tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a murky dark orange/red color with no head at all. Tons of alcohol on the nose, good bit of oak and vanilla, dark fruits (cherry, fig), sweet ripe banana, and a touch of yeast. Pretty prominent bourbon taste (although not overbearing) up front, a bit of oak and caramel, sweet syrupy notes, some ripe fruit, and vanilla. It’s good, and it has more going on than most other barrel aged beers, but it feels like it’s missing something.
SG111 (160) - - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a brown murky color with almost no head whatsoever. Aroma is figs, candied sugar, little bit of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is pretty tame for how strong this one is. Figs, some currants. Little bit of the whiskey and a little bit of booziness. Pretty much what you’d expect from a quad. But if I’m getting a barrel aged beer I want a little more complexity. But overall it really is pretty nice. As far as quads go, very good. As far as barrel aged goes, it could do better.
PapaSkeetSkeet (830) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with thin tan head. Flavor/aroma is a candy sweet with maraschino cherry. Lacks in dimensionality compared to [real] Belgian quads, yet makes up for it with some whiskey barrel (maybe rye or sour mash?) A sipper, sweet, not cloying, bot not delicious either. A bit hot.
MIBRomeo (2564) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mid to dark brown pour small bubbled tan head with good lacing. Sweet aroma brown sugar and raisins a hint of whiskey. Palate is full well coated and lightly creamy. Flavor finished with a dry oaky note AMD some heat in the swallow giving seat the alcohol level. Decent stuff
Grzesiek79 (3292) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quad poteznie nasycony aromatem Whisky, a to za sprawa lezakowania w tych beczkach, nie wiem tylko ile ale z pewnoscia sporo. Bo aromat wyraznie torfowy i dymny. W smaku dominuje dymnosc wedzonosc, torfowosc i mokre drewno. Slod jeczmienny prawie identyczny do slodu jaki sie uzywa do Whiskey. Niewielka piana, a praktycznie prawie zadna moc alkoholu wyczuwalna glownie w rozgrzewajacej koncowce a takze troche w smaku. Dieabelskie mcne piwo o brazowo bursztynowej barwie. Pod koniec sporo metnosci i brudu tego torfowego piwa.
outlawskies (430) - - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Overall phenomenal beer really enjoy really like can I bring the spare hi Julie was not with me to taste so she has no,
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance- Hazy orange/brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma- Spicy, caramel,bourbon,fruity sweet,vanilla,oak. Flavor- Sweet with a well balanced spicy blend, oak,bourbon,alcohol,vanilla,dried fruits,caramel.
AirForceHops (3432) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, corked and caged. No bottle date but this has been in my cellar for about 14 months. Color is deep ruby with some yeast floating around the snifter. Aroma is mild bourbon on top of candi sugar, oak and Trappist yeast.
The flavor starts with Belgian yeast, candi sugar and caramelized sugar and transitions into lingering dark fruit with a very subtle bourbon and vanilla in the finish. The flavors are well integrated with not one element that stands out but everything showing. No alcohol flavor and no ABV burn after the sip.
radio_nowhere (901) - Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into Trappist glass, deep clear rusty amber color with thin layer of creamy tan head. Aroma of wood, whiskey, rich malt sweetness, dark dried fruits (raisins, apricots, figs), brown sugar and yeast. Sort of a ying/yang of whiskey barrel vs. malt richness. Taste adds notes of vanilla, oak, candy sugar, faint spices, toffee, berries and light alcohol. Heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, sticky, soft with boozy sweet finish. Seems more like an English barlerywine than quad, intense malt sweetness offset by the whiskey barrel. Still pretty good, intense balanced flavors make this fun.
redtechnj (218) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- Hazy orange/brown with a creamy off white head.
Aroma- Spicy, caramel,bourbon,fruity sweet,vanilla,oak.
Flavor- Sweet with a well balanced spicy blend, oak,bourbon,alcohol,vanilla,dried fruits,caramel.
BMMillsy (1481) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured at Tipples Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting on July 13, 2014. Pours a lighter amber color, mostly clear, with a creamy off white head on top. Smells like nearly straight neat whiskey booze and not much else here, maybe some extra sweetness from the malts. Flavor is a bit harsh with sweet candi sugar, light spices, some caramel, vanilla, and lots of straight phenolic booziness. Body is medium, not standing up to the barrels, with low to medium carbonation. Overall this was a bit hot for me, with the whiskey masking the nice hearty sweet flavors from the quad.