UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from half time, pours clear amber into my chalice with no head. Boo. Nose is inviting with burnt sugar, alcohol, and faint grass. Taste is more of the same with slight ester. Full bodied.
Cybercat (3503) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful clear rosy mahogany with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma has a strong caramel note with brandy and clove tones backing it up. Bold flavor charges caramel, nutty, fruity (apple, grape, a little cherry), cloves, and subtle roast malt notes across the palate, a veritable stampede of flavor. Texture is firm and smooth, yet has some good fizz to it, leaving a caramel and brandy finish. This beer is one to sip and savor - and experience.
Jlax10 (5) - Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty....little boozy, but very good quad. Will cellar a few, I think if allowed to sit for a year or so it would be amazing.
ByTheirLimpin (27) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Pours a solid amber. Thin head fades and dies quickly. Super sweet first taste. There is a sweet fruit, nearly cherry up front. Thick, but not syrupy. Maybe some orange at the tail end. Super complex and quite a trip to sort through. Bravo.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. deep red amber with minimal head. very sweet with mild caramel and strong dark fruit and brown sugar. booze is faint for the abv, but it’s obviously a very big beer.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Dug this 12% brew. Not overly alcoholic. Deep aroma of brown sugar, dark fruit and hints at spice. Similar flavor with a dry yeasty finish. Nice brew."
Jimsal27 (257) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much from the aroma, actually it’s a bit weak. Sweet malt, dark fruits, caramel . Very tasty. Medium to light mouthfeel light carbonation. I would buy this again.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle. Pours a ruddy amber color with a thin off white head. Nice dark fruit notes, particularly cherry. Some caramel and sweetness. The combination of sweetness, booze, and cherry reminds me a bit of cherry cough syrup, but it’s not entirely unappealing. Viscous body with a warming finish. Not bad.
Darkmagus82 (1827) - - AUG 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-30-13-
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – Served a mahogany colored brew with ruby highlights shining through. The head was small upon the serving with it fading relatively quickly to leave only a light level of lacing.
Smell- The aroma is fruity and sweet with hints of a boozy aroma mixed within. Stone fruits comprise the bulk of the aroma, but are mixed with other smells of apple and pear. Some notes of caramel and brown sugar accompany the fruit as well as aromas of alcohol giving a warmingly sweet smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a fruit flavor that was detected in the nose. Cherry, plum, apple and pear are all present. These aromas are soon met with a Belgian yeast flavor accompanied as well by some notes of caramel and banana sweetness. Soon after this some boozy and spice flavors (mainly nutmeg and clove) work their way into the taste. While they start out more on the mild side they get quite strong by the end, where a boozy warming fruit spiced sweetness is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. A rather nice feel for all the dark fruit and boozy tastes of the brew accentuating the warming and spiced nature of the beer.
Overall – A sweet and tasty Belgian quad. Very much worth a try if you get the chance.
htzpah (100) - - JUL 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth pour with no head. Hazy appearance; dark amber-y brown. Light, sweet aroma, more delicate and airy than darker, heavier quads. Caramel, doughy notes on the tongue. A smoother feeling quad; although even stronger than the GD 4000, you would never guess it.
kramer (5101) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body under a minimal fizzy beige head that completely vanished rather quickly. The nose is super sweet with tons of fruitiness and a moderate alcohol vapor. Really intense aroma. The flavor is equally sweet with tons of candi sugar and a hefty fruitiness of plum and raisin. This really needs to be aged quite a long time so that the fruitiness and sweetness dies down some. I’ve had some very aged bottles of this and it greatly improves with long periods of aging. Sticky and clingy with lots of residual sugars, making it rather cloying. Soft minimal carbonation. Not bad, but no where near the Belgian classics, and short of quite a few
American examples as well.