Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Bottle 330ml (2013) – cellared for 3 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a deep, burnt copper with a ruby tint. Head is medium sized, lightly tanned and lasts well in the glass. Aroma is rich and vinous with strong notes of Pedro Ximenez; caramelized dates (strong), overripe figs (strong), maraschino cherries, sticky caramel sauce, Belgian candy sugar, rum and raisin chocolate, aniseed balls (red) and mixed spices (ginger/clove/cinnamon). Flavour is vinous with virtually no bitterness at all; Marsala wine, muscatels (strong), caramelized figs (strong), lightly toasted fruit loaf, golden syrup, toffee sauce, liqueur chocolates (light), fruitcake spices and hints of aniseed in the finish. Full bodied with very soft carbonation, a thick texture and a superb finish. Shame this is SO hard to find as it’s an AMAZINGLY rich and lush Aussie Quad! willisread (4050) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks TimE! Loaded with fruit, prune, plum raisin even some apricot somehow and loads of cacao. Smooth and drinkable. Hides the alcohol fairly well, but maybe a bit thin on the body. Still lots of flavor and very nice. I’m not a big quad fan but this I dug. TimE (6425) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2016
Dark brown color. Tons of dark fruit and chocolate in the nose. Very malty and smooth. Amazingly smooth body, a bit of tartness. Tons of dark fruit smooth but doesn’t have amazing depth. Super malty and warming finish. Well made, but just doesn’t go to the next level ALLOVATE (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2016
Cellar temperature. Cap comes off and out comes the beer in a tsunami of foam so into a chalice it went quick smart. Deep burgundy, made hazy by the yeast pack. Tannish head is up then deflates rapidly. Deeply plummy, but also deeply boozy and spicy reminiscent of plum grappa and nail polish remover. Quite medicinal is the nose also bringing back childhood memories of cough mixture. A little smoke and scorched beef gives it depth. Wow, first sip saw my palate rearranged and throat tighten. Astringent, burning, fruit sourness around the tonsils. Softens on second sip. Quite fruity; plump and ripe plums dominate. Bready with plenty of yeast nuances including spicy phenols. Short in the finish. Quite light overall, soft in carbonation, oily in the swallow. Lacks complexity as far as the more notable Quad’s go. Still, good to see this out of Oz. (2013 Vintage, 33cL, Mane Liquor, Belmont) Davros (3364) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2015
Pours dark brown with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows caramel, sultanas, port and bready malt.
Similarly rich flavours, more bready malt, brown sugar, raisins and golden syrup.
ab29 (59) - - MAR 20, 2015
From bottle, Browny orange colour minimal head, smells roast, coffee malty raisining head. Sweet and sour taste long malty with a spiced aroma. Really pretty damn good. Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Dark and opaque, no head and no ringlet to speak of. Coffee and cocoa on the aroma. Chocolate flavour, really strong fantastic - after taste is sweet and cloying StevieT (2008) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a very dark brown, thin lasting tan head, rich flavours with a strong malty backbone and hints of Bourbon. Better as it warmed up. Pyobon (1556) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
(Bottle) Very dark brown with thick tan head. Rich complex sweet aroma: toffee, raisins, alcohol, spice. Soft, smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Rich foretaste, dark toffee, raisins, some peppery spice. Tastes falls away in mid palate as the alcohol steadily dominates. The finish is mainly alcohol with some residual burnt caramel notes. Definitely drinkable, unusual, interesting, but not quite balanced. ShaneJ (903) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from Plonk. Dark murky brown, minimal tan head, prunes, candy sugar, cinnamon, spices, a bit boozy, medium syrupy texture. Real good.