podey (637) - 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.
CpyNPrnT (478) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of raisins, alcohol, taste is raisins, alcohol, dark fruits, a little hot on the alcohol, not well balanced.
rdixon77 (1436) - Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A run of the mill quad…not too complex, but not bad. Creamy red-brown colored. Yeasty, dark fruits, caramel, booze. Sweet and sticky. Eh.
kevinator (1229) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong beer with yeast and fig aromas. Light caramel brown color with a medium palate. Flavors of banana and fig with some spice and definite alcohol.
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with little head. Dark fruit and caramel. Too sweet and not complex enough to compete with the best quads.
BigBeer45 (1307) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a bomber bottle,
this ale had a gold and brown pour with some red hi-lights, there were plenty of particles floating around in the glass,
the pour made a faint off-white small cover that receded to a thin ring, there were some small fingers and spots of lacing on the glass,
the nose had aromas of dark fruit that resembled raisin with some malt and raisin sweetness, faint hints of dough yeast,
alcohol esters with some spice and faint floral hints,
the flavors were raisin, big malt with a touch of toasted bread and dark fruit sweetness,
the finish had a little pepper spice on the tongue with a generous malt sweetness and raisin following, the spice lingered a bit on the palate,
the mouth feel was medium to full, it was a little syrupy on the lips and had soft to average carbonation, there was some alcohol warmth on the throat,
this beer is not as dark as your usual Belgian dark strong beer would appear, the nose and flavor had raisin fruit and malt with generous sweetness, it did not have the big dark notes and it was pretty sweet but not overly so and did not over power, I can see this drink as a good sipper.
rougeau13 (2139) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown wish a small tannish head. Aroma full of dark fruit with some rum and Belgian yeast. Sweet, but not that much, particularly for this style, semi-boozy, but not that much. Medium-full bodied. Pretty good.
closey22 (1112) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber rimming offwhite head; aroma is malty and sweet; Flava is samewith hop me alcoh notes; feels medium with semi fizz; finishes sweet malty licoricy
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a deep brownish red with thin ring of tan head. Aroma and taste are over the top dark fruit sweetness, not really Belgian esters, just malt and fruit. Boozy and strong, not really a quad for me, meh.
FROMTHEBOTTLE (28) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pour is copper/amber with redish hue. Head is whisper thin and is gone quickly. As in commercial discriptuin, dark fruit,rum and toffee notes dominate. Sweetness is too dominant for a Belgian Quad.Think addition of all the raisin puree deviated this beer from typical quad. Am fan of Belgian Quads, but this misses the mark. Too sweet.
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice big quad with a dark fruit taste that keeps it on the slightly harder to drink side but it is none the less enjoyable.