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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Apis IV pours dark brown with hues of orange and red, a thick creamy off-white head, and traditional Belgian lacing. The beer has notes of bread, dark plums, figs, molasses, and honey, balanced by light earthy and floral hop aromas. The beer starts out on the pallet with caramel, honey, dark fruits and a rounded floral bitterness, with spice notes from the Belgian yeast strain we use in this beer brewed in the Trappist Belgian Dark Strong Ale tradition. Look for a medium to heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation and slight alcohol warming. This beer is perfect for cellaring and its complex flavors will mellow out and blend overtime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2237) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Clear brown. Beige head. Aroma of plum, honey, toast, and wood. Tastes like sugar, honey, and dark fruits. Medium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7087) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
this was a fantastic quad, had on draft .. . brown plum .. solid foam levels .. . rich flavours, from plum to burnt sugar .. . mild mouth .. . just a nice drink .. . . In South Africa, the series was broadcast by KTV, a daily children’s programme, on M-Net.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5835) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
(Draught) clear deep copper/plum, cream head. Nose of plum, Belgian yeast, raisin, cream. Taste of old plum, raisin, plastic, finish is a bit sweet, could use a bit more dryness and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 18, 2014
A very nice quad, though not quite on the level of the best belgian varieties. Nice dark fruit qualities. Tried at the Mayor of Old Town with the parents in 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Poured from tap, cream head, mahogany in the glass. Sweet caramel, bit tart on palate, super tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (901) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark red with a large foamy tan head that leaves lacing behind. Aroma of dark fruits (plum, raisins), wood, malt, brown sugar, and some tartness. Taste of brown sugar, wood, tart and sweet dark fruits, honey, malt, and a bit of an alcohol bite. Lingering big dark fruits. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3748) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Reddish-brown and cloudy with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, sugar, honey, breaded malts, caramel and light alcohol. Similar flavor, heavy sweetness with a touch of floral bitterness. Medium to full body with a smooth creamy feel. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Draft @ Lucky Pie Pizza and Tap House, Denver, CO. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Confused this with the Cab barrel version, so reentering the correct rating. On tap at Belmont Station A: Dark brown without any head. Great legs, though. Looks better than the cab version. N: Oak, prune, toffee, olives, and soy sauce. Fairly flawed still, but it starts to smell like the ’real’ thing. T: Malty and bready. There’s a lot of dimension to this, and it’s reserved in its sweetness. M: Round and full. Sticky and mealy. O: A fairly decent representation of the style. It’s another American version that doesn’t hit all the right notes, but it’s a good approximation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Bottle # 05153. Bottled Summer 2012. Dark copper ruby pour with a short, foamy tan head. Strong honey notes in the aroma along with malt, dark bread, soft caramel, toffee and hints of dark fruit. Taste is sweet with a bold honey taste, more dark bread notes, toasted malt, toffee, hints of dark fruit and soft alcohol. Body comes up a bit lacking. Kind of thin on the palate with sparse carbonation. Ends with more honey, soft alcohol, dark bread, toasted grains, malt notes, caramel, chewy toffee and faint fruit.

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