Trev (1936) - 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.
Rando7 (736) - 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.
Rasmus40 (11217) - 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
LinusStick (2855) - 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 (2640) - 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 (6643) - 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.
Zita (4649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, bread, toast, red, brown, clear, light brown,light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, bitter, long finish,
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
heavy on the flavor, but has a strong alcohol aroma that is way too strong. some other flavors of cola, nuts, and a touch of eucalyptus. thin palate but consistent. a strong bite.
nick76 (4221) - 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 (6465) - 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.