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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Rorie’s Ale is a quadruple ale aged for one year in wine barrels with sour cherries. Brewed to celebrate the birth of our brewmaster Peter Hoey’s daughter this ale is designed to be cellared for years. Rich caramel, burnt sugar and spicy notes combine with the fruity cherry and sweet malt character for a complex sipping beer. This beer would pair well with lamb, duck and triple cream cheeses as well as transition seamlessly into dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
750mL c&c shared at Woodshop 10. Clear reddish amber pour with lower foam. Nose is candied toffee, sweet cherry. Taste is super drained, papery and oxidized, prevalent wood, but feeling over the hill. Sure, it’s a whore rating, but it’s also testament to the old adage: if it tastes good right now, why sit on it and wait for it to remain drinkable at best, undrinkable at worst.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
25.4 oz bottle. Deep brown with scant beige froth. Nose is cinnamon stick, cherry jam, caramel, cocoa and oak. Luscious melted caramel literally drips off the palate finishing spicy and dry with a faint tingle. Taste is dark rum black cherries, shitake mushrooms, candied apricots, nutmeg and caramel. Amazing. Huge thanks to Eric for this rare gem.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottfrie (1) - East Bay, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
Bottle opened a couple years ago, finally entering review from notebook. Snifter. Huge thanks for sharing, Dan. A: Caramel colored body with a short-lived light tan head that faded into a thin collar. S: Sweet cherries and red fruits, honey, and a slight caramel sweetness. The nose definitely has a strong woody barrel quality to it as well. T: More caramel sweetness and wooden barrel than cherry or fruit sweetness. The cherry are decently faded and lend more of a tannic cherry pit/skin flavor than a juicy sweetness. Black cherry-like. The aftertaste has the suggestion of chocolate and honey. M: Greasy, buttery aftertaste, greasy mouthfeel, smooth and extremely good. Low carbonation. O: Definitely tasting of its age but I thoroughly enjoyed every drop of it. A woody black cherry caramel beer in the best kind of way. I wouldn’t wait much longer to open a bottle, but it’s still worth seeking out and trading for. Thanks again for sharing Dan!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
an oxidation note. some sherry. murky brown. nice aged, sherry, mild tobacco flavor. some sweetness. viscous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (3423) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Big thanks to Dak for sharing this one. Murky brown pour with a white head. Dark fruit aromas. Sweet and smooth with cherries, fruit esters, and sweet caramel malt notes. Great mouthfeel and body...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (600) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle Thanks Dak - Pours a murky brown with cream head. Smells of sour cherries and dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, cherries, tartness, and malt. Pretty solid!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (5814) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Sampled at the Ratebeer gallery event… Wow. Rarely to Belgian quads live up to the hype for me, but this one was a big exception. It pours a cloudy amber brown with an off white head. The aroma is amazingly balanced with rich, dark fruits and bready, spicy yeast. The flavor is the same. So smooth and rich. Incredibly complex dark fruit character without any harsh phenols or alcohol. Wish I could’ve had more of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4598) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Brown in color with a large beige head. Aroma is of cherry, oak, caramel, toffee, and malt. Taste is of toffee, cherry, oak and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1560) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle shared by marcus. Color is Carmel. Aroma is sweet and a little boozy. Taste is sweet and fruit. Has a nice balance

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunt (310) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Dvelcich Dan and I made the trade for this bottle. Opened it at Zwanze Day 2012. Pours a murky brown in color, with a wisp of off-white head. Nose is rich brown sugar, dark fruit, raisin, some cherry, and some caramel. Great depth in the nose. Complex flavor in the character ilas well, rich malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, slightly tannic, and some booze. Light carbonation, boozy, medium mouthfeel, and a moderate finish. Great quad, and I generally dislike the style. Great depth, perfect nose, solid experience.

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