davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím cracking open a growler from Town Hall that Iíve had in my cellar for several months now, and Iím not 100% sure what beer it is. The little sticker under the "Beer Style" heading says "4" and and the sticker under the "Enjoy By" heading says "11-6". That seems too far out based on the dates of previous reviews here, but myabe Town Hall did a special release of this later in í06 that I donít remember. (Imagine that!) But by comparing this beer to the previous posts, this has to be the Quad. After cellaring for several months, this has turned into a fine, complex beer. Carbonation is still there, tho soft. Nice lacing down the sides of my glass. Taste is complex and sweet. Lots of fruity, plum, maple, red grape type tastes going on. The taste is much darker than the color of the beer. If I was drinking this blind or out of a pewter mug I would have guessed a very dark, nearly black color Finish is surprisingly dry for such a sweet and big beer. If I remember correctly, when this beer was served at the bar, the sweetness sort of hit you with a thud to the skull,, now it seems much more subtle. This beer has aged very gracefully. Perfect beer to be snowed in with this weekend!
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliant copper with a slim topping of foamy cream colored head. Slim lacing.. Sweet fruity alcoholic aroma.
Loads of caramel malt, with candi sugar, dark honey, and an alcoholic maple flavor. Full body, light carbonation. Sweet alcohol in the aftertaste. And lots of it.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at the brewpub: Dark gold with a bronze tint. Small unlasting cap of loose white foam. Moderately sporatic lacing.
Aroma is fruity and dull with pears and a bit of red apple on top of a load of boozyness.
Flavors are fruity and dullishly malted with a candied honey and pear flavor. Big booze in the middle. Savors off into the finish nicely enough with a warming malt profile of tropical sided fruityness touched with a bit of pepper and yeasty spice. A bit too packed with punch at first. This one needed some time to sit before I really was able to favor it.
Feel is big and boozy warm. Lots of malty girth, yet seemingly subtle and peppy with a touch of zip. Slightly unbalanced at first, but mellowed out as it sat, and thankfully at that. The 10% is very evident, nothing hidden here.
As a Quad, this through me for a loop. Not what I was expecting, and not what I was liking. Something seemed a bit off, the forward present approach of booze/ethonal made for an uncomfortable balance throughout its character and profile for me on this one.
badgerben (4577) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky copper color with no head. Aroma reminded me of slightly soured apples with caramel. That caramel stays through into the taste and blends nicely with the large malt blast. Definitely a sweeter beer. Slight sour tang on the finish with an alcoholic wheat that wasnít too appealing. Overall a good brew, but that finish knocked it down a few pegs.
JK (4865) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is near the top of Town Hall creations. Amber colored and nearly still. I was hoping for an Abbot; but this one is a quad. It is nice to have a TH beer that is very light on the hops. They serve the beer too cold, but as it warms sweet malt comes through in the aroma and the flavor. The alcohol is hidden well, but a light burn on the tongue to remind you it is there. Some fruit.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazed coppery orange color, not as dark as I was expecting, with a slim ring of foam that quickly vanishes.
Deep, fruity aroma, wide open, starting out a bit exotic and wild, a mite musty, then spices speak up, peppers and oranges in a bewitching blend....
Taste: sweet up front, then a mellow complexity unfolds, a bit plummy, cherries, vinous, tangy...big malt, no real hop presence...Richness with every new sip, very fresh and brimming with flavor, primarily of fruit, with some wicked spices kicking it up here and there...Big body, with a long, lightly sweet finish.
A very likable brew. With time, you start to notice the higher abv, but until then it drinks down like a dream. It is so plump and delicious, though, with ever-revealing delights inside, you will take your time with it. Youíd better...
as I get near the end of my first glass, Iím feeling more similarities to some of my favorites, like des , the Trappists, de Dolle, etcetera...Iím liking this a lot!