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RATINGS: 944   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into my Firestone Walker snifter. Pours a clear brownish red color with a fluffy tan head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells of banana bread, nuts, figs, plum and dates. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with noticable Belgian candi sugar. Mouthfeel is heavy, creamy and very chewy with good carbonation. This is a great quad. It’s sort of hard to find in 12 ounce bottles of this and the other smokestack series beers in the northwest. Great dark fruit and Belgian flavor throughout. Well balanced as well. I will definitely have this again.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (740) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
got this in a bottle from the brewery, drank at home in a snifter glass. tasty, easy to drink. not too boozy

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (131) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Very complex with all sorts of malt, yeast and fruit working together in harmony. Notable alcohol warmth and a long gently bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (302) - - AUG 17, 2014
Pours an attractive amber color. Nose is a little funky - not all that pleasant. Taste is some maple, caramel but the alcohol is not well hidden and I struggled with the taste through a lot of carbonation. I don't love this style of beer - I am sure others will like it more, but just ok for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murano (9) - - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
This beer coats the tongue, a feeling which remains long after any given sip. My first tasting of this beer was probably a little too cold. The beer has a taste which I am told is called malt. Its aroma is that of bread (possibly oatmeal bread or banana bread). This beer is... fruitish in a way that caused me to write "sort of... cider-y taste?" and "sweet-syrupy taste, feel?" I had the image, while drinking this beer, of fruits at the bottom of a tree, which is an image I have had with other beers. It was a little too bitter, a problem which seemed to lessen as it warmed up. As you get down to the last sips in the glass, each has a different under-taste, which I can only assume is the result of a greater amount of yeast in each of the sips. Pair with some sort of protein and rice with light touches of soy sauce and sesame seed oil.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. A- Figs, dates, nutmeg, cinnamon, spice, malty, sweet. A- Dark auburn color, chunky liquid, beige head. T- Dates, nutmeg, spices, malty, slightly sweet, oak, alcohol, butterscotch, soy. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth malty finish. O- At first sight and smell I loved this beer. Then I looked closer and saw all the yeast floating around like nasty backwash. I hate that. Always ruins a beer for me. I tried to look past it but couldn’t. None the less, this is a pretty darn good beer that probably deserves a better rating than I gave it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (829) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Paper hotel cup From: Total Wine in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C. Price: $2.99 Purchased: July 30, 2014 Consumed: Aug. 2, 2014 Misc.: Best by March 10, 2016 Poured a caramel, amber color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki tan, orange head. Good amount of layered lacing along the sides of the cup. Good retention on the top all the way down. Smelled caramel, cloves, banana, honey, boozy, tropical hops and Belgian spices. Tasted boozy, caramel, rye, citrus notes, tropical hops, mango, Belgian spices, cloves, banana and earthy notes. Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Earthy, boozy finish. Not as good as I’d hoped. The other Belgians from Boulevard were much better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
soyorganic (283) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
I feel like this is a could of been beer. The best part about this beer is it's high alcohol content. The taste is nice, with the dark fruit Belgian style. However, it is too carbonated for me -- a little less and it would be perfect for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 5, 2014
Grymt bra öl. Varför köpte jag bara en liten flaska. Skulle ha köpt 4 stora. Fy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (759) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a burnt amber color with a khaki head and floating sediment. Dark fruit, yeast. malt, caramel, molasses, toffee and spice aroma. Plum, cherry, fig, raisin, caramel, toffee, biscuit, molasses, yeast, spice, malt and slight alcohol flavors. Full body and tons of carbonation. Slightly sweet with a biscuit, dark fruit, malt and warming alcohol finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Funkatrocious (97) - - JUL 23, 2014
Pour from bottle in San Antonio Texas (6af5). Deep amber pour with lasting tan head, this full bodied sweet beer masks it's alcohol well. Good for a glass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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