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RATINGS: 1074   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...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edgallow (3414) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 750ml pours amber with a white head. Aroma is berries, green apple, banana, date that hides the alcohol. Taste of malt and chocolate, as well as some cherries, prunes, and banana bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (542) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 1 year past best before date. Pours very clear amber. Highly carbonated with huge yellow head. Aroma of berries, toffee, candi sugar. Lightly smoked. Noticeable alcohol. Full bodied. Medium bitterness. Slightly astringent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (1161) - NORWAY - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Bottlw best before jan. 2015. Stored in my fridge for years. Pours a beatiful clear amber, probably the best looking beer i have seen. Aroma is malty, toffee, caramel. Taste is the same, malty sweet, toffee, caranel, some roasted malts. Hard to believe its over 10% abv. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1923) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a big creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, some alcohol and bit of yeast. Taste of dark fruit, some caramel and spice. Mild bitterness with the dark fruit sweetness lingering into the finish. Medium body, smooth with a bit of a boozy feel. Aroma and flavor enhanced as it warms. Has a nice warming alcohol feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1400) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2016
750 mL bottle. Pours a caramel color with a yellowy head and a few fine particles in suspension. Big syrupy red grape and raisin aroma, cherry and apple after with a yeasty note. Raisin and green and red apple flavor with some caramel/molasses hints. Really, really tasty stuff here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigcat03 (249) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2016
750 ml of Batch #68025 (set aside since 2010 if I recall) poured into a chalice as suggested on the bottle. Was at room temp and chilled for an hour. Deep ruby red and a lasting tan colored head. Aroma of plums, red grapes, Merlot, a little bit of alcohol. Taste is just as good as the aroma with a little yeast in there as well. Ridiculously smooth and full body. Just enough carbonation to be there. A nice warming from the alcohol. I don’t think I could find a better domestic quad. This is it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (1181) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. Aroma- smells of sweet spice and booze Appearance- pours a murky orange with an off-white head Taste- has a strong alcohol flavor that transforms into a malt flavoring Palate- a full bodied beer with well balanced carbonation with a dry finish Overall- Boulevard hit a homerun with this beer. A must try on any beer list

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
westknife (62) - USA - MAY 8, 2016
This was damn good. As is the case so often with this super massively strong beers though, the first few sips are the best, before the heavy alcohol and sweetness starts to get to ya

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SODAK14 (333) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Wow...just WOW!!! I’d like to leave it at just that but since I have to meet the minimum deScription...never mind!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1406) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
Aroma is plum , Belgian candy either, and yeast. Taste is sweet light malts, honey, raisin and light clove. Caramel and toffee undertones. Very smooth finish with slight tart and yeast. Appearance is a cloudy amber with sediment in suspension. Well balanced and smooth overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2016
Amber pour with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Flavor is mild. Alcohol and sweet caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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