JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark amber beer with a thin head. Aroma is very sweet and chewy with a heavy fruity sweetness. Light vanilla and woodiness. There is a heavy caramel and brown sugar sweetness with a heavy plumminess. Candied fruit, soft toffee and a bit of spiciness. The yeast is fairly subdued though without a great deal of contribution to the otherwise lovely malt bill in here. It strikes me as more of a barley wine than a quad.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark cloudy brown-ish amber pour topped by a tan ring. The aroma is sweet with some maple, dried fruits, raisins and a light hop touch. Very thin for a Quad, with nothing suggesting that the ABV is 10%, yet the flavor is somewhat substantial IMO. Some brown sugar, figs, hint of wood, with a great resiny bite, especially for a quad. Extremely drinkable, and very unique and against the grain for a Quad.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 Very cloudy light-brown body with lots of particles. Malts, malts and more malts. The malts are creamy, caramelized with brown sugar sweetness. The whole thing has this “pancake and maple syrup” feel to it. Rather sweet. Body is soft and so is the carbonation. Could have used a little more strength here. Barrel/wood doesn’t show except maybe for the maple touch. Finish is as short as the “A Female’s Guide To Logical Thinkink” book. As a sweet malted beer it does the job. As an ABT it is a disappointment.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, vinous, wood, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, apple juice, raisins, and soy sauce.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eh. Its another left hand beer. Pours out a nice hazy ruby color with a meduim beige head. Aroma is yeasty and sweet. Flavor was a bit strange. and unlike the description, it was forgettable. Not the best Quad ive had.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased in Boulder, Colorado, July 2006. It’s aged quite nicely. Gorgeous ruby to russet body, somewhat cloudy with only faint lacing. The oak is present in the nose but doesn’t dominate, and it blends with a nice piquant raisin taste (no smoke that I can detect). Subtle caramel malts and a hint of breadiness round it out. A fine, fine brew that I think is pretty underrated on RB.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 4   Ruby : XX   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: XX   Lacing : XX
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 4   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Esters : 3   Banana : 3   Phenols : XX   Leather : XX   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : XX   Toast : XX   Caramel : XX   Toffee : 3   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : 3   Candy : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 3   Fruits : XX   Chocolate : 3   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : 2   Grapes : 4   Blackberries : XX   Dates : XX   Cherries : 3   Plums : XX   Figs : XX
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : XX   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Spicy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Cloves : XX   Smoke : XX   Pepper : XX   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : XX   Candi Sugar : 3   Anise : XX   Vinous : 3
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 5   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : XX   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 4   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 2   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : 2
Comments: An interesting concoction, fruity, yeasty and full-bodied, giving a better experience than I would have thought. Quite complex. Recommended.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This easy-sipping Quadrupel develops a moderately complex maltiness which evokes a plethora of sweet treats from caramel to chocolate to maple syrup. Raisins and chestnuts roam about, and the calm carbonation facilitates the malty exploration.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the hazy brown gown.
-Alcohol is very well concealed.
-Few esters show up; maybe underlying cherries?
-Some roastiness latches on to the malty sweetness.
-This doesn’t have the effervescence typical of its Belgian lineage, but the flavor profile definitely indicates its monastic aims.
Bottle; no date.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to zzrbrrt for sharing this one. Pours a lightly hazy brownish ruby amber with a smaller off white bubbly head that left some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, some vanilla, hints of oak, kind of fruity with some caramel/toffee. Flavor was kind of tart, some various fruits, nuts, alcohol well hidden but on the thin side for a Quad.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 375ml bottle: This about killed my fingers undoing the wire cage. When the cork came out there was only a hint of a "pop" when it released. This one pours an orangish-ruby tinted brown. It was opaque with no real head at all. Some sweetness to the nose. Notes of toffee, fruits (orange and raisins?). The taste definitely has some sweetness to it, with a hint of tartness at the end. The tastes are more muddied, with a lack of standout flavors. Not bad, but it should have been more distinct.