madmitch76 (24785) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
15th October 2013Travlr (24631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s new pad. Very hazy amber beer with a big pale cream coloured head. Palate is soft and airy and fairly dry. Creamy malt. Light spice. A little bubblegum ester. Light wood. Little coca cola. Smooth dry finish with a woody bitter aftertaste. Not bad!
Draft. Clear amber orange color, medium white head. Aroma of figs, dates, cherries. Taste is sweet caramel, Christmas fruitcake, boozy finish. OK. Leighton (21231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours unclear copper with a bubbly tan head. The nose holds toffee, ripe fruits, rich bread. Medium to big sweet flavor with some dried fruits, alcohol boost, dry toast, cherries, grapes. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, more dried fruits, berries, orange, bread, dry toffee. Decent. Theydon_Bois (19481) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s new pad, thanks to Kenny, 15/10/13.
Hazed dark amber with a good sized off white head.
Nose is dates, sugars, spice, cake mix, marzipan.
Taste comprises dates, prunes, dark fruit base, brown sugar, toffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying finale with a touch of alcohol.
Ok quad - booze is well contained. mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of dried fruits and spices - not very quad like at all. Flavour brings out a weird mix of notes - none of which seem to be the added ingredients stipulated on the bottle. There’s some cloyingly sweet maraschino cherries, barely any dates or any coffee at all. Weird stuff. Not very good.
Oakes (17642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
The name is a reference to coffee cherries. Hazy dull amber-brown with a fairly rich head for a high test beer. A little phenolic, tons of sugars, very sweet taste, big blast of alcohol late. Estery, but this seems rather unfocused. yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. A hazy, dark amber beer with a small, dense, dark beige head. A lightly unclear, dark amber beer with a small, off-white head. Some toffee-like aromas, with berries and dried fruits and a touch of oxidation. Oxidized caramel and toffee notes in the flavor, not much bitterness going on. Full body, pleasant carbonation. If it wasn’t for the oxidation, it’d be a fine brew. Really fine. 130811 brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Mahogany colored pour with an off-white head. The nose is highly sweet and quite boozy as well. Alcohol, chocolate, dates, plums, and raisins. Brown sugar, hints of vanilla, and tea. Big sweetness and alcohol to the flavor, too. Brown sugar, dates, plums, raisins, and cherries. Some chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla. Mild earthiness and perhaps tobacco from the tea. Ferris (15235) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Draft - Dark fruit, brown sugar and booze. Cloudy amber with a rich white but thin head. Brown sugar, raisin and lots of booze. Nice but a bit boozy in the finish.
bhensonb (15187) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods in Davis, CA. Pours nearly opaque amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit with some Belgian spice/fruit ester. Or so it seems. Full bodied. There’s noticeable heat. Flavor is dark fruit, light pitted fruit, caramel/treacle. It’s not sticky, but certainly not dry. Extremely warming. I am finally getting something cherry in the finish. And an astringent tea aspect. There is a lot going on here, and the flavor is fairly pleasant. This may be an example of complexity taken too far. Tasty tho.