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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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As its namesake suggests, Quadrophenia is a Belgian style quadruple ale. We ferment Quadrophenia using Trappist ale yeast, which produces the spicy, phenolic flavors sometimes mistaken for added spices. The unique characteristics of caramel donít come from the Pale and Munich malts, but from the introduction of Coconut Palm Sugar used in the brewing process.
Hops: Czech Saaz, Magnum
Malt: Pale, Munich, Coconut Palm Sugar

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (972) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2014
clear red brown pour big tan head. Aroma of malt bomb, raisins, corriander. Tastes planty tomatoes, candi sugar, malt liquor. This is like a trippel with some heavier malting. Way too light on the palate. Booze doesnít hide very well here, though it doesnít quite taste 11%. Okay brew, but really out of style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1146) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
July 24th, 2013 - Black Market Brewingís Quadao-Phenia is a sledgehammer to the nose, blasting the olfactory with aromas that boldly reek of balsamic vinegar and fig, followed by parmesan cheese and marinated cepollini onions, and a touch of grape sweetness, all swimming around in a heady bouquet. The scent is practically a drug, layering umami after umami into a wonderful lattice of savory-sweet bliss. The flavor is the same, but where the nose was acceptably titanic, the flavor is awkwardly monstrous. It resembles balsamic vinegar here too, though is swirled with dark chocolate and topped with tons of fig. The combination exudes a taste like barbecue, and the vinegar brightness of those marinated cepollinis. Even in its excessive strength I like it, finding myself restrained and giving plenty of of time between oil, slick sips. This is a heavyweight brew, but if youíre a fan of powerful flavors and steel-toed aggressiveness in your brews, give this a go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Medium to full-bodied with flavors of raising, caramel malt, and earthy yeast. The finish is sweet with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Clearish copper with a slight white head. Spiced aroma, sweet with grape notes in aroma and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
22oz bottle - Aroma - tons of dark fruit, bananas, toasted bread, and caramel. Appearance - reddish copper body, clear, light body carbonation, 3-finger head, low retention/lacing Flavor - belgian candi sugars, bread, raisins, light toffee and every now and then I get a banana flavor profile. Overall - Iíve never heard of Black Market before and this was a nice beer. Not overpriced and it delivers a solid product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear ruby amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts reasonably well but does not leave much lacing. Floral hops, spicy Belgian yeast and lightly sweet palm sugar make up the aroma. Light floral and spice hops up front give way to spicy yeast and sweet palm sugar in the mid-palate. Burnt sugar and spice come through in the finish. This is OK, but unremarkable, and I donít think that the palm sugar really helps its case.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Jagged little brew here, quite rough around the edges. Bready, biscuity, yeasty with some dark fruit, almost a spicy rye, and indistinguishable dark fruit. Fairly hot, with the alcohol distracting from the enjoyment. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Botle:   Uh oh, may not be able to finish this one, and Iíve been poured only half the bottle.   Sweet, very bready, cloying, with a slight sweet vegetable tinge.   A bit odd.   Not really dark pitted fruit, caramel, or toffee.   Despite being cloying, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet finish, very sweet.   Has a thick spiciness to it thatís not bright, but heavy.   Otherwise extremely bready and sweet.   A bit difficult, but I finished my glass.   A whole bottle would be tough tho.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4731) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Brownish amber pour, with a fizzy off white head. Toffee, sweetness, sugar, notes of raisin and yeast. Not that interesting. Some alcohol, but doesnít feel like 11%. Eehh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gurufunk (1) - Temecula, California, USA - APR 4, 2014 does not count
This is an interesting Quad style ale with soft fruit esters (apricot, nectarine) as opposed to the dark/stone fruit esters usually associated with this style. It pours with a nice off white head with low retention. It pours a moderately clear orange color. Flavor matches the aroma in the ester profile, and finishes clean. Mouth feel is smooth and the alcohol is almost imperceivable, which is brilliant for this high of an ABV .

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