iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
750mL bottle picked up from the brewery a while back, also at Olive Tree Market in OB for $12.99. Clear deep burgundy brown and has a lovely two finger beige tan head, creamy and lasts a few minutes, does rouse when swirled. Plums and molasses, dark candi sugar and caramel, dried out by some toasty malt and graham cracker. Just a little spicy phenolics. Flavor follows suit with a little added banana midway through, and the phenolics getting a a little spicier with the addition of alcohol, which wasn’t too apparent, but went well with this beer. Bitterness peaked at a 2-3, slightly earthy finish. Full body with low creamy carbonation. Very tasty--it’s such a nice thing to get a good quad--and, this is cheaper than Rochefort 10 oz per oz for a good quad. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2013
A - Dark ruby-brown with a finger of frothy khaki-tan head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, dates, figs, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, and other spices, candi sugar, and some booze.
T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, figs, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, other spices, candi sugar, a touch of cocoa, vanilla, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Nice balanced Quad. Good complexity and mouthfeel. bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle drank Apr ’13. Pours without much head and only a little lace but with a beautiful ruby hue. The aroma is rich clean fresh sweet bread and just ripe dark fruit with a little spice. The flavor has a nice spice and molasses linger after a not overly creamy sweet start balanced by a woody bitter middle. It is lively and dries surprisingly quickly though has a lingering stickiness. Really nice fresh and I can imagine it will be even better in a few years. jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. A dark brown color wit ha nice foamy tan head. A malty nose with dark fruits, bready malts, caramel, raisins, and prunes. A nice rich mildly spicy flavor, warming alcohol and a great finish. Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - MAR 31, 2013
750ml bottle shared by Doug, thanks
yankeepride (10) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark ruby with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark fruit, chocolate and toffee
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, dark fruit and spices
Nice with a warming alcohol going down.
Decadence hardly begins to describe this one. Enjoyed in a snifter, courtesy of the owner at One Mile House in NYC. Has a great dark brown, ruby-tinged color to it. Smell has a combo of yeast and bananas, but not strong, more subtle like dried bananas. Described as a quad, my mind had a hard time with the flavor until reading the bottle yielded that "ah-ha!" moment - molasses. Finishes with a slight bit of alcohol burn, but very, very tiny compared to its big 12% ABV. Overall one of the best beers I’ve had. MikeJslc (778) - USA - MAR 30, 2013
Deep copper, clear, beige head. Aroma of deep malt, toffee, bready notes, light spice, alcohol. Flavor of bready-sweet Munich malt, light earthy spice, some pepper, a little leather, some dark fruit.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone douglas88 (9188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 750 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium beige head. A big fruity toffee and leather nose. Rich, hot, caramel, berries, toffee, some yeast, dry, big fruit. Dusty. Very good, rich and .....decadent. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with a smooth beige head. Nose is candi, plum, cardamon and bread. Medium to full body with a tang. Taste is fig, burnt sugar, melon and brown bread. Finishes bitter with tobacco and yeast. Aging might soften. jzzbassman (1634) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle courtesy of StefanSD. Pours a gorgeous ruby red with a nice cream colored head. Lots of dried fruit in the aroma, with sweet maple and caramel. Opened this with some friends and one commented that he preferred his quads sweeter, but I rather liked that this was not overly so, ripe fruit, chocolate, bready malt. Very nice, maybe a touch on the thin side. May have to get another to age. Can’t believe this is 12% it is well hidden.