poisoneddwarf (2272) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What the fuck is a sugar plum? 12.7 oz corked and caged bottle. Pours dark dark mahogany and looks ruby red under the light; has a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is doughy with accents of dark fruit and alcohol; what smells like faint Christmas spices and caramel come through as it warms. Taste is sweet and savory with a lightly sour finish; boozy. Medium to soft carbonation. This is pretty harsh. I need to get another bottle to age. It has to get better than this over time. Addendum: okay, this beer did get better as it sat. Its caramel and fruit character became much more pronounced and the booziness seemed to dial down a bit. I still think it needs some time in the cellar, though. My original score was 6,4,6,4,13 = 3.3.
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 24, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malty slight earthy and plum aromas come from this brown brew that poured thick and low carb and no head. The taste is sweet full bodied plumy almost no carb and strangely no alcohol warming or taste. Aftertaste is plum.
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Brilliant, deepest cola brown with a solid head that dwindled rapidly - I blame my glass. Aroma is hard to pinpoint. My wife pointed out chocolate scented perfume and I’d say that is pretty close. Chocolaty with ample pot pourri, lightly roasted coffee, vannillin, musk candi, old tawny port, marzipan and booze. Big in feel, slightly oily and viscous drowned out by the alcohol warmth. Soft to foamy in carbonation. Dark chocolate and the coffee of the nose is prominent. That weird perfume mixes in well and there is a a hint of plum coming through. A dusty chocolate malt flavour builds as does rich caramel. It drinks well but doesn’t hit the heights I hoped it would. A complex nose fades a little on the palate. Likeable, approachable Quad! (12.7fl.Oz, Code 043D-2 0943, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
ffbot (342) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 14, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap Torpedo Room. Pour is dark black with bubbly white head. Smell is super floral, hops, pepper. Taste is pepper and interesting citrus, odd sour and bitter aftertaste. Decent lingering sour palate. The plums really come through in the smell and after taste
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium dark reddish amber color. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are plums, and some spice.
Dorkenstein (417) - - MAR 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: big plum, raisin, raisin bread. Taste is plum, raisin, raisin bread.
Patrickctenchi (5951) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, ruby-brown/black with a small tan head.
Aroma is spray-paint, plums.
Spicy plum flavour......a touch of warmth, figs, raisin.
It just tastes...."purple"......not in a candy/gimmicky way, but rich fruit-wise.
Very smooth and full flavoured.
Bill Becker (793) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is a very dark brown almost black. 1"head of off white foam.
A very malty nose. And fruity. Caramel malt with heaps of dark fruits. .obviously plums, raisins with a slight indicator of a possible tart note or 2.
Caramel malt sweetness up front with quite the sharp taste of plums that’s more bitter than tart. I sense some oxidation going on as well. .Cardboard, mild butterscotch.
Close to full bodied with medium carbonation and the alcohol is well hidden.
A slow sipping beer for sure and in general, I like what’s going on.
Darkmagus82 (2254) - - 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 (3909) - 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 (3) - 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.