RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with red tinted highlights that are barely visible and a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, grape juice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and wood. Flavor of brown sugar, maple, raisins, lots of dark sweet fruit, and cinnamon. Finishes slightly dry, but not too much, with earth and fruit. Pretty heavy-bodied and the carbonation is high enough, but the mouthfeel just isnít quite up to the Belgian classics. Still, I think the flavor profile is great here, and is free of anything I dislike.
bubbleflubber (1918) - 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 (1733) - 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 (79) - - 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 (1123) - 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 (7999) - 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 (917) - 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 (572) - - 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 (127) - - 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.
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance stout/porter-like, mild partly-tarty aroma, flavor partly reminds me of dark cola, smooth finish. I was hoping for more sweetness. Overall enjoyability influenced by booze content, so I tried to adjust for that.
OmegaX (1318) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is Belgian yeast, spices, fruity plum and prune notes, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is similar. Very fruity and loads of influence from the yeast. Not overly sweet. Nice!!