Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: Sort of straddles the line between an abt and a quad. It could have had a slight infection, but I think it was just the sherry-like aspect of it fooling me, but there was a slight sour or tartness to it. Either way it was very good. Very complex. Fruity in many different ways. Way better than I imagined it would be. I highly recommend it.
TECHNICAL: Drank 4/28/2013. Bottle. Poured a medium orangey amber, which borders on brown in the glass when held out of the light. It had a small, fizzy, tan head that mostly diminished. The aroma had heavy caramel, molasses and burnt caramel; light citrus hops; light to moderate yeast; grape raisin, plum, prune, apple pear, peach, pineapple, cherry; honey brown sugar, alcohol; dark fruits and lightly fruits alike; and dark candy sugar. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly acidic and sour with a long duration. There was caramel, molasses, honey, brown sugar, prune, raisin, plum, peach, pear, alcohol, dark candy sugar, pineapple, apple, cherry, cranberry and moderate yeast. The slightly more than medium body might have been thicker but the carbonation made it seem lighter. It was a little oily and then slightly dry with rather fizzy carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours murky brown with a super tiny brown fizz. Smells like plum with a touch of fig. Taste is big fruity with a touch of alcohol that warms. Full-bodied with a slick texture and fizzy mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Quadrupel finishes with a rum soaked raisins kick. randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2009
a bit orange, with copper. Not overly carbonated and without much head to speak of. Nose gives me bread dough, bubblegum, Almost light for a quad on the taste -- still lots of flavor, but it’s not overwhelming. Alcohol is present with a little heat, Caramel, raisin, well put together. MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2009 Alright, of the Schlafly Belgians, this was by far my favorite. Dark amber in appearance, this quad is much lighter in color than most quads that I’ve seen. It should be noted that my buddy who got the last third of the bottle for his pour got a beer darker in appearance. What sets this beer apart from its brethren is its length and complexity. The other Schlafly Belgians seem too one dimensional. The Quad is a little bit of everything. Between aromas and flavors we picked up various notes of spices, sweet caramel and molasses, earth, tin or metal, plenty of candied dark fruit, and others. The truly great part was the length of these flavors. This slightly creamy brew just seems to coat and stick with your palette. Flavors come in waves and are easy to separate and distinguish. Excellent Quad. Maybe the best American version that I’ve ever had. mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2009
750ml bottle from Gomer’s in Lee’s Summit, MO. Color seems a bit lighter than most quads, with maybe even a hint of orange peeking through in the right light. Smells nice and sweet, estery. Color and smell should have been an indicator but there were way more fruits than i was expecting and not just the darker ones normally associated with quads- cherry and oranges stood out along with the more common plum and raisin flavors. Still definitely a quad with the caramel and molasses flavors balancing the fruits. Alcohol present. Minimal throat burn for the percentage but my tummy definitely felt it! I really dig this and think it’s the best Schlafly yet. Bought more the next day for aging. Incredible quad for the price (under $9).
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark amber with a white film that subsides to nothing.rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Aroma: Plum, dark sugar, spicy fruity yeast.
Taste: Sweet booze (an after dinner cordial), burnt sugar, white pepper, spicy hot finish.
Mouthfeel: Spicy, full bodied and prickly.
Overall: Really nice, very bold, flavorful with a great mouthfeel. One of Schlafly’s best offerings.
Bouteille de 750 bue en compagnie de Patrick. Bière cuivrée avec une mousse beige durable, un 5 pour le côté visuel. Le nez de fruits confits, de tabac, de sucre d’orge, de vin rouge et de noix est superbe. Une bouche profonde, puissante, pas trop sucrée. Une texture quasi crémeuse. Une effervescence agréable qui la rend facile à boire. Un peu suret. Des saveurs de noix et de vin rouge complètent la marche. 8/10 Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Pours a hazy, amber color with a huge, creamy, off-white head that makes for fantastic lacing on the glass. Aroma has a light spicy hops aroma, heavy caramel malt presence with an average amount of fruity cherry and raisin notes, some light toffee, doughy and earthy notes are mixed in there as well. Flavor have an average length with a moderate sweetness profile but the fruit notes really come through and meld with the caramel and toffee malt notes. Density of the beer it heavy but on the lighter end for the Quad style with lots of carbonation and a very nice alcoholic bite. Overall this was a fantastic beer and one I am going to grab a few bottle to age over the next few years. Beer isn’t as dense as the top quads but the flavors worked very well together and had a beautiful appearance. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Rerate: Bottle. No date. Hazy orange brown pour with a medium beige head. Aroma is excellent caramel, bready, raisin notes. Really great sweet aroma. Flavor is raisins, caramel, bread and big yeasty flavors with a nice alcohol finish.
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye at Stone Sourfest 09. hazy brown pour. Aroma is yeast, spicy, earth. Flavor is caramel, raisiny. bluejacket74 (1991) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2010
750 ml bottle. Served in a goblet, the beer pours a copper/red color with about an inch tan head. Head retention is good, but not much lacing at all. Aroma is very sweet, malty and strong, it smells like dark fruit (figs, cherries, raisins), candy sugar, caramel malt, and a little bit of booze. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dark fruit, yeast, brown sugar, candy sugar, brandy, and some bready malt and spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s nice and creamy, and also has medium/high but soft carbonation. The smoothness of this brew makes it easy to drink, but the 12% ABV does have a kick to it after a while. Overall I think it’s a good solid brew. It’s certainly worth trying.