fear025 (214) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
Aroma:Tons of sweet, delicious chocolate aroma on this one. There’s some malt in there too, but I don’t smell any Belgian aromatics.
Appearance:Black and opaque. Nice amount of tan head that doesn’t stick around very long. Amazing lacing.
Taste:The flavor does taste like a Belgian quad on the foretaste. It has the spicy notes that I expect from a Belgian. There is chocolate in there, but it’s actually pretty mild. The midtaste has some great sweet malt and caramel notes. In the aftertaste, the chocolate really shines through.
Palate:Amazingly thick body on this one, very creamy. The low to medium carbonation fits well with the style. There’s some alcohol heat on the back end.
Overall:This is a fantastic spin on a Belgian Quad. The chocolate could easily overwhelm a beer like this, but the backbone of the beer still makes itself known. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2011
bomber thanks to thebeersommelier. pours black with a 1/4" tan bubbly head. lovely nose with the perfect amount of chocolate, layered with tiramisu, dark fruits and vanilla. medium body with a smooth character throughout. again, the perfect blend of chocolate and dark fruit with light Belgian yeast notes. vanilla, light coffee and cream come forward with the alcohol well hidden. sweet sugary finish with milk chocolate and candy covered dark fruits. excellent! ads135 (5207) - 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. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Brown pour. Loads of delicous chocolate, caramel, toffee. Flavor has an amazing blend of malt and chocolate and damn what a beer! hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of lots of chocolate, vanilla, roast, and some cherries. Tastes of chocolate, cherries, and vanilla. Overall alcohol content well hiddne.
hopscotch (11433) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown with a mid-sized, off-white head. The bouquet is quite chocolaty with additional notes of cola and dried, dark fruits. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with sheepish carbonation. Like the nose, the flavor is plenty chocolaty and sweet with loads of dried dark fruits. Finishes, sweet and chocolaty with a kiss of vanilla. Big-time thanks to phaleslu for shipping this world class beer my way!