TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, reddish, mostly opaque, slight off white head. Nose is fairly fruity and boozy upfront, lots of yeast, caramel, banana, bubblegum, clove, dark fruits. Flavor is similar--fairly heavy, lots of boozy fruit, dark fruity and light bitterness in the finish.
joeneugs (2616) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Mission Liquors. It pours dark amber with an off white head. The aroma is bright with dark fruits. Mostly cherry and plum. The flavor is super fruity with raisins, plum, cherry and wood. Lots of maltiness. It has a full body with a little spicy, peppery yeast in the finish. Pretty nice stuff.
CpyNPrnT (58) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I was impressed with how this quad was done. Normally, if it isnít from Belgium, quads are crap. This brew however tastes good. The plums are not very prominent, but you d get a hint of them.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colored pour with a tan head. Smell is fruity, full of plums, a little bit of hops. Taste sweet and fruity, plenty of carbonation, dark sugars, and malts. Pretty good beer that improved upon the original quad. Im really liking these beers offered by Sierra Nevada.
sfontain (736) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, Andersons, around $3.79. Deep dark garnet pour is nearly opaque; tan head. As this warms, the aroma becomes just a spectacle; deep, dark caramel, malts, vegetable, spice, grape, banana, vanilla, chocolate, roast (!), oak, tobacco or patchouli or leather, WOW. Really sweet and the tobacco thing in the flavor really stands out; notable grape/plum. Body is medium and approaches frothy. 10.2% abv does not show a bit. A lot of people talk a lot of shit about Sierra Nevada but this one proves them all wrong. Killer.
mrhoppy (1185) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good but seems young to me. Needs more barrel. A lot of grape flavor. Too prickly. Thin sticky palette. Not enough Belgian stuff in there.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strong plum, caramel malt, and alcohol aroma. Chestnut brown with small head. Mildly sweet plum, light malt, and alcohol flavor. Body on the light side.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share by Bob, pours a dark brown with reddish tones and a thin off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and malt and light chocolate. Taste is a lot of plums, yeast, spice and alcohol crawls up the back of the throat a bit.
dcschiller (2155) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours mahogany with an espresso head. Aroma is candied sugar, dark pit fruit and plum along with some spice. Maybe even some cocoa. Taste is sweet with a cocoa note being most prominent followed by some lightly tart fruit. Medium bodied and slick, there is some roast that lingers for quite a long time. This is almost a belgian-like stout. Unique, but still pretty good. Had this beer after hearing about Walt. Cheers!
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely priced corked and caged 12.7oz bottle. Pours dark almost black with a reddish-purple tint and a thin, small fizzy beige head. Nose of grilled plums, fresh figs, bakerís chocolate, and softly powdery Belgian yeast. Taste adds a bit of sweetness and slight dryness. Small hint of spice. Really hits the fruit notes that the best Quads do but that American quads just canít grasp. Surprisingly fantastic.