partchapol (68) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell and taste of date, caramel, anise. Sweet and thin sour. Very thin white cloud, light body, slightly thin texture but good amount of alcohol. Good but too sweet and much spice for me
ctipping (364) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at the Yard House in PBG, FL. Served in a goblet.
Dark red, nearly black with no head by the time it got to my table. No lacing. Doesn’t look like it has much carbonation.
Delicious smell. Figs and dark fruit. Some caramel malts and the typical candi sugar smell.
The taste isn’t quite as impressive as the aroma. Some aromas translated into flavor: the figs and other fruits and the belgian candi sugar. A bit of licorice in the finish.
Very light bodied for such a strong beer. Low carbonation and a very dry finish.
Finished the glass easily without feeling as though I had drank a 9% alcohol beer. Remarkably well made beer.
PriorL (2796) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers!
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: fruity, oak, malty.
TASTE: fruity, oak, malty
Meilby (9823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 341ml @ Hotel room, Weber’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruits and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
lello4ever (293) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ottima strong ale, si presenta marrone scuro con riflessi rossi e schiuma beige chiaro. Aroma di dark fruits. Eccellente la bevuta con una dolcezza ben equilibrata, malto in evidenza e una perfetta carbonazione.
hman43 (693) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is dark cloudy brown with some heavy lacing. It has aromas of dried fruit, sourness, yeast, spices and alcohol. It has strong carbonation, sour flavor with spices and salt. It has alcohol warming.
smroush (140) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of plum and caramel. Some bread and alcohol.
Dark brown, perhaps slightly cloudy (hard to tell whe. It’s dark). Slight off-white head.
Taste is pretty sweet, but in a good, fruity way. Not much bitterness.
Medium body. Creamy, slick and a tad oily texture. Carbonation just a little on the lively side (which I think works very well with this beer). Finish long finish with plum, bread and the carbonation.
Overall I like this beer a lot. Usually I need more of a hop balance to really like a beer, but this one works very well without it. I love the plum flavors and bread; the carbonation provides some balance. Even has a touch of raison, especially as it warms up.
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruits and caramel. Tastes of roasted malt, spices, fruits & yeast. Well balanced. Good carbonation. Good drinkability.
bartzluke (400) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pour from room-temperature bottle into tulip glass. Black and nearly completely opaque. Large fizzy white head with fairly quick spatulation. Medium body; maybe a little thin for my taste. Nose is sweet. Dark fruit, cherry, dark malt, raisin, maybe plum. Really nice. Taste is also fairly sweet and fruity. Cherry. Port or sweet, dark red wine notes. Lingering bitterness. Moderate alcohol burn undertone. Complex sipping beer.
Maltser85 (357) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky red brown ruby color. Small tan head that doesn’t hang around. Aroma of ripe plums and maybe slight fig. Caramel and almost roasty notes as well. The taste is similar to the nose, more depth in the malts though, some toffee almost coming through. Some more traditional belgian notes jab in such as bubblegum and pepper although only slightly and they fade quickly. Medium body with a relatively dry finish that hints at chocolate but doesn’t go quite that far. Incredibly drinkable. Not the most complex quad ever, but certainly a tasty one. Thanks Cards04!