fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to the BS, pours dark mahogany with a medium tan head. Very fruity aroma of cherry, sour peach, yeast, and dark candy sugar. Flavor is full of carmel and chocolate tones with some almond extract and cherry. Solid
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from 5 Points. Poured a mostly clear ruby brown with a big off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, belgian yeast, caramel, sweet candied sugar. Taste is similar, with plenty of spice, bready yeasty notes of dark fruit, and candy sweetness. Mouth is full and finish is dry. 11% is well disguised. Overall, a nice brew from SW.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour. Small tan head. Sweet aroma with booze, dried fruit, yeast and brown sugar. Flavor is a yeast and fruity bomb! Honey, dried fruit. Pretty good.
obguthr (5263) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Brewvival: Mild tobacco, wheat, and candied aroma. Clear garnet brown, medium yellow head. Slightly funked dark roasted malt flavor with subdued candi sugar. Brown sugar finish. Alcohol evident. Good taste, but not as exotic as I hoped.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma of vanilla, belgian candy sugar, dark plums, figs and a hint of clove. Flavor is quite similar, with the candy sugar and vanilla upfront trailing into the dark fruits. Alcohol is hidden...decent mouthfeel. Quite warming for a cold winter night!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on cask at Brewvival. pours a deep, red with a thick, creamy vanilla head and sticky lacing. aroma was spot on for a quad from Georgia with notes of cedar wood, dry grass, toasted pine nuts, tart plums, raisins, belgian yeast, and hints of spice. flavor was very tasty as well with mildly tart fruity notes of red grape, plum, and berry with bready yeast, grass, and a nice, unique spicy, herbal note on the finish. palate is medium bodied with bright carbonation and a lingering, dry finish. overall, a very nice effort at a touch style from the sweetwater boys.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask brewvival. Muddy brown pour with a thin head. Aroma is fruity with hints of caramel. Flavor is yeasty, phenolic, fruity and caramel. Something didnt seem right too me here. maybe its me though
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad for a Georgia brewery. The similarities with a typical Belgian quad are there. The appearance is dark with a small head. The aroma is minimal. The flavor is very good, if mild. Dark fruits and sweet. Nice beer.
jrob21 (3304) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty solid offering here of a bit of a tricky style. Surprisingly this is not all hopped up Sweetwater style but keeps true to belgian roots in it’s sticky, gooey, caramel goodness. Aroma of banana and spice. Flavor is spice again with a biscuit and chewy grain sort of backbone. Nice amount of sweetness and a little bit of heat as it warms on the finish. The alcohol is really well hidden by all those complex malts and grains. Pours a ruby red color with almost no head but enough carbonation exists to keep you interested.
CheersMate (1333) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Green’s on Ponce De Leon. Dark brown appearance. Head is fluffy at first, but we will see how long it lasts. Head is lasting quite some time. Cola brown appearance; looks nice. Raisins and grapes are coming through this somewhat pungent aroma. Some Belgian yeast coming through as well. Fairly nuanced aroma, but the aroma is a bit weak. Rather thin mouth feel. Grapes, raisins, a touch of roast/smoke, and yeast are all hitting my taste buds. Rather sweet brew. It isn’t bad, and for Sweetwater they actually did a decent job with this Belgian. I am sure if you were to cellar this it would get better with age. I have definitely had better Belgians, but for the crap that Sweetwater has been producing lately, this is decent.