jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml. Black with ruby highlights. Fizzy, off-white head. Aroma of plums, cotton candy, overripe fruits. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderate bitter. Medium body, watery texture turning syrupy, lively carbonation. Cloyingly sticky sweet. Overwhelms any good qualities the beer has. Nice aroma, though.
thegreenrooster (3089) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark red with a small white head. Aroma is molasses and candi sugar. Flavor is brown sugar and dark fruit with molasses and a bit of roasted nuts. Finish is candi sugar sweet with a nice raison after taste. Maybe a bit thin for a quad but plenty flavor full and the alcohol is hidden well.
Emeister84 (767) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of raisin, strawberry, and caramel cream. An incredibly dark beer with deep ruby highlights, head foam is beige and almost fully lasting, beautiful aside from the chunks of sediment. Dry, fruity, savory, with notes of cola, blueberry, and toast. Medium-full bodied, very well carbonated, finishes chock full of dark fruit and some earthly hops, and some grain alcohol. Delicious, very smooth, very complex, and wonderfully refreshing.
HellesBunny666 (89) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sweet faint aromas of brown sugar and herbs. Tastes pretty syrupy sweet, brown sugar, molasses, dried fruits, grape juice, slightly tart. Deep dark ruby color, great body. Sooo good.
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of spice, yeast, brown sugar, herbal hops, stone fruits, mild earth. The taste is tart stone fruits, brown sugar, herbal hops, yeast, mild booze. Medium bodied, alcohol fairly well hidden, low carbonation. Solid beer.
Ed5388 (1740) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a hazy light brown/amber color with a foamy off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, light citrus, caramel, and roasted malt. Taste mimics the nose, with notes of raisins, and booze.
tgncc (2669) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, fruit, candi sugar aroma. The appearance is deep amber, haazy. The flavor is like the aroma, sweet, sweet, fruit, candi sugar, bread. Medium to medium thick in body. The finish is sweet, pine needles. Quite oood overall.
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours moderately cloudy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apple, raisin, plum, light banana, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright fruity/spicy yeast and dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, raisin, plum, light banana, caramel, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, clove, pepper, herbal, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright fruity/spicy yeast and dark malt flavors; with a great malt/fruity/spicy balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick, crisp, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent quadrupel style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottle was found in my friend’s basement. It is old.
Pours a medium - dark brown with no head. Completely still. Aroma is black cherries, brown sugar, a hint of coffee and some alcohol. Flavor is VERY sweet; caramel and sugar-dipped cherry. Decent silky body , bit I’m really missing the carbonation. Needs a little more balance and obviously a little carbonation.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a deep, rich mahogany color with a dark red hue and a small, off white head that slowly fades. Aroma has a vinuous blast of fermented grapes, raisins, molasses, cherries, and light yeast. Taste has molasses and caramel sweetness, musty yeast, dark fruits, grape juice, dry, clean booze in the finish. Syrupy medium body with almost no carbonation
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml served into an Orval Chalice.
A - Pours a red cola brown with ruby highlights. 1 finger of frothy khaki head forms a creamy micro-bubbled cap that never vanishes. Great looking beer.
S - Vinous fruit, grapes, cocoa, peaches, caramel malt, raw brown sugar, cherries, Christmas cake, banana taffy comes out as it warms.
T - Prunes, dates, green figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, candy syrup, slight oxidation, raw brown sugar, unripe banana, a tartness plays on the edges of the tongue, licorice comes out on the aftertaste.
M - Moderate carbonation keeps this from being full bodied.
This beer has a raw sweetness that is seems to cry for more shelf time. It seems to lack the melding or layering of flavors of a complex Quad. I will save my other bottle for December because this beer just reminds me of Christmas time.
Serving type: bottle