DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle received via trade with Swolf3. Dark brown pour with an oaky honey graham aroma. Flavor was sweet (almost too sweet) and full of malt and brown sugar. An ok beer, but I couldn’t drink a lot of it. Sammy (12589) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
Exceptionally tasty beer in my favourite style. Smell is licorice woody and spicey. Look is blackish, with a ring of head as if just served on tap. Taste is above average mouthfeel of pure heaven - delicious, with some coffee, anise, yeasty, malts, hops. Dangerously drinkable. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2009
’06mBottle shared by ucusty. Thanks David! Pours a hazy, murky brown with a small tan head that fades. Nose is oaky, caramel, and sweet. Flavor is sweet, oaky and very easy to drink. Age has treated this beer nicely I would guess. Another solid IH brew. emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Thanks ucusty for sharing. Pours an odd murky brown with a creamy tan head. The nose shows alcohol, mild oaky notes, malty, raisins, mild fruity sweetness. The flavor is very sweet, fruity, rummy/raisiny malt, nice subdued oak flavor. Full and smooth mouthfeel with a lingering sweetness. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle shared at the Carolina Crew tasting by ucusty - thanks, David! BAM, this is a good one. Big barrel and booze in the nose. 06 bottle holds up well indeed. It’s got a cloudy, somewhat dingy body which belies the complexity and vibrancy of the flavors. The base beer is a really well done quad. And if it doesn’t have any specifically distinguishing characteristics other than being top notch, it’s certainly given personality by the barrel aging, which imparts a sweetness that really nicely complements the style. The body might suffer just a tad from age, but this is really well done.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
’06 bottle shared by ucusty. Odd opaque brown pour with a gray tint and small grayish-white head. Not very appealing to look at, but lovely to smell. Big oaky bourbon nose as well as dark stewed fruits, raisins, caramel, and brown sugar. Very tasty, if a tad sweet and heavy. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle shared at Carolina crew gathering. 2006 vintage (i believe) Murky brown pour, actually quite an ugly beer to look at. Smoke and bourbon on the nose. Complex flavor. Sweet caramel, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, and nice earthy tones. The bourbon really makes itself known on the finish. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown that pours almost still. Nose is molasses, soy and vanilla oak. Slick medium body with a light tingle. Taste is figs, dates, raisins, toffee and wood. Kind of like a fruity bourbon. A different kind of Quad but pretty good. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2008
#1200 750ml bottle. Vinous aroma. Musty grape skin and slightly tannic grape stem. Tart and dried raisins along the lines of an Amarone. Some dry and slightly funky yeast. Dried figs. Candi sugar. Not a whole lot of barrel character though. Some vanilla and alcohol. Poura a pretty dark cherrywood with a quickly disappearing khaki head. The barrel tannin comes through much more on the palate than the nose. Loads of prune, fig and grape stem. Vanilla. A slight clove spiciness. Belgian yeast. Brown sugar with a touch of cinnamon. Actually... brown sugar coated dark fruits. Well balanced. Fruity, yeasty and malty with the barrel lingering in the background. Very interesting. Close to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes with plenty of dried dark fruits. Well made and entirely drinkable for 10.5%. Now to try the non oak aged and the non brett... Thanks Seth! Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
750ml bottle, again thanks to Swolf3. Very dark brown pour, just a little head. Nice dark rich aroma, slightest woody aroma, not much though. Completely different from the regular Quad. A real sweetness from the wine comes through big time, glad I had the regular yesterday. Very nice.