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Pannepot Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
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859 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 859
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%


Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2007)
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jthahn

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip.
'09 bottle, opened March of 2012.

A - nothing too special about the appearance of the beer. dark...one finger head..etc,etc

S - definitely has an oak smell to it. take any bourbon barrel aged beer and just remove the sweetness of the bourbon and keep the wood intact, thats it.

T - this is where this beer delivers. i tend to vassilate on quads but i like this one. its strong, so i hesitate to call it really drinkable but thats what it is. the alcohol holds back, mostly due to the large amounts of oak, molasses and caramel that come through.

M - its right in the middle, probably right where it should be. not overly heavy and certainly not light either. the beer lingers on your tongue for a little while after drinking it.

O - I would definitely put this quad in a lineup of beers that i regularly drink, which is saying something for it being a quad. although the price tag would probably prohibit that, $6.99 for a single 12 oz.

If you want a reason to get this beer, then i would say to utilize it the same way you would a big bold red wine. a steak, a broiled pork chop...it would suit these things perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 22:19:14 | More by jthahn
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Struise tulip.

2009 Vintage

A: Pours a dense and rich deep brown with 1/2 a finger of exceedingly creamy, dark khaki colored foam. Retention was excellent with some semblence of head lasting till the final sips.

S: Brown bread, banana, coconut, bruised dark fruit, rum drenched raisins, fudge brownies, and chocolate chip bread pudding.

T: See above with the addition of toasted caramel, clove, molassas, vanilla, and chocolate covered cherries.

M: Warming and sweet with an awesome alcohol burn that keeps everything in check.

0: Another classic entry in the Pannepot series. Keep 'em coming!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 16:52:02 | More by GbVDave
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jtingue

New York

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage; served in a Rochefort chalice

A- From what I've read this beer has a reputation for being "ugly". I actually think that the appearance is appropriate for the style, and the particular flavor of the beer itself. Thick, dark, brown which is translucent around the edges; a beer which is clearly full of flavor.

S- Strong alcohol mixed with a sweet vanilla and caramel. The goblet does no justice to the aroma of this beer.

T- Despite being almost 4 years old the high alcohol content is prominent, though it does not negatively effect the taste. Flavors quickly transition to a burst of sweet and smokey vanilla or caramel. The finish is long dry and bitter, but with a lingering smokiness. The oak aging has done this beer well.

M- The alcohol, again, causes an intense warming initial mouthfeel with little carbonation. This is followed by a long dry finish.

Overall this beer impressed me. It was a good elaboration on more traditional Quadruples that I have had. I will be returning to the store to by some more to age.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 05:45:07 | More by jtingue
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areich6

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed with my good friend pchul4.

A: Pours with very little, light colored head. Dark brown coloring that looks pretty inviting.

S: Smells like dark fruits such as plums and black cherries. However, it also smells a little like bourbon to me, which is weird cuz it isn't bourbon barrel aged. Idk.

T: Really good. Tastes pretty similar to how it smells, with the dark fruits, but I can also make out a slight citrusy flavor, in addition to a very faint caramel like flavor. The dark fruit taste lingers in the mouth for a while. Cannot taste the alcohol barely at all.

M: Very smooth, with no bite from the alcohol, a little creamy and very drinkable.

O: This is a very good quad.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 03:56:57 | More by areich6
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pschul4

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with my boy areich6 during a Bulls/Spurs game

A- Pours a dark purpley/brown with very minimal head which is to be expected from a beer of this nature

S- Strong dark fruit and tobacco scents fill the nostrils. Very fruity indeed

T- Loads of malt hit the tongue first then the dark fruit play on the background. A very tiny hint of the tabacco from the nose streak accross the palate towards the back of the sip

M- I like my Quads thicker but this is decent, some carbonation with a touch of smoothness

O- A solid quad with nothing left to be desired but nothing insanely great about it

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 03:46:46 | More by pschul4
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

De Struise seems to make so many pannepot beers these days, it's hard to keep track of them all. The 2008 draft version of this beer was available at Max's during their recent Belgian event.

