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RATINGS: 1032   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersenís 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...

Phatdog1's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12 oz bottle from a mixed 4 pack. Poured into Boulevard Tulip glass. Hazy dark copper pour, lots of floaties. Nice fluffy off white head. Scent of fruit & yeast. Sweet taste with a fizzy mouthfeel. Not my style, but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cweade (23) - - AUG 31, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8063) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle, shared with dave. Medium tawny amber, off white head. Boozy nose, spicy esters and dark sugars. Flavours of brown sugar, spicy yeast, prunes, vague dark fruits. Warming finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1509) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Musty, yeasty, and slightly citrus aroma. Sweet taste with caramel, dark fruit, and a bitter boozy bite in the finish. This is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2198) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
750 mL bottle. Nice auburn colour with a solid tan head. Mostly yeast in the nose, but the flavour is surprisingly big and complex. Fruit cake up front, a bit of booze in the finish. Honey smooth. Nice find!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2126) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
I liked it but not the best quad. Toffee, molasses, caramel and bready notes. Light spice and floral notes. Plently of sugary and candy notes that make it a bit too sweet for my liking. Prunes, raisins, cherries, plums and brown sugar. Nice boozy finish with a warmth and lingering light bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (174) - USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bright caramel, bread aromas, yeast funk. Cloudy brown, with thick head. Slight sweetness with medium full body. Overall ok nothing special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (766) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Translucent orange brown with a massive head. Molasses, fig, sugar cane and clove. Sweet with a slow dry chalky fade. Body is heavier with a foamy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (80) - Utah, USA - AUG 1, 2015
This is good lots malty yeast flavors can feel the alcohol on the tongue. Lots going on here would recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
750ml corked bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and dark pitted fruits with some hints of yeast. Taste is a fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness and a dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is a tasty brew that is nicely balanced and quite tasty. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (296) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Poured from the four pack of bottles, smells like xmas, dark brown with some orange glowing on the sides, foamy fat white collar. Iím all about education so I looked up this Ole Anderson character they spoke of in the commercial description, turns out he was a professional wrestler in the 80ís, this must have been his favorite beer, canít blame him for that, itís great. I donít care if youíre Ole Anderson or Anderson Cooper, there is no way you are making it to your 6th glass of this, Itís strong!

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