sonnycheeba (2520) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with fizzy, off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is bread malt, yeast, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Flavor is bread malt, caramel, and light hops. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
thornecb (3963) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid pop on the cork. Pours deep mahogany into a trappist glass. Mocha head crackles as it recedes to skim surface. Sweet yeast, caramel, biscuit and pit fruit aromas. Dry with sweet dough and caramel upfront turning to mild soy in the lasting toasted nutbread finish.
OmegaX (1131) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark fruits and yeast, with some sweet candy notes. Pour was rather dark into my tulip glass. The flavor was shockingly absent of alcohol. Lots of fruit such as, plum, cherry, candied sugar, and malt. Nicely done quad that I wouldn’t mind having again.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours dark brown with a generous tan head and a candi sugar and treacle aroma. There is a hearty and somewhat syrupy dark malt flavor that turns slightly sour at the finish.
nsquishee (546) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark fruit aroma. Pours a dark amber color. Flavors of prune, cherries, plum, and molasses. Very nice, sippable Belgian style.
maxa9 (27) - , Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Porky’s. Pours cloudy brown, light head. Aroma is sweet and rich. Taste is the same, perhaps too sweet? Watery Liked it better In the bottle.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caged and corked 750mL bottle pours brown with copper hues and modest looking mocha like head. The mild aroma is kind of spicy with yeast to start and then becomes sweet with dark fruity esters such as cherry candy and prunes. The taste pretty much follows suit with prunes and cherries and hints of dates mixing with thin layers of caramel and molasses. At the edges of the flavor I get some spicy yeastiness. All in all a pretty nice Quad.
Chipalsa (1263) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was pretty dark for a quad, a pretty deep red and a huge off-white head. Aromas were fruity and yeasty, only hinting at the 10.4% count. The taste was full and sweet; lots of yeast and a bit roasty with a pleasant cherry background. The finish was mellow and warm, with a rich aftertaste of caramel. The alcohol is very well hidden among the complexity. Quite the session-able brew from Sierra Nevada - and I hope to see more soon.
Livid (49) - - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with a thick tan head that holds on well, but doesn’t lace at all. Rich, malty sweet aroma, hints of clove and cinnamon. Full mouth feel, strong malt flavor with notes of brown sugar and caramel and a slight alcohol burn. A passable, if plain rendition of the style.
Beaver (1159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle. Pours brown with a huge fizzy light tan head that retains well.
The aroma is pretty mild - some sweet caramel malts, cola and dark fruit.
The flavor is sweet sugary malts with some dark fruit and cola. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, way too sugary sweet for me. A poor man’s St Bernardus.