SSSteve (3958) - - DEC 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly hazy copper with a large off-white head. fruity aroma but very one dimensional and weak. flavors of caramel, sugar, and alcohol. hitns of pepper and spice. nice lasting head.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice Belgian. I have been shying away from Belgians recently, but this one really proved to be a delicious beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Old Capitol Brew Works & Public House in Iowa City, IA. Hazy golden brown color with a thick creamy off white head that laced the side of the wide mouthed Belgian glass it was served in. Attractive aroma of cotton candy, flowery hops, green apple, and pineapple. Sweet and sticky palate, smooth and full bodied. Tasted of apple, malty caramel, and flowery hops with a warm splash of alcohol at the end. It tasted less like alcohol than I would have expected at 11.5%. Delicious.
Stine (1657) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barley John’s. Aromas are of alcohol, dark fruits, and candy canes, or lollipops. Warm flavors of banana bread and apple crisp. Alcohol shouts a loud hello in the finish.
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 This was drunk in Schiphol Airport at about 8:30am (1 1/2 liters worth)...this was a treat....well masked alcohol..great lacing...real warming...honey-tea-malt-molasses flavours....complex and delicous.
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Belgian Strong on draft. Some cloves and bananas. Big head. Laced well. Hides the alcohol very well.
Tmoney99 (11918) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate spicy malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable complex beer.
thebeertourist (5102) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber, almost copper colour. Small white head. Potent sugar cane aroma with some spiciness. sweet flavours, good fruitiness, present alc, almost rummy. Fizzy and full-bodied. A barley wine that has yet to reach some more complexity.
wineandbrew (40) - Steilacoom, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought @ Steilacoom Wine and Brew. On tap. This beer is a classic! I am suprised at the low score? I think this quad is much lighter and more balanced between the dry and sweet than most. The candied sugars are lighter and the flavors are more subtle, but this brewery can flex its muscles without many knowing that this bad boy is 11.5%. A wonderful beer!
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color of clear honey - egg shell head semi frothy - nose of tobacco , red berries , molasses , chocolate , and metallic –Taste of molasses / brown sugar , subtle dark red berries , milk chocolate , and cane sugar – body is frothy , and creamy – aftertaste of molasses , acidic fruit , and is dry