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RATINGS: 1064   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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...


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2008
Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Malty nose with bits of ripe fruit, bread dough, and spice. Sweet/tart flavor with alcohol heat. Didn’t impress me.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a deep dark reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are dark cherries, plums, and some spice. Alcohol is really hidden in the deep flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (271) - Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours dark copper, huge head. Aroma is dark fruits, dates,earthy, flowers, fortified wine. Taste is yeasty, dark fruits, sweet dark bread caramel malt, raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3135) - NORWAY - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle at Colonel Mustard, march 31st 2015. orange to brown color with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is floral with sweet caramel, raisin and alcohol. Taste of sweet caramel, fruity yeast esters with a mild spicy tone, dark fruits in finish. Bitterness is mild and easy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
revoltingblob (45) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a pretty auburn, red color. Nice head that quickly dissipates with very thin lacing. Nose is estery fruit characters, lots going on. Some leafy, woody things. Booze is well hidden. Taste is dry, bitter fruit and some mild to medium sweetness. Some bittering hops. Almost barleywine-esque. Very nice beer. Mouth feel is medium body and a nice crisp carbonation. Definitely would buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2016 12oz bottle, poured into a goblet. The aroma is bright and intense with initial boubon vanilla and caramel notes. The aroma of caramel stays and is joined by fruity notes of nectarine, banana, citrus, pineapple, and some clove-like spices. It pours a murky auburn hue with foamy, dense soap, beige foam head that exhibits great retention and a mild lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium / medium low spicy bitter. The texture is thick with abundant foamy carbonation. The full body is flavors with ripe, fleshy fruit, molasses, and wood with a zippy, crisp finish of spice and molasses with late, light plum notes and it leaves a bitter wood and leafy aftertaste with a note molasses.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arthree (43) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Sherbrooke. Cork almost took out my eye when it popped off. Deep reddish amber with lots of bubbles that quickly fade. Funky, with cherry, banana, and alcohol dominating the aroma and cough syrup and sugar in the background. Fairly dry, hints of caramel and clove, but mostly just alcohol burn and the accompanying bitterness. This doesn’t taste like your usual quad... the alcohol is very apparent and there’s not a lot of malty or hoppy or yeasty body to it. If someone told me this was a brandy I would be impressed and wouldn’t question it at all. Not bad, but also not anywhere close to being on-style as a quad. If you’re expecting a big, malty, fruity, syrupy quad, look elsewhere. If you can appreciate a good brandy or scotch, this might be more for you.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4356) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2016
The aroma is brown sugar with grass spice and fruit. The appearance is typical for the style as is the palate. The taste is like the aroma. Overall pretty average quad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3126) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2016
This is a real beer for beer lovers, mildly funky but solid. It's got rich malts, brown sugar, oak. It's strong and solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3356) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours auburn brown with a thin cream-colored head. Aroma of dark fruit, bread, vanilla, and booze. Raisin and bread flavor with some caramel, plum, and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (5993) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy, murky hazel, medium beige head, long lasting, decent lacing. Aroma is loads of bourbon, rich vanilla, raisin, dust. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, bourbon, dark fruits. Medium body, super high carbonation.


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