bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy. Ice tea hazy. Strong alcohol aroma. rhin palate, but smooth and drinkable. Lacking complexity
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i went into this knowing sweetwater has a decent rep but with no expectations. for the most part i agree with the descriptors of the first reviewer, but definitely not the scores. a tasty beer, but not complex enough to be a great quad. straightforward, lacking the belgian punch."
merc7186 (2526) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing
S: Plums, Cherries, Sweet Bready Malts
T: Sweet Bread, Plums, Apple
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, pretty solid quad that hides the boozy flavor pretty well.
GTAEgeek (1445) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Thanks Rich! Pours a nice mahogany, with very fine, bubbly head. Dark fruits, caramel, black pepper, milk chocolate, and light cinnamon. Sweet and musty, slightly sour and bitter. The body is medium, with light carbonation, sticky, and spicy. A little alcohol warming in the finish. Overall, this is a surprisingly good American Quad.
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Sweetwater sweet 16 celebration. Pours a hazy copper brown on tap with thin ring of lace that spots lightly on the glass on the way down. Aroma of belgian yeast, dark fruits, and slight caramel and toffee malts. Taste follows, with a sweet, estery, alcohol finish. Pretty good.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Interesting. Caramel. Yeast. Basement aromas. Not bad. Can no longer rate any beers after this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the TheBeerSommelier. Pours murky dark brown with very small tan ring left behind. Aromas of toffee, vanilla, dark fruit, and some thick dark malts. Flavors of thick dark malts, toffee, dark fruit, and some booze. Mouthfee is good, Lacking the complexity found in the more famous trappist quads, but this is still enjoyable.
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 version from draft @ Brickstore Anniversary Party. Pours a deep dark amber with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is coming off quite sweet with bigger fruity esters, vanilla, figs and hints of booze. Taste is sweet with fully developed booming dark aged fruits, raisin and plum galore. A bit sweeter than I prefer, but was a fun one to try and certainly has aged pretty good. Since I missed it the first go round, glad I got to catch up to it a couple years later.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally reviewed: 5/9/10. Glad to see that this Dank Tank release made it up to these parts. Bomber poured into a snifter.
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin tan head resting on top. This head is pretty faint and fleeting. It’s gone in about a minute. Leaves little-to-no lace behind. Big sweet candy-like scents coming out. Some strawberry and fig notes. Slightly resiny on the back end. Nice.
The body is thick and smooth, but not filling as much as I thought. This actually is my first Quad, so I’m not sure how the flavors match up to the style. But I for one LOVED the flavor. Great molasses-sweet malts up front, some bready feel in the middle and a nice sweet punch on the end. Some dark fruits noted as well, but not bittering at all. This is sweet and enjoyable. I thought this was going to be a sipper, but it ended up being a ’gulper.’ Dangerously drinkable with this ABV. I want more. I’m going to grab a few more of these and set some away. I bet this’ll just get better and better with age. Recommend.
TheEpeeist (3523) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Murky brown with a brief head, some lacy spots. Nose is caramel, raisin and fruitcake. Slick, medium to full body with a tang. Taste is grape, raisin, vanilla, grape skins, alcohol and cardboard. Sometimes good, sometimes not so much.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 10/23/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours an opaque dark brown with a tint of amber, and a thick beige head that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is caramel, toffee, maple, a hint of nuttiness, and a spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor is exactly the same with a touch of chocolate and a dusty note, but the lightly sweet caramel, toffee, and maple are definitely the focus, and just a hint of roast on the back of the palate. The body is medium with light carbonation, a lightly sticky texture, and a long caramel, toffee, maple, and lightly roasted finish. If I had tasted this blind, I would assume that it were a true Quad from Belgium.