RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Its deep complexity begins with a molasses sweetness with notes of dark fruits like raisin and fig and develop further with an undercurrent of tart spice from its distinctive Belgian yeast for a truly transfixing brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Clear garnet pour with a tall, creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, Belgian yeast, light vinous notes, doughy yeast, cooked dark, sweet cherries and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is full of dark fruit, sweet berries and doughy yeast, then lots of spicy yeast, a little earth and some vinous booziness. Medium to heavy body syrupy, slightly creamy feel, medium, sharp soda-like carbonation, boozy warmth and a light acidity. Good stuff overall, but too bready and lacking in depth compared to really good Quads.

AndySnow (8311) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2017.
Appearance: Brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, alcohol, caramel, some dried fruit.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, malt, alcohol, caramel, butter.

Vignale (4124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2017
Flaska från SBs beställningssortiment drucken med ölföreningen. 2015 vintage. Snygg men inte riktigt färdigutvecklad. Visst fins lite frukt och choklad men inte i den mängd man vill önska. Men en klart duglig ABT.

higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
A very nice brew. Zero bitterness. Nice dark malts and Belgian yeast notes. strong Notes of dark fruits: fig plum currents April 19, 2017 second tasting. Not that hot on at this time as it had an aftertaste that I did not care for. Also basic characteristics did not impress me that much this time as well. However, as I let it set end it got to room temperature I did start to enjoy it. The odd aftertaste seem to disappear. is it's because the alcohol hit me or because it's better warm? the question to answer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 12, 2017
January 21, 2014 - with blankboy, jercraigs & mabel - 750ml bottle. Looks good - deep burnt copper with a smallish but lasting foamy tan head (4-). Fairly quad-like aroma - caramel, floral, sweet yeast - not much barrel - quite sweet. Taste is nice, but simple - nice "sweaty" yeast character, not as sweet, building alcohol and I am picking up light oak tannin (8-). Average slick body, a little sticky, mild carbonation, finishes floral and bit boozy - some burnt candy in the aftertaste; simple.

oobawa (1867) - 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 (4874) - 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 (238) - 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 (972) - 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 (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

bergstaden (3332) - 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

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