crossovert (9182) - 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 (297) - 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 (7461) - 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 (1551) - 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, it’s a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good brew overall, but with that being said it’s not one of the best Quads I’ve tried. Still, it’s certainly worth trying. $3.79 for a single bottle.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice brown color. Plum and malt aroma. Taste is very smooth sugar, plum and malt. Very nice.
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Burgundy with a beige head. Chocolate, dark sugars and dried fruit. Thick, silky and full of flavor.
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark amber with a creamy frothy head. Aromas spicy, bread, dark plumb, banana, caramel. Flavors of dark plumb, spicy coriander, Belgian yeast giving off banana, toffee. Leaves light bitter aftertaste. Medium sweet. Rated at apt forrestal buffalo ny.
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-purchased at Guacamole’s in Las Cruces, NM June 2013
Pours almost pitch black with a very small lite kacki head around the rim of the glass-just remained was a fizzy head. nose is of dark fruits, tannens, lite vanilla, caramel, plums, rasins and a hint of roast. flavors exhibit the dark fruit character very nicely with alot of character- plums, rainins, spices-lots going on here. palate is lush, slick and very full with some lively carbonation, but not too much. long dark fruit finish with hints of nuts, spice and dark fruits. this is quite a good take on this style, something i would even have again (a style that i think its good, but not something i seek out). very nice brew!
jbrana (577) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite complex and very good. Has typical quad flavors paired with delicious plums. Has notes of pepper, bubblegum, banana, cloves, plums, raisins, figs, and orange zest. Tastes great.
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
C&C 375 mL bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours a dark brown color with a thin fizzy light brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of bready malts, brown sugar, spice, caramel, dark fruits. The taste is tart fruits, dark fruits, bread, brown sugar, spice. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice, slight warmth. Nice beer.