tom10101 (2216) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml) at Parker Pie. Thanks to czar for sharing this one! Dark brown with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma of raisins, Madeira (oxidation?), dark fruits, hints of sweetness and slight alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet with raisins, dark fruits, malt and slight alcohol again. Medium to heavy body. Low carbonation. Very good Quad, well balanced and quite complex. I like the raisins presence in this beer!
jdtenuta (5) - , California, USA - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great initial taste. No Sierra Nevada hoppy taste. Smooth and good mouth feel. One of my top Sierra Nevada beers.
ContemplateBeer (1432) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of dark fruits, light rum, molasses and other semi-sweet complexities. Appearance was ruby black with slight bone head. Flavor is sweet overall; the complexities of the nose do not show themselves. Palate was medium, creamy and soft. A mediocre Quad.
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Moriartys. Tulip. Unexpected black red pour with a large frothy head. Dark, sweet and vinous. Molasses. Prunes. Dried blueberries. Celery seed. Rotted lavender. Burnt chocolate. Mulberries. Deep blue red fruit. Not what I was expecting. A step up (and away) from the Ovila Dubbel and Trippel. Clean unique taste. High alcohol is mostly hidden. Medium-thin body. Feels juicy despite some otherwise dark syrupy medicinal notes. Actually this beer is quite extraordinary.
tgncc (2662) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is brown sugar, caramel, fruit. The appearance is dark brown, off-white head. The flavor is raisins, fruit, caramel. The finish is sweet, with some pine neddle bittering. Medium to slightly thick in body. Very good.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft; from notes. Intense, sweet, gentle-yeast (not malty or fruity) aroma. Short, but thick, consistently bubbled head that dissipated slowly but steadily. Thin mouthfeel, but the flavor maintains strongly, and for several grinning seconds. A very enjoyable, mellow quad.
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at clubhouse. Pours red/brown with solid white head. Aroma tons of dry fruit. Taste matches very sweet banana finish
stt0229 (6) - - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
By far one of my favorite beers. Great all around taste and the flavor hits you just right. I could sip on this all day and be quite a happy camper.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Dark fruits and anise waft up immediately. Flavor is also of dried dark fruit, with a hint of marzipan - rather like a brandy soaked fruitcake. Full bodied - perfect for sipping.
r464 (1783) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. Strong Belgian flavor with a hint of sourness, rich dark fruit, and malt. Caramel, raisin, fig, and citrus zest. Very nice.