JMurph72 (22) - - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - caramel and sweet/alcohol aromas, some dark fruit and Belgian yeast while drinking
Appearance - pours from bottle a dark mahogany with a thin brown head
Taste - initial light bitterness; finishes with light bitterness and medium sweetness, slight alcohol finish
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, sticky, lingers
Overall a very good beer. Not as Belgian-y as expected, but not as boozy either.
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is full of dark fruit and sugary esters. Flavor is a definite plum with some dark candi sugar and maybe some fig and dark honey. Pretty sweet drinking now and maybe that will go away after time. Still this is a pretty good quad. Again a bit on the sweet side but plenty of dark fruit and a heavy molasses mouth feel.
thedm (5084) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small head with a small Lt brown head than left behind a dark red brown semi-opaque colored body. Mild nose sweet and candied. Smooth semi-vinous heavy candied fruit flavor.
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated on 02-26-2015 at Chop’s Steak & Seafood (Fort Wayne, IN) This bottled beer has a small tannish head that mostly diminishes and a semi-opaque chestnut body. The aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit, semi-sweet, and alcohol. The flavor is dark fruit, spice, alcohol, malt, some caramel, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel has mild carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, an excellent beer and a great beer for celebrating my birthday! This is a beer that I hope to have again and is worth trying.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Tap] Opaque dark brown pour with a large and lasting foam head. Sticky sweet aromas of figs, brown sugar, banana and molasses. Notes of plum, apples, grape must, candi sugar, yeasty spice and some alcohol in the taste. A lot going on here. Sticky toffee finish. Decent. Tasting notes from 9/2014.
VastActiv (3868) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Massive plums, dark fruits, dryness, some Belgian yeast and malts. Quite exceptional quad with massive dark fruitiness.
beersammich (71) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark in color. Smells of spice and plumbs. Very little white head. Taste spiced, sort of a wine feel to it. Finishes with a nice spicy plum taste. Over all a nice quad. I had this from a bottle.
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a reddish tint and dense tan head. The aroma has rich malt, dark fruits, plums, abbey smooth yeast, red grapes and rich / sweet malt. It has a fairly full body with frothy flowing somewhat sharp carbonation. The flavor starts drier than the aroma and has spices and really shows how nice of a layer the plums add to the this beer - helps so much. The finish adds more spice, licorice and that dark Belgian ale sort of taste. There is a bit more of a bite than expected. Really nice quad.
monk191 (1272) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice quad, very wine like. Pours a nice deep amber with very little head. Smells of fruit, berries and bourbon. Taste has lots of berries, with some port, and bourbon in the finish. Had on tap at the Torpedo Room for SF Beer Week.
climberbob (266) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark dark ruby almost black. Low carbonation w thin head. Aroma of sweet wort, raisin, candy, some oak. Smooth malt caramel vanilla oak taste. High alcohol content well hidden. Highly recommended for the style.
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