Decennial I: God Complex (2020)
River North Brewery
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Flavor of rich bready malts, caramel, apple, banana, clove, nutmeg, some floral notes, and some plum. Whenever I see an American take on a Belgian style, I just assume it's going to be pretty far off. This pours more like a barkeywine, but honestly the rest of it is a pretty good approximation of a Quad. It's also just a really good beer on it's own merits. Could have done with some more candi sugar flavor for the Quad classification, but as a big, rich beer, it's a smooth slow-drinking treat. Definitely worth trying, worth cellaring, and something I would definitely pick up again.
Decent, but not great.
Wonderful candied toffee flavor. Almost like a subtle brandy flavoring. The aftertaste could have been more prominent, but definitely a strong and unique front end.
River north puts out my favorite boozy boys!
Rich and butter toffee and butterscotch notes on the nose. Iconic Quadrupel flavors initially, but an almost overwhelmingly heavy hit of alcohol attacks all your senses and strikes your stomach with the first few sips. It’s is definitely a battle of amazing depth of flavor upon sipping and the beer fighting back with a boozy vengeance. It is without a doubt the most complex Quadrupel I’ve ever had. The fruity aftertastes remind me of cognac with wonderful rum reconstituted Golden Raisins and a slew of other booze-stewed dried fruits; especially stone fruits. You desire gulps of this at a time despite the repercussions of the beer counterattacking. God Complex is a very appropriate name for this as it kinda feels like it’s only worthy for the gods to drink. Like when you’ve had your first sip of Islay scotch and realize that this is something for a much more advanced drinker than yourself. This is definitely something to be respected and feared all at once.
Just an ok quad, lacking something
Very nice Quad!
Awesome! Not boozy at all.
I love quads. I make quads. This is just beautifully done
This is a dangerous beer. Wish I had more.
Wonder how it is in 10 years!
Rich and sweet tasting quad - liked it a lot more than the cherry barrel beer
Super complex with typical Belgian notes up front and then generous amounts of fig and prints prunes with some caramel sweetness. Such a good beer!
Mmmmmmmmm. Very sweet, very Belgian, very quad-like. Spices in the right places. I’m a fan!
Complex, excellent quad!
Incredibly smoooth. They say you can age this for a decade but it tastes so good why would you? I have two left - how long will they survive?
Unreal. Hint of sweetness. Just so delicious it’s crazy.