beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark caramel color with thick tan head. Smells of plumbs, yeast, malts and spices. Strong roasted malt taste with plumbs, chocolate, yeast and caramel. Smooth and sweet finish with slight alcohol warmth. Very good, decently complex and rather easy to drink for a quad.
Darkmagus82 (2129) - - JAN 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown mahogany color, bordering on black, with a one finger tan colored head of foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading to leave bits of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – A huge dark fruit aroma of plum, raisin, and fig control the vast majority of the nose. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a sweeter candied sugar can caramel as well as some notes of yeast and spice of clove and coriander. A bit of a light boozy and banana smell is there as well, mixing with the robust dark fruit and sweet aromas to produce a very warming and inviting smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a big, sweet dark fruit flavor of cherry, raisin, plum, and fig. This sweetness is augmented by some other sweeter tastes of candied sugar and molasses. As the taste advances the fruit flavors begin to fade a little bit while the molasses and some caramel take their place. With the exchange of the sweeter tastes, there is also some yeast and a bit of a more roasty taste that comes to the tongue. While a chunk of the dark fruit fades, the plum actually makes a comeback at the end of the taste, really amping up the plum flavor profile. This plum is accompanied by some light warming rum flavors and a little bit more candied sugar to leave on with a plum sweetened, boozy, but quite dangerously smooth and drinkable dark fruity taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average to slightly thinner and crisper for a 10.2 % abv. brew and has a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the warming sweet and boozy flavors mixed with the fruity but hearty tastes of the brew the feel really was quite nice. It had enough body to support all the flavors, all while not allowing the tastes buds to be overwhelmed by any one given flavor.
Overall – This is one fantastic quad in my opinion!! It has tons of nice dark fruity flavor, with it all being balanced very nicely. While the biggest of the flavors that accompany the dark fruit (mainly plum) are sweet, there is a superb blend of alcohol, yeast, spice, and roast, which seems to meld everything together well and make for one approachable slow sipper. This is a very tasty brew. Well done SN!!
gam (3815) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour tan head me4dium carbonation aromas port lovely loads of plums caramel dark fruits toffee bread doughy the flavours the plums are well perfected lovely sugar plums such tasty little fellows can eat many of these at a time they are so nice cinnamon white pepper notes raisin currants toffee caramel doughy touch good flavour the finish like the fruit taste plum is excellent spice malt mix a very enjoyable Quadruple
Pjcrage (2) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice quad. Excellent complexity and depth. Lovely molasses notes with a Rich mid palate and smooth finish that lingers without significant bite. I like this a lot.
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, withaybe two years of age. Very litle carbonation but a loud pop of the cork. Opaque, dark brown appearance so they did that right.immediately i am enjoying the dark, malt forward chracter of an abbot alr rather than a pale wuad. Aroma has caramel, malt ,raisn and dried fruit. Sweet flsvor, tons of malt flavor. Here the plums are not prominent but enhance the rich malt flsvor. Some grit, good palate. This is one of thr best American ecamples of tje style I have tried and could certainly pass for a Belgian beer.
ColovianTrader (461) - - DEC 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt forward. Flavors of plums, fig, brown sugar, cake, berries, raisins, toffee and caramel. Hints of clove, tobacco and faint cocoa. Notable but smooth Belgian yeast. Expertly balanced.
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at bier thirty. pours out brown topped with a small head. nose is plums some pit fruit caramel toffee sweetness and a nice malt. Taste is more of the plums plenty of the pit fruit and malty sweetness.
Shark_Pants (534) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dark pour with ruby highlights when held to the light and minimal tan head. Sweet aromas of caramel, raisins, plums (funnily enough) and bubblegum. The taste is very sweet - plums are there, raisins too, sherry, figs. Warming alcohol in the finish. Thick and chewy. Definitely a slow sipper but quite a well crafted one. Only real criticism is the slightly excessive sweetness.
DandyWolfFloyd (851) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - carmalized sugar, plums, other dark fruit, alcohol, tobacco Appearance - dark brown body with a small beige head. Taste - dark fruit (plums, raisins, figs), bourbon oak, and some spice. Palate - full bodied, lively carbonation, sticky texture, and a warming long boozy oak finish.
Ctplt777 (413) - - DEC 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like exactly like plums, figs, and brown sugar. Beautiful color on this one as well. Taste is big sweet plums, figs, and a sugary sweetness. Super smooth and easy to drink. You cannot tell it’s 10.2% at all. I’m really digging this one. Cheers!
TheHopster (997) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle). Pours a deep brown complexion with minimal head and some lacing. Minimal aroma noted. The flavor is quite good with Belgian yeast, sugar plum and dark cherry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone