generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Its body has a deep warm reddish color with a small light tan head on top. This slowly fades to thick ring with a wispy thin island of foam in the middle. This makes some slick lacing on the glass. There are lots of fruity and yeasty notes that offer hints of raison, dried apricot, caramelized malt and alcohol. Its big full body has full smooth texture with lots of dark dried fruit notes, apricot, musty and bready yeast as well as dark caramelized almost chocolaty malts. There is an overall sweetness like Belgian sugar with a low hop presence.
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy dark orange to amber with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, cookie, and nutty malt with dates and figs, dark Belgian candi sugar and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and cookie malt, dark Belgian candi sugar, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pour is hazy amber with the expected visible sediment. Wispy khaki head. Aroma is dark fruit, banana, citrus and clove. Taste is plum, clove, caramel, pineapple, sweet citrus. Booze isn't overbearing. Good stuff.
Bulk_Carrier (2866) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am reviewing this from notes and I had it poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a hazy muddy brown color with light purple tinges on the sides of the glass. A half finger white to off white foamy head fills the top of the beer.
The smell was that of a normal Belgian Quad in that it has the Belgian spices combining with some bananas, plums, raisins and ends up adding a nice bready and earthy yeastiness to it.
The taste was sweet and spicy through the previously mentioned flavors leading to the same flavored aftertaste and into a dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium and indicated that this one was more of a sipper for the most part. Sessionable? Maybe, perhaps.
Overall, this means everything for a good Quad. Would I have it again? Quite possibly. I’m super glad I found the notes of this today.
DuffMan (8152) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Deep tea-coloured amber. Rum& raisin aroma, a little grapey even, sweet. Rich fruity toffee palate, juicy acidity in the back (grape juice), light metallic tang in the finish.
boto (1969) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber: This one pours a darker caramel color. There was almost no head or lacing on it. Nice nose. Yeast, spices, caramel, dark fruits. The taste is very good. Some sweet caramel malt, raisin, bready, and a hint of roast and chocolate. Smooth. A very nice beer.
Sledutah (6181) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle shared on the RBWG bus
Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma of brown sugar. Flavors of brown sugar and chocolate
60minuteman (1089) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from May 2011. Dark fruits, alcohol, yeast, molasses abound. Pretty cloudy reddish amber hue. A sweet tartness in the initial bite. Mellowed out by the alcohol.
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle shared during some post-bus drinking at the Downtown Inn for RBWG. Toffee first and foremost with dark liquid chocolate secondary. Nice chocolatey feel with boozy toffee finish. Well done.
jcnielsen (2723) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the bus. Pours a amber brown color with white head. Caramel, dark fruit, malty flavors. A touch oxidized.