Fatehunter (1521) - 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 (2340) - 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.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed the plum flavor in this one. It definitely kicked it up a few notches compared to the barrel aged ovila quad.
JohnnyJ (4773) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark maroon color, with an off-white head. Toffee, dark malts, sweetness, raisin, plum, prune, light brown sugar, some spicy yeast. The beer is pretty boozy, with lots of alcohol in the finish. It really doesnít taste any more "plumy" then most other quads. The carbonation is pretty high and is prickly on the tongue. Decent, but I was expecting it to be better.
RobertDale (3988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, spice, and yeast. Taste is plums, cherries, caramel, yeast, spice, and a bit of alcohol. Was a pleasant surprise. Wish I had more. Very good.
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a superb Belgian Ale by Sierra Nevada. Iím not sure that MORE plum is necessary in a quad, but somehow, it wasnít too overwhelming.
baraciisch (2215) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany brown in color... Aroma of candi sugar, caramel... Flavor is sweet caramel, Belgian malts, notes of tobacco, fig, and plum... Slight yeast on the finish with warmth of alcohol... Delicious
legion242 (2314) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably the best beer I have had in years. I never wanted it to end. Poured a deep purple with minimal head. Nose was dark fruit without being overbearing. Flavours of wonderful dark fruit, but again, very, very subtle. It may have plum, but it was used perfectly.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Itís definately one of my favorite beers of 2013 so far. Itís a dark beer but not too heavy! The hints of plum and banana were subtle enough to enjoy with out over-powering the dark coca. Excellent beer but be careful, this beer comes in at 10.3%! A couple of bottles will do.