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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Modularman (130) - - JUL 3, 2014
Smell of caramel and alcohol, appearance is cloudy brown with khaki head, taste is sweet dark fruit with alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2240) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours ruby red with small head, aroma of dark wood and malts. Lots of earthiness in this one. Alcohol not readily apparent, but does creep up on you. Taste is malt, wood, clove. and some alcohol burn. Short finish. A bit milder than some if its Belgian cousins, but highly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8189) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
750ml bottle topped by a cork and a wire cradle. Fair fawn-coloured head. Near-clear amber coloured body. Aroma of herbal and spiced hops. Malt-fruity flavours, almond, raisin, and bitter ripe fruits towards the ending. Noticeable alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Heavy, sweet and dry. Satisfying (shared at a rating session at Finns place, Tromsø 18.06.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2014
375 oz. bottle from a four pack. 12/26/14 stamped on the neck, huge foamer, that was a slow gusher. Bright amber pour with a soapy head that finally died after the gush. Aroma is a sweet bready yeasty note, dark fruit, and light alcohol.

Flavor displays a higher note of alcohol note then it should have after this amount of settling. The flavor has a nice base but the ABV does throw it off. mouthfeel has a strong blast of sugar that lingers. Good but not nearly as good as the other quads sampled this evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Flaske 0,75l fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Kjøpt inn sammen med Rune og delt i godt selskap på Nerstranda 18 Jun 14. Mørk amber. Lavt, litt farget skum. God aroma av mørke plommer. Smaken er mandler med en svakt syrlig ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidbread86 (41) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Aroma is strong and sweet. Color is amber and hazy. Not a bad quadrupel. Really filling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dangermutant (11) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Aroma is dark fruit and alcohol. Appearance is murky copper hue with a very large head poured from bottle. Taste is intense, plum, bitter, alcohol burn. Overall a good beer, definately recommend trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (310) - - JUN 8, 2014
Amber, with copper hue, SRM 20, towering orange head, clear, avg lacing. Earthy nose. Full body, intense flavors, bright mouthfeel, much alcohol heat, abundant mousse, balanced, avg length. Tart-sweet-bitter. Honeyed, alcoholic, hoppy, yeasty, Very enjoyable and easy to drink, despite being almost a sour beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malaclemys (386) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Rocket City Brewfest, dark copper with an off white head. A: clove, banana, caramel, plum. T: Banana, dank, clove, medium body with a balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (774) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours hazy purple with a thick white head. Juicy sweet aroma with notes of plum and lavender. Taste has notes of plum, licorice and grape. Lots of booze too. Yeasty bitter finish.

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