GSH1976 (157) - Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brownish/amber with very little off-white head. Aroma is sweet and consists of candied fruits, dark fruits, a little spice, yeast, raisins and alcohol. The aroma actually reminds me a little of Dogfish Headís Raison Dí Etre. Taste is what you would expect from the aroma but is not overly sweet and the alcohol is hidden well considering this is pushing 12%. Body is light to medium. I love hoppy beers, so this is definitely not my preference, but it isnít bad and makes for a decent sipping beer.
Chudwick (1548) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (11.8% ABV per bottle) - pours deep amber with little beige head. Nose is earthy, fruity, and nutmeg. very sweet and boozy. Iíd liken this to an imperial herb/spice/vegetable brew. Definitely festive, but not what I would call a quad.
troupos40 (52) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured darkish copper, slight head, aromas of sweet fruit, bananas, and Clive, tastes the same, very sweet. Crisp finish, not bitter at all. This one sneaks up on you in a good way, definitely a sipper.
warhawk91 (145) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from November 2012. Pour is a slightly hazy rust color with barely any head or lacing. Smell is inviting, banana, clove, plum, raisin, molasses, spice and yeast. Virtually no alcohol on the nose. Taste is complex, you get the caramel and plum along with notes of banana and clove, very sweet. Takes on some sherry characteristics and has a warm boozy feel throughout. Mouthfeel is dense, carbonation a bit low for me. Overall some nice flavors, cant tell if it changed much being in the cellar for 9 months. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Voodoo bottleshare. Reddish orange light head. Sweet fruity aroma. Tangy drying sweet alcohol taste. Nice.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a hazy copper with some soapy, beige bubbles. Aromas of dark fruits, candy, and alcohol. Sweet and chewy on the tongue with some burn on the back of the throat.
williamstome (644) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly clear brown pour. Weird for a quad. Aroma of apricot, peach, and other fruits. Flavor of alcohol, dark fruits and nutty malts. Quite tasty.
MrHangover (1790) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky, rusty copper colored beer with a very thin, off white head on top. Aroma of malts, caramel, overripe red fruits and slight boozy note. Flavor has loads of alcoholic sweetness when the beer is still cold, but when it warms up itís starts to give a lot of red fruits, caramel and overall sweetness. Alcohol is defintely present in the palate, but it suits the beer well and makes this a great sipper. Sometimes I do feel like the balance is a bit off and a bit too alcoholic. Still a very nice quad that I would happily drink again.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 2010. Bottle. dark amber color with almost no head no head due to the high alcohol content. Sweet aromas of fruit and caramel. Syrupy flavors, sweet fruit and alcohol on the finish.
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap at Unoís Hamilton. Maybe it was a bad batch, but this beer was disgusting. It literally reminded me of vomit at certain points.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GCB: Bottle Pretty nice. Bigger and sweeter than i expected. Decent Quad which I would try again.