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.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to ole boy Rich! Pours dark red to brown wig some off-white head. Nose is sugars, dried fruits, spices and phenolics. Taste is sweet but full on phenolics and and light bitterness. Lots of malt complexity. Medium bodied. Great Belgian.
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy rusty ruby amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dates, brown sugar, caramel malt and yeast. Taste of dark brown sugar, dates, caramel and yeast. One of the better ones from the Scratch series.
Travlr (23006) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thanks! Murky brown color, tan head. Aroma of prunes, plums, raisins. Taste is dark fruits, semi-sweet, great mouthfeel, good stuff.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours hazy dark reddish brown, almost purple with a medium tan head. Aroma is big brown sugar, some fruity esters and toffee. Flavor is very sweet upfront with lots of candied brown sugar and caramel malts giving way to peppery hops and fruity esters that end with a prickly carbonation and a touch of booze, but the good kind. Really well done quad.
alobar (3665) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of raisin, Belgian spice, caramel, and fig. Excellent lacing with dark fruit, fig, raisin, and caramel flavor. Minimal hint of alcohol. Very nice beer.
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.
Slipstream (2546) - 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.
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.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a translucent chestnut color, topped with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is on the sweet side, with notes of dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, and mild grapefruit. Caramel hits the palate first; dark fruit, pepper and citrus gradually build. Yeast and brown sugar are more evident towards the finish and cling to the palate for a while. Alcohol comes through a bit in the finish. Really enjoyable.