ganache (5896) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle PKG ON 11.22.2016. Nose sweet but dark with earth and bread crusts, molasses. Pour caramel-brown and collecting to dark, opaque almost-pitch with a tan head. Taste sweet and jammy, fruity (really jammy!), heavy fig, berry, raisin, subtle cherry, heavy plum, some brown sugar, some overripe peach underneath. Fat full malty body, thick and a little disjointed but not muddled. Dangerous alcohol stings and numbs without ever burning, no significant fusel presence, ooh there’s the foxy grape, chest warms slowly. I think there’s a little less complexity here than I’m used to (expecting a lot more from the yeast) but still an enjoyable bold sipper (really plummy!) and one that works as well on this rainy late spring night as on a dry one in the heart of winter. [2017.06.19: 3.7] smroush (279) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2017
Aroma of dried fruits. Some bread and malt. Hop presence is very subdued.
Color is a fairly dark brown; head is very small and light tan in color.
Taste is very sweet; bitterness is low.
Almost syrupy on the palate; body is medium; finish is long and sweet with lots of dries fruit.
The high ABV is apparent giving it a distinct boozy feel.
Overall the dried fruit, figs, is interesting but it is just too sweet and boozy. It needs something to balance the sugar and booze. mcmisko (358) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Aroma: caramelized sugar. Not very lifted. Appearance: dark cloudy brown, no head retention. Taste: Dark sweet fruits, and brown sugar, Fig and raisins. Palate: Dark sweet taste lingers, alcohol is hidden very well, carbonation is very fine and soft. Overall, it is a great beer, but might be too sweet for some. mvp (262) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pours black with not much of a head. Aroma of licorice. Finishes very dry and a little bit of an aftertaste. alexsdad06 (10389) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from Cappy’s. Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, molasses, dark fruits, raisins, figs, yeast, on the undercarbonated side, soft finish, some alcohol, too sweet.
Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip #101. Keg at the Ypsilanti location, 3/13/16. Clear dark red, thin creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of raisin, toffee, cherries. The taste is toffee, cherries, chocolate, caramel, plum. Medium bodied, mild booze, low carbonation.
SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 Bottled. Pours dark murky brown chestnut. Aroma is fig, dark fruit, plum, molasses, but none of that classic Belgian spice character you get in other quads. Flavor is kind of oxidized (metallic notes), fig, dark fruit, raisins, sweet sugary molasses, bit of spice right at the back of the throat but not great. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2016
On draught at South Park Tavern in Dayton. The beer is a dark brownish-amber color with a medium thick off-white head that recedes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of dark fruit, earthy yeast and malt. The finish is fruity with a fig and malt aftertaste. Decent overall. drsordr (2658) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle from Sidney OH Marathon station pour dark cola brown with minimal to no head. Looks like flat soda with amber hue. Nose raisin, caramel, sweet malt, light earthy. Taste sweeter character, but not as fruity as expected. Raisin, molasses, light dank light earth. Not much in the finish. Light alcohol heat late. pushkinwow (2789) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with some sediment and a light mocha film. Takes a bit of time to open and lose some metallic notes but then settles down. Fairly figgy but would say mostly dried, Belgian yeast and light spice, brown sugar, somewhat boozy, low carbonation and moderate body, slight tang on the finish and the booze really comes out on the end.