The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with red highlights. Head retention is quite good in this beer, and there is considerable sticky lacking all around. The nose is surprisingly faint and mute, though I did get some light vanilla and chocolate, as well as a hint of cherry. On the palate, this beer is just delicious, with chocolate, vanilla, cherry and light coffee all combining to make for a very fine tasting beer. This moderately sweet beer is smooth, rich and long on the palate, with no more than a hint of alcoholic heat in the finish. The beer finishes well, and frankly this beer is all too easy to drink. My glass was gone before I realized it.

Another excellent pannepot beer from De Struise. What a surprise.

From 5/12/12. The 2009 is on tap at Max's today. It's every bit as good... consitent high quality from this excellent brewer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 17:23:46 | More by johnmichaelsen
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2008 Reserva poured into a Rochefort goblet.

Pours a very dark maroon with a 1.5 finger head that fades fairly quickly.

A nice nose with cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, prunes, and other miscellaneous baking spices.

Very, very thick and viscous in the mouth; it is almost like drinking a creamy milkshake.

Warm flavors with a bit of bubblegum, clove, molasses, coffee grounds, raisins, vanilla bean, rum, and cherry. A boozy finish warms the belly.

Despite all of the flavors present in the beer (and there are many), the tastes are surprisingly subtle, never knocking you over the head. A wonderful beer, nicely balanced, but I sort of wanted all of these flavors amplified about 10-15%.

That said, this is tremendously drinkable and I highly recommend it to any who can get their hands on one.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:54:11 | More by rinhaak
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle of the '08 vintage, poured into a medium-sized Duvel tulip.

A: Clear, deep reddish brown body under a thin tan cap. Ok retention, spotty lace. Fairly pedestrian, but solid.

S: Incredible. Rich plum, raisin, spice, and vanilla. Very toasty, almost chocolatey malt. Wow.

T: A little less terrific, with all the flavors hinted at in the nose coming through in a subdued manner. Fruit and spice follow toasty malt, and significant booze closes things out. Not oas oaky as the nose promised, but still good.

M: Creamy medium body with tons of creamy carbonation. Nice.

O: This was a very good Quad indeed, but I felt that somehow the barrel subdued the powerful flavors of the regular version without adding as much new complexity as can be found in the Grand Reserva. Given the choice, I'd buy the regular over this every time.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 23:55:04 | More by woosterbill
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schlimenhaumer

New York

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2008 bottle into a Delirium tulip at low altitude. Expectations are quite high given the rating and recommendations from friends.

A: Pours a beautiful opaque ruby color with a creamy two-finger off-white head that fades away to a cap that lasts all the way through. Heavy lacing.

S: Maraschino cherries, caramel, some spice and a bit of oak. Alcohol is present in the background. The smell is good, but not quite excellent.

T: The taste is much more complex than I expected after smelling this. Cherry fruitiness up front gives way to prune and candy sugar sweetness; it's easy to appreciate the oak aging here. There's plenty of spice toward the end, most notably coriander. The finish is slightly boozy and cleanses the palate for the next sip.

M: Medium-bodied and quite dry. Suits the flavors nicely, but it's not particularly impressive.

D: This is a very good beer -- especially in terms of flavor -- but it could definitely use some improvement in terms of mouthfeel. The alcohol comes through to a significant extent and makes this one a bit of a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 01:42:32 | More by schlimenhaumer
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haazer

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 vintage.

A- Hard pour produces a lopsided kahlua head. About a finger in height, with some tall standing bubbles on top. The brew is an opaque dark mohagony with some violet undertones. Appears to have some lacing on the sides.

S- First whiffs are actually vinous and grapelike. As I dig in there are more dark fruits and subtleties of oak. Some caramel, toffee, bready malt and candied sugar. Just a marvelous nose with lots of aromas that blend well.

T- Big on dark fruit. Lots of plums and figs. Theres a syrup like sweetness and malts. A bit of toffee and mary jane like candy that I get in a lot of dubbels. The oak from the barrel starts on the backend and its real nice. Its a nice smooth oak flavor.

