omhper (23336) - 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 (1994) - 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 (13080) - 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 (1378) - 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 (5716) - 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?