Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from Shahin Thanks ! Pours a rich copper color perfectly still. The nose is big complex sweet toffee, deep ripe plum, caramel a and a bit of boozy vinous notes. The palate is smooth and mouth-coating like a fine sherry. Lots of complexities in the palate with flavors unfolding as the palate adjusts to the boozy heat and layered notes of belgian spices, caramel, date. doughy sourness... touches of rye.
jackl (6361) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Amber pour with a practically non-existent head. Very strong, boozy sweet nose. Hot caramel and apple. Aggressive, nose-tingling stuff. The flavor’s hugely sweet. Apple and pie crust. Toffee. Hot, but not overbearing. Oily, rich body. A real sipper. Decent in small samples.
Theydon_Bois (14996) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Angry Chair during RBWG ’15, 20/02/15, big thanks to one of the guys there... Twas a fart dungeon of a raking emporia !
Rich amber with beige spotting.
Nose is bitter dark fruit rinds, slightly harsh and boozey, dates, candied fruit peel.
Taste comprises rich fruits, syrup, sweet licks, figgy pudding, dates, booze.
Full full body, cloying feel, warming alochol in the close.
Ok considering the ABV, a warming sipper.
drowland (7378) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/20/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Big thanks to Ben for sharing! Amber pour, virtually no head. Rich aroma, lots of dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, etc. Rich flavor, thick body, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits. Alcohol hidden well. Glad to have tried!
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somehow AdamJackson got a 750 ml bottle, with only a dozen bottles sold to the public... Ok. Dark caramel color with lots of suspended yeast particles in the liquid. Aroma is booze upfront with dates, figs and caramel. Lots of booze.
Sweet, syrupy, booze bomb, molasses and a shit ton of dark fruits. Hot warming sensation after the sip. Thick full body with a dense texture over the tongue. Well this is more like a Liquor. A small shot for me after 4 oz. it is entirely to sweet and syrupy.
Chalumeaux (681) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle thanks AdamJackson. Pours a syrupy amber no head. Aromas of alcohol and dark sweet fruit. Taste is thick and syrup like with notes of caramel booze and fruit. Interesting to try. Whalezz bro!
WillRunForBeer (1814) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle shared by AdamJackson. Thanks! One of just a handful bottles from 2010, or so the story goes. 25 fricken percent. 50 proof. Are you kidding me? Pours grade a maple syrup brown with a beige head and big chunks of floaties. Aroma is raisin, date, brown bread. This smells like a pretty good quad. No hint of the crazy high abv in the nose. Flavor is caramel, toffee, raisin, a bit of wet cardboard. Very syrupy and sweet. An interesting beer, no doubt.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I got this bottle some how....I can’t remember how. Split a few ways with some Americans
A - Very dark burnt orange to brown color. A small 1 finger tan head formed then quickly faded.
S - Smells really strong...honestly like an iced Belgian Quad should smell. Intense aroma for sure, lots of strong dark fruits.
T - Well, this is freaking syrupy...so darn thick and sweet. tastes like a strong black tea with a lot of sweet raisins and currants. The taste is just so intense.
M - Dense, thick, straight up syrup.
O - Probably the most intense thick beer I’ve ever had. Very unique, very special but unfortunately, the taste is very hard to get through. mouthfeel is out of this world. Need to make some pancakes.
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red waxed 750ml generously cracked by fishingnet (thanks Ben, you ROCK!) at the Angry Chair brewery stop of the rbwg2015 bus tour. It pours out with a sludge delivering a clear copper liquid that has almost no head and tosses up thick tree stump legginess. The aroma offers up big sugars, molasses, burnt honey and nectar sweet smelling. The taste is intense with thick sugars, molasses, black strap molasses and roasty toasty honey sweetness. Wow. This is crazy, big, bold, smooth slick and yummy. What a great sipper.
chinchill (3590) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared at Angry Chair Brewing.
Pours like syrup
No head but then 25 % ABV. This is partially hidden and it drinks like only, say 14%.
Very thick: one of the fullest bodies I can remember.
O: wow ... just wow.
GenDV138 (4590) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Angry Chair during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, syrup. Tastes of caramel, booze, dark fruit, syrup. Medium body with a dry finish.