obguthr (4072) - 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 (4069) - 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 (806) - 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 (8981) - 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 (3549) - 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.
Kollinski (5) - - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong alcohol percentage, with it’s 11%
Although I am not a dark beer favourite, it has a great taste (not too much coffee taste)
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark fruits, chocolate, candi sugar, spice, and light alcohol. It pours a dark reddish-brown with some transparency when held to the light and two finger khaki head with decent retention. There is some sporadic dotting for lacing. The flavor starts with dark fruits and candi sugar. The finish has some spice, faint sweet citrus notes, and initially just a hint of alcohol. As it warms, the alcohol intensifies. The alcohol isn’t overbearing or necessarily hot, but it could be toned down a touch. It’s medium bodied with lively carbonation that manages to come across more soft than prickly. Overall, a tasty Quad, but not up there with the elites.
back (1329) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: slik gær rosin citron lime Ud.: kaffesort E.smag: sød moderat bitter lidt Krop:fuld For.:cremet Brus:blød
75cl 31/5 @døe ho
cbfobes (2342) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, pours a burnt amber with a red hue in the light and a thin head, the aroma is of candy sugar with dark fruit and plum, the flavor is of dark fruit on the front end with a little bit of alcohol burn in the finish, nothing out of this world but still enjoyable.
RichardGretton (4292) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a strong brownish head. The aroma is roasted and malty, and the flavour is quite deeply spiced with a gingerness about it and a bitter roasted and malty finish. Overall a reasonable strongly malty and spiced beer.