matthewjk (907) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! Fruity esters mellowed by a vanilla touch. It’s not what I would call a ’complete’ beer because some elements feel forced and too deliberate; but hey, this thing is a damn nice sipper on, well, ANY night! Odd and unsatisfactory finish here--something vegetable and soy on the back end. Overall, I’m glad I picked it, but not recommend as re-buy at price point.
slowrunner77 (1743) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"I don’t remember the quad being quite this fruity so maybe a lot of that is from the barrels? Strong whiskey influence, tons of fruit and some Dry yeast. Very pleasant combo. It does taste like whiskey and not bourbon, though. Maybe it changes year to year..."
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with a foamy beige head. Nose of buttery bourbon and rich sugar. I like the warming use of the barrel, but this beer is too sweet for a ggod quad. Lots of white sugar with some toffee, dried fruit and rich malt syrup. Too bad the base beer isn’t more complex.
Yorker (1190) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy reddish brown with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, liquorice, wood, yeast and sugar - with an alcoholic finish.
rollsrace (59) - - AUG 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Aged in whiskey barrels. Wow, a strong whiskey and alcohol taste. Sweet with vanilla. It?s dark brown in color. Tasted on 10 / 30 / 2013...
Darkmagus82 (1223) - - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-18-12 -
Poured from 750 ml bottle into snifter glass
Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed ruby-brown color. The off-white head upon pouring has only a light retention. The fast fading head, when gone, leaves a persistent foam film on the surface of the brew.
Smell – The smell is heavy of dark fruits of cherry and prune. Other sweet aromas of a caramel nature mare also mixed within. A bourbon-boozy smell with accents of vanilla and oak are there as well and when mixed with the sweeter smells create a warming sweet smell.
Taste – A sweet caramel taste is big up front, but soon melds with a good dose of dark fruits. The cherry and plum flavors soon begin overwhelming the caramel. Around the same time a yeasty spice and boozy taste starts to enter the tongue. The yeast spice flavor remains relatively light through the rest of the taste but the alcohol gets stronger. A bourbon and almost rum like flavor get big, where some lighter notes of vanilla and a oak come to the tongue as well. In the end a warming rum and bourbon soaked dark fruit flavor are left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy. It is very smooth feeling on the tongue, allowing the flavors of a sweet and boozy nature to soak in; taking these tastes to their maximum. The lighter carbonation level only accentuates the smooth body helping to create this creamy thick brew.
Overall –A wonderful sipper with some big flavor. Sit, sip, chat with a good pal, and enjoy. It’s delicious.
MadRobin (1935) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle after cellar for 11 months.
Murky, rusty dark copper with a thin khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of raisins, caramel, vanilla, apricot, ripe peaches, bourbon, dates and brown sugar.
Taste of ripe stone fruit, toffee, bourbon, raisins, dates and brown sugar with a noticeable alcohol burn.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Growler Spot. Pours a dark swirly amber with a thin ring of off white head. Aroma of oak, hints of booze, and dark fruits. Taste his with the fruit up front then BAM oak with a lasting booze finish.
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Molt bona cervesa, molt aromŕtica i amb molt gust a whisky.
Muy buena cerveza, muy aromática y con mucho sabor a whisky.
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@PBF IX. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is raisins, glue, alcohol and some mild ripe fruits. Flavour is strong alcohol, glue and some raisins. A bit spiciness in all the burns as well.
olio (6168) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours cloudy mahogany color with a small head. Slight cardboard on the nose, this is a bit older bottle, some caramel malts, rye, faint hop notes and toffee. Caramel malts and some syrup on the aroma, wood and faint hay. Good.