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RATINGS: 1058   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2290) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
I liked it but not the best quad. Toffee, molasses, caramel and bready notes. Light spice and floral notes. Plently of sugary and candy notes that make it a bit too sweet for my liking. Prunes, raisins, cherries, plums and brown sugar. Nice boozy finish with a warmth and lingering light bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (220) - USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bright caramel, bread aromas, yeast funk. Cloudy brown, with thick head. Slight sweetness with medium full body. Overall ok nothing special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (888) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Translucent orange brown with a massive head. Molasses, fig, sugar cane and clove. Sweet with a slow dry chalky fade. Body is heavier with a foamy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (234) - Utah, USA - AUG 1, 2015
This is good lots malty yeast flavors can feel the alcohol on the tongue. Lots going on here would recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
750ml corked bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and dark pitted fruits with some hints of yeast. Taste is a fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness and a dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is a tasty brew that is nicely balanced and quite tasty. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (407) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Poured from the four pack of bottles, smells like xmas, dark brown with some orange glowing on the sides, foamy fat white collar. I’m all about education so I looked up this Ole Anderson character they spoke of in the commercial deScription, turns out he was a professional wrestler in the 80’s, this must have been his favorite beer, can’t blame him for that, it’s great. I don’t care if you’re Ole Anderson or Anderson Cooper, there is no way you are making it to your 6th glass of this, It’s strong!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (6118) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2015
750 ml corked & caged bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 10.5%. BB date 06-2014. Hazy orange-brown colour, moderate off-white head. Aroma of mild spices, caramel, brown kandij sugar, dark dried fruits, spice cake. The flavour is rich, spicy, full of dark dried fruits, and very pleasant - but not too sweet. Sufficient hops, and dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeverszeuge (638) - GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
# 3571 ersma: langer name für so ne kleine flasche. dunkel karamellfarben mit rotstich und zahllosen schwebeteilchen, trotzt stehender lagerung und vorsichtigen einschenkens. hätte ich den bodensatz mit eingegossen, wäre es wohl auch trüber. so ist es erstaunlich klar. durchsieben, hefezopf backen. oben ein stabiler schaumberg, der den ersten schluck zur geduldsprobe werden lässt. der geruch ist süßlich, karamellig. hefe- und kräuternoten. der antrunk ist deutlich röstmalzig mit viel karamell. dazu pflaume, beeren und hefe. eine gewisse spritigkeit. zur mitte steigt diese an, während die fruchtigkeit intensiver wird. etwas hopfenherbe ist auch da. der abgang ist röstmalzig-süßlich mit karamell, abnehmender fruchtigkeit und einem hauch hefe. die flasche ist ok. fazit: intensiv-aromatisches quadrupel. die pritigkeit stört etwas und verhindert spitzennoten. aber auch so unbedingt probierenswert. 12,12,12,12,11,12 - 11,95

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopTsing (506) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2015
From the bottle poured a brownish brew with an ok white head. Malty is the first thing that comes to my tongue and nose. It had lots of stuff floating in it, yeast I presume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (1476) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Old bottle (3-4 yrs old). Dark caramel with a hint of red, smoke creamy head, and floaters. Smells like vanilla creme caramel, dark fruit, and a little boozy. Tastes boozy but then cut by a dry (but not too bitter) hoppiness. I actually am digging this today.

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