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RATINGS: 1082   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3765) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
750 ml bottle (Cellar Rat Wine Merchants)-Pours an orangish brown with a nice full tan head. Has an aroma of caramel, dried fruit, yeast, and malt. Taste of fruits, sweetness, caramel, and a bit of alcohol on the back end. This full bodied brew is quite tasty and drinkable for an American made Quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Great brownish-orange pour with perfect head, noticeable caramel and molasses, finishes perfectly, alcohol shows up at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Dark brown cloudiness with a robust tan head. Aromas of dark dried fruit, yeast, and sweet malt. Full bodied. Great mix of flavor with prune, raisin, and plum. Long finish and alcohol extremely well hidden. Superb Belgian style Quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2853) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours an almost red, burnt copper color with a big, ivory head. Sweet caramel and sugary aroma. Fruity flavor with lots of dark fruits. VERY fruity. Some coffee notes as well. Pretty hot with an almost fusel alcohol finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wingsfan (7) - , Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2009 does not count
Sweet malt and molasses with caramel and lesser fruit and spice. 750ml bottle means making a commitment when you open unless sharing with friends. Have to watch the pour as the head can foam over if not careful. Great value for a very drinkable quad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle on 11/30/2008 at the 3rd Annual Richmond Industry Gathering. Cloudy amber body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and light spice aroma. Sweet caramel and faint spice flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rader58 (866) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2009
12/21/2008 - Pours copper color. Aroma of molasses and malt. Sweet molasses and malty flavor. Smooth creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Dogbrick. Pours a cloudy copper with a big off-white head. Yeasty and malty nose. Flavor is pretty much the same, but very metallic on top of that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2009
This brew pours a slightly cloudy copper color with a thick and frothy light tan head that fizzes away steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma if fruity with notes of malt and yeast. Medium body with lively carbonation and flavors of tart fruit, caramel malt and yeast. Hints of warming alcohol throughout. The finish is dark fruits and yeast with a malty and slightly metallic aftertaste. Overall this beer will never be mistaken for one of your top tier Trappists but it is pretty good in its own right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2009
I am no fan of an overly hoppy beer, but this one seems like an excellent example of how badly things can go awry with out enough hops to balance out the molasses like sweetness and the over the top ABV. This was not a fun beer for me to drink until... Then all of a sudden I didn’t care. The second half is definitely better than the first.

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