jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Boozy and yeasty. Dark fermented fruits with caramel and a couple loaves of bread. Goes down way too easy though.
Beergeek23322 (2236) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 2012. Bottle. Dark amber color with an offwhite head. Spicy aromas with malt, brown sugar, yeast and dark fruit. A very good example of this style without being over the top.
olr1984 (1061) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to Thedrooid pours dark red with zero head. Dark fruit and malt aroma. Fruit raisins plums and sweet malt taste.
MadRobin (1904) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring go 14 months.
Murky, amber-brown with a small cream- colored head and good lacing.
Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, raisins, figs, plums, orange, brown sugar, spice, cloves and yeast.
Sweet taste of toasted malt, caramel, raisins, toffee, figs, plums, orange, peaches, brown sugar, rum, spice, cloves and yeast.
Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization.
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SudsMcDuff (5816) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle to glass .. . pours a burnt plum .. medium foam level .. . light spice, rum, and easy going dark fruit .. . has a chewy mouth feel, mild finish .. . not bad at all, could have been bolder though .. . . I applaude grinding up losers!
BeerFanDan17 (996) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very hefty brew with plenty of pitted fruit, some apricot, and buttered toast. Bomber... Pours dark amber.
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pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a murky reddish amber with a thin head that fell fast to a thin ring, shimmering wet lace and alcohol legs. Little yeast floating on top. Very light in color for a quad looks more like a barleywine. Nose is raisin, dark fruits, plum, date, caramel malt, candy sugar, a quick glimpse of bread but really more cake like malt and alcohol. Has a very high abv. Taste follows the nose all the way. Raisin, butter and rum. Reminds one of fruitcake. It’s a little out of balance with no bitter at all and lots of booze. It’s immediately warming, medicinal and has just a bit of spice. Mouthfeel is thin and has a sticky fruit juice quality to it. This is a big sweet beer with not a lot of carbonation that finishes dry from all the booze. It was not unpleasant but I would call it an interpretation on the belgian quad.
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle and served in my lil Tripel Karmeliet glass: Pours a beautiful deep coppery amber with a fading head. The aroma has notes of rich over-ripened apple, prune, raisin and pear, bubblegum, caramel, pils malt, a touch of iodine/peat oak and plenty of yeast esters. The taste is sweet but not overbearing, fruity and yeasty with a heavy dose of alcohol to cleanse the palate. The mouth feel is sticky and lush with aggressive booze. I like this but missing the darker malts normally found within the genre. This bottle is already two years old but could stand a few more years of aging.
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Irish mile. Aroma Pours ruby red with no head. Taste is sticky caramel apple which quickly fades into bread yeast. Thought it would be tart but came out boozy and yeasty. Very sloppy.
bth122 (1261) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Torpedo bottle. Poured a orange like color. Smaller head. Aroma is aromatic- Belgium yeast, coriander. Big raisin, dark fruit tastes with spicy Belgium yeast. Taste is quite nice and complex. Ave carbonation. Medium bodied. Slight warming alcohol. Good stuff. Go Pens!