MrBunn (2573) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pour is coppery red with a minimal head. Aromas are sweet caramel malt dominated with some nice spicing and fruit in the background. Maybe a touch of soap, too. The spiciness comes through as a cloves presence. Flavor is not quite as nice, however since there is a bit too much of the sweetness with throws things slightly towards the cloying, syrupy end of the spectrum. That soap is still hanging around in the background a little bit, too. The barrel aging comes through much better in the flavor than in the aroma. There is an underlying oaky feel to it all, maybe with a bit of a peat/smoke character. Generally, I’m for this one, but I don’t think it comes even close to stacking up to some of the better quads.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright orange red body. Nose of alcohol, orange zest and spice. Flavor of alcohol, cherry, caramel malts other fruit and did I mention, yes… alcohol. Finish is harsh and flirts with a whisky-like character. Quite a blasphemous hook-up!
omhper (21282) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear ruby, creamy albeit brief head. Woody, perfumy almondy nose. Very sweet with thick, almost oily mouthfeel. Almondy yeast character, butterscotch and strawberries are being pushed back by oak and bourbon. Very potent and malty, reminiscent of a brandy. Intense. The wood is well strong, but it still works fine.
JFGrind (1912) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weyerbacher Brewing do many things well and one of them is producing oak barrel versions of their beers. Blasphemy is well blended quad with oak, bourbon, and caramel malt flavors. Strong alcohol "zing" in this medium body lightly foamed Belgian style foam. $8.50 for a 22 ounce bomber, however I believe it was worth it. Blasphemy went well with English Stilton cheese.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this much more than the standard quad. aroma was vinous with some deep rich alcoholic notes. the appearance was a deep brown which seems much darker than the quad I had sampled previously. palate was good, a bit less active from the aging, but it still filled the mouth. quite an enjoyable brew.
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 (12122) - 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.