monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
A nice quad, very wine like. Pours a nice deep amber with very little head. Smells of fruit, berries and bourbon. Taste has lots of berries, with some port, and bourbon in the finish. Had on tap at the Torpedo Room for SF Beer Week. climberbob (457) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark dark ruby almost black. Low carbonation w thin head. Aroma of sweet wort, raisin, candy, some oak. Smooth malt caramel vanilla oak taste. High alcohol content well hidden. Highly recommended for the style.
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12oz bottle of the 2013. Pours deep walnut, stiff tan head. Aroma of banana and spice. Taste is malt, sweet, spice, maybe some plum? Itís pleasing, not spectacular. Plum grows as it sits, which isnít necessarily amusing. unclemike (3115) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours an almost-black color with a moderate off-white head. Nose has some slight sweetness with a hint of sour and is darkly fruity. Taste has a subtle hint of roasting with other malts helping. A small bit of sweetness underlies some sour fruit notes. Amazing beer Jerm719 (193) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Tasted around 55 degrees F. Huge nose. Taste of dark cherries, damp earth, brandy, unripened bananas, subtle spices. Taste of plum, yet itís in hidden in great balance.. Long finish with the yeast beautifully fading out. Sier nev rocks! Very nice brew!
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 12.7 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, boozy, and a bit skunky and roasty, with hints of toffee, vanilla, leather, and hoisin sauce. Taste/Palate: sweet, thick, crisp, and slightly tart; finishes astringent. julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a 12. Aroma is sweet and slightly fruity. Flavor is very pleasant with hints of brown sugar, caramel and fruit. I couldnít quite pick out the plum flavor... It was more of a fig. The Belgian yeast is not overpowering. There is a slight buzz of carbonation on the tip of the tongue but the finish is smooth and sweet. Great beer! JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4-pack picked up recently for a VERY respectable $13.... Cheap almost!!
Poured into my HotD goblet.. The brew is dark dark walnut brown with only some garnet showing through down at the stem end of the glass... dark tan head rises and then drops pretty quickly.
The aromas are nice.. not as rich as many quads, but still there are plenty of dark maltiness and more fruity esters than spicy notes... fruity notes actually outweigh the malts for the most part..
Flavors are sorta traditional.. again, very fruity without the background toasty malts... the malt is there, but obliterated by the esters and residual fruits..
Body and carbonation are pretty square...
Where are the plums?? Are they the fruity culprit that dried this one out? Did they get rid of the traditional maltiness?
Interesting... I will buy more for sure, but I have a hard time putting this one in the same wheelhouse as the Continental Quads. burleybrew (75) - - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle from chico. Let 3 of the 4-pack age 1 year in hopes of losing the booziness, which helped. The beer is still too sweet for me & doesnít click for me. Tessic (1146) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
This one poured a deep red colour with a minimal, tan coloured head. Scents include wine, rum, light licorice, bubblegum and very light yeast. First swig was quite smooth with low carbonation and flavours of caramel, brandy, Melloids cough drops and licorice. Finish is sweet and syrupy with a warming alcohol flavor. Palate is soooo sweet.