dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2012
375ml bottle. Pours near black with an espresso head. Really looks more like a stout. The aroma is more quad-like though as raisins, candied sugar and other dried, dark fruits emerge. Taste is also like a quad with sweet raisins, dried figs and prunes. The cinammon, tamarind and chilis are there, but they are subtle and not overpowering. Actually, this is pretty nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden in the flavor. No burn; only pleasant warmth in the throat and chest as it goes down. I would certainly look to pick up a couple more of these to enjoy before the world ends. nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at Strong Ale Fest. Dark murky brown beer with minimal head. Aromas of sweetness and some spice. Flavors as you would expect with dark fruit, malt, raisin with the addition of cinnamon, brown sugar and spices . Not radically different than the base beer. AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. hazy brown color with tan head. dark fruit, cinnamon, caramel, spicy yeast aromas. medium body with average to high co2. Sweet dark pit fruit flavors with caramel, spicy yeast, cinnamon--good brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Strong Ale 2012. Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Very fruit forward. Tons of raisins and dark fruits, some banana, and a nice spice character. Cinnamon, a bit of chili pepper, charred oak, and bourbon. Nice sweet malt character, too. The flavor is quite sweet. Tons of banana, raisin, vanilla, and bourbon. Spicy cinnamon notes, some bourbon, oak, caramel, and brown sugar. peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Tap @ PP Strong Ale. Murky caramel pour. Aroma is pepper, dense sweet malt, clove, and dark fruit. Taste is a straight ahead quad with a lot of pepper/spice, slight clove, and darker malt aspects with lingering alcohol. Nice beer but not terribly different than other solid quads I’ve had.