brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, 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. There’s 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 (473) - 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 (258) - 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 (516) - 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 (1400) - 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 (567) - 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 (1089) - 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.
ChainGangGuy (4653) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle - $9.49 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. A pleasing package with a quality cork and cage yielding a good ’pop’ upon opening.
Appearance: Pours a dark burgundy body with a medium-to-tall, off-white head, though it soon settles back down.
Smell: Finely spicy, sweet-scented, pungently fruity nose with malty touches of bread crust and semi-sweet chocolate. A delightfully harmonious mix of aromas present.
Taste: Deeply toasty, modestly chocolaty malts with a small inkling of roast enveloped by broad fruit flavors ranging from sweet cherries to prunes to figs back to ever-so-slightly tart cherries. Dark brown sugar stirred up with spices. Picks up a bit more sugared sweetness into the mid-point, also a hint of aniseed. The alcohol, while warming (and, thankfully, never hot), helps to dry things out approaching the malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-high carbonation keeping things moving well enough along the palate.
Overall: A fine big Belgian-style brew all around. I had the Stone 11.11.11., and there was a big, Belgian-esque beer I struggled through, comparatively, Ovila Quad was one that came together very nicely and, though big and bold itself, was a relatively ease to finish off.
mcox90 (1765) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, corked and caged. Pours a deep, rich mahogany with a 2 finger off white head. Good head retention, eventually dwindling to a nice ring of lace. Sweet caramel malt aroma layered with scents of figs, cherries, dates, and a whiff of alcohol. Flavor follows the nose, nothing is left out or disappears. Just layer after layer of goodness. Full palate with good carbonation. This was delicious.