JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 22, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish-purple, prune colored body that appears hazy and is not transparent. When held up to the light some cherry hues shine through. Very nice! Head is shortlived, thin and cream colored; quickly retreating to a ring around the inside edge of the glass. Smells of grapes, chocolate, alcohol, yeast, prunes, honey and sugar. Mouthfeel is large, velvety and intense. This is an amazing beer with oodles of flavors. Starts grapy sweet with honey, figs and prunes, then mellows with orange spice and yeast notes, transitioning to bitter/roasted flavors, ending in coffee. Alcohol taste is present throughout, though it fits unobtrusively. Perfect balance of extremely complex malt/hop flavors makes this one of the better beers available. Definately worth a try. I bought my sample in a 12oz bottle from Whole Foods in Vienna, VA.
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark copper colour with a nice thick dense tan head. When held up to a light, the beer is nice and ruby tinted. Aroma of honey, malt, raisins, pit fruit and even a bit of hops. The taste is very strong and malty. Full-bodied; Flavours of honey, raisins are very noticeable and quite pleasant. The aftertaste is quite bittering from the malt, but at the same time...very sweet from the pit fruit and raisin flavours. One of the better Quads I've had...and I'm happy to now see that there is a category for them instead of just a 'Belgian Strong Ale' category for them all! I reccomend that anyone who might be able to find this, to definately try it as it was great! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
VEry malty aroma, but with some hops. Lots of esters in there too! Cloudy brown color, with small tan head. Flavor is huge, big malt, lots of ester, and a pretty good hopping rate too. Body is HUGE, oily and slick. Relly good beer, but all the Belgian Quadrupels I have had were pale.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, scant head. Raisins, dried apricots, banana, esters and phenols, alcohol. Some wine-like notes.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a reddish-brown/mohagony body topped by a fizzy quickly disappearing head. Sweet and spicy malt aroma with fruity accents and a touch of yeast. Sweet fruity malt flavor with spicy accents and the slightest bit of yeastiness. The finish is bitter and spicy. Full bodied, very tingly from the carbonation and warming.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
could taste this beer for days afterwards and started to like the weird raw sugarness of it all. some raisin liqueur aroma, then a hit of alcohol and lots of sugar syrup and a predictable hop attack. one of those beers where they seem to randomly shove lots of stuff in and make it very strong and they'll end up with something complex at the end of it all. my back teeth tingle when i think about the sweetness of this one
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2004 Deep amber to bronze in color. The smell was different and smelled like bug spray or Off/RAID. It was definitely weird. The taste was better with more of the malt and hops making an appearance. Slight yeast and spice along with a hint of fruit and alcohol. This could stand some aging.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This Belgian style quadruple ale has a lovely, deep, ruby red color and a tiny, off-white head. The head doesn't linger and leaves a few bubbles in the middle and a ring around the edge of the beer. The aroma is full of malty goodness with a hint of yeast, caramel, and alcohol. It has a full body, light carboantion, and a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is intensely malty with hints of caramel, malts, yeast, plums, and bananas. The finish is very sweet with a burst of banana, alcohol, and deep malt flavors at the end. Quite delicious for such a strong ale, and probably my favorite from Weyerbacher so far. An excellent Belgian style quadruple ale.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I found this beer very raw and upfront. Lots of sweetness and quite yeasty (some cheesyness), some very raw peppery alcohol, quite sugary, not particularly elegant or anything, rocketfuel.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tremendous *big* beer.
dark browb red , this beer glows with a ruby hue.
thin bubbly short lived head. nose of caramel , deep malt, plum, chocolate.
taste is sweet and complex.
starts on a vinous note with mostly caramel and fruit coming through. middle hasa sugarcane sweetness. finish is a blast of heavy malt and candi sugar.
nice rich smooth palate makes tgis very drinkable for such a strong beverage.
would be fun to try an aged version.