superspak (3992) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 11/6/2015. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and compelxity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent quadrupel style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
obxdude10 (2178) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad quad, but I found it to be a bit too sweet and malty for my liking. The complex body and flavors were certainly there, but perhaps too much sugar or some other sweet ingredient(s). The beer pours a cloudy and murky brown color with a small light brown head. There isnít much lacing left around the glass. The nose is full of sweet notes like caramel, toffee, rye and yeast. The flavors are strong and full-bodied, with more caramel and toffee, along with a hint of light and prickly hops, alcohol, banana, clove and pepper.
Carlisle (324) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque, red-russet color with off-white head. Raisin and caramel aroma. Raisins and plums with candied sugar and alcohol burn in the finish.
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libertine (341) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours an orange amber with almost no head. Aroma is spicey with notes of cherry and a slight yeast funkiness. Flavor is very sweet with a decent amount of spice with slight notes of raisin and fig. Its just flat and lacks character. Medium body. Flat carbonation. Astringent finish. This is for the price just really disappointing. Buy yourself a Rochefort or an Abt12. The few bucks more are worth it.
BuckeyeBoy (4471) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to stevoj 2001 vintage. Pours out a murky rust color with a ring of a head. Nose is very nice roast malt pit fruit toffee caramel sweetness this is nice. Taste is more of the sweetness pit fruit malts toffee and a nice end. Wow this still great after 15 years.
ClassyBeagle (374) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Fruity malts and some grass and yeast with a little bit of bittering hops and a dose of alcohol.
A: Pours a red slight orange and about a 1/4 inch of light tan head
T: Follows the nose with dark fruits and a bit of hop presence and some yeast and farmyness for spice, but surprisingly missing some complexity.
M: Medium body with very little carbonation and is very hot from the alcohol
O: A decent quad that is good tasting but really does not stand out for the style.
jcnielsen (2864) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2015 Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with white head. Raisin, dark fruit, caramel, slight cherry aromas. Plum, cherry, caramel, malty flavors. Solid quad, nothing spectactular.
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Born on date of 11/18/2014, supposedly dead by date of 11/18/2019.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a ruddy red to brown color with transparent hues running around the bottom. A slim quarter fingerís white foamy head dissipated immediately. No lacing was left.
The smell started off with a sweet caramel malt running into Belgian spices of light ginger, cinnamon, and clove. Cherry based sugar lightly shows up.
The taste was moderately sweet and drawing in the spices to accompany and balance. A Belgian sweet and semi-spicy aftertaste leads into a quick sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonated decently as a quad, spices tend to run along my tongue appropriately.
Overall, Iíd say this was a pretty good quad. It hits everything its supposed to, Iíd have it again.
radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz. draft at the brewery in Easton, PA; deep copper-amber color with off-white head. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness, dark fruitiness (plums, raisins, apricots), candy sugar and light spices. Taste adds bread, toffee, some molasses and more dried fruits. Heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, rich with sweet fruity finish. Itís a heavy quad, fun to sip slowly.
ctipping (713) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Deep rich ruby body that froths almost over the rim of my St. Bernardus goblet. Whoah there. The head is impressive and reduces to a thin lace over the top of the beer that lasts throughout consumption. Bananas and booze. Some dark fruits, too, but totally banana dominated. I kinda like it, really. A bit of spiciness, too. The taste may not be complex, but itís so delicious. Again, the dark fruits are there with a banana flavor. Finishes with a dry spiciness that I donít altogether love, though. A good syrupy thickness that drops off to a dry finish. I donít really like that, itís uncharacteristic of the rest of the flavor. Low carbonation. Tasty up front with a disappointing finish.