obxdude10 (2324) - 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. dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
750ml bottle picked up by Dean with gift cards I got for Christmas, sorry I rated it without you buddy. Poured a nice looking super deep reddish/mahogany brown with a head size greatly determined by the vigorousness of the pour, mine had an average sized light beige creamy head with a rather vigorous pour. Aroma started off with some sharp sweetness like dark fruits and sugars in some fresh wort. With time some light dark alcohol notes like sherry appear along with brown bread dough, raisins, prune, plum, sugary chocolate and Belgian yeast. Body is a touch thinner than expected with a medium mouthfeel and average yet very bubbly carbonation and a long lingering aftertaste. Flavor is more chocolaty than I was expecting, light burnt malts, dark fruit skins, Belgian yeast, dark burnt sugar. Good beer, complex and big. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Poured a cloudy redish brown. very small head. Arom was of caramel malts cherries, fruits. Flavor was much the same, some plums in there as well. Little roast as well. Overall was a little hot but solid beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2007
(Growler, thanks kmweaver) Small beige head that quickly minimizes, atop red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some raisin, maple syrup, candi sugar. Taste is sweet, cherry, light alcohol. Full body, low carbonation. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle thanks to eaglefan538: Pours a clear dark ruby mahogany with a fine-lacing wispy off-white head. Aroma of sweet, doughy caramel malt and light fruity esters with some Belgian yeast. Starts with good fullness and dark caramel malty sweetness along with a mild milk chocolate and brown sugar character toward a doughy, yeasty finish. A nicely balanced and fairly complex brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 26, 2008
Poured a clear deep chestnut color with an off-white head. Sweet estery aroma with light choclate and a hint of smoke. A touch of alcohol fumes in the end. Sweet yeasty esters with some cocoa on the finish. Long estery finish. Medium bodied. Very nice. GMCC2181 (1610) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 Bottle, pours a dark color with a monster head. Smells chocolatey and fruity. Taste is very complex...Chocolate. fruity, malty, smoke, eastery and alcohol. It is a good beer but the only negative I have on it is its carbonation. A little to much for my liking. But overall a solid beer that I would get again. UPDATE****On tap at Newarak Local... Nice aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is a nice sipping beer, lots of chocolate and malts, dark fruits and some other spices... Overall nice beer, much better on draft bubbleflubber (2227) - 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. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
thanks to whomever brought this to the woodshop quad tasting
dark brown pour, nice plummy, raisin flavors, Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2009
750 ml bottle. Tried several times, but I drank last night at a Iron Hill Chocolate and beer tasting. Poured murky brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, caramel, dark roast malts and toffee. Tastes is very complex with toffee, roasted chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruits, figs and so much more. Light alcohol warming in the finish, but overall really quite nice.