Dansrc51 (43) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very subtle. Maybe plum, caramel and bread
Appearance is dark brown with a slight reddish tiny
Taste is plum, stone fruit, caramelized candy and Belgian phenolics
Palate is much lighter than expected. I paired it with a porter house and it was very complimentary but not overwhelming.
Very good beer. I will buy several bottles and cellar a few.
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sonnycheeba (2964) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and thin, creamy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is plums, cookie and caramel malts, floral hops, spicy alcohol, figs, raisins, and light chocolate. Flavor is dark fruit esters and sweet malts forward with floral hops, light vanilla, light oak, and fresh dough; dry, lightly sweet finish. Med/full body and low carbonation.
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/purple pour with a ruby/purple hue and beige head .... aroma of dark fruits, plums/figs, caramel malt, sugary sweet and slightly boozy ... taste is of dark fruits, sugar plums for sure, figgy, caramel/roasted malts, brown sugar, chocolate malts and some heat/boozy ... taste and smell are similar ... lots of flavors good stuff just a tad sugary and boozy
marcus (5887) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer,Sacramento. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a plum and treacle aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with a plum and oak finish. Complex and tasty.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into glass. Brown murky pour with very little head. Aroma is a mix between plums, dark fruit and malt. Flavor is a little herby mixed with chocolate. Needless to say I dig it.
Pershing (452) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 ounce corked bottle with cage poured into the Ovila gold rimmed chalice glass. Nice tan head that slowly subsides but stays around thanks to the proper glassware. Sweet malty aroma of prunes and currants. Well balanced complex mouth feel and taste of ripe prune and plums with some banana and yeast. The alcohol is well hidden and this beer becomes better towards the end as it warms. Nice sweet lingering finish. One of the best quads made in America.
BelgianBeerGal (2965) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grape and Gourmet C&C bottle. Thank you for making this in smaller bottles. Interesting aroma that seems dusty but some fruity sweetness lurking in the background. Nice quad with yeast, spice, alcohol, and sweetness in the finish. Good, maybe a little up front with the alcohol. Very cool concept.
Fatehunter (1060) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a thin tan head on a dark brown, almost black body.
The aroma is wonderful and deep. Candy, plums, caramel and wet grain all dance around.
The taste is long. Fairly sweet throughout with a mild lemon bitterness in the middle, the finish is warm alcohol.
The texture is heavier with low carbonation.
Itís pretty good, but the taste hasnít caught up with the rest of it.
dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown in color with a soft off-white head. Sweet with a roast edges and dry fruit and plum flavor. The finish is roasty and alcohol-warm finish. Raisiny sweet and roasty aroma.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with red tinted highlights that are barely visible and a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, grape juice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and wood. Flavor of brown sugar, maple, raisins, lots of dark sweet fruit, and cinnamon. Finishes slightly dry, but not too much, with earth and fruit. Pretty heavy-bodied and the carbonation is high enough, but the mouthfeel just isnít quite up to the Belgian classics. Still, I think the flavor profile is great here, and is free of anything I dislike.