ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated 4/1/13. 750ml bottle into a tulip.
A: Pours a pitch black color with an impressive thickness. The head is a three finger tan shade. Given its strength, I’m quite impressed with the retention of the head.
S: The nose features licorice, chocolate, vanilla, mocha coffee, and a bit of roasted barley. Rock solid, but could have used more barrel influence.
T: The opening sweetness is moderately high, with a strong chocolate/vanilla character. Some coffee and licorice notes gradually build near the finish to counteract the (strong) sugary tones. It makes for a great dessert stout, only lacking in barrel character.
M: Thick, creamy, rich, decadent...every trait I look for in an imperial stout. The booze is superbly hidden, as well. Only thing I can nitpick is the slightly-too-high finishing astringency.
O: Subjectively, I don’t really like the licorice-forward tendencies this offers...but I can’t deny this is a very well-made product loaded with sophistication and finesse. Still, it could have been a genuine BCBS killer if it featured stronger oak qualities.
Bebum (433) - - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque, little lace.
Very full body, dense flavor, smooth and rich mouthfeel, hot, long palate, tasty finish.
Sweet but balanced by bitter background.
Roast flavors, coffee, vanilla essence.
Wonderful, could pass as a stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheSilentSaint (82) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with brown head. Smells caramel, syrup and coffee malts. Feels rich creamy with decent carbonation in mouth. Tastes dark chocolate, coffee, light roasts, syrup. High alcohol content leaves it's after taste behind. A good stout.
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fugitive (1518) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Color dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma chocolate, roasted malty. Taste roasted, liqourice, malt, dark chocolate.
c_lee_burton (167) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a beautiful dark tan head. You get coffee, sweet malt, star anise, and hint of chocolate on the nose. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, plums, hops, and a little coffee and some sweet citrus. Nice and complex with a medium body. It looks and smells like a stout, but drinks like a porter. Excellent brew. Definitely best I’ve had from Uinta.
EdInSaltLake (716) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, chocolate, dark caramel, dark fruit malty aroma. Malty flavor: Sweet, coffee, black licorice, dark caramel, raisin. Nice character from the barrel; prominent, but not too much. Some pepper spiciness. Drier finish. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
Greasygato707 (5) - Laredo, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Any description of this beer would come painfully short of the overall quality of this Quad Black Ale. Just go get one, and see exactly why it’s loved by many.
radarsock (1105) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased earlier today from Cigarette City. $10.99 for the 750 mL bottle. To short-stemmed white wine glass, it pours a mahogany-tinted taupe with which a webby Tuscan beige head 1˝ fingers in length stood. Aromas of young-matured port wine, black currant purée, wild black cherries, burnt spelt pie crusts, grill char, 70% dark chocolate, wood pulp, candied walnuts, black licorice candies, vanilla beans, bourbon oak, pipe tobacco, and London ale yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of dried lavender, white sage/herbal hops, damp newspaper, and roasted soy beans. Abrasive, but in a fittingly good way. At 13.2% abv, you’d think this would be your last beer, but the content is hidden so ridiculously well, that I could probably sip one other bottle of this before genuinely feeling its effects. Full-bodied, but you could’ve guessed that.
RobertDale (4016) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, dark fruit, and wood. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, and oak. Very nice.
bax (1254) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle 31/12-2014) low brown head, black color, chocolate roasted taste, soft co2, rather complex taste. BB date 03/19/1x.
chrislikesbeer (1) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer pours a deep black color with a thick, creamy brownish/tan head. Aroma is of oak, coffee and chocolate. Mouth feel is thick and creamy. Taste is amazing. Notes of molasses, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and oak. Pour then let sit for 10 minutes to warm a little. Flavors are out of control. Amazing beer. Would LOVE to have this on tap.