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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Blackberry version of the Quadzilla Cherry Quad


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Pours cloudy amber with a thick and lacy head. Soft cherry, funk and tea nose. The taste is a bit flabby, and really doesnít keep the promises that the aroma was making.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2008
750, corked and baled, with a cool label. Murky dark amber. Loose tan film. Mild bready, toffee, cherry nose. Mildly watery, thinnish body. A little bit of cherry on the mid-palate, not much finish. Surprisingly underpowered for the style and abv and all that.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Thanks for sharing, iowaherkeye. Hazy dark copper brown. Very murky with a light thin khaki head. The aroma has some caramel and blackberries. There is also a little bit of funkiness. The taste is sweet blackberries with some toffee and iced tea. There is also a strong candi sugar note in the long lightly toasted nutty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2008
Pours mahogany with no carbonation to speak of. Smells of caramel, buttery, tarte, some spiciness and fruity undertones. Tastes fruity with a lot of sweet malt presence and some alcohol burn on the finish. Not bad, but I found the other quadzillas Iíve had to be more rounded than this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/05/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

cloudy dark burgandy, frothy beige head turns to cream, streaks of drippy lace, sweet and tart berry aroma, creamy body, rich malt flavor, fruity berry character brings in a bit of tartness to balance the sweetness from the rich malt, the dark caramel sweetness gets a bit sticky after a while, finishes with a nice tart berry bite,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle, Iím guessing 2006 vintage: Pours a murky dark copper mahogany with a fairly-full, stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel, some oxidation and berries. Body starts with a good, dense dark caramel malty complexity with a lot of dark fruity and berry complexity along with a touch of cardboardy oxidation. Finishes smooth and semi-tart. An interesting brew, but could use a touch more sweetness and a little less oxidation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2007
(750ml bottle, 2006 vintage, blackberry release) Pours a murky brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of dark fruit (raisins, plum, dates, blackberry), caramel, and mustiness. Flavor of rich malts, cherry, dark fruits, and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Bottle brought home last July...shared with MRomero. The pour is a very cloudy burnt reddish brown. No real head to speak of. Fruity malt aroma...not that complex, but not bad either. Flavor follows suite....hints of dark fruits, berries...tastes better than it smells. Quite thin mouthfeel, wish it was fuller. A little alcohol kick in the end.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Thin dense head of fine bubbles. Minimal carbonation. Head lingers for a while. Sweet fruity and malty aroma with some caramel. Complex fruit aroma. Lots of dark fruits, blackberries, etc. Quite good actually. Color is a murky mahagony red. Sweet, malty, alcoholic. Dry and fruity palate with lots of vinuous notes. Nice alcohol warming. Finish is dry and fruity with a lingering raspberry tartness. Pretty damn good stuff. Thanks to pmarsh for sharing this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1713) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown, with an off white head. Aroma is blackberries, alcohol, malt, and other fruit. Flavors are malt, blackberries, brown sugar, alcohol, and some yeast.


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