Gramoit (343) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Real good quad! Dark fruits and caramel dominate the taste with a spicy finish.
warhawk91 (206) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz. bottle. Dark brown, short lived light khaki head, a little bit of lacing. Very earthy yet sweet to the nose. Dark fruit, figs, molasses, west coast hops, yeast and alcohol. Taste is really smooth. Silky texture, tamed hops paired with brown sugar plum and raisin with the Belgian yeast adding that spicy element and texture. This is my second one and it is amazing that a few months in the basement has really mellowed out the hops a bit and exposed the complexity of the malt. Really, really like this one.
Ryanmalkmus (14) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From slow beer in melbourne, Australia. Boozy nose, fruit and brandy coming through. Big thick mouthfeel with the high abv and tonnes of residual sugar. Lots of roast, but sweet not dry. Belgian yeast comes through, but could use some cellaring to bring all those flavours together and hopefully dry it out a little.
There's a Trappist abbey in California!!
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JesseBones (52) - - JUL 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
*Bottle conditioned for one year*
Aromas of molasses and dried figs. Mostly dark color and a little cloudy. A minuscule bubble and thin syrup palate make it so the sweet fig and raisin flavors are at the front followed with malt and hints of smokey carmel. With a toffee and bitters finish.
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Cory (222) - , California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of fig, brown sugar, raisin, creamy ands smooth across the palate that coats your mouth with a toffee and bitter finish. In my cellar for a year and did not really change over that time.
M_Sack (260) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown. Chocolate malt aromas with a presence of alcohol. Sweet chocolate, which moves into dry coffee through the mid palate and then a lactose and even cola sweet finish. Impeccably balanced with the alcohol completely hidden except when it hits your head. Great luscious mouthfeel.
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head that left stringy lace. Aroma of caramel, rasins, dark fruit and a hint of toffee. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel, dark fruit, raisins, toffee, alcohol and a hint of brown sugar. Nice balanced and complexity of flavors with a medium body and had a silky texture.
nike (876) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft, dark brown pour with a minimal head. Aroma of fruits and alcohol. Iím usually not a fan of heavy quads, but this one is nicely done, even for my hoppy palate. Complex brew, sweet fruits, (could be the 10.4%abv), but balanced. Alcohol taste is strong, but does have a tart finish to it.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 2011. Corked and caged bottle. Pours red brown with a tan head. Spicy and fruity aromas that are following by sweet flavors of dark fruit, malt and spice. Awesome beer.
Hopswagger (179) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Pours a vivacious nut brown with a taupe crown of froth that fades to a creamy film in top. Sloppy lacing grabbing for the sides.
S: Dark sugar malt, brown sugar, rich caramel, booze, the inside of an old leather boot, rye bread, plums, figs, prunes and a subtle spices.
T/M: Lots of rich dark malt, aged oak, apples, spiced rum soaked dark fruits, candied pecans, roasted caramel and earthy bitterness. Earthy and spicy hops round out the dry roasty finish. Hints of coffee in the midst of the bready belgian yeast. Full bodied with a prickly bite. Nice warming.
O: A spicy and rich quad that has multiple layers of flavors that keeps your palate guessing. I really enjoyed this because of the balance it achieved. I have enjoyed all the Ovila brews so far. Cheers!