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RATINGS: 1099   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clarkdvm (456) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottles from total wine in fl. Everything you expect in a quad. Rich aroma. Sweet molasses flavor with a strong kick. Good stuff, esp for a quad made in Missouri

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1198) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2016
It pours amber with some orange tinge to it. It has a tan head with Belgian lace. It has aromas of cherries, plums, leather, earthly elements, alcohol, bread, and an overall sweetness to the initial taste. There are flavors of cherries, plums, earthly elements alcohol, bread, and fruity esters. There is a somewhat heavy feel to it with some tartness and a very high level of carbonation. Overall, this is a complex fruity and yeast laden beer with an initial sweetness and a slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ffbot (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Pour is a deep still buttery brown, rich with a creamy head that lasts a tiny bit. Smell is yeast, basement smell, licorice, leather. Taste is the pleasant side of yeast, leather, and a nice floral or grassy background. small lingering leathery / smoky aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
martjoobolut (3148) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2016
Small bottle (from beergium), BB 12.2017. A gusher (points removed from overall). Pours maber with beige head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, fresh fruits, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, caramel, dark plums, some metallic notes and bitterness. Finish is dry bitter with very noticeable alcohol. Overall: drinkable, but how the hell is this so highly rated?!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fakebeersnob (322) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Wow....unsure if I have been just dealing in the land of mediocre non-IPAs or what, but this is really good. I did not have high hopes for it going in, so grabbed it when I wanted "just a beer before work". Clearly surpassed my expectations. Dark cloudy amber with a decent size offwhite (slightly yellow) head. Not done with the beer and still a pretty thick lacing. The smell of yeast (smells like a Belgium yeast strain to me....the only kind I can usually pick out) and dark fruits like prunes or plums. Has some carbonation in it, but not overly much. Nice malt, dark fruit, yeast balanced flavors. 10.5% alcohol but cannot feel an alcohol burn. This will be a repeat buy. Might be a go to for this style when I don’t want to spend the extra money for a Westmalle or Chimay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (606) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 1 year past best before date. Pours very clear amber. Highly carbonated with huge yellow head. Aroma of berries, toffee, candi sugar. Lightly smoked. Noticeable alcohol. Full bodied. Medium bitterness. Slightly astringent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (1335) - NORWAY - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Bottlw best before jan. 2015. Stored in my fridge for years. Pours a beatiful clear amber, probably the best looking beer i have seen. Aroma is malty, toffee, caramel. Taste is the same, malty sweet, toffee, caranel, some roasted malts. Hard to believe its over 10% abv. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (2062) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a big creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, some alcohol and bit of yeast. Taste of dark fruit, some caramel and spice. Mild bitterness with the dark fruit sweetness lingering into the finish. Medium body, smooth with a bit of a boozy feel. Aroma and flavor enhanced as it warms. Has a nice warming alcohol feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1487) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2016
750 mL bottle. Pours a caramel color with a yellowy head and a few fine particles in suspension. Big syrupy red grape and raisin aroma, cherry and apple after with a yeasty note. Raisin and green and red apple flavor with some caramel/molasses hints. Really, really tasty stuff here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigcat03 (273) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2016
750 ml of Batch #68025 (set aside since 2010 if I recall) poured into a chalice as suggested on the bottle. Was at room temp and chilled for an hour. Deep ruby red and a lasting tan colored head. Aroma of plums, red grapes, Merlot, a little bit of alcohol. Taste is just as good as the aroma with a little yeast in there as well. Ridiculously smooth and full body. Just enough carbonation to be there. A nice warming from the alcohol. I don’t think I could find a better domestic quad. This is it.

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