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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours hazy copper color, with a 1-finger head that was somewhat cream-colored. Nutty malt aroma, with notes of candied fruit and maybe date. A touch of earthy yeast too. Full body, a touch syrupy, with an astringent dryness to the finish. Nutty malt flavor with earthy yeast beneath. Notes of fig and candied fruit too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2023) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Murky medium brown with khaki head. Aroma has figs, toffee, burnt sugar and slight alcohol. Flavor is very similar, figgy, dark toffee, toast and slightly boozy. Lighter to medium body. Not bad, but lacks a certain depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (209) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
thick dark copper color with about 2 fingers off-white head, a few particles on the bottom. aroma is molasses and booze. Flavor is booze, molasses, wood, raisin, and spice. mouth feel is thick and sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (407) - Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from giant eagle gahanna. Nose is malty and clove. Smooth and appropriate bite. Sharp alcohol shine thru at times but otherwise balance is great and hides it. Banana notes provide some sugar to the mix. Would do again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (314) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma: earthy, smoke, clove, caramel, banana Appearance: golden, clear, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, alcohol, dark fruits Palate: full body, creamy feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2472) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at Johnny's tavern in Kansas City. Deep brown color with a sweet Carmel boozy taste. Interesting bready taste. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2100) - - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper with a big off white head. Lots of fruit and caramel. Perhaps a little too sweet. Very long finish. Not bad but slightly off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2499) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
Ingredients purified water magnesium sulfate potassium bicarbonate chloride distributed by target Corporation Minneapolis 55403 registered and copyright 2015 target brand...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle best by November 19, 2016.
Glass: Fiddlehead teku.
Appearance: Odd sort of copper color with reddish hues almost coming off pink with floaties in suspension. The head is dense and light tan, has decent retention.
Aroma: Bready malts dominate, slightly smokey, with medicinal cherry phenols with some spicy phenols to match. Aroma is moderate in strength and doesn’t really entice.
Taste: A bit astringent, toasted malts prominent, with medicinal cherry coming through. Not a fan.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Drinks okay, doesn’t excite and doesn’t suit my palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
malvrich (121) - durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2015
From Smokestack Mixed 4 pack Into Blvd’s included tulip glass. A: Very heady with half glass of tan bubbly foam. Tawny orange hazy body with little visible carbonation. Head persistent. Good sheet lacing. S: Wine. Tart raisins and yeast mostly. A touch of dry wood. T: Drier than expected. Very winey sherry-esque flavor. Strong with alcohol. A little yeasty. Warming. M: Heavy but still crisp with a nice delicate carbonation feel. O: Not something I can see myself drinking regularly. I’m admittedly inexperienced with the style but still not my cup of tea.

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