FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 13, 2015
Look: pours dark. Brown head. Slight red highlights. Very clear.
Smell: fruity sweet. Plums. Apple. Cinnamon spices. Licorice.
Taste: fruity plums. Apples. Licorice. Candied plums.
Feel: medium carbonation. Slightly dry.
Overall: not Really my style. Very sweet.
First drank: home 3/13/15
Vintage: 2015 Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pours muscavado brown but becomes opaque black in the glass. The nose is exclusively fruit. Comice pear most apparent with some liqueur-like berry notes. It’s definitely on the sweeter side but not cloyingly so. It’s good and well made but it’s a little too fruity for me. Especially in the aftertaste, where the fruit tastes quite old and pulpy. EvanFriend (655) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
No real plum character that I can notice offhand, this tastes like a quad, not a plum quad. Heavy on the brown sugar, lighter on the yeast notes. Also some chocolate and licorice. Dark fruit notes as well, but this isn’t a beer that you take a sip of and immediately say "oh, this has plums in it". Good beer. JMurph72 (22) - - MAR 4, 2015
Aroma - caramel and sweet/alcohol aromas, some dark fruit and Belgian yeast while drinking
Appearance - pours from bottle a dark mahogany with a thin brown head
Taste - initial light bitterness; finishes with light bitterness and medium sweetness, slight alcohol finish
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, sticky, lingers
Overall a very good beer. Not as Belgian-y as expected, but not as boozy either. thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is full of dark fruit and sugary esters. Flavor is a definite plum with some dark candi sugar and maybe some fig and dark honey. Pretty sweet drinking now and maybe that will go away after time. Still this is a pretty good quad. Again a bit on the sweet side but plenty of dark fruit and a heavy molasses mouth feel.
thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Small head with a small Lt brown head than left behind a dark red brown semi-opaque colored body. Mild nose sweet and candied. Smooth semi-vinous heavy candied fruit flavor. hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Rated on 02-26-2015 at Chop’s Steak & Seafood (Fort Wayne, IN) This bottled beer has a small tannish head that mostly diminishes and a semi-opaque chestnut body. The aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit, semi-sweet, and alcohol. The flavor is dark fruit, spice, alcohol, malt, some caramel, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel has mild carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, an excellent beer and a great beer for celebrating my birthday! This is a beer that I hope to have again and is worth trying. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
[Tap] Opaque dark brown pour with a large and lasting foam head. Sticky sweet aromas of figs, brown sugar, banana and molasses. Notes of plum, apples, grape must, candi sugar, yeasty spice and some alcohol in the taste. A lot going on here. Sticky toffee finish. Decent. Tasting notes from 9/2014. VastActiv (7734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Massive plums, dark fruits, dryness, some Belgian yeast and malts. Quite exceptional quad with massive dark fruitiness. beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours very dark in color. Smells of spice and plumbs. Very little white head. Taste spiced, sort of a wine feel to it. Finishes with a nice spicy plum taste. Over all a nice quad. I had this from a bottle.