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RATINGS: 961   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ellolovey (464) - Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium amber with a thick frothy off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits and sweet malts. Dark fruits dominate taste followed by roasted malts and some resin. A bit boozy. Nice carbonation. A dry tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7609) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a darker shade of amber than their triple. This one is much fruitier. Citrus spice is replaced with raisins and dark fruit. Still a spicy and bpozy though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4257) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Floofy, ivory/light khaki head on a misty, dark tea-colored brew. Funny label, slope-shouldered 12 oz bottle. Biotic, dark candi sugar, wormwood aroma. Candied, pretty strongly bitter, herbal notes. Mouthy and frothy, long bitter finish. Pretty good stuff, and true to style. ABC Liquors, Betton.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastmaster (290) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle was loud as hell. Pour very cloudy brown with a thick two finger head that has a slight red hugh. Aroma is wonderful bouquet of fruit... apples, bananas, malt, and nuts. Complex flavors to match with caramel, fig, and brown sugar and a littlw licorice. Little boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (882) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle into Trappist glass, dirty rusty amber color with creamy light tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast spiciness, grass hops, dried fruits (figs, apricots, raisins), brown sugar and light nutty/woodiness. Taste adds notes of caramel, fresh fruit (apples, berries), slightly vinous, herbal, light alcohol and slight earthy mustiness. Heavy-medium body, moderate carbonation, dry with fruity yeast boozy finish. Pretty nice quad, hits the right notes albeit a little on the boozy side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike67 (813) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Quad 12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with tall, creamy, long-lasting, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, grassy hops, caramel malt and dark fruit. Body is full, creamy and crisp. Taste is of herbal hops, caramel malt, sherry, brown sugar and dark fruit. Complexity of flavor is increasing as beer warms up. Finish is long and dry. Outstanding brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2659) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
From the bottle. Hazy brown pour with a thick off white head. Belgian yeast and dark fruit aroma. Big malt body with lots of dark fruit notes and some spicy hop notes. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (853) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
75cl bottle. Yellow medium to big bubbly head. Hazy dark amber brown color. Good carbonation. Aroma is sugar, oak, homey, caramel. Taste is sugar, oak, leaves, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (806) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Flaska från SB. Kopparröd vätska. Tydliga aromer av daddlar, soltorkade russin och färska plommon. Hög komplex sötma varvas med en sjuhelsikes eldig och fyllig munkänsla. En bra amerikansk tolkning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekada (183) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. The smell is very sweet, tones of grapes, caramel, some yeast and grape fruit. Pours darker orange with a rich white head which dissolves quickly. Taste is full and complex. Very fresh for a quadrupel, sweet taste with some fruits and a little malts. Palate has a full body and is very tasteful. Overall a very good beer. A nice substitute for the infamous Westvleteren XII

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6175) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
(Bottle) Hazy reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, honey, chestnuts, brown sugar and spices. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, hints of crisp-bread and a balanced spicy bitterness in a finish with some sweetness and a gentle alcohol glow. Full body, with soft and well balanced mouthfeel for its strength. Fairly sweet. Quite well balanced and tasty for its alcohol level. very nice.

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