blipp (9696) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Whiskey sweetness, toffee malts, light woody notes and lighter spicy fruity yeasty notes. Pretty good. It tasted like the base beer was pretty average, but the barrel aging adds a good dimension. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours brown with tan head. Nose and taste of whiskey, oak and malt with undercurrent of ripe dark fruit. Some beet or cane sugar in background. Comes off as an average quad that was heavily benefited by the barrel aging process. Medium body. j12601 (13123) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle as a gift from pepsiedcan that I took to James’ place for a tasting. Pours an almost clear copper tinged amber with a thin white head. The nose is beautiful, loads of wood and whiskey. Sort of want a Manhattan now. Medium bodied, warming alcohol right away. Warm whiskey and wood, a touch of the base beer comes through with some fruit and candy sugar notes, warm malt. Long wood and a bit more warming alcohol on the finish. The barrel comes through here in a big way, and it’s lovely. Thanks Andy. sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 [Bottle] Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head which fades fairly rapidly. Definite barrel presence in the aroma with a good deal of whiskey, mild to moderate alcohol, decent fruitiness too, with blackberry and black cherry. Taste definitely improves with warming, with lots of cherry and oak. Some diacetyl shows up, but not enough to ruin the beer, and it is quickly followed by a nice barley backbone. Alcohol is once again fairly restrained at first, although gets significantly stronger as it warms. I got some strawberry jam taste towards the end of my time drinking the beer. Average mouthfeel and finish length. Overall, a nice beer which goes down easily for the abv. My only complaint is the slight diacetyl, but regardless, Brau Brothers are definitely upping their game. Old rating: 8/4/8/3/15 = 3.8marcus (10681) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Re-rate: Peach is very dominant in this bottle. Didn’t get any diacetyl this time, and alcohol is quite restrained. Overall, I think I prefer the Rye Wyne, but this is really solid. Bumping a couple of tenths, and further increasing my respect for some of the beers Brau Brothers are turning out these days.
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head and a treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that is sort of sweet with a sour finish and a heavy bourbon trail.
oRos (1674) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle from trade. Wax was a pain in the ass to open. But color is dark amber. With off white head. Taste is dark fruits, tobacco huge bourbon notes in the aroma and in the taste. On the boozy side MacBoost (1939) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
750ml WAXED bottle courtsey of randomgarbage. Pours a deep cloudy amber with a 1 finger head. Super strong aromas of booze... Tequila notes, heavy alcohol. Not to worry though, as the taste is not as boozy as the smell. First sip reveals a slight sour twang, evidently from the barrel. The sour touch is very welcome to this typically boring style of beer. Dear god, every sip (and when I say sip I mean 5 swallow chug), gets better and better. Alcohol is nearly completely masked by the sour and tequila notes. Fuck yeah, this is complete awesome. DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Crushed with blackIPA playing borderlands 2, paired with honey BBQ fritos. Fuck wax. Seriously. Stop waxing beer. Leave that to the people that want to wax their own beer or do it new glares style. Jerks. Dark ruby pour with a small off white head. Thick boozy aroma full of bourbon, caramel, Toffee. Flavor is very dark fruit forward. Figs, tobacco, grapes, basement. Finishes a bit thin, minimal carbonation. Plenty of booze. Definite sourness going on in this. Just a touch of sourness which actually helps the beer. Warming. Pretty nice. BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber. Rich reddish amber pour with a nice initial head that fades. Whiskey, wood, and plum like fruitiness. Very good. tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
The Elisha’s old ale drank pretty good. This beer is even better. Very good imitation of a quad. Dark red pour with vanilla, oak, dark fruit, rye. Super complex and a treat to drink. Brau brothers have really stepped up their game recently. As with all belgian quads, for maximum enjoyment I drank this at a warmer temp. This is outstanding!