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RATINGS: 1089   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
750 bottle from Belmont Station. Pours reddish copper with a decent apricot head that slowly fades away, and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a rich malt flavor that is heavily carbonated, with elements of prune, raisin and yeast. It is more bitter than the Belgian classic quads, and the alcohol is not well hidden. In spite of these slight aberrations, this is a nicely crafted quadrupel that is a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Nice nose of ripe, dry fruit. Pours a maple syrup brown with a thin white head. Light on the tongue with a bubbly burst. Moves from a light brown sugar and currants to molassas and slight citrus. This is a fantastic quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
750 ml bottle via trade with Pawola22- thanks again, Brian! Pours a ruby-brown color that seems clearer at the bottom and murkier up under the thick, resilient beige head. Aroma of dark cherries, caramel malts, alcohol, mild spices, banana, plastic, band-aid, toast, and wood. Flavor of dark cherries, caramel malts, cinnamon, clove, toast, plum, alcohol, plastic, candi sugar, flat cola, and nutmeg. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Some warming alcohol, especially late. Nice quad by an American brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to tgenenbacher. Pours darker amber color with a frothy tan head. Nose is sweet caramel, banana, dried fruits. Flavor is sweet, boozy, lots of dried fruits, caramel, with a slight bitter finish which gives it a good balance. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
750 bottle with a very stubborn cork. Poured a deep reddish with a nice off white head. heavy carmel in the nose, alcohol and cherry cough syrup. Flavor was slightly sweet without being two strong. fairly thin motuhfeel for a quad put strangely statisifying making this a very drinkable for a big beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JUN 7, 2010
750ml bottle.
Pours a clear but deep, deep ruby red with big pillowy head. Foam gradually settles to a creamy layer that leaves rings of lace. Aroma is a strange mix of oxidized metal, molasses, dark malt, dried fruit, tobacco, and leather. Flavor is considerably cleaner -- no oxidized metal, for one. Instead one is treated to a well-balanced symphony of dark sugary malt, tobacco leaf, earthy yeast, grassy and modestly biting hops, dried dark fruits, and fair dose of good ol’-fashioned alcohol. Finishes with a big, thick, creamy, full-bodied palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Very nice offering. I guess I was spoiled because I had the bourbon barrel quad first..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010

Batch 69198

3/10/2010: The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale... Aroma: Muted aroma of apple, pear, caramel, medium candi sugar, whisps of alcohol. Appearance: Tight cork; almost no pop; deep orange color with golden highlights; a bubbly beige crown forms and then quickly fades away. Flavor: Earthy and malty with undertones of bubblegum, caramelized golden raisins, chewy toffee, roasted dates; cooked honey; dried apricot in the finish; slight burn with lots of alcohol venting through the nose; very warming. Palate: Thick, chewy, heavy, and full-bodied. Overall: Intense, BIG, and flavorful; this beer packs quite an alcoholic punch, but is really good nonetheless!

750 ml corked and caged bottle (10.5% ALC/VOL) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #372 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Caged and corked bottle. Pours dark amber with a frothy to creamy off-white head that left lots of lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet with caramel, dark fruit, raisins some light yeast and had a touch of alcohol. Flavor was moderately sweet and complex with caramel, raisins, dark fruit, candi sugar and a bit of toffee with a nice malty alcohol warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (663) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours cloudy copper, with a thick beige head, very fine and clinging lacing. Aromas of dark cherry, banana, apricot, biscuit, coriander and grass. Medium body, lively, hot, tart, spicy, and a hint of dryness. Thick sweetness up front, fruity, citrus sharp and spicy mid-palate, then a gentle pine-resin bitterness in the finish to help balance everything out. Huge, powerful, and well-rounded.

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