FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Pours a deep amber color with a small creamy light beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, cherry and a bit of prune with some light spice and a sweet bready character. Flavor starts with the dark fruit, the black cherry coming out more this time, still a light bready and spice character going into a creamy brown sugar and caramel finish. Medium to medium full creamy body and a soft carbonation. Decent quad
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clean deep garnet brown with ruby highlights and two fingers of creamy tan head. Nose shows lots of ephemeral dark fruits and spice with some alcohol coming through, lightly raisiny with a caramel sweetness and hints of leather. First thing I notice in the flavor is some Munich or Biscuit malt, something toasty. Dark fruits for sure with some phenolic spice from the yeast. Light sweet notes and some alcoholic warmth. Medium body.
PacNWDad (64) - Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma, malty, caramel, plum and a bit of vanilla. Fairly dark pour, tan color. Sweet flavor, and a hint of saltiness in there. The head fades quickly. Not appreciably carbonated. Finish is a bit off - it is abrupt and somewhat bitter. Overall, an interesting offering, but I think Sierra Nevada can do better than this.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dark walnut brown with frothy tan foam, aroma of nuts and caramel, flavor is soft for a quad with good brown sugar, nuts and dried fruit flkavors
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from whip in. Poured brown with a creamy off white head that lasted the life of the beer. Aroma was grape, cola, dark fruits, and spice. Flavor was cinnamon, raisin, prune, and and some slight spice. Body medium with soft and creamy carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy mahogany brown hue with a lasting and tight khaki brown head. Great lace. Aromas of dark fruit esters, fig, plum, raisin, a bit of an herbal hop note. Spicy, dry, bready (pumpernickel), chocolate and molasses notes. Maybe a hint of wheat. Some banana and light clove. Flavors are of raisins, medium bitter, raisin bran cereal, grainy, wheat, chocolate, light banana, fig. Light dates and persimmon. Alcohol is really well hidden. Enjoyable although not as complex as some more traditional Quads. Medium to slightly fuller carbonation, plenty dry, medium to medium-full bodied. Good.
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at square burger, mckinney. Pours a deep mahogany/almost black with a thin tan head. The aromas are dark fruits, liquorice, pepper. The mouthfeel is slightly sweet and fruity with a heavy body and nice lingering dark fruit flavor. Great beer! Cheers!
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, yeast, bread, and dates. Flavor of raisins, brown sugar, molasses, and dates.
HonkeyBra (2857) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. The corks shoots off and hits the ceiling with the slightest tug. This beer pours a brown cola color with some mild head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of caramel and dark fruits. Mild cinnamon, some cherries and some toffee. Flavor is fairly heavy on the cherry and dark fruit. Some candy sugar, some caramel. Quite rich and nice. Mouthfeel isnít quite right. This is a hard style for American breweries. This isnít perfect. But itís acceptable.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750, corked and baled. Pours black with a loose thin tan ring around the top. Nose is a mix of soy sauce, black cherry pop, and milk chocolate. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Chocolate, black cherries, and soy sauce on the mid palate. Not sure whatís supposed to be going on here, but I am pretty sure itís not this.