JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Shared the night before Darkness Day, October, 2009. I don’t know the gentleman that brought this, but thank you for sharing. High alcohol, in the flavor and the aroma, especially in the aroma. Lots of malt with sugar. Straight forward and not complex, this is a big, sweet beer with lots of alcohol and malt. fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Dark brown, very clear and no head. Smells of alcohol, plums and dark fruits, and malt. Quite alcoholic in flavor and a slight medicinal. Also raisans and dates. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2007
Draught @ the Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Copper color. Lovely nose of dark fruit. Big, chewy mouthfeel. Sensational flavors of dark fruits, cherries and red plums. A really tasty effort! drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
sampled on tap at the 5th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. poured amber with off-white head. nose was very sweet candy sugar, plums, and raisins. flavor was dark fruits but overwhelmed by the candy sugar, just too sweet. alcohol was well hidden though for it being 14%. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - MAR 6, 2007
a beautiful pour. deep amber with a yellow white and brown head. watching this beer settle into the glass was like having an epiphany, yeah, i said epiphany assholes. aroma, where to start? green raisins, plums, toffee, earthy plowed field, lemons, vinous hot alcojol, pears, lots of pear, a bit of guava, so much to enjoy here and it all works well together with the alcohol only slightly destracting. complex flavors of bsnana, clove, plum, korean pears, u.s. pears, apple, good bread, cherry, the candy sugar sweetness covers the high alcohol content well and the finish is different with every sip: pear, honey, yeast, plums, wow.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2006
BJ’s Boulder Big Belgian Quad–on tap-pours a tan head and ruby red color. Aroma is rock candy, dark fruit, malt. Taste is rock candy, dark fruit, malt. Nice rolling warm alcohol tingle. Sipping, occasional.
troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Fruity nose, small lingering head, coloured like old garnet. Very malty and chewy, this beer demands attention. Lingering finish, like it doesn’t want to leave. Much alcohol warmth. This beer has power. Don’t drink more than one or two if you’re going to be driving Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pour is clear light brown with a thin tan head...smell is alcoholic and fruity...nice chewy mouthfeel...lots of earth fruits dot some sweetness into the funky yeasty spiciness...impressive! jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Draft @ BJ’s Boulder/growler from BJ’s Boulder. Wow, what an awesome beer. First words out of my mouth upon initial tasting to my buddy was "I think it’s better than Westy 12" (I’m sure someone will rip me for that). Just an excellent beer. Perfect in most every aspect. Great alcohol presence. Tons of candy sugar. TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Draft: Shimmering garnet. Tiny-bubbled ring of foam quickly dissipates. Enticingly aromatic notes of rum, banana bread, floral hops, maple sugar, and Juicy Fruit gum. Spicy alcohol is extremely clean and understated. Slick and satiny on the tongue. Spicy alcohol immediately cuts the viscous body before an influx of bubblegum and clove-induced heat. Juicy kiss of floral hops accompanies the supple, well-textured malts. Yeast is evident and fruity, but never interferes. Plump raisins and plums keep the candy sugar at bay by thwarting its rummy sweetness. Stacks and stacks of deeply buried yet deliciously vivid biscuit and caramelized malt notes lend more depth and richness and muffle the tannins as well as the medicinal tinges. Finishes increasingly fuzzy with peppery alcohol amplifying the spicy clove, but still deeply malty and only moderately yeasty with lingering notes of Bananas Foster. Very delighted to find a non-bottle-conditioned Quad that isn’t cloying or overly yeasty. Nice work, Marc!