Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Caged and corked bottle. Poured into a Perfect Pint glass. Opaque dark brown with a nice tan head. In the aroma I smell yeast and malt. Nothing exotic at all. The flavor is exactly as the nose would hint. Very rich and heavy malt with yeast. Perhaps a hint of hops. Lots of fruit is tasted and mostly it is darker varieties. Some chocolate emerges with warmer temperature. Alcohol is also tasted and it is significant. Yeast becomes more prominent, at during that sip. It is easy to see how monks of centuries past gained so much nourishment from beers like this. So much malt and so much malt. Maybe I will take a bottle to work and have it for lunch tomorrow. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a wine glass.
Pours a moderate brown color with a good light tan head. Nice lacing on the way down and a thin cap throughout. The nose carries some dark fruits and a bit of malt sweetness. Not too much there. The flavor carries Belgian yeast, but is a bit muted without much complexity. Medium body with a smooth finish. Pretty good, but not great. paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Mahogany in color, khaki colored head. Sting aroma of fruit and mainly spices. ..clove, nutmeg, plum. Light hints of alcohol burn but inviting. HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a chalice. Cork came out with a pretty solid pop. Poured a surprisingly dark brown with a finger of light tan head. Belgian spice in the aroma initially. Some burn sugar came out as it warmed. Lots of caramelized sugars in the flavor, some more Belgian yeast spice. Some chocolate in the finish. Alcohol is not apparent, pretty easy drinking for 10%. Fuller side of medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Quad seems like a made up style, but this is a very drinkable beer. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2012
THOUGHTS: Yum. Very tasty. You could hear the fizz as it was being poured. Rather Belgian. Hid alcohol well. Very easy to drink. It started to become a little cloying by the end, but only slightly.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very dark rad that was nearly black in the glass with a small to average, off-white head that mostly lasted and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel, chocolate, candy sugar and chocolate syrup; moderate spicy yeast; raisin, plum, prune fig, toffee and brown sugar. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, slightly sour and lightly acidic; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly sour, lightly acidic and slightly bitter with an average to long duration. There was caramel, toffee, slight chocolate syrupy, black cherry, prune, raisin, plum, molasses, port wine, spicy yeast, brown sugar, candy sugar, hints of vanilla, a little citrus, and a little dark chocolate. The medium body was creamy and then dry with soft and then quite fizzy carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish.
shamsway (13) - - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle into tall pilsner(?) glass. Satisfying pop from the cork. Pours a dark reddish brown with a hefty tan head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol and something I can’t quite put my finger on - fruit? Taste is malt, dark fruitiness and alcohol. Medium, enjoyable body. A tasty beer that I’ll drink again.
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Darker than expected, dark ruby brown color, beige head. Aroma of yeast and roast malt. Taste of banana, roast, well balanced, not the best or truest Quad, but a good beer anyway. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
Big bottle goes pop! Pours dark brown that has a reddish tint in the light; the head is aerated but stable. Aroma is strange; definitely smells boozy but also has a peculiar and almost off-putting smell that reminds me of an unwashed empty glass of beer sitting out on the table. Overripe dark, rich fruits like sapotes. Dark mineral-rich soil. The palate is soft and nice with gentle but lively carbonation. The flavors are a pleasant combination of sweet and spicy, with the sweetness lingering quite a bit but without becoming cloying. It’s in the honey, fig, and date zone with a good splash of orange zest. Subtle spices come in late, mostly cinnamon and clove. As it warms, dark German health bread comes in and further layers of complexity emerge including a delightful mouthful of rich caramelized, spiced baked apples. All in all, a success. peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
On tap. Clear dark brown with red hues and a tan slick of foam. Aroma is clove, raisin, plum, candied sugar, and caramel. Taste is sweet raisin, plum, miscellaneous dark fruit, candied sugar, noticeable alcohol through the back half, and a bit of lingering bite from the booze. Even, airy mouthfeel. Very sweet but enjoyable. davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2012
A nice quad. It pours dark with a thick and creamy tan colored head. The aroma is of fruit and oak. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected and it is an easy beer to drink. Good stuff.