oobawa (1313) - Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2017
Not a great introduction to Sam Adams’ Barrel Room Collection. Fruity and moderately sweet, with solid notes of currant and molasses and plum, yet the barrel aging gives it a dry, medicinal bitterness, too firm for the style and distracting from the normal Quad complexity. Nice doughy bread notes perk up on the finish, and the sweetness lasts throughout, but the boozy fade and the heavy oak adds a liquor fade I’m not digging. Nose is fig, oak, and too much alcohol, and the looks are mediocre. Skippable quad. Cavie (4654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle. Semi-hazy ruby color. Some brown notes. Light carb. Nice aroma, fruity, rich syrupy, bready notes. Fig and molasses. Low spice. Dark fruit flavor, alcoholic warmth, wood aged character. KevinReddirt (152) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Purchased in a 750 ml. bottle in the Dallas area and brought home to drink. I pour into a chalice to see a very dark body with just a touch of red up against the light. The head is a creamy white, thinnish but does give a fair lace on the glass. A scent like no other, dark fruit, tobacco I think and split wood. The taste goes from there, raisin, black plum, licorice, a deep molasses and a hard candy sweetness. Intriguing and different. I cannot put this at the top of the list for quads but I can appreciate it. Oh, the 10.2% ABV is lurking around the edge. Be aware. coachd (803) - Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Smells slightly tart, somewhat boozy, definitely barrel aged. The description of dark fruits and molasses is spot on. Dark brown color with a tan head. Tastes slightly tart as well with barrel characteristics, dark fruit and some booze. Slick palate with a little more carbonation than I am used to in a quad but it works here. I am surprised by how much I like this beer. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Poured from 750ml bottle after cellaring for 20 months.
Hazy orangish brown with 4-finger ecru head that eventually settles enough to leave good lacing.
Aroma of intense caramel malt, dates, raisins, figs, toffee and fallen log.
Taste of dates, toffee, figs, molasses, caramel, prunes, alcohol and hazelnut.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
A rather sweet quad with plenty of malt and fruit. The sweet malt flavors dominate.
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bergstaden (2935) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2016
Dark amber with dark off white head - Dark malt aroma with some fruity notes - Dark malt body with dark fruity tones with some hints of wood and some spicy flavours in the back - The dark malts and hints of spice from yeasts goes into the finish - This was good zacgillbanks (5128) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy brown in colour with a thin white head. It has a rich currant and slight cherry flavour with oak and vanilla notes folllowed by a smooth whisky/wine spicy finish. Very good. dfearnley (2071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Sour vinous caramel with dark fruits, treacle, and clove
Adjunct: Caramel, treacle, mustard seed, bourbon, leather, and butter; translucent deep amber with a thin, light tan head; medium/full bodied, sweet and boozy RRistow12 (847) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a ruby red with off white head. Aroma is dark fruits and figs, spices, grapes. Taste is moderately sweet with no real bitterness. Flavors of caramel, dark fruits, perfume, spices, cotton candy. Overall an average quad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Mahogany body with copious tan head. Highly carbonated, with effervescence throughout the entire vessel. Aromas of ripe fig, raisin, Belgian yeast. Sweet and malty with a mild alcohol warmth. Medium bodied. This large format bottle is good for sharing a few ways.