DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2/14/15] Draught at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room in Berkeley. Dark brown. Aroma of dark fruits, spicy phenols, licorice and a faint roasty hint. Sweet flavor, kinda boozy, with alcohol, dark fruits and some phenolic spiciness. Medium-bodied.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours dark. Brown head. Slight red highlights. Very clear.
Smell: fruity sweet. Plums. Apple. Cinnamon spices. Licorice.
Taste: fruity plums. Apples. Licorice. Candied plums.
Feel: medium carbonation. Slightly dry.
Overall: not Really my style. Very sweet.
First drank: home 3/13/15
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours muscavado brown but becomes opaque black in the glass. The nose is exclusively fruit. Comice pear most apparent with some liqueur-like berry notes. Itís definitely on the sweeter side but not cloyingly so. Itís good and well made but itís a little too fruity for me. Especially in the aftertaste, where the fruit tastes quite old and pulpy.
EvanFriend (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
No real plum character that I can notice offhand, this tastes like a quad, not a plum quad. Heavy on the brown sugar, lighter on the yeast notes. Also some chocolate and licorice. Dark fruit notes as well, but this isnít a beer that you take a sip of and immediately say "oh, this has plums in it". Good beer.
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 (3644) - 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 (5215) - 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 (4532) - Fort Wayne, 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 Chopís 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 (4246) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brouwerís 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.