allmyvinyl (1838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper brown with a good, long-lasting white head. Big hop aromas, pine and resin mostly. Lots of sweet notes too, milk chocolate, toffee, fudge, tablet, sultanas. Lacks darker malt and yeast that I’d expect for the style. Very rich, good carbonation. Enjoyed it, but atypical.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Mikkeller Bar. Murky dense brown pour with a white clingy head. Boozy, dark fruit, lower carbonation so it’s pretty smooth on the tongue. Seems a little messy with lots of ingredients and I don’t know that there’s a lot of synergy here, but it’s still tasty.
fletchfighters (998) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought at Welcome Hotel in Balmain
330 Ml bottle
Muddy brown color, good half finger of light brown head. Good persistence to this and settles to a nice film.
Nose is a mixture of booze, dark fruits, candied sugar and piney hops. Thought off the bat that this is too young. Aggressive nose in a bad way.
Taste is dark fruits, sugar, caramel, pine, citrus, and booze. Quite hot.
Reasonable feel. Full bodies, slightly too sweet and sticky, too much booze for the style. Slow ass sipper and needs to be cellared for a while.
Young and brash puppy, currently other quads are more ready to drink right now
OldMrCrow (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Refuge in San Carlos as part of a quad flight
Hazy brown pour. Huge vanillin oak, lots of coffee and cherries in the flavor. Dates and quad alcohol heat. Quite a strong hop bite for the style, orange peel, almost like an American Strong Ale in that respect. Not a good thing. This is an over-the-top everything-but-the-kitchen-sink bigger-is-more-better quad. Simply not in the league of good examples of the style; I’m a bit puzzled by the high ratings here.
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
some candied citrus peel in there among caramel toffees- sweet malty characters so well balanced with the hops. a bargain at any price really, as it drinks great now, and in 6 months it will be something different. cracker.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good quad on tap at Mikkeller bar in SF, not as good as the other beers I tried that night, but definitely enjoyed
Coyler (108) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very strong, sweet, brown sugar, caramel, treacle toffee, so much more going on in this. Flavour mirrors the aroma. Sticky full mouth feel, cant feel too much of the alcohol. This is a fantastic Quadrupel! Loved the label.
ACD (564) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy brown/copper with huge lasting off-white head. Aroma gives shedloads of caramel, red berries, plums, burnt sugar, nuts, thick piney hops, and booze. Taste is rich and sticky: lots of thick caramel and pine resin, brown sugar, nuts, dark fruit, orange zest. Long pine resin finish, plenty of bitterness. Some booze heat, but not too much. No idea what you'd call this - a Quad/US Strong Ale hybrid maybe. Big, boozy, and rich with plenty of thick hoppiness. Tasty, but messy.
77ships (3266) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ post-GBF 2013 train drink. Split by 3. Obtained from Hopduvel. Great label & name. Nose is indeed quite hoppy mixed with toffee, chocolate, mocha, hint pine, caramel, light biscuit. Taste is sweet chocolate, chocolate milk & milk chocolate, hoppy, light grapefruit, inkling pine, caramel, toffee, thick malts, brown sugar,… Easy to drink, fine carb. Really nice brew.
kraddel (2330) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle thanx to 77 ships .
taste is sweet, bitter, some alcohol, in the end even mlore bitter . nice !