imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, this one smacks you upside the head and makes no apologies about it. Vanilla and alcohol dominates the aroma. Next to no head after a mild pour. Dark copper in the glass. Burn, burn burn in the back of the throat. The intense alcohol burn is only mellowed mildy by the rich bourbon and oak flavors. One of these is more than enough for me, although I did get a spare to lay down for a couple of years.
lamas (1308) - Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a small British khaki head. Aroma features a good deal of vanilla beans, caramel and bananas. Medium-bodied and very well-balanced. The alcohol burns throughout. Plenty of rich caramel and creamy vanilla upfront. Oakiness, green grapes, figs and brown sugar in there too. Finishes with more alcohol. I donít normally care for these alcohol bombs, but this is pretty drinkable.
HopBackDoc (472) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite excellent. Pours a clear dark copper with thin head that disappeared quickly. Aroma of malts, fruits, vanilla. Full flavored brew with rich caramel malts, brown sugar, fruit and a nice blast of hops. Mellow, warming alcohol burn, just enough to let you feel it down the throat. Rich in body and taste. Very drinkable, very enjoyable. I canít wait to let this one age a bit.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large light orange head of fine and dense bubbles. Light carbonation. Sweet and fruity aroma with cherries, sweet sugary malts, brown sugar and a hint of bourbon. Color is a bright copper orange. Thick and syrupy with lots of alcohol and lots of flavor. Loads of sweetness, brown sugar, dark fruit and a big alcohol burn. Hint of oak. Wow, this one is going to put me on my ass I can tell. Finishes sweet and alcoholic with a light whisky aftertaste and burn. A pretty good brew. I should probably let this one sit for a while.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of bananas, cloves, caramel, dark fruit, some oak, some warming alcohol and earthy malt. Tastes of figs, prunes, cloves, oak, alcohol apparency is there but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is dry with an oaky finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark toffee color with a large light tan head. The aroma was an intriguing mix of caramel, bitter hops, toffee and light woody undertones. The aroma was fairly faint but quite complex. The flavor was bitter with a mix of caramel, light wood, fruity hops and nut. The finish is long, bitter and woody. The mouthfeel was thick and the alcohol was very evident.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice color. Thin, intensely bourbony - one dimensional burning. Yes, some vanilla, but a big sweet alcoholic bomb that loses any subtlety the quad has. Go for it.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of hopdog. Excellent quad. Chewy, rich, sweet, w/ a hint of bourbon on the back of the throat. Dark fruit and alcohol burn mix in the finish. My favorite quad yet.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Tremendous tasting beer. Chewy dark fruit flavors, with hints of vanilla and a lovely sweetness overall. The oak component is nearly undetectable. It provides an extremely light toasted wood flavor, hints of vanilla, but no bourbon. In fact, I wouldnít think this was oak aged if they didnít mention it. Unfortunately, itís not the most aromatic brew, but itís still great.
Weyerbacher is a really great brewery, imho.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at open house 3-31-07 (Weyerbacher in Easton) and in bottle at my house. This is a very drinkable beer. The aroma emanates the banana and citrus flavors I sense in the quad along with a vanilla-laden wood quality. The vanilla seems to dominate the most in the flavor versus other barrel aged beers Iíve had which had more of an oak feel to them. Nothwithstanding, this seems to be just enough to merge with the flavors that came when this was just the quad. I think more wood flavors would make this unbalanced but I will age it to see what happens. I do wish there was a bit less vanilla bean and more oak though. I think the malty character is what makes this one stand out.