skortila (5987) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2016 callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Hollow" Every so often, a beer’s name speaks volumes--this is one such case. A bit brackish, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is a bit flat with some dark fruits and caramel malt--nothing "off" though. Flavor is similar. Thin for a 10% quad--gentle carbonation, lingering finish, some residual sweetness. While pleasant, this was ultimately unfulfilling and hollow--something a quad can’t be when you have St. Bernardus, Pannepot, and Rochefort on nearly every shelf, and Westy dominating the landscape.
Bottled. Old note. The aroma has caramel, bit spice, wine, apples, red fruit. Bit hazy, brown coloured beer with a medium head. The taste is sweet, bit bitter, has caramel, spice, bit wine, bit raisin. Full bodied beer. Ok quad. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
11th January 2015Torrefacto (1767) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2015
Hazy deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and fairly dry. Modest fine carbonation. Drying and obvious alcohol. Light dry caramel and dried fruits. Pinch of spice. Nail polish remover before a light dry finish. Pretty clunky!
Color caoba tupido con espuma color crema duradera. Aromas intensos de furtas confitadas, compota, naranja y canela. En boca es densa, con inicio dulce y afrutado al que sigue un sabor de canela intenso con un toque de naranja. El regusto es dulce y acanelado. Demasiada canela. BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Murky amber pour with minimal head. Caramel sweetness and some dark fruit. Not a ton of depth to this but still enjoyable. markas101 (2502) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, at Wade’s. Tropical aroma, stone fruit. Very smooth, alcohol not present. Very nice.
Ferris (16536) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Draft - Sweet stone fruit and yeasty. Cloudy copper brown with a decent beige head. Sweet stone fruit and yeasty malts. More like a Belgian string, with little dark fruit and sugars. kbudd19 (1022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Orange brown pour with light white head. Aroma is light citrus, malty sugar. Taste is , caramel, sugar, light hops, and butter scotch. Doesn’t remind me of other quads that I like. Tmr (37) - - SEP 20, 2014
A: dark orange/ hazy/ huge khaki head/ good lacing
S: fruity/ sweet/ apple/ yeast/ raisin
T: dry/ fruity/ berries/ leather/ alcohol
Body: medium body/ warming GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle at Lincoln Wine bar. Dark pour. Nice malty, spicy aroma. Starts off very sweet. Little more spice and dark fruit as it warms. Very good. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-17-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is poured a light brown color with a bit of an orange-amber hue. Upon pouring there is only a tiny white head which fades rather rapidly to leave only a trace level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of dark fruits and malt with the dark fruit being mainly of a plum smell, but mixed with some raisin and fig. The malty aromas are a mix of caramel malt as well as a more bready smell. Rounding the nose out are notes of a yeasty smell mixed with spice of coriander and a strong boozy smell.
Taste – The taste begins big in of a dark fruit sweetness of raisin and a bit of plum backed by some slightly bready maltiness. The fruit flavors from the start have a strong spiced and almost rum soaked flavor. Some other sweeter flavors of caramel meet the tongue soon after the initial taste with a yeasty taste joining as well. Lighter notes of banana seem to permeate their way to the tongue later in the taste along with more strong boozy tastes. The mainly spiced raisin alcohol taste takes the taste to its end where it leaves a nice warming fruity and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to lower side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is on the average side but seems to end on the low side at the end of a taste. This when mixed with the medium body make it a smooth feel on the tongue but due to the slight lower body a better overall feel may have been created via a thicker body.
Overall- A rather tasty beer no doubt. It has big flavors of spiced rummy raisins but is complemented well by a variety of other nice flavors, which all meld together quite well. A nice sipping quad.