stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Pours dark bronze with a very large light tan head, aroma is sweet caramel malts, belgian style spices, slight alcohol and yeast to the nose. Flavor caramel malts, sweetness, spices are present, smooth flavor surprisingly for 10% yet lacks something i can’t put my finger on, good body, good brew. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Best by 06/10/2009. Opaque dark brown with a few yeast floaters. Huge, dense, creamy tan head leaves a curtain of lacing as it subsides. Aroma- brown sugar, cotton candy, banana, cherries, yeast, toast - slightly well done toast, roasty malt, caramel. Sweet, roasty, complex. Flavor tones down the sweetness. Sweet, lightly fruity, caramel malt up front, roasty lactic character in the middle, dry finish is a bit yeasty and alcoholic. Aftertaste is alcoholic sourdough toast. Full, balanced body. Complex brew. Great stuff. TAR (2761) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Dark cedar. Beautiful tannish cream cakes the glass with lace. Grapey, plummy, red currant aromaa with hints of black licorice, iron, and port. Pillowy carbonation. Densely bodied. Initially yeasty and sweetly fruity with ever intensifying iron tones. Gains a medicinal sweetness along the way, with a tangy grape background. Quite tacky, too, with a thickset, yet poorly structured, cakey malt dollop that compounds both the mushy sweetness and overall unrefined nature. Up to this point it’s pretty unruly, but the alcohol remains undetectable. Richness remains prominent as the body is soppy and scantly spiced. The latter half becomes much more enjoyable, as rum-soaked fruitcake abounds alongside succulent raisins and passionfruit. Finishes much mellower, with a rounded hint of tartness, along with a flavorsome integration of doughy yeast, meaty port, and candied pears. This would serve quite well as a solid base beer for a Flemish Sour. Pretty nice. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Bottle at 2/4/06 Fort Wayne Tasting. Tan large fizzy head that mostly diminished, poor lacing, carbonated, and a brown hue. Malty, caramel, dark fruits, and some toffee. Flavor was malty, sweet, dark fruits, toffee, caramel. The alcohol was well hidden given its 10%abv. Smooth mouthfeel and light-medium body. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2006
bottle - Pours up a huge, lasting head and a tastey looking red brown color. This beer was remarkably easy to drink for 10% abv with a nice, full mouthfeel. Malts and dark fruits bringing to mind cherries and grapes dominate the flavor. Thanks to Thedm and Hotstuff for sharing this excellent brew.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Heavy, stubbie bottle poured vry dark brown with a substantial tan large bubbled, head. Aroma is toffee, mollasses and nuts, rich and sweet. Body is full and once you get past the creamy head, you get flavors of chocolate, cherries and grains, all rich and sweet. The body is pure luxury. Nice hop bite finishes off this very underrated brew. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Clear but dark brown with a substantial head. The aroma is muted, musty toffee (my wife hated it, thinking it actually smelt like "puke" [we have small kids so this wasn’t just hyperbole]), and I thought it was more unexceptional than uninviting. I liked the flavor, especially when it was colder, as it seemed that the alcohol was more restrained then. Bold, big flavor, sweet, tangy, acidic, big toffee like a candy bar, vanilla, hazlenut, with something mildly fruity but hard to place (perhaps faintly like a banana-orange-pineapple smoothie?) and more than a hint of apple in the late, long finish...it struck me that this was very similar to most Quads that I’ve had. The alcohol is pretty apparent but it wasn’t a bad thing. I almost completely forgot to think about the palate until my very last swig: that’s a good thing, because it was easy drinking with decent body and carbonation support. Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2005
Dark brown redish. Creamy large off white head. Malty aroma, some toffee, little bit nutty with some yeast and alcohol. Full and creamy palate. Smouth, Sweet bitter taste, roasted Alcohol is clear in finish. Doesn’t seem so heavy. Misses some more character, but a good beer. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Deep reddish brown with an overly generous, fizzy head. Nose toffee, quite rich and chewy, deep caramel, some molasses. Flavor underwhelms, some sugars and malts, chewy caramel/toffee again, but a bit plastic and dead, bit of band-aid going on here. Eh. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2005
Toasted bread crust nose with some sweet caramel. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Big, broad sugary malt, figs and raisins in the middle as well as toffee, light roasted malt effect at the end. Chewy body, clean palate. Great balance and a fantastic brune.