kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper with a bit of a pinkish tinge under a very minimal wispy off-white head that ran to a very thin ring. The nose is very focused on the heavy caramel quality with a bit of toffee, some alcohol, and a bit of Belgian yeast influence. As it warms a bit of dark fruitiness comes out. The flavor is similar, lots of caramel, but less on the dark fruits and yeast influence that I want from a Quad. Noticeable but not overbearing alcohol flavor and heat. Clearly an American Quad as opposed to a Westy/Rochefort Abt type of thing. Mouthfeel is very dense and heavy with light soft carbonation. Finishes a bit thinner than I’d like with a a light alcoholic kick. About what I’ve come to expect from most American Quads, too one dimensional and not enough yeast influence. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2010
12oz bottle from spring 2009, #2 in our American Quad tasting. Near unclear orange glowing amber with a fine frothy small white head. Aroma similar to an oxidized American barleywine, cotton candy, citrus hops, nutty, bit of alcohol, really seems like a barleywine. Aroma is somewhat similar, very citrusy, a touch yeasty, lightly nutty, smooth alcohol, quite smooth from the age, very citrusy, soft American barley wine finish. Medium bodied, soft fizzy carbonation, somewhat thin. Not really a quad or abt, I can’t even tell which one they were going for here. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Thanks 17thfloor! Pours a deep copper lightly red with a small creamy white head. Aroma started lightly metallic but that dissipated quickly. A strong dark fruit character overtook overlaying a sweet malt and boozy note. There is a bit of a sweet honey, floral notes but the fruitiness continues to prevail. Flavor is much less fruity, the sweetness just goes and goes, honey really coming through. Sadly it loses a lot of the fruitiness that I hoped for. Some spices continue through the finish which hides the booze fairly well. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Not bad, but in a line of quads its not quite up to full par. drowland (8955) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
On tap (2009) at the brewpub. Pours a super cool red color with a very small off-white head. The aroma is a bit faint, a bit of alcohol with some sweet. The flavor is very sweet like candy sugar with some chocolate in the background and a bit of spices and some dark fruits. wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle at toncatcher’s 2. Hey! Another quad from WeeHeavy. Yeah! Amber color. Sweetish. A bit of buttery yeastiness. Some banana.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin to moderate off-white head, spotty lacing.   Caramel malt nose, a little cardboard and mealiness.   No real dark pitted fruit to speak of.   Mealy maltiness up front, slight caramel sweetness.   This is supposed to be a quad?   Doesn’t work as a Dubbel, nor a Belgian Strong.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Sweet malty mess.   No idea here... BelgianBeerGal (4140) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Traded bottle. Pours a clear brown/orange colour with no real head. Relatively still pour with just some sporadic bubbles. Pretty busy aroma with caramel malt, chocolate, spicy hops and some candy sugar. Flavour: like a quad mixed with a winter warmer if that makes sense. Just a little naked alcohol in the finish. Pretty true to form for a quad and a pleasant surprise. TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12 oz. bottle bought at Riley’s o a recent trip,Pours burnt copper and clear with long lasting small off white head and thin body,with aromas of caramel malts,yeast,hops and spices taste is of the same with a caramel malt sweetness up front followed by friuts and spices with a very minamal hop presence easy drinking would do it again daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Amber pour. Aroma is very malty. Lots of caramel, some yeast and honey. Flavor is a total malt bomb with a slight metallic finish. Sweet but not cloying. A VERY light hop finish. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Pours a nice copper/amberish color with a small head. Sweet malt and fruit dominate the aromas. Flavor is of Sweet malts that transforms into a dark fruit/cherry flavors. Some alcohol flavor lingers as the bitter hops finish. Very good brew!