RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber color with a nice two finger head. The head is frothy and thick and hangs on a while. The lacing is perfect, and a quick swill of the beer will froth up the head. The aroma is malty with raisins, cherry, oak and nuts. The oak is apparent in the taste. I wasn’t sure if I would like a quad with this bourbon flavor..but it worked for me. The palate was long lasting and excellent. For about half the cost of other quads, this one was well worth the cost. Excellent beer.
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Crystal clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, oak, cherry, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, caramel, some berry, light oak, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shimmering dark copper, light tan creamy head. Nose held warm notes of golden raisin, pear, vanilla bean, toffee, soft oak, and touches of bourbon. Boozy caramel raisin flavors carry further notes of vanilla oak, fig, and light earthy peppery hops. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, dry, warming, dark fruity finish. Very good now, but age will round this out even more. Could be a real gem in 1-2 years..
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a surprisingly light color. Red in fact. Small white head. Some sour cherry and bourbon aroma. Flavor is dominated by bourbon notes with just a bit of dark fruits coming through. A decent slow sipper but far from being anything like any of the Quads I’ve previously had. For one thing, it just doesn’t have that super high carbonation levels that bottle conditioned belgians do. For another thing, it tastes way too boozy for a quad. This should be in that all encompassing "American Strong Ale" category.
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out of the bottle with slighty no head. Copper look to it with a descent lacing that goes from the rim, down. Smell is of sugar, with a spicy rum smell. Tase is high in alcohol with a herbal aftertaste that seems somewhat minty, and vanilla flavor.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy, dark, copper/red body with nearly no head at all. Pungent, sweet - syrupy, sticky, malty - aroma, with some raisins and figs. The flavor is biting: filled with phenols - it has a strong alcohol burn that really detracts from the drinking experience. Eh.
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium copper/amber with a small, fizzy head - sweet aroma, with raw cane sugar, strong fruitiness (cherry, strawberry), light vanilla and bourbon - strongly alcoholic and astringent - bright fruity esters, some mild grainy flavors - a strange, almost citric twang and mild herbal notes near the finish - very slight bourbon in the background - finishes with even stronger alcohol flavor than it starts with - another barrel-aged booze bomb from Weyerbacher - and 8.99 a bomber!? - why do I bother?
shadey (1962) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a nice ruby red with initially a nice head that quickly diminishes to a ring of white cream. Aroma is sweet alcohol, and a touch of maybe fruit? Flavor is sweet fruit and alcohol. There is a little tang on the bottom side of the tongue. Finish is dry.
GregClow (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, mds, jerc & mabel - courtesy of mds. Bright amber with a wispy head. Aroma of booze and bubblegum, with a faint spiciness. Flavour is overpoweringly sweet, woody, boozy - just really unbalanced and unappealing. And the label sucks, too.
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep copper pour. Small foamy tan head. Aroma is very fruity (bananas, pears), with candi sugar, bourbon, vanilla, and soft wood. Very appetizing! Taste brings a lot of the bourbon notes forward. Sweet malts, vanilla, soft wood, bourbon, candied fruits, and sugar. Body is sticky and syrupy with soft carbonation. Medium-full overall. Mild alcohol warmth to this one as well. Finishes with more candi sugar, ripened fruits, sweet malts, vanilla, and bourbon. I rather enjoyed this!