ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2010
12oz can. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a light tan head, that has decent retention and lacing. Aroma is fairly strong and sweet, dark fruit, figs, yeast, lots of sugars. Balanced and creamy flavor containing dark fruit, figs, raisin, plums, bready dark malt and some molasses. The finish has a slight mild bitterness or alcohol bite. Smooth and creamy, with the alcohol well hidden. A very sessionable Belgian Strong Dark Ale.
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Can at the 2010 March Metro Detroit tasting. Poured a dark amber red that was a touch hazy and a white head. Aroma had lots of spice notes (cinnamon) and yeast notes. Flavor was similar with nice spices and sweeter grain notes and yeast notes as well. ilovedarkbeer (2744) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Can thanks to blutt59? Notes of burnt biscuits, raspberries, faint chocolate, and charred wood. I like my quads sweeter. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
can thanks to Brooha, pours deep ruby red with a tall light tan head. Aroma is boozy lots of alcohol and spice. Some clove and peppermint, lots of yeast and cinnamon. Flavor is rich malts, very bready and tons of yeast and sweet raisin and candied sugar. I really like this. IndianaRed (4862) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2010
out of a can (I seem to be starting more of my ratings this way...) pours a murky reddish brown. Small light tan head. Nice aroma of apple butter, pitted fruits and caramel. Slightly wooden and earthy. Flavor is much less subtle. Some of the same caramelized sugars but a fairly sharp woody and boozy flavor. Some spices, and a little metallic. Softly carbonated and a rich malty palate.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
Clearish mahogany pour wearing an initially medium off-white foam that switfly leaves its throne. Rather sugary nose where yeast phenols bring clovey and leathery character with a small medicine component. Banana bread, toast, plums, pear and mint complete the portrait. This ain’t particularly well balanced, lacking in attenuation and leaving a sticky feel, the tiny-bubbles carbonation not quite alleviating the sweet fig puree and sugary toastiness. Displaying minimal herbal notions in the finish with a growing minty, vanillaish with a toothpaste-like tightness borderline tannic, greatly contrasting with the sweetness, yet not removing the slickness. Not the depth of a sipper, not very drinkable either. In terms of palate, this is not quite there. SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Had at Freetail’s, before opening for the OBR bottle release .. Pours out a dark brown .. not a quad, the abv is too low, but a super brew, mild and enjoyable.. go for it if you see it! .. . Go! Move it, will ya? Aw, you’re letting him blow right by ya! Can you believe this guy? Come on! Don’t just...! Ninja-kick the damn rabbit! Do something! Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Had from can, poured into sifter - freshly bought less than a week earlier in San Francisco. I don’t know if I expected more, or maybe I remembered it differently when I tried this beer over a year ago, but I felt a little bit let down this time around. Pours a dark reddish brown with very little head. Smells of fruits, malts, and sugars. Taste is sweet, subtle, not complex at all. Sweet flavors linger with hint of alcohol at the end. My fond memories were not at all satisfied this time around. May have to re-rate if I can ever get it on tap at 21st Amendment. TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Texas Bluebonnet Brew-off 2010. Poured a red-brown color with a nice tan head. It smelt of hay, banana, and slight chocolate. Tasted of sweet caramel and brown sugar. Wow, this is a great brew! WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Can I picked up at Whole Foods in DC. Drank with lunch, I guess thats the best thing about having an 8.3% Quad. Pours dark reddish brown with a beautifal stable tan head. Nose is rich and sweet with big notes of spice and a rodenbachy vinegarness. Taste is sweet, rich, malty and nicely slightly tart. Rich dark fruits and a nice aftertaste.