MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 11%. Good caramelly aroma, creamy with a distinct alcohol note. Almost clear dark brown colour. Small frothy off-white head. The flavour is sweet and alcoholic. Has a little tobacco and salt. Fruity notes in the finish. Warming alcohol, but not boozy at all.
Bamsen78 (2293) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with airy light tan head. Sweet, clear aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and chocolate. Ditto flavour, with touches of coffee. Bitter, boozy notes. Sweetish finish. Nice. Really nice. I just love Quadrupel :-)
JulienHuxley (2422) - 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 (2051) - 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 (536) - 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 (82) - 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 (2121) - 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 (1298) - 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 (6471) - 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.