Shot (218) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy luminous brown with a creamy beige head that dissipates to a thin lace with a foamy ring around the edge. Aromas of banana, clove and fruity esters. Flavors are sweet banana, clove, grape, cinnamon, dark fruit, and crackery-biscuity tones. Finishes with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Slightly peppery mouthfeel; a little syrupy. Noticeable alcohol warmth. This is really very nice.
ajnepple (3064) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a thermos type glass, shared while disc golfing. Quite fruity and moderate to heavily sweet with a fully body and a smooth, creamy feel. Rich and complex with dark fruits, light yeast, light caramel and toffee. Pretty good.
Mears (51) - - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome beer. Life the after taste. Great smell. Overall I would get it wherever I can.
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber brown. Fast-receding head. Light, sweet aroma with notes of grape. Opens almost mild, with pleasantly smooth malt notes. Develops into well-balanced mix of malt and wild yeast, ripe apple. Warming, bitter finish with strong alcohol notes. Well-carbonated, rich mouthfeel. Potent brew, rich flavor.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish-copper with brilliant clarity and minimal head. The aroma is bready and fruity with notes of plum and raisin. Tastes sweet and malty but not overwhelmingly so. Immediate warming from the alcohol. Flavors are molasses, caramel, fruit, and slightly of plum. It starts sweet and ends sweet with nice flavors, no bitterness, and high alcohol content. This one is definitely a sipper.
Leafs93 (1833) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Pours amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma is earthy, caramel, plum, roast and grapes. Taste is sweet with very faint tartness. Medium bodied with a thick and oily texture, very smooth. Excellent!
joejames (307) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to wine glass. Pours deep red brown, descent khaki head, some lacing and retention. Aroma of molasses, banana and anise. Tastes is fairly sweet, medium sour. Full bodied, lively very small bubble carbonation, mouth feel is rather sticky. Finishes complex sweet and sour with notes of raisin, dates, candied sugar, ginger and cherry. Alcohol is well apparent but is not a distraction. A fine example of the style! Well done.
skmikeg (1207) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Tria-Rittenhouse. Pours a mahogany-dark brown with a half finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of cherries, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, candied belgian yeast, sweet bready pudding, brown sugar, and some light booze. Taste is about the same as the aroma with just a little more booze. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty quad that hides its high abv very well.
crossovert (8815) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Aggressively poured with a small quickly dissipating off-white head. The body is surprisingly fizzy and a deep brownish amber. Smell is burnt sugars, caramel, raisins, dark fruits, prototypical good american style quad (which isn’t all that common actually). Flavor is grapey (and rapey), spice notes, licorice, anise cookies (of one i just ate so maybe its still that), slightly cloying booze caramel, dark fruits, raisins. It is a bit harsh at times but nice.
reberiii (403) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super brown, reddish translucency. Boozy nose with cherry. The taste has an alcohol singe slight prickly carb, sweet syrup and more cherry. Definite alcohol sweet. Maybe not the best quad that I’ve sampled, but certainly solid and I’m stoked I got a four pack.