M- Medium to full bodied quad with a medium amount of carbonation. Very smooth. Syrup like in texture. Some heat in the mouth as the booze hasn't completely gone away.

O- The nose was great, it was very easy drinking, but I expected a little more in the taste honestly. This is a great quad and I believe the age has helped. Not the strongest quad at 10% but the booze is definitely in the background and if this were fresh I could see it being harsh. Highly recommended. Will pick up another aged bottle if I see this on shelves.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 03:41:19 | More by haazer
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ahq514

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into St Bernardus chalice. 2008 vintage. Bottled April of 2009 according to the label.

Pours a very dark amber color, but I wouldn't call it brown. Suspended yeast floating around. A thin head that leaves off white bubbles on top. Appears to have fairly low carbonation. Not much lacing.

Aroma is very complex and the aromas are very well integrated so it is hard to pick up a lot of specifics for me. There is a strong dose of oak. Typical quad qualities - sweet, strong malt, low amount of hops, and dark fruits and spiciness from the yeast. Very nicely balanced.

Very smooth. Like I mentioned in the aroma, it is a nicely balanced and well integrated beer. There are some oaky, vanilla like characteristics but they are much more subdued than I would have imagined. The oak plays more a part in the finish. Up front is sweet, strong doses of malt. Yeast characteristics make their way in with a stronger case for the spice, but still with a nice dark fruit presence. Then the oak makes itself known, but plays more of a complementary role than a dominant one.

Nice just less than full body. Lower carbonation. The age on this bad boy has made it very drinkable. No alcohol bite.

This is a great quad. Very complex, not over the top, nice complementary oak, well balanced. Hope to get my hands on another vintage of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 04:33:53 | More by ahq514
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage.

A: Pours a hazy purple/brown color with a small off-white head. Very little retention, quickly reducing to a ring on top, sporadic lacing.

S: Extremely heavy in dark fruit and sugar. Lots of raisins, figs, and plums. There is a bit of dark cherry in there too. At the end there is some grape and spices. A little bit of wood coming through.

T: Not as strong and fruity as the aroma lead on, unfortunately. There is still some fruit flavor, but it just seems a bit muted. On the sweet side with some candied sugar and light spices as well.

M: Very smooth, medium bodied. This where this beer shines, its almost velvety smooth.

O: A pretty good beer, just wish the flavor profile lived up to the aroma. Age could have played a factor with that one.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:42:11 | More by mdaschaf
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haz77

Australia

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage

A - Pours a very dark brown with a red hue when held up to the light. An inch of tight tan head recedes to a firm cap. Nothing to dislike here.

S - Coffee, cocoa, caramel, apple, rum, dark dried fruit, cinnamon, anise. Lovely complexity and depth.

T - Initial flavour is all dark dried fruit. Milk chocolate pushes through before being nudged aside by sweet caramel and a soft spike of rum in the middle of the drink. Finish is light medicinal phenols and soft drying bitterness of hops. Subtle herbal hops linger in the aftertaste along with dark chocolate and woodiness. Great balance and an adept transition of flavours.

M - Full mouthfeel is made lighter initially by refined, yet fizzy carbonation. Once this fades more creaminess evolves. Doesn't quite reach the same heights as the Grand Reserva I had recently, but certainly very good.

D - Another variation of Pannepot and another winner. So easy to sip despite packing a big punch. Alcohol only revealed in the rum note and lightly warming aftertaste, otherwise expertly masked. A cracker.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 13:37:02 | More by haz77
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Luchman

Nevada

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 bottle

A: Dark brown with a tan head that clings to the sides.

S: Apple, cherries, raisins, spice, and sweet caramel malt. Smells great!

T: Complex brew here. Much like the nose, but brown sugar comes in a lot more at the end. Slight oak is in the mix as well as even hint of vanilla. 10%? WHERE?

M: Medium to thin body that goes down completely smooth.

