elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Belgium Ovila Quadrupel 4/15/13 (Beautiful Bottle, Bristol Farms for $3.60. Pours a dark hazy brown and purple hue, soft head that dissipates to thin layer. Nose of soft, bready, plum pit fruit, purple raisins. Has a cobweb dustiness to it, with fruitiness muted but peeking through. Ends slightly dry, a bit of soda-like crispy carbonation and vanilla-nutmeg. Murmurs sweetness.) 3.5.
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at WOB. Reddish brown pour with a thin off white head. Big apple, plum notes in the aroma. Taste is big fruit notes, plums an apple. Dry finish with hints of fig. Very good.
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altonbrownd (4488) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont Circle. Dark brown with small head. Nose is faint and spicy. Taste is malty, sweet and fruity. Plummy and raisin notes.
Leafs93 (1505) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark deep brown with a tan head that left a trace throughout. Aroma is raisin, plum, earthy and bread. Taste is sweet with acidic tartness. Medium bodied and thin. Warm finish but otherwise alcohol well hidden.
boxofrane (1704) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at landmark. Pours clear copper with no head. The aroma Is a even mix of dark fruit and booze. You canít miss the alcohol. The taste has brown sugar but not much sweetness, light booze.
48FanInCali (614) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with generous head but no retention. Nose of malt, dark fruit, and plums. Taste of candied fruit, alcohol, and malt. A little hot but otherwise tasty. Not going to confuse this for any of the big boys but for 12.99/4pack certainly worth it.
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dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy moly this is solid. (raised fist) Aroma of cherry, plum, sugars caramel, prune. Pours a deep reddish with a large head. Taste is sweet with a soft finish on the tongue but dry and really crazy drinkable. Almost no bitterness and no heat. Iím surprised to be honest. Most of the higher ABV beers from this brewery arenít this good but close your eyes and this is rochefort- esque.
bobaidan (493) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma is dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is complex with plum, raisin and must. Alcohol is pretty strong in this one, but provides a nice warm burn. Finish is sweet, but not in a bad way. A real winner.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, complex aroma, familiar for the style. Thick beer, big body and lots of taste - nice dark fruit notes especially. A little too bitter for me overall, but warm nonetheless. I think they should tinker with the recipe a bit.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: pours a clear dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel and biscuity malty nose with some raisins and a hint of milk chocolate. Starts with good fullness and effervescence with sweet bready malts and toffee notes along with a hint of dates and black cherries toward the finish. Pretty true to style and complex.