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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"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...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Split a 750ml bottle with my evil twin, and I liked it, too. It poured a slightly hazed light chestnut body with a head that didn’t want to quit. Interestingly, it left no lace. The aroma was jammy with fruit - cherries, dark raisins, and plums - and had a touch of light brown sugar and warming spices. Solid flamora elements. Hot & spicy on the tongue, it yielded the above fruit in the flavor along with caramel, brown spices, and a splash of alcohol. The finish is dry with a low alc burn. Not too shabby.

Friar Tuck, Bloomington, IL

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a nice cloudy red/brown with nice head. Aroma is malty, spicy, and dark fruit. Flavor of black licorice and dark fruit, sweet. Medium mouth feel with high carbonation...Over all, pretty tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Batch 68081. Very fruity aroma and flavor. I can pick out the yeasty contents as well. Pours a cloudy bronze color with a big head, which quickly dissipates. I thought this was a fairly rare find, so I picked it up at a little shop called Corks and Kegs on highway 287 south of Mansfield. Good beer, give it a try if you can find it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3281) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Batch 68000 something. Pours to a murky mahogany body with a very tall frothy/foamy yellowish tan head. The aroma is yeasty, sweet raisins and dates. The flavor is sweet and yeasty with some dryness as the beer decants. The palate is medium bodied and has a nice sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2201) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle shared at recent tasting. Thanks!
Pours a rich caramel color with a small beige head. Smell is belgian yeast, with light spicing, and some candi sugar. Taste is very mild, and a bit yeasty with more dark raisiny, cand sugar sweetness. Nice dark fruit, and spice flavor, and is pretty drinkable, even if it is not the most amazing quad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle from Holiday. Brown with a fizzy tan head. Sweet brown sugar, raisin, and fig maybe, aroma and taste. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle acquired via trade with beastifan2k...Eugene, thanks again!!! Rusty penny pour with a sandy brown head. Spicy, malty brew that includes touches of brown sugar, raisin, molasses, and cherry skins. Medium consistency; not extremely complex but highly drinkable (and yes, I know it’s 10.5% ABV...can definitely get you in trouble). Very tasty!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Hazy light brown with a loose auburn head. Banana, raisin, cocoa and tart apple aroma. Sweet, full bodied and well carbonated, making for a rich palate. Fruity malt flavor with plum and pomegranate. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tompete (197) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
Clear white fast disappearing head. Clear red ruby with a hint of orange. Malty nose with just a little hops. Flavors of caramel candy, light booze and a dry almost sour finish. Light to medium creamy body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place in (near) St. Louis, MO. Pours reddish copper with a fizzy sparkling tan head. Aroma of yeast spice and sugary light and dark fruits. Aroma tickles my nose. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is dark fruit, treacle, dark malt. Sweet then goes astringent. Mildly bitter. Really exceptionally tasty. Not quite Westy 12, but pretty good.


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