durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from downstairs taproom. Pours a clear chestnut with a small white head. Nose of oak and vanilla with grapey vinous notes. Taste adds brown sugar and a nice kick of the wine barrel. I can’t say I love most American quads but the barrel aging makes this one interesting.
Drake (10689) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the downstairs tasting room. Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of big whiskey and wood notes, coconut, tannins, dark fruits, booze. The taste is big whiskey notes, toffee, booze, caramel. Medium bodied. Pretty hot.
tmongoose (1726) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft poured medium brown with no head. dark fruit and vanilla sweet malt aroma. flavor is full and s trong. lots of dark fruits, plums and figs with dark sugar. do get some alcohol warmth from this very nice. wrong season to drink weather needs to be colder...but very good beer.
Shag (2695) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with an off white head. Aroma is complex with alcohol, dark fruits, wine qualities, cherries, figs, spices. The flavor is big and sweet with dark fruit and chocolate showing up. A bit of oak in there. Caramel also I missed that one. No rookie weak sauce here. Overall nice sipper.
Wetterow (1) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Comments: strong fruit notes on the front (plum, fig), finishes slightly warm, reasonably drinkable quad.
drsordr (1588) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewpub. Nose of sweet Belgian candy sugar. Some spice. Taste similar, Belgian candy sugar, bubble gum, and banana. excellent thick mouthfeel.
NachlamSie (2995) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
After a questionable moment with the peach habanero saison I returned to awesomeness with this amazing quad. You wanna talk tasteful barrel aging, here it is. The aroma has solid oaken, vanilla notes with a deep, grape, vinous quality. The quad itself is herbal like cloves with brown sugar sweetness. It’s got a good palate and a juicy sweet body to make this a fantastic sipper. There are notes of dates among the vinous barrel flavors and esters with a very complex, lingering finish.