Slipstream (2523) - USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Troeg’s throwaways are better than most breweries’ releases. I wish other breweries would imitate their fascinating Scratch series. This had a mellow, malty flavor with dark bread and brown sugar - also a touch of acidity. The aroma has floral notes. The ABV is surprisingly high. A very fine Belgian brown ale. Thanks to Adrian.
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, some earthiness, caramel, and some yeasty breadiness. Tastes of dark fruits, the same earthiness, caramel, and bread.
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fruit and yeast aroma. Amber/brown body with very little head, nice lacing. Flavor begins sweet and citrusy, balanced with hops and yeast. The dried fruit is dominate yet the hops help to keep this beer crisp. The alcohol content is hidden well. Overall a unique, refreshing quad.
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
watery medium brown, not much of a head... the nose is caramel with dark fruits, ok... very water mouthfeel with a boring taste, too spicy and herbal, not a fan
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fairly aggressive beer, like made elf, without the cherries. Very complex with nice raison and caramel notes. Has a sweet, almost cloying palate that detracts slightly from the beer. Very good, to be consumed in moderation.
jar72404 (426) - USA - APR 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is caramel, currants, and raisins. Very nice quad, especially for an American brewery. I wish they would make this a part of their permanent collection of beers.