Quick3Beers (1354) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Pours a rich black coffee brown from a bottle, thick off-white head.Aroma is a rich maltiness, almost a hint of coffee, but with a faint whiff of raisin. Similar flavor, but nicely non-boozy despite the boost. Good beer. nihtila (3836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown. Nose is dried fruits, raisin, chocolate, candied sugar. Tastes candied sugar, warm booze, raisings.. very good. I can see its aging potential. rumproasts (5544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Tap. Brown with small head. Moderately sweet. Dark fruit, especially raisin and plum. Light brown sugar. Crazy smooth. Excellent for the style. androman (2765) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2017
UT070917 backlog. On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch, London. Nose is Roasty. Molasses, licorice, roasted malt. Medium to heavy bittersweet. Medium lasting roasty medium bitter, medium alcohol warmth. Full, sticky, soft carb. 847414 KevinReddirt (209) - Midland, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2017
One of the rewards to myself in a visit to the Windy City. The cork comes out of the 750 ml bottle and the contents go into my Chimay glass, reserved for such tastings. The brew delivers a classic quadrupel body, very dark with a tinge of red around the outside. The head comes on strong, tan colored and finely bubbled, and hangs in there long term. The nose gives me currant, vanilla and some floral. The taste, top 50 deservedly, improves on the interesting scent. I find plum, fig, a bit of oakiness, something earthy, yeast, a toffee sweetness. A subdued strength in the flavors, sort of an American version of Rochefort 10, high praise intended. A slight bitterness ending, all well done.
OminouSC2 (832) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2017
Mahogany color, medium sized brown head. Aromas of toffee, dried fruits, vanilla, alcohol, raisins, light licorice and vinous hints. Sweet taste with raisins, alcohol, syrup, licorice, wood and spices. Finish feels a bit off, but solid overall. DonGregorio (506) - POLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle shared at tasting. Unclear brown colour, large tan head. Aroma of raisins, dried fruits, caramel, biscuit. Taste is medium+ sweet and light to medium bitter, raisin, dried fruit, caramel, alcohol, notes of red fruits. Boozy and fruity finish. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Nice quad, but too boozy, slightly disappointing. 60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Very close to a black pour with tannish head. Fairly subdued aroma at a double digit alch. Dark fruits, licorice, clove, oak and spice. Flavor contains a lot of heat, clove and spice, raisins, plums, dark roasted and burnt notes and rum. It is dark. I enjoy the attempt at a super darker than black tasting quad with some fruity notes, though it doesn’t hit me as a super meshable cocktail.