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. bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
750 bottle with a very stubborn cork. Poured a deep reddish with a nice off white head. heavy carmel in the nose, alcohol and cherry cough syrup. Flavor was slightly sweet without being two strong. fairly thin motuhfeel for a quad put strangely statisifying making this a very drinkable for a big beer TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JUN 7, 2010
750ml bottle.rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours a clear but deep, deep ruby red with big pillowy head. Foam gradually settles to a creamy layer that leaves rings of lace. Aroma is a strange mix of oxidized metal, molasses, dark malt, dried fruit, tobacco, and leather. Flavor is considerably cleaner -- no oxidized metal, for one. Instead one is treated to a well-balanced symphony of dark sugary malt, tobacco leaf, earthy yeast, grassy and modestly biting hops, dried dark fruits, and fair dose of good ol’-fashioned alcohol. Finishes with a big, thick, creamy, full-bodied palate.
Very nice offering. I guess I was spoiled because I had the bourbon barrel quad first.. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3/10/2010: The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale... Aroma: Muted aroma of apple, pear, caramel, medium candi sugar, whisps of alcohol. Appearance: Tight cork; almost no pop; deep orange color with golden highlights; a bubbly beige crown forms and then quickly fades away. Flavor: Earthy and malty with undertones of bubblegum, caramelized golden raisins, chewy toffee, roasted dates; cooked honey; dried apricot in the finish; slight burn with lots of alcohol venting through the nose; very warming. Palate: Thick, chewy, heavy, and full-bodied. Overall: Intense, BIG, and flavorful; this beer packs quite an alcoholic punch, but is really good nonetheless!
750 ml corked and caged bottle (10.5% ALC/VOL) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #372 for this beer.
Caged and corked bottle. Pours dark amber with a frothy to creamy off-white head that left lots of lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet with caramel, dark fruit, raisins some light yeast and had a touch of alcohol. Flavor was moderately sweet and complex with caramel, raisins, dark fruit, candi sugar and a bit of toffee with a nice malty alcohol warming finish. scoth (685) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours cloudy copper, with a thick beige head, very fine and clinging lacing. Aromas of dark cherry, banana, apricot, biscuit, coriander and grass. Medium body, lively, hot, tart, spicy, and a hint of dryness. Thick sweetness up front, fruity, citrus sharp and spicy mid-palate, then a gentle pine-resin bitterness in the finish to help balance everything out. Huge, powerful, and well-rounded. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 13, 2010
750ml bottle brought back from KC by my wife. Pours clear ruby brown with a thick fizzy beige head that fades fast. Aroma of dates, cherries, candi sugar, caramel musty yeast and alcohol. The flavor has lots of malt and sugar sweetness that is balanced some spicy bitterness and a bit of Belgian yeast sourness, the alcohol is warming but fairly well hidden. Medium to full body with an active carbonation and a dry finish. This is a nice Quad. Most wives would bring back stupid souvenirs from a vacation but my wife brings me beer and cigars, she rocks! elpresidente19 (30) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2010
Aroma- boozy, with sweet caramel following... also some good spiciness coming through, but not overpowering.
App- Pours a deep auburn with tiny bubbles that dissipate quickly and leaves a spiderweb of lacing.
Taste- The alcohol is right upfront, bold and aggressive. as it warms it gets extremely complex, from figs and plums to pie crust and sweet caramel notes.
Palate- nice and heavy palate with decent carbonation. The finish is sweet and long lasting.
Overall, I really, really enjoyed this ale. One of the best american made quads i’ve tried. And i will be adding one to my cellar! portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pour is dark orange-red with a very carbonated head, which dissipates quickly. Aroma of sugary malt and little spice. Taste is spicy and malty with plenty of carbonation. Palate has plenty of bubbles and chaulky dry finish. Pretty nice beer that I will definitly drink again.