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 (7173) - 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 (5466) - 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.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unlike some other raters, I didn't find this beer to be "thick" or "syrupy." It's big in alcohol but not necessarily complexity. Little aroma, despite the commercial description to the contrary. Maybe with some aging, this will become more complex and interesting. Right now, it's like drinking eau de vie before it has turned into brandy through time and aging.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost a kicked up version of the Blithering Idiot. You can definitely tell they are from the same brewery. A better balance of malt and alcohol. Definite sipper.