O: The best Quad I’ve had.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 02:53:30 | More by Luchman
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 2009 vintage cellared on 13-Jan-12.
- Poured into St. Bernardus balloon glass on 18-Apr-14 (aged about 5 years).

Smells like a sweet, creamy, sophisticated Barleywine with candied sugar.

Getting the bitter yeast because I poured a bit too much of the sediment (poured real carefully too... I hate it when this happens). Behind all the yeasty nasty I get from the sediment, I get the well-rounded, beautiful Quad with the velvet malty, caramel body and hints of spices.

One of the best Belgian Quads out there. Not sure if I appreciate the oak age as much because the regular Pannepot (and even Pannepeut) is just as good when aged. If you consider yourself a fan of Belgian Quads and have not had this one yet, then you're not complete yet.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 15:12:37 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Dubber55

New York

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009

Pours a dark amber/chestnut color with 1/4 finger of bubbles that quickly dissipate.

Smells of Belgian yeast, banana, oak, raisins, pears and savory holiday spice like nutmeg, clove, allspice, etc.

Taste is much the same. Starts off with some nice oak, rum soaked raisins, clove, banana, bubble gum, pears. A slight hint of alcohol but very smooth and not out of place. Not overly sweet at all.

Medium to low carbonation. A little thin for 10%. Very nice balance of flavors. A slight bit tannic finish from the oak barrel.

I don't like QUads usually but this is excellent. Most Belgians are overpowered by the yeast but this has great balance of flavors. As good as this is, I had a regular Pannepot of similar age and I thought it was slightly better. This is still a great beer

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 05:34:33 | More by Dubber55
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JaredKent

Rhode Island

4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2008 Vintage Bottle, poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance: This quad poured a nice finger of head. A very creamy looking, tan head stands up nicely over time. The color is very dark, typical of quadruples. A chocolate brown appearance with a very slight hint of garnet. Around a 27-29 SRM.

Scent: Raisins, prunes, lots of dried fruit up front. I get warm aromas; cinnamon, caramel, heavy malt. On the finish I get a bit of sherry. Very little hop aromas. There seems to be a lot going on in this beer. Lots of complexity in the nose.

Taste: Just like on the aroma rich, stone fruit as well as dried fruit flavors up front. The taste of oak is prominent throughout, but it doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. Mild sweetness is complemented by a strong malt taste, which provides a hint of bitterness towards the back of the beer. Just a touch of spice at the very end of this beer. Complex with minimal hop flavors and just a slight presence of the high alcohol content.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and heavy bodied. The mild sweetness works wonderfully with the slight bitterness of the roasted malts. Light carbonation on this beer.

Overall: I have had a few quadruples, but not many. This was definitely enjoyable and easy to drink. This Belgian Quad has been aged on oak but the oak doesn't overpower the beer. The flavors work wonderfully with each other and this 2008 vintage has aged exceptionally well. I wish I had more than one bottle of this vintage.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 22:10:38 | More by JaredKent
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: 2009 Vintage. 11.2 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass.

A: SRM is dark brown. Nearly opaque. Head is cream/very light tan, very creamy, 1 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Light/medium carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Belgian yeast and spices. Mild malt base.

T: Oak is immediately noticable. Belgian yeast imparts its classic flavor. Spices are robust yet well integrated and restrained. Dark fruit appears to be incorporated. Balanced malt and hop presence. A bit of alcohol is noticable. Aftertaste is light malt and spice with a touch of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied overall, but a bit light for a quad due to the oak aging. Very complex mf with the big ingredient base and oak notes. Oak smooths out the beer noticably, creating mf that is rounded. Carbonation adds a bit of creaminess.

O: Fantastic. Quite a treat. Very well put together and for 10% ABV, quite easy to drink. Alcohol is very faint, which is surprising. Nice spice notes and a classic Belgian quad flavor. Will definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 20:24:53 | More by tsauce2
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Churchkey.

A: Dark, dark brown, with a bit of translucence mixed with some leatheriness that made it difficult to totally see through, but not impossible. There were a few bubbles posing as a head, but nothing fancy.

