jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Thoroughly liked the addition of plum to the already stellar Ovila. Just wonderfully complex with the deep fruit characters and the warm, malty quad. Aged my first for about a year and it mellowed quite nicely. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Draft at Drafting Room. Poured hazy plum colored with minimal head. Nose was caramel malt, plum, yeasty funk, tart fruit. Tastes yeasty, funky, tart, plummy, with a great balance, delicious flavor, and a tremendous fruity, tart, yeasty finish. Holy shit, this one is good. robinvboyer (4652) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
Murky brown pour, huge beige head. Huge spicy, fruity aroma. Huge notes of plum, fig, even some banana with a solid dose of spices, mainly cardamon, and cloves. Uber complex. Solid mouthfell, great body. Semi sweet finish with a nice, yeasty aftertaste. Gorgeous beer. RumorsSteve (9) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
If God could prove he made this beer, I would be born again. Wow, this is America's version of a fine Belgian Quad. The fruits and aroma are perfectly balanced. I certainly hope it's continued next season.
---Rated via Rumors Bar Pottsville, PA 570.622.8687 Hop_Hedonist (597) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
Wow - spicy fruit jumps out the glass - mirrored on the palate plus sweet Choc malt after-taste - interesting drinking but not something I can drink much of - massive in all ways: sweetness, body, alcohol and spicy complexity - almost overwhelming!
mkel07 (5949) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
355ml bottle from Archive. Great aroma, flavour and mouthfeel. Full in the mouth with a good body and big alcohol kick. ineedbeer (2152) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Aroma is fruity with tons of plum notes. Sweet dark caramel and toffee notes with some toasted bread and just a hint of roast. Light cherry and prune notes as well.
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a moderately thick dark tan head that slowly but steadily recedes. Medium light lacing with moderate legs.
Flavor is moderately sweet with toffee and caramel with some light roast. Moderate plum character with lighter notes of cherries and prunes. Medium light astringency in the finish along with some roast and prunes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Medium astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall an alright beer but the finish is not very palatable. The astringency is off putting as is the roast character. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2013
375 ml bottle
DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2013
This was a very tasty and delicious quad. Thanks to tastybeer for sharing it one night. Sierra Nevada can be hit or miss but this one is definitely a winner. I would recommend grabbing one if they are still on the shelves.
Aroma / Appearance - A reddish black base sticks to the side of the glass. A thin mocha head dances on top along with long spindly legs. Plums, chocolate, and malt pair with dark fruits to give this a nice raspberry cheesecake texture.
Flavor / Palate - Dry and malty the first sip is bursting with depth. It does get boozy over time. The fruitiness and chocolate may not be as rich as a true Belgian quad. However for the low price point it does not disappoint. A case of these in the cellar would not be a waste of $35.
Pours jet black with a reasonably lasting head. Aroma is deep rummy and plum flavours. Thick treacle also makes an appearance on the nose. Taste is full, rich and sweet. Plums make another appearance with some more complex fruity flavours coming through from the yeast. Do yourself a favour and buy some
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Johnsense (1666) - - SEP 23, 2013
Dark pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of yeast, plum, raisin, prune. Lots of dark dried fruit, prune, raisin, red grape, plum, fig, molasses, yeast, and spices. A touch of alcohol warms the throat as i drink this. Medium to slightly heavier body. Nice sipper!