Aggiebob (1099) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Black in color with an off-white head. Its aroma was coffee, chocolate, plum and raisins. Very nice. Villyzzz (379) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle at pub. Pours black with medium sized off-white head. Aroma is cocoa and rum. Taste has sweet cocoa and liquor. Some caramel. Medium palate. jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2016
On tap at Shamrocks, known as Barista Chocolate Quad. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of coffee, dried fruits, caramel and chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with more coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, vanilla, toast and toffee. Tasty. hman43 (1540) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2016
It pours dark brown with a light brown head. The aromas showcase both malts and esters. Chocolate, raisin, and plum are in the forefront with Caramel, vanilla, and bread in the background. The initial flavors reflect the malts of bread and chocolate. These flavors are quickly replaced with the esters of plum, raisins, and dried fruit. There are spices evident throughout the flavoring experience along with the strong presence of alcohol. It has a moderate body with significant alcohol warming. The warming is not hot, but does have a bitter finish. Overall, this is a dark belgian strong that differs in the chocolate presence which is significant. The balance is a bit towards the chocolate, but not so much so that it takes away from the other complex flavors that are blended in throughout the taste experience. MaBeer1972 (2036) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2016
On tap at Yardhouse in Dedham. "Barista Chocolate Quad" Served in a snifter. Dark chocolate color. Frothy tan head. Dry sour chocolate malt notes. Earthy bitterness. Bit of dark fruity. Very enjoyable.
Bif (2235) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2016
On tap. (aka: Barista Chocolate Quad). Pours a deep brown color with a small head and nominal lacing. Aroma of Coffee, dark fruit, with bit of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit and bit of vanilla. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. medium body, smooth, nicely blended without being overly boozy. Very enjoyable. Unde (1064) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2016
Dark brown colour with beige head on top. Aroma has banana, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, sweet aroma. Taste is sweet with chocolate and banana, coffee too but the banana is overkill. Dried fruits are there too. Fullish body and medium carbonation. Weird banana note makes me think about weizenbock or something. Coffee makes this at least a bit interesting. Bill Becker (1009) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 15, 2016
A finger of foam sitting on black liquid, with excellent lacing.
Booze, dark fruit and chocolate with some vanilla in the smell.
Same in the taste with the booze standing out a tad too much. Pity. Without that strong alcohol, I would rate it higher. Full bodied. flatmatt (1563) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2016
330 mL bottle as Barista Chocolate Quad. Pours a deep red black with a light tan head. Aroma has cocoa and red grape with touches of coffee and cream. Flavor is a nice mix of light-roasty, creamy coffee with cocoa and dark fruit (fig, red grape) and toffee. Very well done. elloboksi (12) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2016
From a bottle Barista Chocolate Quad. I liked the creamy and soft taste. The head was smooth.