dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap: Not particularly syrupy, however the flavor was that of brandy and Robitussin mixed ... which is not particularly enjoying... poured reddish brown, obnoxious cherry and medicine aroma, little complexity. Not great.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Amber body with a thin head. Light fruity aroma of cherry, raisin, sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, mango and varied other fruity esters. Moderate body that left something to be desired, maybe more effervescence. Average flavors imitate the aroma, however, its not the most pleasant aroma of flavor ever. The finish is fairly sweet and not as dry as I might like. I don't know if it's possible, but this was really an average Quad.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vinous aroma,malty,fruity(banana)caramel,slightly tart,octane.Pours out thick w/ a thin head/decent lace.The taste is intense.Fruity,tart,caramel.Does taste very English in style.Palate is a bit syrupy.12% pretty well hidden.Dry finish from the octane but the long lingering aftertaste is a little displeasing.Light carbonation(could use a tad more)Great huge ale that could warm any malt lovers heart.
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 Sweet alcohol oscillates from brown rum to sedate peach and cherries Schnapps...Caramel and candi sugar titillate in a calm, sleep-inducing feel...Closer to an English barley wine in its flavor profile than the proposed Quadrupel, but nonetheless yeasty enough to be an interesting Belgian sipper...
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 This massive rendition is initially copper, clear with no trace of yeast and not much head, barely a ring. Aroma is extremely vinous full of brown sugar, candi sugar, brown rhum, sweet and alcoholic without having the complexities I expect in a beer of this magnitude. Can you say M-A-L-T-Y? Once again in mouth, the alcohol taste is quite strong with sweet raisins and white grapes. It really makes me think of a red wine without the dryness. Body is big and thick, but a little flat, I’d prefer a bit more carbonation personally. Good effort and I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing more american brewers trying their hand at ABTs (way to go Allagash). But for sure, if I ever drink a weyerbacher quad again, I’ll make sure it’s a 3+ year old sample. Cheers to my good friend Hopsrus. Upon retasting this in a blind-setting, it was clearly one of the less polished of the lot with raw sugars and alcohol and flabby fruits all over the place. From 3.0 to 2.0
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a light brown with a reddish hue and a nice off-white head. Aroma was off dark fruits, candied sugar, and caramel. Decent mouthfeel. Lots a flavor. Plums, dates, and other dark fruits on the tongue, along with brown sugar, pepper, and alcohol. Slight peppery hop finish. The alcohol wasn't overpowering but it was there. I enjoyed this one!
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brew pours hazy, rusty orange brown with an off white head that is mostly dissipating. Aroma is inviting with notes of plum and raisins and a healty shot of alcohol. Flavor is BIG. Lots of flavor swirling around the mouth. Nice dried fruit flavors, vinous. The alcohol is definetely there, but it is not obtrusive in the least. High quality brew.
Ernest (6834) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2006 Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2006.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with strong notes of banana and clove.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Was surprised to find a beer I once liked so filled with generic banana/clove esters. Might need to try yet again from bottle.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange-red/brown with a thin off-white head. Has the familiar Weyerbacher banana aroma with chocolate and yeast notes as well. Very rich body touching on banana, tart dark fruit (cherries), grapes and chocolate. Alcohol is very noticeable and perhaps a tad overbearing. The somewhat syrupy body finishes bitter and slightly astringent. An interesting beer packed with flavor that would be better if the alcohol wasn't so "hot."
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a gorgeous deep copper color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is rich malts, dried fruits (apricots, prunes & raisins), yeast, molasses, alcohol and spice - kinda like a liquid rum soaked fruitcake. Flavor is rich, fruity and sweet with a yeast tang and bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full, smooth and creamy. Quite delicious - reminded me of a barley wine style, but different!