almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2006
Cloudy dark brown appearance colour with a thick beige head. Soft rich aroma and multi-flavored (fruits, yeast...). Perfectly balanced. A must drink DTB (51) - South Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
This beer pours a light cola brown that was very murky with a few clumps of yeast swimming around the bottom. It also had a tan and copper head that is creamy smooth with only a few large bubbles sticking together in clumps. As the beer sat, the head got creamier and smoother. The head stuck around until the end with a film of mini bubbles that looked like a sheet of tiny ball bearings. When I finished the last of the beer, there was still a spot of head in the bottom of the glass. Nice.
The beer smelled of maple syrup, molasses and black liquorish. There was also a yeasty smell of pepper and spearmint. I found it amazing was that there was zero alcohol smell, even at 11.3%.
The flavor was magnificent. It tasted of smooth and creamy brown sugar and marshmallows with a dry coffee and liquorish finish that stuck to the roof of my mouth. There was also a pleasant warming in the finish. The flavor possessed a certain quality that I can only liken to jazz. It wasn’t how many notes that were played, but the quality of the notes. Fantastic! Also, there wasn’t a hint of booze in the flavor beside the warming, but my stomach warmed up none the less. Very nice.
The mouth feel was thin that let the flavors glide together with an un-obtrusive carbonation.
Well done! grandetim311 (8) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006 does not count
Cloudy dark ruby brown with beife head. Very complex aroma with yeast and multiple fruits. The flavors have to be tasted to believe fruit so bold as that it tastes like it might have been added. A must drink. scluffman (16) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Pours a cloudy, molassesy brown with a beige head. Aromas of malt, fruit and floral qualities as well as notes that remind me of port wine. The flavors are extraordinary and highly complex. Rich with excellent fruitiness, floral/spiciness with noteworthy chocolate notes at the finish. This is a meal in a bottle and you’ll want to make sure you get every drop out of the bottle! JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle - unknown date. Dark brown with a light head and some sediment showing up at the bottom. Strong malty-wine aroma. Sweet fruit taste - sweet raisin bread-like. Very nice mouthfeel from start to finish. Finishes very nicely with just a slight hint of alcohol. Wonderful balance. Wow - this is what a quad is supposed to taste like. American brewers should take note.
UNCCTF (587) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Bottled - my first quad. A whole bunch of raisin in the aroma, and a very sweet flavor but it’s very smooth and very balanced. Absolutely delicious. cfadave (1) - USA - SEP 3, 2006 does not count
A joy to drink. Have poured many a Belgium and this by far is my favorite. Just to hold this brew under my nose and enjoy the aroma is worth the price. Geeoob (1) - navarre, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2006 does not count
Dark and cloudy. dried fruit flavor. i wanted to undress this beer and make love to its aroma. taste was amazing. hits the tounge like an orgasm. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Bottle. $5 at whole foods. pours a dark amber with a tan head. aroma is out of control--dark fruits--particularly prunes, plums, and raisins along with sweet malts. smells a lot like a good sherry. balanced like no other beer i have tried. sweet and yummy. Sputerbug (118) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2006
2005 Bottle. Pours dark cloudy mahogany with a slight tan head.Aromas of raisin,plum,dried fruits,yeast,molasses,and sweet malts.Flavor is complex consisting of dried fruits,malt and perfect balance of hops and bubbles.WOW,this is truely a great beer that I will have many more times in the future and what a great beer for my 100th rating.