beersammich (74) - 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 (5010) - 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 (1459) - 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 (314) - 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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HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle of the 2013. Pours deep walnut, stiff tan head. Aroma of banana and spice. Taste is malt, sweet, spice, maybe some plum? Itís pleasing, not spectacular. Plum grows as it sits, which isnít necessarily amusing.
unclemike (2674) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an almost-black color with a moderate off-white head. Nose has some slight sweetness with a hint of sour and is darkly fruity. Taste has a subtle hint of roasting with other malts helping. A small bit of sweetness underlies some sour fruit notes. Amazing beer
Jerm719 (137) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted around 55 degrees F. Huge nose. Taste of dark cherries, damp earth, brandy, unripened bananas, subtle spices. Taste of plum, yet itís in hidden in great balance.. Long finish with the yeast beautifully fading out. Sier nev rocks! Very nice brew!
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 12.7 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, boozy, and a bit skunky and roasty, with hints of toffee, vanilla, leather, and hoisin sauce. Taste/Palate: sweet, thick, crisp, and slightly tart; finishes astringent.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12. Aroma is sweet and slightly fruity. Flavor is very pleasant with hints of brown sugar, caramel and fruit. I couldnít quite pick out the plum flavor... It was more of a fig. The Belgian yeast is not overpowering. There is a slight buzz of carbonation on the tip of the tongue but the finish is smooth and sweet. Great beer!
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4-pack picked up recently for a VERY respectable $13.... Cheap almost!!
Poured into my HotD goblet.. The brew is dark dark walnut brown with only some garnet showing through down at the stem end of the glass... dark tan head rises and then drops pretty quickly.
The aromas are nice.. not as rich as many quads, but still there are plenty of dark maltiness and more fruity esters than spicy notes... fruity notes actually outweigh the malts for the most part..
Flavors are sorta traditional.. again, very fruity without the background toasty malts... the malt is there, but obliterated by the esters and residual fruits..
Body and carbonation are pretty square...
Where are the plums?? Are they the fruity culprit that dried this one out? Did they get rid of the traditional maltiness?
Interesting... I will buy more for sure, but I have a hard time putting this one in the same wheelhouse as the Continental Quads.