JulienHuxley (3534) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark red pour with tenacious off white foam. Aroma is quite complex, rich malty notes (brown sugar, caramel), fruity, plums, molasses, blackberries, spice. Taste is sweet, quite nutty, lots of fruits (berries) with a sweet caramel finish, alcohol quite well hidden. Lingering spiciness. Palate is rich and creamy, with light prickly carbonation. Good stuff!
AshtonMcCobb (3087) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from the Beerhive.
Appearance - toffee brown with a red chink. Proportionate head.
Nose - toffee and banana with a hint of nuts.
Taste - big toffee then a dry biscuit note which goes on. Tobacco note to follow.
Palate - rich in body with a big opulent rich texture. There’s an oily consistency. The finish is sweet but relative to the start and middle it’s dry.
Overall - lovely big nightcap beer.
mmahut (1173) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours in dark amber almost black color body, with hints of ruby againts the light. The head is light tan, pretty big and long lasting. The aroma has caramel notes, probably from the candi sugar, hints of toast, dried plums. Taste is heavy on high alcohols, caramel sweetness with high earthy bitterness, hidden by the sweet balanced. Body is full, oily texture, low carbonation.
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was surprised by the taste as it doesn’t taste like most of the quads I drink. It almost has more of a porter taste. Still very tasty though.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tarrants on 04/12/2011. Dark brown body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head. Sweet caramel, fruit, and light candi sugar aroma. Sweet caramel, molasses, fruit, and candi sugar flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
glennmastrange (2342) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Heavy bread, nutty and milk chocolate for the malt, moderate cooked orange for the hops, dough for the yeast, with raisin, dried cherry, wood, toffee, bourbon, with a hint of vinegar and a faint mix of baking spices. Head is small, frothy, light tan with thin slippery lacing and good legs, and is almost fully diminishing to a small ring. Color is clear burgandy. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and finishes moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium to full, syrupy with a flat to soft carbonation, and finishes lightly alcoholic. Though hugely complex it’s a very malty and sweet Quadrupel, it’s just that the sweetness isn’t balanced by any acidity or enough bitterness.
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle->snifter. Dark brown with small offwhite head. Dark fruit, spices, sugar, caramel, malt. Nice lingering plummy aftertaste. Excellent.
Theydon_Bois (10335) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at JF’s, 26/12/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good sized biege head that dissipates to pondwork,
Nose is sweet, rich caramel, dark toffee fudge, dates, raisens, booze.
Taste comprises Xmas Cake, liqourice, toffee, hint of cocoa, sweet tasting, rich caramel, nutty tang, dark fruits.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish.
Ok easy drinking quad but lacks a little complexity and finesse.
Excalibur123 (213) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color ámbar muy oscuro, media cabeza de espuma beige que desaparece rápidamente; aromas marcados a malta tostada, caramelo, frutos negros y brandy; en boca entrada maltosa y licorosa con notas a especias y alcohol bien integrado aunque sus 11ş se acaban notando; cerveza con buen cuerpo amargor muy sutil y trago corto; pos gusto demasiado seco lo que la desvalora un poco.
KLTZK (55) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a large off-white head that slowly but never fully disappears. Very dark and a bit reddish brown appearance. Very sweet malty aroma, hints of brown sugar, dark fruits, plum and yeast. Tasty is more yeasty, but still fruity. Hints of caramel, yeast, malts, brown sugar, plum, wood and another thing which I can’t identify. Long yeasty aftertaste. Nice quad. ’30 minutes later’ Eureka! The mystery flavor is melon. Inspired by Westy 8 maybe?