phaleslu (10747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Draft served in a snifter at International Tap House in Soulard. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a small beige ring for a head. Very surprised this is a quad based on what it smelled and tasted like. Aroma is heavy on dark and baker’s chocolate notes, along with vanilla, dark fruits, woody and earthy notes, caramel, and booze. Almost smells like a bourbon barrel-aged beer. Flavor carries a little more of the quad characteristics, with more fruity, earthy notes and some yeast to go with the heavy dose of chocolate. Some warming alcohol late. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, boozy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. It seems like I keep finding these surprisingly great Charleville beers at iTap and I hope that trend continues. Thorpe429 (5122) - , 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. blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
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
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cola brown black color with soft foam, aroma is plummy , sweet chocolates, flavors of vanilla, chocolate and cashew butter nice finish bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Dark brown with very little head. Smells of dark fruit, sweet cherries, belgian candied sugars, and chocolate. Raisins, chocolate, and black cherries very smooth and creamy as well. Mouthfeel is rather thick and coats well. Finish is chocolate covered cherries. j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle shared by Derek. Pours a deep black with purple and crimson highlights and a thin beige head. Aromas of slightly alkaline cocoa powder. Soft cocoa and chocolate. Great aromas. Tastes like hot chocolate, warm cocoa powder, smooth and sweet. Very nice. A touch of warmth on the finish, spicy with a bit of yeast and more cocoa.
beernbourbon (1604) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Draft. Pour is a deep brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is interesting for sure. Notes of cocoa powder, very sweet chocolate, milk shake, faint note of fruit, and a touch spice. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, very lightly roasted malt, cocoa, cheap chocolate truffle, and a touch of holiday spice. Certainly not for everyone and very potent. One glass is plenty. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2012
Pours deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of tootsie rolls. Flavor is very chocolatey...also a bit like tootsie rolls...mildly fruity but chocolate dominates. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a nice slightly sweet chocolate finish that warms a bit. Nice beer. 48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bomber. Dark pour with a quickly dissipated head. Nose is some chocolate but not as much as expected. Also some of the typical quad notes of dark fruit, bready malts, and raisins. Taste is totally different in that the chocolate is very pronouced and the Quad characteristics take a back seat but they are there. Interesting beer to say the least
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Shared bottle atDLD, thanKs guy.... Woody dark fruit, cherry, and strong alcohol aroma. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Earthy, tart dark fruit, cherry, and big alcohol... almost brand-like flavor. Medium body. Goodness.