nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is sweet and strong with toffee and alcohol. There is also caramel and a tiny bit of fruit. The appearance is dark amber/brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall an interesting beer but not a great beer.
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ohtsuki. Spicy, fruity aroma, raisins, dried plums, chocolate, a bit of alcohol burn. Almost black, with orange, and a thin, fine head. Sweet, fruity, hot, cherry, raisin, plums, chocolate, molasses. Hot, with quite a strong tanginess too. A bit thin and airy for a quad. Too much carbonation as well. Also needs some age to get the alcohol to mellow. Not a world-class quad yet, but maybe with some age.
Pinball (10606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown, smooth beige head. Aroma is raisins dark fruits, mildsweet malts. Heavy. Flavor is dark malty, mild raisins, mild sweet malty, dark fruity.well balanced, mild but not faint. Great taste.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. A deep red beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of candy sugar, malt, alcohol, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, candy sugar, dried fruits, yeast, and some alcohol, leading to a dry fruity finish.
DutchDrebus (3449) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is quite strong on alcohol. It works with this taste though. You can smell the alcohol a bit, a long with some caramel notes. Beer is nicely balanced.
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
8 ounce sample on tap at Perfecto Lounge. The aroma on this is a little weird. Lightly tart and sour with some caramelly hints. I also detect some anise, and not much else. Not really what I’d expect from a quad. Transparent ruddy mahogany body with a small, off-white head and decent lacing. Starts tart and lightly astringent. Becomes a little sweet towards the middle. Some molasses character is in there. Finishes a bit boozy with some more astringency. Not a big fan of this beer at all.
illidurit (2050) - Petaluma, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the May Santa Cruz tasting. Pours a dark cola color with a poofy tan head. Aromas of yeasty brown bread, candi sugar, vanilla, alcohol. Flavors of dark and red fruits with coriander, fruitcake, raisin, vanilla, licorice, and booze. A bit too hot and perfumey on the palate at 11 percent.
Rune (7348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle perfectly served at De Halve Maan. Very alluring with its deep, rosewood coloured body and patchy surface. Mid-sweet aroma of dark fruits. Blended taste profile of dark malts and dark fruits added by dark spices. Full bodied with warming alcohol. Good drinking early on a Monday (Brugge, 02.05.2011).
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer, beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, molasse, candy sugar, some roasted malts. Flavour rather sweet, dark fruits, some roasted malts. Some burnt malts bitterness. Quite restrained for its ABV. Finish bit sweet and burnt malts bitter.
(From bottle @ Café Jos, Nijmegen)
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark with fresh spicy aromatics reminiscent of bath beads. A canopy of terminal velocity expands and sticks like a mary lou rettin face plant on the pony boy express. Medium nectar with good carbonation. Very rich and warming with flavors of coffee bean, plum, nectarine, brown sugar. Theres a defined acidity that really holds it all together balancing out all the sugar. The finish lingers long into the session. A classy ale indeed.