DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.25 A: Clear medium amber color. Two fingers of creamy/frothy beige head. Retention is about average and just a few wisps of lacing are left.
4.0 S: This smells pretty awesome. To start, it’s very clean without any breadiness or yeast. Big caramel and toastiness. Grainy with brown sugar sweetness. Dark fruits including plum. Spicy earthiness and neutral wheat.
3.75 T: Like the nose, this is very clean. The flavors aren’t powerful, but are poised and rich. Caramel and brown sugar are the biggest components. Plum, currant, and raisin fruits. Earthy spiciness. Toasty malts. Hints of pepper spice.
4.75 M: Lighter medium body. Pleasantly spritzy carbonation. Very good creaminess. Super smooth.
4.0 D: Very good beer. No real faults and the triticale brings a new flavor into the mix.
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RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber Ruby pour. Sweet aroma of toffee, bread pudding, rum. Sweet bodied with a dry, boozey finish. Rum, toffee, dry fruits.
AirForceHops (5262) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Color is deep ruby without any head in the snifter. Aroma is slight Belgian yeast with moderate dark fruits, bold caramelized sugars.
The flavor is almost like a Quad. Caramelized sugar and dark fruit is here. What bothers me most is the texture and body. The body is strangely thin with a syrupy texture over the tongue. I enjoy the style but this just isn’t working for me. Cloying
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - thanks to Jørgen. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Ryebread. Brown sugar. Dark fruits. Light herbal. Ok bitter. Grainy. Ok medium fruity. Light peppery. Sweetness. Light acid. Nice.
sunevdj (3568) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from joergen at T&M’s. Pours a clear brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of caramel malts with hints of Belgian yeasts. Also notes of dried fruits and rye. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and sweet finish.
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy ruby colored with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of rye bread.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bread.
mkel07 (4664) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 281115. Deep dark copper red in colour with a slight head. The beer as well as the name is a big mouthful. Strong flavour with a sweetish finish.
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a deep reddish amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, a touch of spicy rye like notes, comes off thin compered to the better examples, not creamy , smooth or syrupy, the flavor is decent, it just lacks the subtle things to make this something I would want to drink again.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty damn good. Nice after taste. I'd buy this again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
daleharshman (1009) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at the brewery in Escondido 18 months ago ($7.25). Pours a clear-ish mahogany hue with a thin layer of beige foam that soon disappears into nothingness. AROMA of stewed sticky fruits, dusty dry grains, toffee, toffee, with hints of brown sugar and dusty old leather. FLAVOR of rich caramel, candied dark fruit, candi sugar, molasses, dry spice, but with some minor distracting soapy/detergent notes. Significant sweetness (actually not so high for the style), though still rather far from cloying. The big ABV (a little low for a quad, though) is well concealed as in all Stone beers. It grows on me as it warms up, but overall this did not have the nuance that I had hoped for. I do not get much from the rye and wheat elements that are supposed to be here with the specialty grain. This might have been better fresher rather than aged for 1.5 years (though quads are quite age-able, right?). (419, 987)