jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated at Big Texas Beer Fest, April 2013 - Red brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of Plums, cherries, fruitcake, candy sugar, and caramel. Taste is of booze, plums, light roasted malt, chcolate, caramel, prunes, and raisins.
chris__hartley (314) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours opaque, very dark brown (almost black); the head is beige and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: plums, toffee, burnt sugar, molasses, woody characteristics, and dark fruit. The taste is heavy sweet, that finishes medium bitter; all the notes from the aroma carry through into the taste. The palate is heavy bodied, very rich and sticky, has low carbonation, and a long finish. Overall, a beautiful big bootied buxom Quad.
curepute (140) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark plum color with barely any head. Aroma of dried fruits, plums, vanilla, bananas, boozy. Taste: burned plums, figs, raisins, dates. Finish opens to a slightly boozy flavor, brown sugar with good malty sweetness. Let it heat up a bit!
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with some clear edges and a small, beige head which has great head retention and lacing. Nose shows heavy christmas cake notes, toffee and shortbread biscuit. Loads of raisins and touch of red plums. Taste shows the raisins well with a heap of well balanced liquorice notes. Very heavy christmas cake and plum notes. Dark fruits are the winners here with some light aniseed coming through nicely. Solid all round but not the amazing beer I was led to believe
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle from Hyde Park Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, dark mahogany color with a finger of beige head that settles into a thick film and ring. Aroma of plums, caramel malts, peppery spice, berries, grapes, booze, and wood. Flavor of plums, grapes, berries, sweet malts, spice, caramel, and candy. Medium-full body, with moderate carbonation and a vinous, warming mouthfeel. Really solid. Another very good beer in the Ovila series.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on Tap at the Beer Revolution 2nd Anniversary Party on 2/2/2013. This Abbey Quad pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized off-white head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, plums and brown sugar. A medium to full bodied Abbey Quadruple. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, and dark fruit with plums. Very smooth, nice hints of wood. Great sipping beer, nice balance between the wood and the fruit and sweetness. Slight touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
crossovert (9091) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
357ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a forthy tan head. It has a huge smell of dark fruits, toffee, and spice. Flavor is thick and boozy. Some vegetation, savory yeast spice, malt. A complex and almost savory brew.
mnoud (293) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad With Plums - 12.7 oz bottle in goblet glass. Presumably 2013 vintage..
Aroma: nice subdued malty sweetness, some hint of plum, maybe cherry...
Appearance: Pours around 35+ on SRM scale. Mostly deep sort of brown maybe a hint of red. Minimal head but enough carbonation to keep a small fizzy ring..
Taste: Wheras normal Quad has a core that is almost a subtle butterscotchy or molassesy syrup sweetness, this is a fruitier sort of sweetness. Hard to describe honestly, no citrus or even candied fruit sort of taste. More subtle, like close to a peach which makes sense I guess. Tastes like plum, basically, which is no surprise, maybe a bit vanilla. Delightful balance, very very tasty. A bit of peppery finish.
Palate/Mouthfeel: a bit creamy but surprisingly light for 10% + abv. No alcohol burn whatever, extremely smooth.
Overall: Fantastic. No complaints. Quad is no slouch on its own, and this really does improve upon it. Only found 1 bottle, will probably buy more on sight.
Aroma 8/10, Appearance 5/5, Taste 9/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small caged and corked bottle pours with a dark body that supports a twenty second mocha colored head. The aroma offers up loads of prunes, figs and dates as well as brown sugar, cloves and coriander. The aroma is robust and nearly assaults the senses. The taste is similar with brown sugar and molasses covered dates and plums as well as various yeasty spices. Like the aroma this is pretty up front and in your face. It could use time to blend and mellow a bit. I think this could be rather amazing with some time.
bluejacket74 (1536) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a dark cola brown color with a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like plums, cherries, bready malt and a bit of molasses. It tastes like plums, bready malt, cloves, toffee, and some bananas, chocolate, and a slight medicinal taste. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I think itís a good brew overall, but with that being said itís not one of the best Quads Iíve tried. Still, itís certainly worth trying. $3.79 for a single bottle.