LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a tasty and sneaky quad. Aroma was very nice. Strong Belgian yeast with a heavy dark fruit note. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with thick puffy 2 finger tan head. Taste was delicious. Strong on the dark fruit. Fig and plum with a heavy mouth feel. As it warmed a strong brown sugar flavor came out and dominated. There was also hints of toffee and that unmistakable Belgian yeast in the aftertaste. Could barely detect alcohol in this beer and was surprised to see it was 11%. Medium carbonation round it out.
drjay44 (2488) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting beige head, with some lacing, over a clear reddish brown (SRM 20) body....nose is raisin, cherry, toffee/caramel, cola....taste is dried cherry, raisin, bit of allspice, finishing slightly astringent...mouth feel light, sticky, alcohol heat present, carbonation adds a pleasant spritz.This meets the style. It is not as rich as some, the alcohol is a bit too obvious, and complexity is on the light side. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
Hansen (6224) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of alcohol and bread, faint dark bread. Some fruit too. Yeasty. perhaps melon and mango. Flavor is heavy sweet, finish moderate bitter and a bit astringent.
Gary (1305) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Drinking 11% Quadrupel beer at 1.45 in the afternoon is one of the perks of entrepreneurialism ; this is actually pretty swillable , with the booze being cool and satisfying. A rich caramel palate ,lots of complex tart fruit esters, both cherry and plum..brown candy sugar covered in silky butteriness. Some floral hops lurk under the dark flavours...
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a large foamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet sugar, cherry, plum and caramel. The flavor was sugar, ripe dark fruits, caramel and touches of wood, herbs, fig and nut. A bit boozy. The finish was long, sugary, fruity and had a lingering booziness. Fairly full bodied. Nice.
Benzai (6436) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice dark brown deep red color. Good full body and lively carbonation. Taste is good also, but it’s a beer you’ll want to drink at the end of the evening.
TBone (11932) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml (Tuulensuu, BB 11/2012)
Dark nut brown color, steady beige head. Dark caramel and light coffee. Medium-bodied. Caramelly, alcoholic, Oak, prunes. A bit rough and weak in palate. But kind of enjoyable.
Rasmus40 (9854) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark reddish brown with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dried fruit, yeasty, dark sugar and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 200611
Rando7 (699) - Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours purplish red with moderate but brief tan head. Aroma dark fruits, a little sourness and surprisingly some hops. Taste matches with dark fruits, candi sugar, belgian yeast and pine/resinous hops. Palate full with moderate carbonation. Finish slightly bitter and prolonged with dark fruits and mild hops. More hops than most quads but not bad, I would say a nice balance but not a traditional quad. As the advertising says I imagine the taste of this will vary a lot with aging.
Trev (1843) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ruby brown pour with a thin tan head.
aroma is dark fruits, yeasty, brown bread, candy sugar.
flavour is dark fruit, some spiciness, molasses.
Body is a bit lighter than expected.