Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2010
A little hazy, dark amber colored beer, with a smal beige head. The aroma of sweet fruits with dark malts. The taste of alcohol, dark malts, and fruits like raisin. The aftertaste of coffee candy with bittersweet. mnurda (1305) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
Darker in colur. Quite heavy. Fair bit of sediment present. Sweeter than I thought it would be. Packs quite a punch BelgianBeerGal (4246) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2010
75cl corked bottle that was bought in Dallas, flown to Vegas, trucked to Kansas and finally drunk surrounded by boxes in Leavenworth...makes perfect sense. Well built quad that trends to the sweeter sides of things. Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours just like a Belgian-Style Quad should, nice murky/cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma is not as sweet as most Quads, it has some strong notes of alcohol, caramel, toffee, and vanilla notes. The fruit and bread notes which are present in many Quads, are missing here. The aroma is also missing the classic raisin/bread taste of a Quad. This has much more of a "porter" taste to it, subdued with notes of vanilla. Not a bad beer, just not one of my favorite Quads. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Tasted 7/14/10. 750ml cork and cage. Batch number 610050 02/13. After straining and cursing, trying to get the cork out, the first pour is hazy with a murky brown hue. Billowing two fingers of off-white head. Aromas of tart fruit. Apples and bananas. Perfumy and floral yeast character. Nice nose. Full bodied with the typical bright astringent effervescence characteristic of the Smokestack Series. Not a detriment, but an observation. Very lively with a deep and stark complexity. Dark fruit esters and a graham cracker malt flavor. Bright carbonation. Good dose of alcohol. Dry finish with a very bright and crisp body. Great complexity. Sweet and bitter, dry and crisp, fruity and bready.
thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very hazy brown colored body. The aroma was malty and funky. The vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish vinous aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of vinous caramel and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again. marcus (10868) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
750 bottle from Belmont Station. Pours reddish copper with a decent apricot head that slowly fades away, and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a rich malt flavor that is heavily carbonated, with elements of prune, raisin and yeast. It is more bitter than the Belgian classic quads, and the alcohol is not well hidden. In spite of these slight aberrations, this is a nicely crafted quadrupel that is a pleasure to drink. dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Nice nose of ripe, dry fruit. Pours a maple syrup brown with a thin white head. Light on the tongue with a bubbly burst. Moves from a light brown sugar and currants to molassas and slight citrus. This is a fantastic quad. phaleslu (10895) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
750 ml bottle via trade with Pawola22- thanks again, Brian! Pours a ruby-brown color that seems clearer at the bottom and murkier up under the thick, resilient beige head. Aroma of dark cherries, caramel malts, alcohol, mild spices, banana, plastic, band-aid, toast, and wood. Flavor of dark cherries, caramel malts, cinnamon, clove, toast, plum, alcohol, plastic, candi sugar, flat cola, and nutmeg. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Some warming alcohol, especially late. Nice quad by an American brewer. Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to tgenenbacher. Pours darker amber color with a frothy tan head. Nose is sweet caramel, banana, dried fruits. Flavor is sweet, boozy, lots of dried fruits, caramel, with a slight bitter finish which gives it a good balance. Nice beer.