jmalecki05 (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - light pour. Deep ruby red color. One finger head of dark ivory appearance. Light carbonation. Intense aroma, particularly upon the pour. Dark fruit, light malt, and some alcohol on the nose, but to be expected for a 11.8% abv. Also sour cherry on the nose, particularly upon the pour. Way too watery and light on the palate for a quad, or any ale for that matter. Essense of dark fruit on the tounge, but is overpowered by the alcohol. Finish lingers with an enjoyable combination of raisin and cherry, again with alcohol presense. Overall, very disappointed with Weyerbacher on this one, especially after enjoying many of their other brews. Wouldja - No!
gizmo_ber (116) - - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one is almost overly malty, i’m not getting a whole lot of hop notes, more of malt and alcohol profile. It’s alright, but just a bit too much like a sweetened alcohol than a beer.
writerljberg (228) - Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Baker. Thanks!
A: Plum colored body with a quarter inch fizz. Bubbles are cascading through the top. Leaves noticeable legs on the glass.
N: Lots of malt and prune and raisin. very bready. A hint of leather and tobacco.
T: Bitter at the beginning with the bread and sweetness at the end. Has a bit of a twang. Isn’t as much of a meal as it might be.
M: Sturdy and coating. not as thick or creamy as the highlights of the style. Doesn’t have any sting of alcohol.
O: A solid stab at the style and something I’d drink again, but I wouldn’t kill for it again, either.
sonnycheeba (1916) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber/copper with a trace of thin white head. Aroma is caramel, yeast, cherries, figs, raisins, floral hops, and sweetbread. Flavor is sweet malts forward with supporting floral notes, yeast, nuts, and dark fruit esters; sweet finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (354) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours cloudy reddish brown. Almost no head. Very smooth. Medium body. Very low carbonation. Smells sweet, hints of whiskey barrels. Tastes delicious, light hints of plum, raisin, apple, chocolate, caramel. Way too easy to drink.
drsordr (206) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour clear copper. Nose of Belgian esters, banana, fruit, and clove. Initial taste of the same with significant sweetness, mild biscuit, and heat from the alcohol. Thick syrupy mouthfeel.
Niko100 (1490) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, some yeast, dark fruit, & brown sugar; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit (notably plums), raisons, and some spice; Alcohol at the finish; Nicely balanced; Quite decent.
Slipstream (1776) - USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tangy dark fruit aroma. Sweet compote flavor - prunes, brandy, yeast, tobacco. It is rich, juicy, and has a complex mouthfeel. Very high ABV. A fine big brew.
Johnsense (454) - - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy copper pour. Decent head.
Aroma: white wine, raisin, very sweet
Taste: candied fruit, plum, raisin, grape, alcohol, yeast. It all meshes well enough together, but this is one overly sweet quad.
Feel: fairly smooth, medium body.
A quad intended to raise your blood sugar. I love this brewery, but this style isnt their thing.
strongpieman (1158) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very strong. Full body, cloudy copper color, malt sweetness coupled with earthy tones. Good overall and improves as it warms.