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RATINGS: 1006   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 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
An opaque brown body with a tan head that had nice retention and lace. Body grew murky as some of the sediment was disturbed. Aroma was a mix of fruity esters. Some dark dried fruits, banana, bubblegum and some sugary notes. Flavor was initially sweet from the dark fruits, there was a mild presence of bread malts and more sweetness almost like brown sugar. Alcohol was present in the finish. Carbonation seemed adequate. A nice beer, but it came close to being cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (680) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
6 month old bottle. Bottle pours a nice hazy burnt orange with off white foam and decent lacing. The aroma is rich toasted malts and a dense fruits of a Belgian strong ale. The flavor starts lightly sweet with a unique Belgian maltiness and lends itself well to a smooth slightly boozy finish. Very good balance throughout and one if the best American quads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stampion (166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Not really for me. Pours a nice dark Amber color with massive head. Tastes mildly sweet and complex. Some grass or rye. The 10.5 percent is a bit harsh for a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (624) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2014
12oz bottle to chalice. More brown than red pour with a luxurious head that forms some nice colonies on top after resting a bit. Aroma of Belgian yeast and a little candy sugar. Nice malty flavor with a spicy, peppery, and ultimately dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (605) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pour is a cloudy brown amber, small off white head. Aroma has a bit of banana and dark fruit notes upfront, slowly mellows out to some caramel malt, yeast and dark fruit as it warms up. Taste is similar to aroma with some dark fruit and yeast that become more prevalent as it warms up, some herbal hops as well. A full body with good carbonation on the palate. Finish is sweet caramel malt, yeast, dark fruit plums and figs, brown sugar and mild bitter herbal hops for balance with a bit of sweet brown sugar and alcohol on the end. Finish is long and slightly dry. A noteworthy full flavored brew, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (527) - Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Been aging in my cellar for about 11 months. Cloudy golden brown with creamy tan head. Dank dried fruits, raisin, date, prune and banana. Flavors of ripe banana, caramel, brown candy sugar, bitter chocolate and a strong alcohol presence. Thanks dlovell2!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2524) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Murky sienna brown with a huge off white foamy head on top. Yeasty caramel doughy nose. Sweet malt caramel on the taste ...comes a long a bit undecided not going the full force to a full bodied flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2612) - GERMANY - NOV 29, 2014
Murky brown foamy head. Raisins, prunes in the taste of the main body. Thick feel. Spicy end that tingles the lips. Alcohol whafts up the nose. A little card boardy. Good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ByTheirLimpin (31) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Poured a hazy mahogany from the bottle. Bubbly coffee cream head. Fizzy first bite. Sweet, tart, syrupy goodness. Head sticks around for the first few mouthfuls. Great quad. Heavy enough to have your attention, and bubbly citrus to keep you around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SotallyTober (72) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a murky dark amber with a thick mocha head. There’s a floral, caramel, and dark fruit aroma. Sweet and mildly bitter taste that was on the boozy side. Flavor’s of raisins, caramel, fruits, herbal and earthy notes. Medium body that was lively carbonated with a dry boozy finish.

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