patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2017
bottle, rating from 2016 - Deep amber pour. It smells of malt, Belgian yeast, and dark fruit. The flavor is sweet though not as sweet as many quads. There's caramel, dark fruit, and spice. It's full bodied yet easy to drink, an enjoyable beer though not great for Stone. dorain (714) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin im 2016-07 getrunken. Auch dieses hier konnte sich diesmal steigern. Leider wird es zu kalt serviert, so daß man hier +30 Minuten warten muß oder ein anderes Bier vorher trinkt. Kommt dieses erstmal auf die richtige Temperatur kann es mit seinen Aroma und am Gaumen mit einen echten belgischen Schwergewicht in der Ring steigen. Klasse! TEJA (3349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden. best before 2019, sampled 2017-06.
Medium lasting beige head. Almost clear solid burgundy color. Intense and very nice caramel and malty aroma. Smooth malty taste with a sweet taste and mild hoppy bitternessand hop taste. I find it more like a good barley wine than a quadrupple. boto (2283) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2017
22oz bottle: Had this one sitting for a couple of years. This one pours a clear ruby tinged darker amber color. There was a small off white head that didn’t last long or leave any lacing. Nice nose. Some banana, other fruits, caramel, yeastiness. Some pepper and spices also. The taste is excellent! The taste is excellent! A rich maltiness, some banana and other fruits, yeastiness, some pepper and spices and a faint bitterness in the background. ALIBALI (2707) - Kiel, GERMANY - APR 18, 2017
Spritziger Lehmbomber und spicey Hopster mit gleitendem Cognacflair. Karamelbonbon im Citrusrausch. LÄGGER ✨ . Die 40 IBUs deutlich spürbar. 0,2/3,20. Tap in der STONE BREWERY Berlin.
Darwenus (1165) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2017
This is a nice quad, it is rich and warm and strong, and finishes with some distinctly Stone hop qualities. It pours dark amber brown with little head. The aroma is cherries, cloves, bananas, black walnuts... lots of desert like qualities. The flavor is rich and smooth upfront, with some herbal tea character and all of those flavors from the aroma. It blends with molasses and a little caramel, and it closes with west coast/floral hoppiness. I’d almost describe this as a naked version of Vertical Epic. bytemesis (9515) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Tap. Pours clear reddish Amber, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is toffee, tea, dates, caramel, rye, light spiciness. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, tea and dark sugar notes prominent. Medium body. Interesting. BigBeer45 (1585) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle purchased at Champanes, sampled in a glass,
this ale had a clear dark red (it did not look that dark for a Abt/Quad ale) pour with faded brown at the edges of the glass, and the pour made a one finger white and faint off-white head that receded to a lasting cover and ring, it left nice spots and small fingers of lacing,
the aromas were dark fruit that resembled raisin and fig, toasted malt and bread, some spice, and bread sweetness,
it had flavors of toasted malt and bread with some dark fruit, it had some pepper spice to which gave some bitterness after the finish,
the mouth feel was medium full, it was a little creamy and had soft to average carbonation,
this was a ok Abt/Quad drink. ZacM612 (870) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Dark brown with a cream colored head. Sweet aroma of Belgian yeast and fruit. Sweet, with a fruity and yeasty backbone. Pretty good, but I hold Stone to a higher standard than this. GenDV138 (7899) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of dark fruit, figs, light spice and caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.