Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance- Hazy orange/brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma- Spicy, caramel,bourbon,fruity sweet,vanilla,oak. Flavor- Sweet with a well balanced spicy blend, oak,bourbon,alcohol,vanilla,dried fruits,caramel.
AirForceHops (4176) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, corked and caged. No bottle date but this has been in my cellar for about 14 months. Color is deep ruby with some yeast floating around the snifter. Aroma is mild bourbon on top of candi sugar, oak and Trappist yeast.
The flavor starts with Belgian yeast, candi sugar and caramelized sugar and transitions into lingering dark fruit with a very subtle bourbon and vanilla in the finish. The flavors are well integrated with not one element that stands out but everything showing. No alcohol flavor and no ABV burn after the sip.
radio_nowhere (1048) - Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into Trappist glass, deep clear rusty amber color with thin layer of creamy tan head. Aroma of wood, whiskey, rich malt sweetness, dark dried fruits (raisins, apricots, figs), brown sugar and yeast. Sort of a ying/yang of whiskey barrel vs. malt richness. Taste adds notes of vanilla, oak, candy sugar, faint spices, toffee, berries and light alcohol. Heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, sticky, soft with boozy sweet finish. Seems more like an English barlerywine than quad, intense malt sweetness offset by the whiskey barrel. Still pretty good, intense balanced flavors make this fun.
redtechnj (246) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- Hazy orange/brown with a creamy off white head.
Aroma- Spicy, caramel,bourbon,fruity sweet,vanilla,oak.
Flavor- Sweet with a well balanced spicy blend, oak,bourbon,alcohol,vanilla,dried fruits,caramel.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured at Tipples Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting on July 13, 2014. Pours a lighter amber color, mostly clear, with a creamy off white head on top. Smells like nearly straight neat whiskey booze and not much else here, maybe some extra sweetness from the malts. Flavor is a bit harsh with sweet candi sugar, light spices, some caramel, vanilla, and lots of straight phenolic booziness. Body is medium, not standing up to the barrels, with low to medium carbonation. Overall this was a bit hot for me, with the whiskey masking the nice hearty sweet flavors from the quad.
geologyguy (913) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
wonderful dark fruit smell....was going to wish it was stronger but I think it does gain strength with warmth..taste is the same dark fruits and hot alcohol.detracts from the taste a bit unfortunately...vanilla is definitely in there too...a touch less alcohol flavor and this would score a bit higher
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"I donít remember the quad being quite this fruity so maybe a lot of that is from the barrels? Strong whiskey influence, tons of fruit and some Dry yeast. Very pleasant combo. It does taste like whiskey and not bourbon, though. Maybe it changes year to year..."
jsquire (3691) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with a foamy beige head. Nose of buttery bourbon and rich sugar. I like the warming use of the barrel, but this beer is too sweet for a ggod quad. Lots of white sugar with some toffee, dried fruit and rich malt syrup. Too bad the base beer isnít more complex.
Yorker (1476) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy reddish brown with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, liquorice, wood, yeast and sugar - with an alcoholic finish.
rollsrace (65) - - AUG 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Aged in whiskey barrels. Wow, a strong whiskey and alcohol taste. Sweet with vanilla. It?s dark brown in color. Tasted on 10 / 30 / 2013...