drfabulous (4514) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to James. Murky brown in color. Some upfront sweetness, brown sugar, raisin. Big beer.
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with red highlights. Nice frothy tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and roasted nuts. Dark fruits, carmalized sugars, alcohol esters, and a faint roasted taste hits the palate. Very nice and balanced. Really enjoying this on this cold snow day.
ChainGangGuy (4486) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle - $8.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Released in 2014.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark mahogany-hued body with a smallish, foamy beige head that comes just shy of an inch and steadily fades to a wisp.
Smell: A sultry blend of high-grade sugars and fruity complexities over a firm, dark toastiness, with a dusting of finely ground spice and the ever-present alcohol.
Taste: Well toasted bread crust with a little smidgen nearing a roasty tone, but not quite. Heavy drizzle of dark syrup flecked with caramelized rock candy and housing robust fruity notes of gooey, chewy dates, plump raisins, sweet cherries and a singular drop of peach schnapps. Amidst all the complex sugars is a big pinch of spiciness, a bit earthy, a bit bitter. Encroaching, accumulating alcohol warmth additional helps to cut the sweetness (not that it was ever overly sweet). Closes out bittersweet with that alcohol trailing into the aftertaste and providing some much needed warmth on this lonely December night.
Mouthfeel: Near-full body. Medium carbonation. A little stickiness showing.
Overall: Intensely fruity while maintaining a fine balance between the rich sweetness and alcohol of the style.
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/5/14. 750mL bottle from Five Points. Another Georgia rating! Woo! Deep dark ruby brown pour under a one-finger, thick khaki head that fades to a ring with minimal lacing. Rich aroma, dark fruits, bitter, rich roasted toffee, reminds me of port in a way because of all the rich caramel aspects. Sweet, rich flavor hits first, malty, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, lingering toasted toffee. Light carbonation pokes through the thick, syrupy body. This definitely leans towards the dark, rich, thick quads as opposed to the lighter, bubbly grapey quads. Not bad.
Travlr (14698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy brown color, tan head. Nice aroma of figgy pudding. Taste has raisins, toffee, brown bread. Delicious.
chinchill (2651) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber bottle.
Hazy brown body with a good tan head.
Very fine and complex aroma with dark fruits, and some alcohol esters.
High ABV a bit too obvoius.
Otherwise tasty and seemingly Belgian.
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mead like honey in the aroma. Followed by brown sugar malt in the flavor. Burnt bitter finish.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a red hue and beige head. Aroma contains some dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, and alcohol. Flavor is big and sweet with a strong licorice and chocolate flavor. Some booze and spices in the finish. Overall nice job locals.
jtclockwork (10263) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tim at weekly tasting. Pours dark amber off white head. Nose/taste of dark fruit, grape, candy sugar, dark bread and Belgian yeast. Medium body.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of secret Santa. Thanks. Pours a hazy medium brown color with a small beige head that slowly recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is of dark fruits, rock candy and a bit of hot alcohol. The taste is more dark fruits-- raisins and dates in particular--followed by a bit too much brown sugar and some molasses. The palate is full and smooth and the carbonation is soft. Finishes long and cloyingly sweet. Overall: Really decent quad, but just too sweet for my tastebuds, I’d bet this will age really well with all that residual sugar.