podey (487) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured draught at Pony Bar UES. Pours a beautiful carmael color. Terrific to look at; lovely color beer. This is a very boozy beer with lots of toffee, caramel and dark fruit notes. Again, the booziness comes through on this. Pony Bar lists it as 12% ABV but this listing is 10%. Defintiely a high ABV comes through in the taste.
BeerFanDan17 (888) - 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 (114) - 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. Itís a little out of balance with no bitter at all and lots of booze. Itís 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 (5406) - 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 (1042) - 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 (868) - 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!
Dogbrick (5990) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Hal & Alís. The beer is a clear reddish-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of malt and dark fruits. Full, chewy body with flavors of ripe fruit, caramel malt and earthy yeast. The finish is sweet with a malty and woody aftertaste. Decent overall.
Iphonephan (1192) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon . Pours a clear deep amber with an off white head. Sour cherry aroma. Some caramel and yeast elements. Bitter finish.
Narnad (1340) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful red-orange color with a low, frothy off-white head. Aroma has a strong dark fruit and dark fruit notes, toffee sweetness, light cinnamon and clove spice later in the nose. Flavor starts off with a pronounced spiciness and moves to a strong raisin middle with an alcohol and yeasty finish. Body is smooth and sugary with fine carbonation and a strong dryness at end of the tasting. Overall a pretty good brew. Sweetness is kept in check by the nice spice provided by the yeast. Very good brew for the price and is very pretty too look at.
akoeninger (153) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red, yeast and fruit dominates the nose. Taste is very complex, full of fruit, rum, yeast, spice and toffee. Very flavorful, very big.
zickbeer_ye (57) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty Raisin rum notes. Light amber orange color. Tastes of raisin belgian yeast and malts and heavy hot alcohol finish. smooth on the palate very hot in the finish. Nice interesting quad