decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Brown black pour with a light tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolatey deep choco. Flavor is sweet chocolate and abv. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to BlackSwan) rich deep ruby colored pour, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate, Belgian yeast, cream, and a bit funky. Taste of milk chocolate, malt balls, creamy and really delicious. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malt. The chocolate is nearly overwhelming and really melds well with the dark fruit notes from the quadrupel. The flavor is more of the same. The chocolate tastes like malted milk balls, with some roasted malt and a little bit of raisins and figs mixed in. Thick mouthfeel and medium mouthfeel. Definitely a chocolate-heavy beer that somewhat surprisingly mixed well well with a traditional Belgian quad. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin, fizzy light beige head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, roasted malt, earthy hops, dark fruit, and vanilla. Flavor is malt forward with supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; chocolate notes throughout with a dry, cocoa finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, spicy yeast, dark fruits, some dark and caramel malts, and light bitter notes. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A pretty good quad.
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Thanks to Keir for this beer in trade. Pours brown with red highlights and a tan head. Nose is cherry, malt, vanilla, sugar, milk chocolate, nougat, cane sugar, and maraschino cherries. Flavor is like a box of Queen Anne chocolate-covered cherries along with milk chocolate, sugar, and sweet cherries. Light to medium in body and an interesting beer; a bit thin in body for a quad. hayduke (5207) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
This beauty was courtesy of Strykzone. From the 22 oz bottle this poured coal black with a medium sized tan head. Nose of chocolate, ripe dark fruit, and vanilla . Rick in body with s smooth creamy mouthfeel and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is foremost chocolate, but the vanilla and ripe fruit balance it out. Finishes like chocolate bar. Excellent. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Huge thanks to mikeyv35 for sharing a bottle of this at the Rosso release. Thanks goes out to coryking for getting me a bottle as well; that’ll get shared at a tasting soon. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a medium brown with short off-white head that sticks around for a bit before falling to a thin collar. Not too much lacing. The nose is fairly light with some nice notes of chocolate and a bit of dark fruits in the background. Very nice. The taste really explodes off of the base the nose had going. It’s just as described: a very nice quad with layers of chocolate over the top. The chocolate character is really dominant, and the quad underneath is spot on as well. Nice mix of dark fruits, raisins, and semi-sweet malt. A bit of brown sugar as well. Mouthfeel is very, very smooth and doesn’t reveal the 10.5% at all. Overall, a very solid beer and its acclaim is well-deserved.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-17-2011 emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Thanks JCB for sharing. Pours a rich dark brown with a dark tan head. Lots of chocolate in the nose, tootsie roll character. Nothing but chocolate here with some caramel, no quad coming through at all. Medium body with a light oxidation. Interesting ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
A really good dessert beer. More chocolate than quad, but there is some nice slick spicyness here. Hints of dark fruit behind the dominant chocolate. Tried at the Parkville microbrew fest in 2015.