jcr (1946) - 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.
drowland (4998) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
During RBWG 2013. Clear amber pour with a small khaki head. Ripe dark fruits, some caramel, brown sugar, etc., and a bit of doughy/pale malts as well. The flavor is much the same, dark fruits, malty, some candy sugar in there, yeast esters. Not bad!
CJfromPhilly (137) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from the 25.4oz bottle a cola-ish brown with a 2 finger head. I cant see much in the way of carbonation in the darkness. Aroma is surprisingly faint ( or is it my allergies?) but I catch a hint of bread & dark fruit. 1st sip is of dark cherries, plums, and a hint of caramel. Itís quite sweet & malty even after 2 months of aging. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly, but there is not as much carbonation as one would expect. Overall, this is a pretty solid quadrupel, a quite suitable offering on National Beer Day!
JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark caramel brown, ruby against the light, with a short, fizzy off-white head that shrinks quickly but leaves a stubborn collar; visible carbonation risers along the sides. Aroma: at the pour, very boozy; this quickly subsides into candi and brown sugars, caramel, milk chocolate, cola, pumpernickel bread, molasses, raisins and dates, and even some citrus. Taste: extremely sweet, with strong notes of caramel up front (like a Wertherís Original) then lots of raisins, plums, brown sugar, and a hint of green apple; as it warms, you get some woody, leathery, chocolatey notes, along with a hint of cherries. Finish: a lingering brown sugar sweetness is the strongest remaining flavor, and thereís an immediate alcohol warmth in my belly thatís just shy of burning. Notes: Cellared this for exactly one year, which I think helped the boozy/alcohol characteristics mature and subside to a reasonable level; else it likely would have been a too-intense booze bomb. Iím not the biggest quad fan in the world, but this was really, really enjoyable. While it was big, sweet, and boozy, the palate was not too syrupy, which would have made it rather overwhelming. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
Leighton (6982) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the hotel lobby during RBWG 2013. Pours clear amber with a fine cream head. Big sugary malt flavor, ripe fruits, some yeast and bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild warmth finish, sweet malts, ripe fruits, berries, rich bread, mellow alcohol. Decent balance. I like it.
adamjackson (1230) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Acquired this bottle quite a while ago. 750ML..probably 18 months old. enjoyed in a wine glass. Dark amber color, nice clarity, slight brownish luffy head fading slowly. Nose is sweet, yeasty, bready and a hint of raisins.Taste is loaded with raisins, hint of cherries, cane sap and leather. Very sweet up front with a mellow finish with hints of tobacco. Very thin body, nice carbonation. Decent abbey style beer.
Hansen (5449) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, lasting. Aroma is sweet, yeasty and has notes of sugars. Flavor starts sweet, yeasty, hardly any bitterness. Syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
HenrikSoegaard (9148) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Light bitter and light sweet flavor. Moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.
keepersj12 (2256) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Way to sweet for me. It had a nose fruity aroma and I thought it might be OK but then I took a sip and the sweetness floored me. Very sticky on the tongue and a cotton candy like after taste,
Hair6a11 (1156) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown / amber with a fine bubbled off white head in this glass. The head is on the average side, retaining average/ below average for the style, with some very mild lacing present here. The nose is probably the highlight : Mild Vinousness, caramel, toffee, dark fruits and booze is present. The flavor profile is a little messy, however; Initial is bitter, syrupy, with sweet bread, caramel, toffee, and belgian sugar present here. Itís honestly abrasive on the tongue, with sharp features, a touch of vinousness, and more dark fruits here. Not really impressed with this one