BrewtopiaofPJ (37) - Miller Place, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Dark and yeasty with sweet malts and spices brown sugar molasses and raisins. Drank bottle hid a bottle for next year. Delicious beer!
Ozzyj (4) - , Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2013 does not count
The aroma was rich with malt, dark fruits, molasses, and candy sugar.. The appearance was dark brown/amber color with tight tan carbonation clinging head. The taste was rich, malty, with bready Belgian & caramel malts, molasses, spicy esters, sugars/alcohol - very rich and complex. Gets more complex as it warms up too. Mouthfeel is full bodied with big malts. Overall a great beer which complements this style by being rich, complex and warming. It has all the aforementioned flavors of raisin, prunes, dark fruit, & esters. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
750ml bottle from the brewery: Deep burgandy color with a dense, but fading beige head. Aroma is dark fruit and light molasses. Flavor starts rich raisin and plum followed by hints of clove and molasses with a touch of sherry. Finish has a light dry black cherry tartness. Full body is rich and smooth with moderate carbonation. AweSome Quad! Caskalefan (168) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Deep ruby pour, pillowy, off-white head that dissipates to a lasting ring, Aroma of chocolate, toffee, plum, rum, raisin, clove and Belgian yeast. It’s a beautiful scent, but it could be just a tad more prominent.
Flavor mirrors the aroma, and is extremely elegant and seamless.
I think the best compliment I can pay this brew is to say that it reminds me very much of a slightly lighter Westvleteren 12. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA, enjoyed at friends place watching Family Guy. Appearance a very dark brown / ruby red with a rich, strangely white head. Aroma rich in dark plum, smells great. Taste is awesome, easy drinking with high potency and great flavor. Awesome stuff!
beer_queue (145) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Decadence 2012 version, 750ml bottle. Sampled: 8/19/16
Appearance: Dark translucent brown, thin beige head, and surprisingly no sediment.
Aroma: Dark fruits & spice (reminiscent of Cognac), unmistakably Belgian yeast, slightly earthy & herby.
Taste: Arrives with a blend of herbs, spice, & licorice. The middle reminds you that it’s a Belgian ale by bringing out a lot of earthy yeast with some cinnamon. Finishes with some dark chocolates, salted caramel, raisins, & dates; the dark fruits lasts a long time to create a lingering sherry wine note. Overall, it’s very close to what Olde Ale was.
Palate: Medium body, smooth, and slick; no carb; and quite hot with booze (I mean, it’s 12%).
Overal: Simply put, it’s a delicious quad that rivals any famous, legendary Belgian quad. The flavors, balance, & complexity are all there! The only thing missing is the yeast sediment of bottle-conditioning; that would’ve made it a proper beer to cellar away.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Yum. Deep, cooked caramel and raisin aroma. Rich flavors, very strong. I’m enjoying it with Stilton and marcona almonds. Fuck, I’m turning into Charles Finkel. Great beer, wait ’till it’s gone to eat the stinkin’ cheese. RedSox2004 (1944) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Deep mahogany brown with a generous three-finger tan head, solid retention and very nice lace. Rich aromas of caramel, raisin, plum, candy sugar, with hints of tobacco, toast and whiskey. Wonderful dark fruit sweetness, reminiscent of plums, figs and vinuous grapes. Everything on the nose is there as well, with a cornucopia of flavors that blend very well, particularly the tobacco/booze combination. Full body, moderate carbonation, satiny soft and silky smooth mpouthfeel, and a long warm alcohol finish. Superb. jefcon (1906) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Outstanding nose of champagne, dried fruit, bready yeast and floral notes. Very long and dry palate. Kind of sparkles in the glass; it’s that special. Malts are the show, with a dry alcohol more than compensated for by molasses and sweet, ripe cherries, plums, apricots and peaches. Wonderful beer. DarkMagus (547) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Very dark brown-to-black color with a thin velvety and lacy head. Rich smoky, woody, cocoa aroma with lots of malty brown sugar sweetness. Flavors were huge: brown sugar, toasty malts, cocoa, dried dates and plums, and bubblegum. Rich silky smooth palate, very full-bodied and with a slick sticky finish. I love the Grand Cru, this brings it up just a notch. World class.