blackmetal (112) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Much like the standard 12, but perhaps a little more sharp. No mjor diversion from the 12 but it doesn’t need to be.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle from Phaleslu. Pours dark amber with some sedimentation in suspension . Aroma is candies sugar, belgian yeast, caramel, fruit. Taste is sweet. Full bodied. Smooth finish. Excellent beer.
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Old Rating. Loved the box so much that it still sits on my shelf. The original Abt 12 is one of my favorites, this did have a little bit more to it. Huge pour with crazy tall white head that laces and stays. Dark but light-cutting brown. Huge rising flavor that is slightly metallic, robust and effervescent. High carbonation that bitters a touch. SE did have more hop depth.
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thank to hannonT)... Poured deep, dense reddish/brown with a tan head. Heavy with booze and malt sweetness. Tasted grains, caramel sweetness. Dark fruits like plums and figs, cocoa, and big yeast esters towards the finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of MrChopin. Pours a chunky and hazy brown with a thin tan head. Toasty, nutty aroma with fruity nuts. Hints of strawberry. Flavor sweet and malty. Very nutty and toasty. Dry bitter finish. Goes down pretty easy.
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Aged for about 3 years. A bit oxidized, but still pretty damn good. Lots of dark fruits and yeast flavor with a hint of booze. Wonderful mouthfeel. A pretty intense beer.
Dfonorow (1445) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Chuck! Pour is dark brown with some slight red tints and a gigantic bubbling tan head. Aroma is sweet with notes of raisins, fig newtons, candied sugar, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet at first but transitions nicely. Yeasty finish with notes of dried bananas, light chocolate, and slight booze. This has aged very well over the 5 years or so, great Quad!
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An EC special. Pours a clear, mahogany body with a large, rocky, light tan head. Sticky, clingy lacing. Date and prune aroma with some Belgian phenolics. Bright berry flavors in the flavor come through almost candyish. Some brown sugar/light molasses. Rounded out by a bit of mulling spice. Phenolics seem absent here. Sweet up front with no real bitterness. Finishes fairly dry with a light alcohol presence to add a pinch of sweetness. Super tasty!
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, brown appearance with a creamy, brown head. Strong, dark candy sugar, caramel, dark fruity, raisin, plum, Belgian yeasty aroma. Dark plum, slightly citrusy, Belgian yeasty, deep caramel, toffee, mild chocolate, candy sugar flavor. Nice brew but I think I slightly prefer the normal version.
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml brown bottle, corked, stored in can. Reddish brown coloured beer with a light creamy whitish cap. Nose is sweet and malty, yeasty banana notes. Flavour has some chocolate malts, some malt chewiness, sweet raisin fruitiness, yeast/estery. Finishes with light hops and yeast, dry. Some leafy aftertastes. Full bodied, carbonation is strong but natural feeling. Alcohol is well integrated, this never feels like an 11% beer, very drinkable.