craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
pours a deep ruby / brown color with a 1 finger off white head which falls quickly to a thin lacing. multiple layers of dark fruits, sugar and spices on the nose. med body with nice carbonation levels throughout. brilliant deep fruit notes - figs, raisins, dates, etc circulate throughout the mouth with spice notes up top and a smooth creamy malt presence towards the back. warming finish with caramel malts, deep dark fruits and candi sugar. mike67 (1245) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
On tap at The Liberty in Charlotte. Pours dark amber-red with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of port, dark fruit, sherry and hints of alcohol. Medium, smooth, body. Taste is of Belgium yeast, brown sugar, dark fruit and alcohol. Long peppery finish. Not my favorite Quad. jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours murky brown with thin off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, spices, and toffee. Taste of candied sugar, dark fruits, toffee, and caramel. Thick mouthfeel. Pretty good. This series has been really good and a needed change for SN.
dmac (6438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2011
750 ml cork and caged bottle from Spirits Red Bank. Poured a super deep chestnut brown with a large fluffy beige head. Aroma is STRONG, notes of sherry, figs, prunes, plums, nutts, brown bread, vanilla extract. Flavor isn’t as forward as the aroma and there is a good dose of yeast along with dark fruits, vanilla extract, cherry juuice, berries. Medium bodied that finishes syrupy with soft carbonation. Good stuff. PorterPounder (8231) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Orlando, Fl - on tap at the new bar in Whole Foods. Deep dark brown pour, thick khaki colored head, nice sticky lacing. Aroma has some licorice hints, a bit of anise seed and just a hint of dates. Flavor is full bodied and delicious. Pick up some plums, cherries, chocolate, licorice, brown sugar and some dates. Belly filling and warm. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Very nice. Fun to drink this in the middle of a Whole Foods watching people shop.
mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Like this one quite a bit. Not a lot of alcohol despite 10.4% abv. Subtle flavors and rich color.
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Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear red color with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, booze, brown sugar, berries, bread, spices and something just a faintly bit cheesy. The taste is bread, berries, citrus, booze, brown sugar and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied, strong carbonation and significant warmth. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a deep, mahogany-brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big on the dark fruits with a nice sweetness. Some caramel, yeast, a touch of banana, and bread. Flavor is soft all-around and pretty solid. Brown sugar, caramel, and yeast up front with some bread in the middle as well as more dark fruits and a light banana. Gets a tad bit toasty towards the end and I get a hint of chocolate as well as a touch of warming alcohol. Finishes with a light, but nice bitterness and yeasty spice that balances well with a soft, light malt sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a very soft, creamy, medium-high carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid quad. Very soft, balanced, and flavorful. Not the most complex, but really nice. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
750ml caged and corked bottle. Poured a brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, some dark fruits, chocolate, and roast. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, and yeast. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Caramel and yeast aroma with light spice and light dried fruit. Toffee and caramel flavor with dried fruit and light yeast. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and dried fruit linger with caramel and light spice.