chinchill (5340) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2016 bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy. Ice tea hazy. Strong alcohol aroma. rhin palate, but smooth and drinkable. Lacking complexity
On tap at the brewery. slowrunner77 (12994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours with a fine looking red-brown body topped by a decent head.
Rich and moderately complex aroma features wood and dark dried fruits.
Dark fruits in the flavor, as expected, but with a touch more hop flavor and bitterness than expected. Improved with some warming.
i went into this knowing sweetwater has a decent rep but with no expectations. for the most part i agree with the descriptors of the first reviewer, but definitely not the scores. a tasty beer, but not complex enough to be a great quad. straightforward, lacking the belgian punch." merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A: Dark Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing GTAEgeek (2455) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
S: Plums, Cherries, Sweet Bready Malts
T: Sweet Bread, Plums, Apple
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, pretty solid quad that hides the boozy flavor pretty well.
22 oz. bottle. Thanks Rich! Pours a nice mahogany, with very fine, bubbly head. Dark fruits, caramel, black pepper, milk chocolate, and light cinnamon. Sweet and musty, slightly sour and bitter. The body is medium, with light carbonation, sticky, and spicy. A little alcohol warming in the finish. Overall, this is a surprisingly good American Quad. jbruner (5401) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap at the Sweetwater sweet 16 celebration. Pours a hazy copper brown on tap with thin ring of lace that spots lightly on the glass on the way down. Aroma of belgian yeast, dark fruits, and slight caramel and toffee malts. Taste follows, with a sweet, estery, alcohol finish. Pretty good.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft. Interesting. Caramel. Yeast. Basement aromas. Not bad. Can no longer rate any beers after this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bomber from the TheBeerSommelier. Pours murky dark brown with very small tan ring left behind. Aromas of toffee, vanilla, dark fruit, and some thick dark malts. Flavors of thick dark malts, toffee, dark fruit, and some booze. Mouthfee is good, Lacking the complexity found in the more famous trappist quads, but this is still enjoyable. Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2010 version from draft @ Brickstore Anniversary Party. Pours a deep dark amber with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is coming off quite sweet with bigger fruity esters, vanilla, figs and hints of booze. Taste is sweet with fully developed booming dark aged fruits, raisin and plum galore. A bit sweeter than I prefer, but was a fun one to try and certainly has aged pretty good. Since I missed it the first go round, glad I got to catch up to it a couple years later. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/9/10. Glad to see that this Dank Tank release made it up to these parts. Bomber poured into a snifter. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin tan head resting on top. This head is pretty faint and fleeting. It’s gone in about a minute. Leaves little-to-no lace behind. Big sweet candy-like scents coming out. Some strawberry and fig notes. Slightly resiny on the back end. Nice.
The body is thick and smooth, but not filling as much as I thought. This actually is my first Quad, so I’m not sure how the flavors match up to the style. But I for one LOVED the flavor. Great molasses-sweet malts up front, some bready feel in the middle and a nice sweet punch on the end. Some dark fruits noted as well, but not bittering at all. This is sweet and enjoyable. I thought this was going to be a sipper, but it ended up being a ’gulper.’ Dangerously drinkable with this ABV. I want more. I’m going to grab a few more of these and set some away. I bet this’ll just get better and better with age. Recommend.
22 oz bottle. Murky brown with a brief head, some lacy spots. Nose is caramel, raisin and fruitcake. Slick, medium to full body with a tang. Taste is grape, raisin, vanilla, grape skins, alcohol and cardboard. Sometimes good, sometimes not so much.