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 (1458) - 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 (7824) - 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.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
New 12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a small head that almost immediately disappears. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit and caramel malt. Taste is basically the same, with major alcohol burn. I really don’t think the bourbon overpowers the drink, though. It’s very good. An improvement on their Quad. And I’m usually a critic of bourbon barrel aging of a fine beer. But again, I need to age this to get the full picture.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This reddish brown pour smells of fruit and red licorice. It tastes very sweet like candy and bourbon. It goes down smooth enough and it sure has a nice kick. It warms you up alot!
adrian910ss (2348) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear ruby amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of cotton candy, bubble gum and banana. Very slight hint of bourbon can be detected after a deep sniff. Taste of bubble gum, cotton candy, and alcohol. Slight burn going down which leaves a mild bourbon aftertaste. Was expecting more barrel aged taste. Maybe aging will help. Regardless, quite good. Alcohol creeps up on this, so beware !!
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Picked this up this afternoon with the intentions of having it after work.....had it at work.......shhhhhhhh. Anyway, ruby/amber in color. Clear with small off white head. The aroma was of wood,caramel, and some bourbon. The taste was the same with vanilla notes. Smooth rich body. Became hot and alcoholic at the end. I literally started to sweat a lil bit. Solid offering from Weyerbacher. I’d like to age a few and see what happens.
jason (1677) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2007 Bottle. Poured a dark brown, clear body with thin head that settled down to a nice ring around the glass. Aroma is bubble gum, lite vanilla. First impressions: vanilla, bubble gum and more vanilla, turned out to be very pleasant. After a few sips it tastes like an all grain ceral at times with a slight bourbon mixed in. Bourbon is very mellow. Very little alcohol detected and a small amount of cinnammon being detected. The bubblegum stood out so much that I see why this beer needs to be layed down for a little while to mellow out. Overall: good American attempt at a quad but in need of some cellaring. This had a alot of flavors mixed in. Warning: alcohol can creep up on you.
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a translucent ruby amber with orange highlights and a smaller off white bubbly head that left some lacing that slid down the sides of the glass. Aroma of banana, Belgian spices and yeast, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla and just hints of bourbon. Flavor had a lot of fruity esters, banana, clove, Belgian yeast and spices, hard candy, hints of bourbon, some vanilla, oak, caramel, earthy, the oak aging really did well for this one. More bourbon flavor than aroma. Fresh Quad always seemed a bit on the hot side to me and while you can pick up some of the alcohol for 11.8% this beer sure was smooth.