sfontain (832) - 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.
closey22 (1108) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DRk brown little head;íaroma is sweet alcohol epoxy notes; Flava is sweet malt notes of port wine wild berries; feels thick creamy; finishes tangy slight malt
rosenbergh (8245) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Sierra Nevada, Chico, CA.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small to mid-size tan head.
Dark fruits, sweetness and plums in the aroma.
Dark fruits, dried fruits, prunes, sweetness and syrupy sweetness in the flavour. No hint of 10.2% (alcohol wise). Rich.
bubbleflubber (1933) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery, this pours a deep walnut–mahogany hue with a wispy head that reduces to ring lacing. The nose is of sweet dark fruits and toffee. Gorgeously sweet caramel, sweet plums, toffee, esters and a kiss of effervescent cognac to finish. The mouthfeel is silky smooth, hiding the ABV perfectly. Deceptive and delicious, this a virtually perfect quad.
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zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, and yeast. Flavor is malt, toffee, dark fruit, yeast, and a bit of alcohol. Heavy body, sweet finish.
BroadestTom (91) - - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma plums alcohol, wine dark fruits
Appearance red, brown, minimal head, tan foam, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, dark fruits, plums
Palate full body, soft carbonation,
Overall I really enjoyed this quad. It hides the alcohol very well and I would suggest this beer to a friend.
tia (1141) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Sierra NC. Brown with red highlights and thin head. Smells dark & fruity and a tad boozy. Flavor follows. Big & desserty.
arminjewell (8460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Churchkey, dark brownish pour with red hues, off white head, aroma brought notes of dark sugars, caramel, toffee, some red fruit into dark fruit, some yeast and spicy notes. Taste was sweet plum, raisin, dark fruit into sugar, caramel, some molasses with hint of spice, finishing sweet.
WVHouseofBeer (921) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ovila is a good beer, this is borderline excellent. The plums are evident from the nose all the way to the finish -- sweet dark sugars mix well with the nature of the fruit and creates a luscious flavor upon a heavy medium body that supports the big flavors with a strong malt backbone. If you get a chance to try this, donít hesitate.
woodychevy (589) - - APR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Taste at Mills River taproom. Good, and huge. Dried fruit (plums, raisins balsamic) balanced by the sweetness of malts. Belgian notes there but not overpowering. Somewhat slick mouthfeel. Pretty boozy but a nice sipper. More of a winter beer.
raoul_duke (140) - - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at hopleaf. Dark black to purple appearance. Decent head which sticks around. The smell is pungent plum, refreshing! Taste is really odd. Not exactly in a bad way, but odd. It isnít a stout and isnít a radler and isnít ale-ish. The flavor is good, Iíve decided. Not very alcoholic despite the abv, which is awesome. The mouthfeel is ale and the flavor is stout. Would sip again.