jb (3481) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2017
This was quite enjoyable and Magic Hat hit the mark nicely in one of my favorite styles the Belgian dark strong. Sweet, sugary, but clean, lots of dark fruit notes. Any booze is well masked. Dark, mostly clear, not a lot of head or lace or retention. Cybercat (6429) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Pours clear chocolate brown with a thick and fairly persistent beige head. Aroma offers toasted malt, caramel, and fruity - must be figs and dates - notes. Flavor features fig, date, caramel and toasted malt - quite sweet but not cloying. This would be a good dessert beer. Mouthfeel gives fair body and peppy fizz. Belgo your sutra. shawnmurphy (701) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - APR 1, 2017
22-ounce bottle pours shiny dark ruby, nearly opaque. No head. Aroma: figs, dates, raisins, prunes, plums, molasses, brown bread, carmelized brown sugar, toffee, caramel. Flavor: all of the above, times 10! Very sweet, though, perhaps cloyingly so (typically a Belgian quad is a bit less sweet and drier on the finish). Mouthfeel: rich and very slick on the tongue. hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown with a small sized tan head. Dark fruits, chocolate, and candi sugar. boto (2294) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2017
22oz. bottle: This one pours a murky brown color. There was a thin tan head that didn’t last long. The aroma is good, but a little light for a quad. Notes of figs and other dark fruits. Lots of malts, but not much sweetness and no alcohol to the nose. The taste is good. Malty, some breadiness and yeastiness, dark fruits. Some sweetness. Tasty, but not quite as flavorful as some other quads.
dlovell2 (2399) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Pours dark brown/amber with a tan head. Aroma is dark dried fruits and Belgian yeast. Flavor is caramel malt, with dried figs and dates, some candied sugar and a Belgian yeast finish. nice. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Poured into a chalice, the appearance was a mostly dark red close to brown color with a thin quickly dissipating cap of a white fizzy head. Slightly forms valleys here and there in what’s left
of the head.
The aroma has some dates, figs, plums, Belgian sugars, brown sugars, subtle milk chocolate, light bready notes and caramel malts. Subtle spices of coriander and sage.
The flavor leads with semi-sweet with an embracing sticky malt bill of the previously mentioned sweet aromas. Quick crisp toasty to caramel malt aftertaste with finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable feel about it. Carbonation felt fine as it is. A bit smoother than expected for a so called-quad.
Overall, Belgian dark strong ale is what I would classify this as. It seems to lose some of its gripping expected Belgian throaty feel in the back of the throat. But Magic Hat has brewed much worse, this
one is not bad at all. I could see myself drinking this again. jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Pours a hazy brown-red with little head. Has a sweet caramel malt aroma. A sweet malt taste with caramel, candy and light dark fruits. A licorice and sweet malt aftertaste. malrubius (3116) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle from Brewtopia. Dark brown with lasting ring and a little lace. Fruity fig date brown sugar maple syrup and booze aroma. Sweet fig raisin brown sugar maple syrup cherry with mild (slightly too mild) woody piney tobacco bitterness in boozy finish. Medium full body and beautiful soft palate. Very good. puboflyons (3562) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2016
From the 650 ml. bottle. No date on the bottle. The pour is a reddish amber with a short-lived small head. An array of aromas including dark roasted and sweet malts, figs, dates, raisins, and other dark fruits. No alcohol. The body is medium to full. The taste has a lot of the same sweet and fruit dark malts with a warming sensation on the back end.