LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with some hints of red. Compact, creamy beige head. Aroma is very fruity. Raisin, plum, almost prune. Taste was quite mellow, sweet, some molasses flavor, caramel, toffee, dark fruity hints leaning toward plum and prune. Not sticky sweet. Initial comment was "chewy" as the texture hit me right away, but not coating on the tongue. A little acidity seemed to sneak in aft the sip, kind of tea like. Carbonation seemed about right to liven this up and help it from being too heavy. A worthy find!
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy, slightly red- brown with a short beige head.
Cola, nuts, plum aromas.
Cherry, caramel malt, dark fruit flavours.
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very well - opaque w/ thin tan head that leaves a ring of lacing. Aroma is pretty subtle w/ some of the dark fruit notes standing out. The taste is complex but nothing in particular grabs my taste buds. Itís exceptionally smooth on the palate for its abv but the flavors are just a little jumbled to me. Itís still a pretty good beer - just not an outstanding one!
bth122 (1141) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice looking bottle. Pours a dark brown with little head. Huge aroma that burts with sugar plum, candy sugar, raisin,caramel, and Belgium yeast. Taste is solid. Itís what Belgium quad should taste like- complex flavors and warming alcohol. Medium heavy body. Average carbonation. Full flavored. Nice. Very nice.
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On taps at Hopjackís. Dark burgundy pour. Some nice red fruit and butterscotch with heavy HEAVY belgian yeast notes. Goes a bit overboard on that belgian spice/sweetness.
CampesinoTino (725) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle. Murky dark reddish brown pour with a half-inch layer of tan foam and bubbles. Aroma of dark fruits, caramelized sugars, Belgian yeast and toffee. The flavor delivers on that promise with a healthy dose of candi sugar, caramel malt and raisin notes upfront along with some plum, grape and oak to round it out. Naturally chewy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dark sugary fruit finish. Another respectable take on a classic Belgian style from the Ovila label.
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear amber colour with a small brown head; aromas of citrus, ash; lightly bitter flavour with a long medium bitter finish - strange for a quad
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown with copper highlights, under a thin foamy off-white head. Nose has a bright pink bubblegum note spiked with dates and dried cherries. The taste is very quad-like; boozy dark sweet malts, some raisin, Belgian yeasty eccentricity, some bubblegum and an almost cloying yeast tone on the finish. Not as much plum and cherry but more bubblegum and malty maloasses-ish tones. Sweet and nice, but not "Belgian" enough.
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cola brown with a short light tan head. Cherry fruit roll up and grape nose. Full but lifeless moutfheel. Cherry lifesaver overarching some toffee. Meh.
EithCubes (4627) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL, corked and caged, 333th rating for this brew. Nose sweetly malty and lightly yeasty, just tons of stone fruit, swirling eddies of heavy plum with lighter peach, over sturdy base toffee and red berry, even some faint earth and smoke. Pours deep dark brown, almost black, with some ruby before the volume accumulates, and a creamy pale tan head. Taste is sweet with light tang, heavy berry, strong but seductive and pleasantly soft warmth in the throat and chest, heavy plum, faint earth and toffee, with a nice yeasty resolution. Itís obviously very big but the alcohol is handled masterfully here, and the big picture is clean, fresh, and well-executed. Very low bitterness, but the subtle hop spices emerge in the mid-body and maintain their grip. Soft vanilla and wheat character, medium but appreciable ester and phenol development, smooth medium-full body. There will inevitably be some sniping from the peanut gallery about supposed American boorishness here, but I canít come close to agreeing; this is clearly the stroke of a master, and one to hold up against more established examples (though Iíd gladly take a dash more Special B per bottle!).
GTAEgeek (1062) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ale Yeah! Pours black, with a small, beige head. Aromas of dates, chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, and toffee. Very sweet, with a lot of savory spices. Heavy body, sticky, and slightly warming. Overall, this is a pretty good attempt at an American Quad, but still lacking the complexity and balance Iíd expect.