S: Strong, buttery smell of oak killed the Belgian quality making the score barrel-aging - 10, Belgian funk - 2.

T: I would best describe this as delectable bourbon infused date juice, with brown sugar. Additionally, the finish was about the smoothest one I've experienced this side of the Milky Way galaxy.

M: Not a trace of booze or undesirable bitterness. It was absolutely remarkable how easily this one goes down considering its high octane. The was virtually no lacing on the glass OR the palate.

O: I'd been wanting to try this one for a while and it definitely didn't disappoint. I'm usually not a big fan of Quads, but this was no Quad, this was candy!

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2011 18:19:50 | More by Chaney
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Churchkey: 2008 vintage

Pannepot Reserva pours a dark brown color with a thin cocoa head in my snifter glass. Good lacing on this beer. The nose is oak, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit- really nice. The taste is the same as the nose, with a little coffee added in. The feel is out of this world. SUPER smooth, velvety and amazing. I've never had a big beer that goes down this easily, and is this amazing feel wise. Overall- Highly recommended you try this if you have a chance..

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2011 02:25:28 | More by jayhawk73
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage

pours a deep brownish black with huge fluff creamy head. bits of lacing. nice retention.

very bright with red wine and oak with old cherry.

alcohol is mixed in through out. add in some funk and sweet dark fruit. bits of aged oak really sticks out, some dry red wine really shines through out.

light and easy, slightly fluffy. mild to moderate carbonation. dry in the back.

taste vert fresh, i would think some time could really mellow this out. i'll have to maybe buy another.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 01:37:20 | More by hooliganlife
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ive been staring at this at Sams for a good 3 months now, but thanks djbutters, I dont have to worry about it anymore.

Dark muddy brown in color. Off-white ring floats at the top of the snifter.

Smell is sweet, full of candied sugar, carmalized plums, and brown sugar coated raisins. Nice and complex, booze melds in somewhere, but isnt too much. I like it.

I really feel the brown sugar and caramelized sugars, but not too much. The dry feeling from the sugar is balanced by the latent sweetness from the brown sugar. Its really not as sweet as I would expect from a quad. It almost feels like SA Maple Pecan Porter. Maple and brown sugar really take the forefront. The dark fruits from the smell are noticeably absent.

Usually when a quad is very sweet, it leaves a sugar coating in your mouth, but the age has really mellowed out, and left the remnants of caramelized sugars. I like it alot more than the fruity, overly sweet quads

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 23:12:50 | More by VncentLIFE
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flexabull

California

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle tasted blind courtesy of Retail1LO, thanks again!

Pours a really murky brown color, with a small white head. Not a very pretty looking beer in the glass.

Aromas are of nuts, caramel, and oak. Smells much better than it looks.

Taste is sugary sweet, hints of brown sugar, caramel, and nuts. Finish is warm, with some earthiness and light booze.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full, not heavy though, very nice body.

Overall, a very tasty brew, a bit one demensional with tastes being on the sweet side. Also kind of an ugly duckling...

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 22:29:12 | More by flexabull
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birderbeerer

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 bottle, drinking date of this review.

Deep chestnut, the only color seen in direct light. A one inch head quickly settles into a tight, thin layer of head.

A wonderful, rich aroma. Loads of figs. raisins, cherries, sweet malts, molasses, licorice. Wonderful. So deep and rich. Bit of booze but there's enough other aroma to support the booze.

Very complex taste as well. Follows the aroma. Plus chocolate. And some light spice, which offsets the sweetness perfectly. Chewy. Very dry finish. Moves from sweet and refreshing to chewy and fulfilling to a lingering dryness.

One of the greats.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:23:41 | More by birderbeerer
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timtim

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark dark brown (almost black) with a tan head. nose is dark fruit (mainly plum to me), spice, caramel, and charred wood. lots of layers, but humble at the same time. taste follows suit with some added vanilla and grain tastes, and i find almost a smoky hint in the end... and chocolate? pretty sweet, but not cloying. almost full body with a rustic kind of feel. very very good.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2011 01:21:04 | More by timtim
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