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RATINGS: 948   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an English pint glass. Huge light brown frothy head that turns rocky and lasts the entire time with excellent lacing. Beer is a murky deep orange/brown color and bottle conditioned. Very high carbonation when opening. Good balance of malt and hops aroma, with a fruit raisin & fig smell and light yeast. Initial flavor is sweet that quickly turns very bitter as the hops kick in. Body is medium with an oily feel and high carbonation. Leaves a metallic and alcohol taste in the mouth. My first quad and a bit of a shock! Will drink again though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eckan (2) - Høvik, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
Dark amber color, nice lasting head. Almost a "winey" taste. Quite sweet, would work well as a dessert all on its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3422) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Dark sweet fruit, plums, yeast and other malt aromas. Spice, fruit, yeast and sweet flavors. Better flavors as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (663) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a tan head. Taste dark fruit, sweet, Carmel. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (101) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a amber color with a tan head and major lace. Dark fruit, malt, caramel, molasses, and spice aroma. Fruit flavors but not overwhelming. Full body and tons of carbonation. Slightly sweet with a biscuit, dark fruit, malt and warming alcohol finish. Very good beer, it's worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (745) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (166) - Rosewood, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (308) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murano (10) - - AUG 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (497) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (835) - 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.

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