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RATINGS: 1056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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...


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3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Has a deep ruby color with a small off white head. I smell dark fruits, caramel, raisins, yeast and some citrus. I taste all of the same with some banana and some light cloves. Nice Quadruple Ale....


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3283) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours auburn brown with a thin cream-colored head. Aroma of dark fruit, bread, vanilla, and booze. Raisin and bread flavor with some caramel, plum, and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (5553) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy, murky hazel, medium beige head, long lasting, decent lacing. Aroma is loads of bourbon, rich vanilla, raisin, dust. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, bourbon, dark fruits. Medium body, super high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown. Typical Belgian softness with subtle sweetness. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3810) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2016
Beige head reddish brown pour soft carbonation aromas caramel sugar cane alcohol spice five spice bread rich fruits prune plum the flavours plum prune caramel five spice port doughy note toffee burnt sugar taste so nice good body involved crisp hop note citrus stone fruit mix there raspberries lots of goodness the finish such a delightful tasting Quadruple plenty of fruity hops involved a spicy backing rich malt lasting taste along with the alcohol high class Quadruple so enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (255) - - JAN 7, 2016
Raisin and bready aromas, some honey too. Taste is raisin, white grape juice, bread, honey. Almost Chardonnay like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2016
Dark amber body with short head. Soft banana on the nose also some light spice, in the taste first came some raisin notes then some notes of figs and some burnt woody notes, didn’t pick up the alcohol only a little warmth, finished the bottle easy enough even after a few of my favourites big beers so must it be good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (626) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle...vinous character with dark raisins and bittersweet floral. Sophisticated and complex yet comfortable like well worn leather. Outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bg80 (67) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
From the bottle. Nice quad, though not spectacular. They got the carbonation, warmth, sweetness right, though the color and flavor lack the richness you would really hope for. I did not find this to be very bitter. The flavor profile and mouthfeel approximate a good quad. Nicely done.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (725) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Deep brown pour, tall fluffy tan head. Malt dominate aroma, more emphasis of lighter aromas like bread. Taste incorporates some darker fruit notes. There’s a fair bit of hot alcohol at the end mixed with a prominent bitterness. Not very complex, no spice. Soft palate. Was dissapointed.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (354) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Aroma is sweet dark malt, some dark fruits, fig, a little alcohol. Appearance is hazy brownish orange with medium fizzy brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Taste is large sweet malt forward, bread crust, some plum fig, bit of roast, tangy herbal hopping flavor. Palate is medium +, sweetness up front followed by bread crust and herbal tangy flavor hopping that lingers, Alcohol hidden pretty well, nice smoothness for a big beer. Overall a nice quad, but nothing amazing here. A little high on the bitterness IMO. Also lacking the complexity needed to be a better example of the style. The price wasn’t outrageous though so its worth a try.


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