KevinReddirt (248) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2018
The best American quadrupel? Many people think so, I am here now to find out. This 2017 vintage 12 oz bottle was located at a nice liquor store in Santa Fe, NM several months ago, pricey as I recall. Finally it is time to pull it out and give it a go. I lift the cap (Lions, Bears, and Beers it says) and pour into my fave glass, a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. A dark brown-red body and a wispy light tan rim of foam around the glass. Intriguing nose, raisins, hard Christmas candy, dates. Enough of that, I need to drink. Wow, extraordinary. More of the dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, dough. Lightly bitter following. Comparable to Rochefort 10 but lacking the spiciness. The 12.5% abv speaks but is not beating me in the side of the head. Well worth the wait. USA, USA.
Torrefacto (1812) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2018
Fruta confitada, anís, fondo achocolatado, melaza. Densa, melosa con final seco. RRistow12 (995) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2018
Tasted from 2015 bottle. Pours dark brown with light tan head that is thin and fades quickly. Aroma is toffee, bourbon m, maple, brown sugar. Thick sticky and chewy mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel, toffee, molasses, nutty, bourbon, vanilla. Complex very nice quad. Definitely one of my favorites.
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Poured from 650mL bottle [No. 003 - 2016 vintage - 11.6% ABV]. Clear dark amber brown with beige head. Caramel malt with lots of dried fruits, a little bourbon in the background, alcohol is mild, I aged this for about a year and I think it may have actually hurt it a bit. It still tasted good, but had a slightly flat quality about it that I can't put my finger on. JDBaker11058 (2448) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Vintage 2015, abv listed as 12.5 percent. Syrupy dark ruby brown pour, no head. Super sweet, aroma and taste of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, prunes, cherries, treacle, bourbon, and vanilla. Sweet finish, not boozy. A sipper. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent back in 2015, aged 2 years.
Dahlstrom (456) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2018 355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Very dark ruby color with a small off-white head. Strong aroma of brown sugar, syrup bread, dried fruits, bourbon, wood, vanilla, cinnamon, alcohol. Taste is very sweet, moderately bitter. Full bodied, sticky texture and low carbonation. Beerdedone (3496) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head that left minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bourbon and brown sugar. Flavor was rich, silky and sweet with sticky toffee, caramel, molasses, bourbon, brown sugar, raisin, dried fruit and wood. A complex & well balanced quad. creppyiceman (1256) - Cracow, POLAND - DEC 28, 2017
(bottle 2017 vintage)
Aroma: vanilla, nutty hint, bourbon.
Appearance: very dark almost black color, small head.
Taste: sweet, flavour of honey, vanilla, bourbon and nutts.
Palate: close to full body, low carbonation. bit boozy
Overall: Great quad-ish brew, good beer for aging. OminouSC2 (1008) - Mora, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Unclear dark brown color, minimal brown head. Aromas of bourbon, sugar, raisins, vanilla, dried figs and overripe bananas. Taste of raisins, alcohol, bourbon, brown sugar and syrup. Warming alcoholic finish. BelgianBeerGal (4289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2017 Draft at What's on Tap. Lots of sweetness and bourbon but not over the top. Plus a hint of roasted malt and coffee. Good sipping beer.