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RATINGS: 1092   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly spicy caramel aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2010
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Deep copper color with a thick tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma is rather potent. Lots of fruit and malt with a touch of alcohol. Some light spice near the end. Flavor is very complex. Lots fruit and bready malts mix with a nice malt sweetness and some spice and alcohol near the end. Very rich and creamy but drinks well. Thanks to David for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
( 750ml bottle) Pours clear reddish-orange with large head and excellent lacing. Nose of caramel, biscuit, chocolate, and quite complex. Taste is caramel, cream, chocolate, dried fruits, and also quite complex. Some alcohol lingers on this beer which has a great palette finish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2010
750 ml. Hazy, deep amber body. Off-white, large, frothy head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of caramel, plum, prune, raisin and spice with a hint of clove, anise, cobwebs and flowers. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium to full body, watery texture turning sticky in the finish, lively carbonation. Initially, the sweet caramel is so heavy it overpowers everything else. But the finish reveals subtleties, including dark fruits, mustiness, anise, bitterness and alcohol warming. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Cloudy, brown pour, lots of foam with this one. Peppery alcohol, dark cherries, molasses, belgian yeast aroma. Tastes of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, yeast, and vanilla. Hot, alcoholic/acidic finish. Nice brew overall... but I do wish the alcohol strength was better hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Gold with a white head. Taste of dark fruits - prunes and raisins. It seemed a little sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Boulevard Brewing Company The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale--Smokestack Series--2009 Release. 25.4 oz. Bottle. 10.50% ABV--25 IBU’s. 4.2 / 5.0. Belgian Ale--Quadrupel. Rich dense lacy creamy orange head. Hazy bright dark amber red color. Mild hop floral fruit ester orange clove front. Zesty sweet crisp malty spicy fig prune date fruit caramel toffee hint complex Belgian BC body.Clean dry mild bitter hop hot EtOH end. Rich. 11/7/2009 12 /31/2009 $8.99 each.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3077) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Not bad, but really boozy. Poured with a nice sized, foamy frothy, off white head and lots of lace. Color is rich walnut. Aroma is toffee, malty, and bananas. Flavor is malty sweet, with a little residual bitterness. body is very good, ditto carbonation. feel the alcohol at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10525) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Sweet cherry/apple juice and toffee malt aroma. Cloudy amber color with minimal head. Sweet apple, raisin and barley malt flavor. Acidic with moderate carbonation. Very nice taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle:   Heavy caramel, slight ruby, large frothy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Alcohol dominates, pale dark pitted fruit, some biscuit, even a little musty barnish aspect.   Seems like a cross between a Quad and a Triple.   Very warming, note as alcoholic as I would have thought.   Not all that Quad like.   More of a Belgian Strong, dark pitted fruit is there but subtle.   Gives away to a very malty alcoholic flavor.   Seems a little bready.   Yeah, half Tripel half Quad.   Really, its just missing the heaviness on the fruit side for a quad.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Mild spiciness to finish.   Really, not much of a Quad.   Enjoyable, but a little off the mark.   Wouldn’t hesitate to have again, just hard to classify this one.   Quad meets Tripel I suppose.

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