Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
On tap at the brewery in Denver, CO. Listed as "Belgian Black Quad." Pours a very deep brown, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, very dense, frothy and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast esters with coriander, banana, and clove along with a slightly bready, lightly sweetened caramel malt. A touch of raisin and earth. Flavor is similar with a light malt sweetness up front with a slightly bready caramel along with a nice dark fruitiness. Raisins and a bit of a fig note as well as a touch of juicy plum. Some Belgian yeast esters giving off a slight banana, coriander, and clove spice alongside a light roast that comes out towards the end. A touch of chewy molasses sweetness as this finishes sweet and dry with some nice dark fruits, malts, a very light roast, and some light yeasty spice esters. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, slightly higher than medium carbonation. Overall, a pretty cool quad. Sweet malt backing with a nice Belgian yeast and the touch of roast that adds a cool touch. Solid beer. arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2012
Listed as a black quad, dark black pour with thin off white head at the brewery, aroma brought notes of roast, some slight chocolate, hints of big raisin, fig and plum notes, touch of caramel and molasses notes as well. Taste is nice roast, hints of dark fruit with raisin, dark fruits, toffee, hints of fig and plum, molasses in there as well, finishing nice and smooth. onceblind (9418) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
Dark brown, nearly black with a laceful light beige head. Nose full of chewy dark malts, ripe fermented figs, and dark candy sugar. Flavor was chewy earthy toffee, dark fruits, candi sugar, warm alcohol esters, with a long dark sweet linger. Sweet and malty but something just didn’t feel right. Slight bubblegum yeastiness. Chewy, sweet, dark. notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Tap at CK - tapped as the "mystery beer" at their annual "new years mystery beer release" - one of only two kegs - dark amber with a purplish tint - quite rich and smooth, with a rather strong, rich melanoidin quality to it - deep, rich malt character that makes it hard to pick up the qualities imparted by the yeast - a lot of dark fruit character in the form of plum and fig - a very light touch of spiciness - caramel and toffee - certain characteristics are not all that "quad-like," but the fact that a brewery that has been open for nine months can produce a beer at this strength with such balance and richness is quite an accomplishment - very tasty.