bluejacket74 (1304) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Dogfish Head Signature glass, the beer pours dark brown (with some ruby red tints) with about an inch and a half tan head. The head retention is excellent, but there isnít much lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity, the brew smells like dark fruit, caramel, bready malt, brown sugar, cloves and some sweet spices (nutmeg). It tastes like dark fruit, sweet spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), caramel, and some bananas and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy, very smooth, and is well carbonated. I think itís a good overall brew and worth trying, but itís not one of my favorite Quads.
Tmoney99 (10575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear ruby color with an average to large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malty, floral, citrus and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. My expectations where met.
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber in color with a khaki head. Smells of toffee and bread with a bit of brown sugar. A little bit of dark fruit and maybe even some yeast. Dark fruit, brown sugar, and toffee flavors. Thereís some bready malt and toasted malts. A bit of yeast and maybe some molasses. Medium body and carbonation.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Belgian candy. Maybe a tootsie roll at the end of it but not really mu going on here.
sailracer (399) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours surprisingly dark for what I typically think of as a Quad. The flavor has hints of roasted malt with prevalent alcohol flavor. Pretty good overall.
steelhead3686 (238) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a large caramel head that sticks around. Sweet, rich smells of citrus and flowers. Nice sweet, rich taste. A light, creamy body with a clean, slightly bitter finish. Very good beer. I will be looking for it again next season.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of brown sugar,.raisins. tastes heavy sweet. Pretty good.
jmohno (1063) - Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a clear red hue,tan head creamy foamy decending lacing.
Aroma of ripe fruit a little plum/chocolate maybe vanilla and a bready/yeasty likeness.
Good mouthfeel maybe hops in flavor but overall is a sweet cherry like with mild vanilla tones bit of chocolate, carmelly maltiness,kind of woody and dry.Mouthdrying mildly tart candy citrus likebitterness,kinda boozie in the finish
KornDogg (529) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Smokey anise aroma. Dark, black body with thin tan, lasting head. Flavor begins with anise and smokey malts, hints of molasses and caramel, with a lingering smokey finish. An interesting quad that I enjoyed thoroughly enjoyed.
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown-red with a small creamy cream colored head. Smells like dark fruits and a strong malty base. Tastes fruity and sweet malty. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and active mouth-carbonation, Sierra Nevada Olvila Quad finishes with some mild fruitiness.