jfb (3441) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) pours a clear golden-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of marzipan, cashew nuts, muesli and banana, light milk chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts, strong vanilla and a hint of tobacco. flavour is mostly banana, alcohol and heavy coconut, with a hint of earth and marshmallow, quite sweet, with a slightly tart finish, the barrel influence is very strong. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
crossovert (6134) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy diabeetus. Thin, syrupy mouthfeel, notes of marzipan, bourbon, brown sugar. Alcoholic syrup.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Zythos 2013. A little hazy amber/light brown beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of tonsel, dark fruits, coffee candy with some port notes. The taste of sweet fruits, vanilla notes, wood some port and alcohol. The aftertaste of sweet fruits alcohol and vanilla.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a couple pulls from bsuedekum’s pour at Local Option- thanks again, Blake! Pours a hazed toffee color with virtually no head, just a trace of a ring. Lots of fruity, nectary notes, caramel, oak, mellow bourbon, figs, and dates. Not big bourbon barrel character. Much more fruitiness from the Belgian quad base. Medium-full-bodied, with a vinous, chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not bad but I had higher hopes for a bourbon barrel quad from this brewery.
MrW (356) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample on draft @ ZBF 2013
Vinous, alcohol aroma, mazipan, caramel, almonds, something sweet fruity in it.
Caramelcolour, hazy. Small, yet lacing head.
Huge taste. Very rich. Caramel, almonds, marzipan, roasted, getting more bitter every sip.
Sticky in the mouth, full bodied, alcoholwarmth. Short finish of alcohol and roast bitter.
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught Orange-copper beer with a small off-white head. Old wine, madeirisated, spirits as brandy or Bourbon (if relatively little vanilla), bit smoked too. Sweet, alcoholic, spirit (combined with food, turns out utterly boozy). dried apricot (apricot brandy?)? Slick, alcoholwarming, fruitsyrup or -concentrate feel. Just a tad too syrupy, IMHO to be truly great.
JohnnyJ (4045) - 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 (769) - 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 (2609) - 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 (6450) - 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.