in as a VERY weak accent. Once it warms up a bit, the raisin/plum flavor starts to emerge a bit.
The feel is a thick, yeasty brew; incredibly chewy. You absolutely *have* to let this one warm up a bit. I might even recommend pouring 1/5 of the bottle at a time. The yeast is almost a delicacy: I’m sure my primitive palate can’t appreciate it. But I kinda wish it was toned down just a shade.
htzpah (103) - - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color, heavy chocolate aromas, very sweet taste, even for a quad. Brown sugar, molasses notes.
Bulk_Carrier (2672) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance had a dark brown close to a black colored body with a one fingered white foamy head that concaves at the edges once it dies; lacing slides into the body.
The smell had some brown sugar, plums, light raisins and then takes the Belgian yeast to combine subtly and give a spicy sweet aroma to pummel my olfactory senses - wonderful.
The taste was spicy and sweet at the same time; sticky sweet and spicy aftertaste, dry lingering sticky sweet finish.
On the palate, it sits about at a medium on the body - closer to a sipper, carbonation runs fairly smooth around my mouth and tongue and is good for the most part for the style and for me.
Overall, I say this is a good Quad well worthy of coming back to.
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark pour with off white head. Smells of plums, hops, malts and alcohol. Tastes like a Belgian strong with plums. Very good
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scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a slight red hue and a one inch dark tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, fruit, hops, caramel, plums, spice, wood and yeast. Similar aroma. Has a nice, full body with a spicy, clean finish. An excellent brew.
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, nice and dark flirts from the yeast blends very nicely with the plum flavors, I really like it
thornecb (4782) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany into a trappist glass. Tan head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Dusty plum skin aromas. Sweet and full with dark pit fruit, warming fig and prune front to back. Lasting dusty brown bread and pumpernickel finish.
Newmassres (20) - - MAR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very enjoyable quad! Reminiscent of Skull Splitter with more ABV. Sierra Nevada did a nice job with this plum brew. A cheaper alternative to Rochforte 10.
ajnepple (3287) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Free taster offered on tap at Yia Yia’s. Aroma and flavor of dark fruits, candy sugar, Belgian yeast, spices, and caramel malts. Full body with soft carbonation. Pretty tasty.
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, chocolaty brown. So dark as to be black under low light. Small, quickly disappearing beige head of very fine carbonation. Licorice, candied fruit dessert wine contribute to this full bouquet for this brew. Sweet and inviting. Taste is chocolate covered liquor candies, leading to hint of tartness, some woodiness, a couple of layers malts that move from sweet to rustic, and raisins. Evolves as it warms, this drinks best after letting it set for a few minutes. Sticks to the gums, with the candied fruit sweetness, alongside of the tartness staying with you. Syrupy with a mouth feel of flat cola. Very enjoyable.