dan027 (26) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very nice dark hazy amber. Smells very sweet, like candy and fruit. Tastes very good. Sweet, fruity, sticky. Like dried dark fruits (dates/grapes) with a warm, spicy, alcoholic finish. Very good, very strong, must try.
ilovedarkbeer (2289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a orange / amber color that is clear. Almost no head at all. Sticky sweet mouthfeel with a warming finish. Notes of candied pistachios, fig, brown sugar, and earth hops. Nice
sjohnny (375) - - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and sour fruity, grassy. Light orange to honey gold amber with a quickly fading off white head. Medium bodied and glassy smooth. Very fruity with a crisp boozy finish. Very nice.
BiddleBrau (940) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from 8/10/2006. 8 year old bottle. Copper with thinner head. Alcohol and malt sweetness in aroma. Smells big. Flavor is also big but balanced, akin to old English barley wine. This is big, bold and tasty even for being old and poorly handled over the years.
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-17-12-
Poured from 750 ml bottle into chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a red-amber color with a one finger white head that fades relatively fast upon fading a moderate level of lacing is left on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweet with a great mix of dark and light fruit aromas. Apple, tangerine, and pear make up some of the lighter fruit with raisin, fig and plum representing the darker fruits. With these aromas are some yeast and spice smells which meld well with the fruit giving a light mulled wine like aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a big hit of the sweet lighter fruits that was detected from the nose. Apple and pear are the strongest but are soon met with dark fruit flavors. Fig, raisin, and cherry all develop more strangely as the taste advances on further and begin to mix with a yeasty and Belgian spice flavor that comes more toward the end. While at 12 % abv, only a very light boozy taste is detected at the end of the taste with overall a fruity and lightly spiced flavor being left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was just above average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was just a tad under normal for a quad. While the creaminess matched the spice flavors nicely a slightly higher carbonation level may have giving it a bit of the “prickly” taste that might have complemented the mix of fruit flavors nicely.
Overall – A nice sweet and fruity quad that even at 12 % abv is very drinkable with very little boozy taste influence. A good beer to try if you get the opportunity.
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a hazy orange amber colored body which was a little lighter than I had expected. With in it there are some small bits of yeast sediment floating around. On top the head which started out at about two finger tall settles down to just a light ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Lacing is very slick and slippery. Wow, this one lets you know right away that it’s a big serious beer. The aroma has big boozy character with strong fruity/estery yeast notes reminiscent of raisons and stone fruits. Again wow, there is some warmth here from the abv but it’s not harsh. It just adds a warm slow sipping character to the overall picture with also brings good estery yeast, sweet malt and light hops. I get notes of apricot, peaches, golden raisons and red pear. Hop flavor comes out a bit towards the finish but overall it ends fairly sweet with a warm boozy touch. Its texture is smooth but still carbonated and pleasant.
kryon (1404) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy red amber low off white head
Aromas of apricot marmalade, belgo yeast, syrup, bread
Taste has sweet dried fruis, corn, apricots, alcohol. Intensely sweet with quite dey ending
Vignale (2069) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Whiskeyfärgad, lågt skum. Stor söt och fruktig doft med mycket honung, rostade mandlar, kanderad apelsin, smörkola, torkade aprikoser, dessertvin. Alkoholvärme, liten örtig aningen besk jästton. Ett stort quadliknande dessertöl, maffigt med stora smaker i bra balans. Riktigt gott.
Lilja (1646) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Smak och doft av humle, malt, mandarin, apelsin, karamell, honung, aprikos, brunt socker, sirap, plommon, russin, smörkola med toner av körsbär. Rund, len, stor sötma med en del smak av alkohol. Lätt beska.
RedSox2004 (1276) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown with a one-finger tan head and wonderful lace. Aromas include red wine, barnyard funk, Belgian yeast and dark fruit. Warming cherry alcohol taste with grainy, almost peat-like, sweetness, tropical fruit and hints of a floral hop bitterness. Full body, minimal carbonation, creamy and rich mouthfeel and a pleasant dark fruit sweetness in the finish.
Defreni (2612) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske: Flot rødlig diset øl med et lille skumhoved. Duften er meget sød med masser af portvinsnoter og tørret frugt. Al for sød er den dog også i smagen og det er kun grundet de 12 % den er drikbar. AL for en dimensionel uden at bruge de mange procenter ordentligt.