sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, Andersons, around $3.79. Deep dark garnet pour is nearly opaque; tan head. As this warms, the aroma becomes just a spectacle; deep, dark caramel, malts, vegetable, spice, grape, banana, vanilla, chocolate, roast (!), oak, tobacco or patchouli or leather, WOW. Really sweet and the tobacco thing in the flavor really stands out; notable grape/plum. Body is medium and approaches frothy. 10.2% abv does not show a bit. A lot of people talk a lot of shit about Sierra Nevada but this one proves them all wrong. Killer.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good but seems young to me. Needs more barrel. A lot of grape flavor. Too prickly. Thin sticky palette. Not enough Belgian stuff in there.
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strong plum, caramel malt, and alcohol aroma. Chestnut brown with small head. Mildly sweet plum, light malt, and alcohol flavor. Body on the light side.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share by Bob, pours a dark brown with reddish tones and a thin off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and malt and light chocolate. Taste is a lot of plums, yeast, spice and alcohol crawls up the back of the throat a bit.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours mahogany with an espresso head. Aroma is candied sugar, dark pit fruit and plum along with some spice. Maybe even some cocoa. Taste is sweet with a cocoa note being most prominent followed by some lightly tart fruit. Medium bodied and slick, there is some roast that lingers for quite a long time. This is almost a belgian-like stout. Unique, but still pretty good. Had this beer after hearing about Walt. Cheers!
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely priced corked and caged 12.7oz bottle. Pours dark almost black with a reddish-purple tint and a thin, small fizzy beige head. Nose of grilled plums, fresh figs, bakerís chocolate, and softly powdery Belgian yeast. Taste adds a bit of sweetness and slight dryness. Small hint of spice. Really hits the fruit notes that the best Quads do but that American quads just canít grasp. Surprisingly fantastic.
emacgee (4005) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and burnt mahogany wood brown with a rich and dense sandy tan head. Very rich and dense aroma, dark dried fruits being the most dominant character. Candyish notes meld with an earthy unsweetened chocolate character. Rich dark fruit in the flavor. Some sweet pie spice shows on the finish. Medium full body with a soft palate.
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Trion in New Haven, IN. Pours a ruddy brownish red with slight off white head. Aroma is ripened fruit with some slightly sweet caramel malt emerging. Taste is ripe dark fruits, cherry, plum. Subtle alcohol tow. Nice collaboration belgian quad.
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12.7 oz caged and corked bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium creamy tan head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.
The aroma is bready malts, dark fruits, some floral wood, Belgian yeast and a bit of harsh alcohol.
The flavor is sweet woody floral malts, with dark fruits and some harsh charred alcohol. Itís got some off notes that I canít identify too (plastic and cardboard). The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, I didnít care for this. I remember it being fruitier with less off notes last I had it (still not great though).
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark brown with an off white head. Smells of yeast, rich malt, and plum. The taste of the plum integrates really well with the natural plum flavors of the quad.