Arayaga2 (1709) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 Reddish chestnut brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is slightly acetic and sweet with a bit of cherry. Taste is relatively empty when cold with obvious alcohol presence. It warms nicely to fruit with vanilla, and an unmistakable bourbony finish. $3.5/13oz Sunday school at Tria
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Ruby-amber color with a medium head. Aroma of dark cherry, bourbon, wood, caramel candy. Taste has a nice, woody-bourbon flavor upfront with some cherry, candy, and spice. Smooth, but still very much on the hot side. I have a whole case left, so I’m anticipating some good times as this one mellows......Between this new one and Double Simcoe going year round, I would have to say Weyerbacher is going in the right direction.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capone’s sampled with Beerded_one. Pours dark amber with a decent size white head. Aroma of fruit, wood, spices, and caramel. The flavor is sweet, caramel, fruit, spices, bourbon, with a nice alcohol kick. Great brew.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours out a nice mahogany color with a moderate white size head. Aroma is of bourbon, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is very complex bourbon in the background throughout. Oak, vanilla, fruit and spice. Slight alcohol and raisin/fruit finish. Thick syrupy mouthfeel. Very solid effort.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle via the_epeeist (THANKS!). Pours a semi hazy reddish brown with a tiny white head. Nose is fruity and strong alcohol. Taste starts with some sweet molasses, then some fruity esters, apricots and plums, some wood flavor,then some earthy hops. High carbonation. Full body. Syrupy mouthfeel. There is some alcohol warmth in the finish but it is masked somewhat by both the sweetness and the oak. i know this is a Quad, but it also has a Barleywine character as well. Seems like a cross between the two. Whatever, is a pretty good beer no matter what the style.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body with a small, sudsy white head. Aroma of sweet molasses and fruit, plus light rubber phenols and notable wood. Sweet, rich, and syrupy flavor with dominant characters of strong maple, rubbery phenols, and light fusels. Smooth, syrupy texture. Appeal improves as it sits. This could be very nice with a little time on it.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Deep amber with alot of ruby hues. Pretty big off white head. Aroma, well alot of caramel/fruit, spices, vanilla, wood. Taste is caramel, dark fruit/raisins, spices, bready malt,vanilla, oak, bourbon, with a fruity and alcoholic finish. Very full bodied. Pretty smooth overall though. As a quad, I was hoping for a darker appearance. But other than that, this is a pretty nice beer, that will age very well.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow from what i read is the first brewery to make a quad that isnt a trappist and i see why. this beer should make every other quad suck its ass. from the brewery cuz im cool. uh smells like bubble gum, wood, vanilla and circus peanuts (yes those little orange candy ones). and a hint of relishlike sourness. foxy reddish brown color nice lacey head not too big though. it smells so good i almost dotn want to taste it. THIS IS NOTHING LIKE A BARLEY WINE!!!!!! niggas is nuts.once yuo get past the alcohol kick. and yes there is one. the taste developes very well. the first thing i noticed was thai sticky rice and mango custard taste. lots of vanilla and wood and sweetness from the bourbon barrels. the tastie is sour and sweet and sexy. man and its 11.8 i love this its complex with being thick. crisp without being weak. and the heat really makes you happy. you need this beer.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: This one was easy to drink. It was eaven smoother than Quad. Reminds me of Prophecy, which I really miss. This one does pack a real punch though. It is like a good barley wine but better. It had a pleasant aroma that could have been a little stronger. The flavor has the same characteristics as the aroma but even more malt, caramel and vanilla. The Bourbon flavor is nice and not overpowering like some other oak-aged beers. I will definitely buy this one again and put at least one away to age, but to me I don’t think it even needs to be aged. If you like other Weyerbacher oak-aged beers or Quad, this is a must. The oak-aged beers are really where weyerbacher shines. I know the Raspberry Imp, Sout has been relegated to prt-time status but I would love for them to but some of that in oak barrels.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark orangey, reddish brown with a small, off-white head that diminished quickly. The aroma was mostly bannana with cask wood, vanilla, bourbon and alcohol, but not bad for the ABV. The initial flavor was moderate to heavy sweetness, while the finish was sour with an average duration. The body was medium to full and syrupy and dry with fizzy carbonation and a light alcoholic finish.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Turbid ruby coppery pour, with huge aroma of citrus, clove, some banana, candi sugar, yeast, and a hefty oaky bourbon and cognac that clears the nostrils. The taste is very spirity, almost like a straight up mix of bourbon, cognac, and port, with some boggy peaty scotch hints, and some citrusy and candi sugary notes in the flavor. I really need to do this as a horizontal with Insanity, because I suspect that they would mirror each other somewhat. I described Insanity as the chain-smoking crack-whore of Barleywines, so let’s go ahead and call this the "somewhat refined older woman who smokes and drinks too much, like Faye Dunaway’s character in Barfly" of Quads.