note666 (1132) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 - 09 - 30 330 ml, 11.2 FL OZ. bottle. amber brown colour. medium creme head.dark fruits and herbs in aroma. light sweet, light bitter, complex taste. good beer !!!
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 ounce bottle - hazy purple - clingy, thick lace for something so strong - nose of plum, fig, treacle, vinous notes, doughy yeast - quite a creamy body for the strength - sweet treacle/pudding up front, followed by fairly complex notes of plum, raisin, chocolate - dries out a bit through the middle, bringing notes of spices and dried flowers - finish of fruit skins, spice and an almost barleywine-ish maltiness - nicely balanced and quite tasty.
Kronebryg (1057) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine brown large head deep black. nice warm nose with filter coffee, chocolate and a bit orange, fullbody and fine length, quite soft and lingering around the mouth. taste is lightly bitter chocolate, caramel and a light mix of fruits like apricot, peach. Really pleasant.
Wim (2773) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown coloured body with a white head a spicy fruity malty aroma a spicy malty sweet fruity caramel taste with a sweet alcholic bitter finish
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours brown (like Coke), with a large, tan head. Aroma is toffee, fruit, yeast, malt, and brown sugar. Flavor is toffee, malt, dark fruit, and a little alcohol. A pleasant surprise.
obguthr (3859) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boysenberry and toffee nose. Clear garnet brown, thin tan head. Rich toffee and treacle flavor. Tasteful alcohol presence for a quad. A whisper of peat and oak is there. Boysenberry and plum skin finish. Good transitions, full flavored, full body. A very nice quad.
jfb (3901) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy dark ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of dates, wheat, white pepper, grapes and earth. flavour is dark fruits, powdered sugar and caramel over a strong alcoholic backdrop, with a light to medium sweetness. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
maley1 (783) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brownish red pour with large fluffy tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste of burnt sugar, caramel, fig and a definite alcohol warmth present. A little too boozy on the dry finish, good beer though.
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled sample at the 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Charlottesville, VA beer festival, 9/10/11. Pours a slightly hazy copper-brown color with a medium sized brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of berries, cherries and brown sugar. The taste is big brown sugar notes, toffee, berries, bready notes and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Nice.
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NDB, NY 11.2oz ($4): Pours a reddish brown that is nearly opaque; it is covered by a pretty head that leaves a thick lacing. Aroma has the Belgian yeast, plenty of fruitiness, and a whiff of liqueur. This is kind of a mellow quad. Fortunately not too sweet and also the alcohol is well covered up and becomes apparent only in the aftertaste a tad. Hops are really on the down low. Dark fruit is most prominent. Leaves a sort of sticky feel in the mouth, but is very palatable in general. Not really the most complex quad in the world though.