Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, sweet and spicy nose. Fruity malty sweet taste, and strong alcohol. I would like to sip on some with a cigar.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first taste was full of chocolate, but that strangely disappeared and became medicinal with alcohol flavors kicking in more as it warmed. Started off almost like a liquer, but seemed to become thin at some points. The strenght makes this a good one to share.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This was down right awful. Try this when your palate is already ruined.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoah there, this stuff is like a kick in the face on a saturday night with a kodiak steel toe work. big malty taste with a fruity alcohol flavor. kinda whiney if ya know what i mean.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sort of a ruby color, tan head recedes quickly, nose like a tropical fruit Lifesaver. Fairly sweet, with a thickish mouthfeel; the fruits (especially cherry) seem to be fighting the alcohol flavor for dominance. Some breadiness too. A touch medicinal, as others have said. Leaves an alcohol taste in the mouth.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty,yeasty,fruity,slighty sweet but balcned well, alcohol hit me like a rock in the back of the head.Nice beer,good job for an American brewery on one of my favorite styles.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This quad ale is strong! Dark in color, close to no head. You can taste some of that 12.1 ABV. Good for an after dinner snack. Overall a good strong belgian ale!
Jayb0 (1048) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big beer. Malty and thick. Almost syrupy in consistency and color. Very little head. Nicely balanced, in the mouth with a warming, not overbearing, alcohol finish. Makes a great, relaxing aperitif.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just visited the Brewery today, very nice people. The brew pours deep brown/ruby color, little head at first but soon disapates. Smell is of fruit and alcohol. Tastes of fruit and coffee. The flavor is really hard to pin down. It is one BIG beer, that everyone should give a try. The finish leaves alittle bit to be desired but this may improve with age.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My overall favorite beer from this brewery...personally, I like it better than LaTrappes’s Quadrupel. Definitely improves with adequate aging (I have some 1.5 years old, but I live close and was there for its debut...what a spectacle!!) becoming less sweet and a little smoother (although it is fairly smooth already!)