BBB63 (5701) - 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.
boto (1797) - 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 (4071) - 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 (569) - Frazer, 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 (1383) - 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 (1664) - 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.
solidfunk (2801) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good all-around Belgian strong. A solid beer, although not among teh best quads. Has citrus, booze, some apricot and floral Belgian yeast. The body isn’t huge though. Pours cloudy dark brown. Bottle.
WillRunForBeer (378) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours bright amber with an off white head. Aroma is raisin, dark cherry, cereal. Flavor is sweet, with dark cherry, candied sugar, raisin. 10% abv is well hidden.
abcfan (670) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Make mine a Smutty! Good brew; pours cloudy orange with minimal head. Aroma is primarily fruit and sweet caramel. Taste is dried fruits, caramel, and some sweet yeast. Slightly boozy finish.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 2013 bomber. Caramel, mild neutral fruity character with some cherry wood. Vaporous with alcohol and heavy duty esters. Raisins, plums, brandy. Beautiful lustrous deep amber-mahoghany clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Alcohol warming. Starts pretty sweet but not cloying. Caramel, biscuit, cherry and cherry wood. Medium sugary tart notes, light tart tang and medium hop bitter finish. Warming sweet-bitter after.
pfc514 (41) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of yeast, prunes, sweet and fruity with some candied sugar present.
Pours a beautiful reddish brown, with ruby highlights when held up to the light.
Raisins are present in the flavor, but candied sugar overpowers much of the front end. Boozy in the back.
Mouthfeel isn’t really anything to write home about. Pretty standard. Not bad, but average.
Pretty good quad. I wasn’t disappointed, but I have had better representations of the style.