JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Oakquinox 2013. Amber pour, with a slight haze and an off-white head. Sweet malts, dark dried fruit, belgian candy sugar, over-ripe fruit, fig, oak, yeast, and a touch of vanilla. Pretty nice, but didn’t wow me.
Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Aroma of cherries and caramel. Appearance is a cloudy light amber with a slight white head. The flavor of the cherries comes through with the taste
Long and smooth to the palate
Iphonephan (2220) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Grorgetown DC. Pours a cloudy amber with an off white head. Caramel aroma. Flavors of raisins, figs and caramel. Smooth and mellow finish. Nice.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This big bruising 75cl beast is courtesy of the every generous sebletitje, thanks Sebastian. The bottle pours semi opaque copper with thin gold edges and short lived light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sherry, cherry, date and prune fruity sweetness with slivers of caramel candy here and there. At the end of the draw is a barrel aging and booze sensation. The taste is rich and sweet with nectar like sweet malts, ripe cherries, prunes and brown sugar coated dates. Ah, a yummy rich sweet sipper that picks up a bit of sweet kettle caramelization amid the sweet cherry and plum juice and only hints of the fairly large ABV. Darn good quad.
Osprey87 (917) - London via, WALES - APR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from Keg in Central London. Like a malty sherry. Quite rich, Sherry flavour dominates. Nice.
teorn88 (1656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at CPK, London. Struise tap takeover. It pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet and boozy with big bourbon notes. Vanilla, tobacco, figs, dark fruits and molasses. Taste is sweet again, quite boozy and bourbon-like, syrupy with vanilla, chocolate, molasses and licorice. Mouthfeel is thick with good carbonation. Overall, tastes like the XXXX Quad on Bourbon.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Colin. Brown pour with an off white head. Belgian candy aromas. Sweet and malty with interesting wine barrel and gut rock bourbon undercurrents. Kind of wacky with woody low lights and some almost tannin like qualities.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours deep orange/copper with a 4 finger creamy beige head. Aroma of medium dark fruits and medium dark malt. Amazing. Maybe a hint of orange. Full bodied. Extremely soft carbonation. Flavor is first bourbon/vanilla, then darkish fruit, then toffee, then a bit more toffee. It’s not bitter, and it is malty/sweet, but somehow it comes out like a non-sweet beer - and then the toffee comes out again. It changes from second to second. Really smooth. Extremely tasty. Just frickin brilliant.
BRW (445) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Drunk Monk. Reddish-amber colour with little white head. Apricot aroma. Sweet and malty taste.
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gedronken op borefts’12, goud/bruin van kleur, wit schuim, zoet, amber ale, sterk, houtachtig, branderig, caramel, alcohol