adrian910ss (2591) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUL 1, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark muddy brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, candied sugar and malts. Taste is pleasantly lightly sweet with hints of candied sugar, malts and dark fruit. Very nice. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Cloudy brown body with no head. Sweet caramel body. Spicy nose. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
750 ml bottle shared by toncatcher. Dark fruit and caramel off this brown pour with a decent head. Flavors were similar with sweet molasses and more dark fruits. Pretty good stuff. obxdude10 (2367) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
This was an awesome beer, but it had its flaws. The Quad that Iron Hill usually puts on draft once in a while is better than this one. I tried the Fe 10 on draft at the West Chester restaurant. It poured a very dark brown color with a fairly thick tan head. The nose was full of fruits, candi sugar, yeast, chocolate and earth. The body was very full and thick, but drinkable. The only thing I really didn’t care for in this quad was the syrupy flavor. It was just a little too heavy for my liking. A lot of the same quailities that were in the aroma were found in the flavors, too. I got quite a bit of malt, fruit, earth, chocolate, candi sugar and a rye bready flavor. boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2009
750ml. bottle: This one opened with a loud "pop". It then had some overflow out of the bottle. This one poured a cloudy amber tinged drown color. Needless to say there was a fairly large tan head on it, but it died down rather quickly. The aroma is quite good. I hate to use typical, but it is very reminiscent of other good Quads that I have had. Dark fruits, raisins, yeast, lots of sweet malts to name but a few. The taste is complex, but there are some cherry, caramel and raisin notes up front. A hint of tartness in the finish. It is also a touch fizzy on the tongue. Very nice. I should have bought more than one.
bubbleflubber (2235) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Aged straight from an Iron Hill bottled reserve, served in a Trappist glass. The plum pour is topped with a nice 3-finger light tan head that reduces to a nice cap, leaving spotty lace. Banana, raisins, currants, Candi sugar, slight Bazooka gum and sweet malts to the nose. Lots of Candi sugar and banana come through the palate first, followed by caramel malts, brown sugar with muddy chocolate hints, and dark, aged, pitted fruits. The yeast plays wonderfully in the finish, bringing on green banana notes, with a return to aerated Candi sugar. The ABV is perfectly integrated, with minimal peppering of the side- and back-palates, and some overall warmth after the finish. Carbo levels are semi-soft and contrast the light syrup mouthfeel to make for a smooth, soft palate. A very nice brew, and complexities are held in check wonderfully. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2009
750, corked and baled. Pours hazy dark brown. Medium-light body and carbonation. Sweet toffee-nut-chocolate aroma and taste. Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2011 Bottle enjoyed at the Wilmington location. Dark brown pour, nice beige head. Huge aroma of fruit and alcohol. The flavor...this could have passed for an authentic Belgian....very reminiscent of Chimay Blue, which isn’t a bad thing. Lots of dark fruit, mild spice. Rich and sweet, but not cloying in the least. Nice beer. RERATE 03/2011 - On tap at West Chester location. This has developed a rather noticeable smokey aspect along with rich brown sugar notes. Warming and enjoyable. No change to numerics. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle: Pours a deep mahogany with a fizzy light tan head. Aroma, bready malts, caramel, dried fruits, some yeast, and some spice. Flavor, caramel, bready, dried dark fruits, yeasty. Pretty good. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Pours an amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, raisins, spice, and some hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, raisins, oak, vanilla, and spice.