djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a dark deep red. Light mocha head, dissipates. Heavy and sweet bourbon nose, medium body , sweet and spicy bite, excellent bourbon, caramel and malt. Woody, sweet finish that lasts long enough. DaBrew05 (12) - - FEB 5, 2013
Deep caramel color with a cream colored head. Sweet aroma and taste with a nice bourbon flavor coming through. Excellent beer. SirPip (17) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Nose is light, but not overtly complex, with notes of banana bread and molasses. It pours a quite pretty opaque reddish-brown, but has no foam at all, which was a disappointment. Intensely sweet and candy-like. Rye seems to dominate the mid-palate, with dark honeyed molasses rounding out the finish. Very little hint of the alcohol content, which makes this beer as dangerous as it is good! tennisjoel (1447) - 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! MacBoost (1886) - 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.
BeerKurve (520) - - SEP 26, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Dark brown in color with sone carbonation bubbles with a dirty white head. Smells of plums, figs, caramel, rye, oak, malts and cloves. Taste is caramel, plums, chocolate, yeasts, sugar, malts and booziness. Body is thick with some moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s a solid Quad style ale from what I consider to be a small brewery. Just give the flavor less of a boozy kick and it’ll really awesome! Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 4/4/13 11.5% LOOK: amber with light khaki head NOSE: nice! The whisky is there, warm orange hops, creamy orange like sherbet, hint of strawberry, a little bready, some spicy notes and some wood, apple, buttery brown sugar, buttered popcorn, some maltiness, lemon seed oil TASTE: heavy, a little sweet, some alcohol taste but quickly kept in check with some very nice buttery creamy citrus flavors, sweet woodiness and cast iron on the finish FEEL: heavy and smooth with slightly dry finish OVERALL: different and pretty complex, I like this one! ...Slightly chilled to room temp ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours reddish orange with a lasting sticky head. Aroma is strong barrel, plums, figs, and roasted malt. Taste is dark fruit, belgian yeast, chewy toast, and strong barrel character. Delicious. eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
750ml wax top. Pours murky brown with a small off white head. Huge fruit and whiskey to the nose. Some wood and lingering sweetness also. Very smooth drinking and packed with dark fruit, whiskey, caramel, and more. Better as it warmed up. Awesome beer 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 = 3.8
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.