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RATINGS: 1072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
"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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (341) - - JAN 7, 2016
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Raisin and bready aromas, some honey too. Taste is raisin, apricot, bread, vanilla, caramel & honey. Almost Chardonnay like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2016
Dark amber body with short head. Soft banana on the nose also some light spice, in the taste first came some raisin notes then some notes of figs and some burnt woody notes, didn’t pick up the alcohol only a little warmth, finished the bottle easy enough even after a few of my favourites big beers so must it be good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (655) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle...vinous character with dark raisins and bittersweet floral. Sophisticated and complex yet comfortable like well worn leather. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bg80 (84) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
From the bottle. Nice quad, though not spectacular. They got the carbonation, warmth, sweetness right, though the color and flavor lack the richness you would really hope for. I did not find this to be very bitter. The flavor profile and mouthfeel approximate a good quad. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (778) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Deep brown pour, tall fluffy tan head. Malt dominate aroma, more emphasis of lighter aromas like bread. Taste incorporates some darker fruit notes. There’s a fair bit of hot alcohol at the end mixed with a prominent bitterness. Not very complex, no spice. Soft palate. Was dissapointed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (357) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Aroma is sweet dark malt, some dark fruits, fig, a little alcohol. Appearance is hazy brownish orange with medium fizzy brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Taste is large sweet malt forward, bread crust, some plum fig, bit of roast, tangy herbal hopping flavor. Palate is medium +, sweetness up front followed by bread crust and herbal tangy flavor hopping that lingers, Alcohol hidden pretty well, nice smoothness for a big beer. Overall a nice quad, but nothing amazing here. A little high on the bitterness IMO. Also lacking the complexity needed to be a better example of the style. The price wasn’t outrageous though so its worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (452) - - DEC 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Hazy Amber color with an off white head. Plum raisin sweet malt aroma. Heavy sticky body. Plum raisin flavor. All around good but need more intensity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (991) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours a beautiful, hazy brown color with a pillowy white head. Nice aromas of dark fruit and spices. Tastes more of the same along with some caramel sweetness. The ABV came through too much and was a bit harsh. Overall it’s a good beer with excellent aromas and smells but it seems a little untamed with the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
26/X/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: XI/9/14 (2015-1520) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!

Clear deep orange to amber beer, creamy beige head, little stable, pretty adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: pretty oxidized, honey, floral, sherry notes, some cardboard, sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sourish start, spicy, floral, touch of honey, pretty bitter, citrus, lemony touch. Aftertaste: honey, malty, very fruity, some banana, bitter, sourish touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (777) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from Martin’s West in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is dark fruits, yeasty esters, spiced floral. Taste is both rich and crisp with lots of spiced fruit. Really great American Quadrupel.

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