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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 4.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Dark Belgian-style quadruple ale aged in Bourbon barrels.

As of 2008, this has only been available on draft.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
closey22 (935) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
At Maple Shade on nitro. Dark brown with foamy beige head; aroma is sweet notes of bourbon and vanilla; Flava is rich and robust heavy notes of bourbon notes of chocolate, molasses and nutmeg; feels thick and creamy; finishes malty sweet notes vanilla and bourbon for a long lovin time.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Had it at the Iron Hill Maple Shade Barrels event. Aroma of bourbon notes: vanilla, oak, and a bit of caramel. Pours an ugly brown with nice lacing. Tastes of maple syrup, caramel, and vanilla. This just proves that belgian-style ales soak up bourbon SO well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Dark amber body with a small white head. The nose is heavy bourbon, lots of toffee, some dark fruit and a good dose of alcohol. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter with raisins, toffee and lots bourbon. Medium/full body is round with light carbonation (hand bottle). Just too much booze and sugar.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (4160) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Draft from a pin at Monky Business mug club party. Pours an ugly flat muddy brown with no head what so ever. Aroma was a wonderful blend of dark fruits from the quad and sweet vanilla from the Bourbon. As this one warms the complexity of the flavor truly begins to shine, bourbon, vanilla, figs, raisins, oak, honey. Really good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Pours a cloudy brown with orange hues. Aroma of yeast, bourbon, and dark fruit. Tart flavor of yeast, dark fruit, and candi with a bourbon bite. Excellent beer!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2008
On tap at the West Chester location. Nitro. Poured a deep and cloudy brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of oak, bourbon, and dark fruits. Tastes of oak, bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla, and brown sugar. Soft body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4520) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2008
On tap at the West Chester location. Pours a lightly hazy brown with amber notes and a medium creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon, cereal grains, dark fruits and a malty sweetness. Flavor of the same with a bourbon present, vanilla, nuts and dark fruits. The Belgian yeast esters and candi sugar notes are still there, some maple, caramel and woodiness is present. Strong on the bourbon, but compliments the Quad nicely! Keep up the good work IH.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5380) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Poured a hazy brown purple color with a small ring of off white bubbles, that left light lacing onthe glass. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla, raisins, maple, charred wood, and brown sugar. Taste of raisins, light plum, molasses, vanilla oak, a bit of smoke, dried fruits, and a dry, bourbony / alcohol finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Pours dark mahogany with barely a trace of ruby peering through when held to a light. A half-inch head of beige quickly rose and fell, leaving behind a placid surface and zero lacework. Aromatics are a blend of bourbon and dark chocolate up front, with grape jam and dark fruit following through. Raisins, vanilla, and some woody notes step forward, but the bourbon and chocolate are unrelenting. On the thick side of medium bodied. Fairly chewy and tacky. Approaching the mouthfeel of a smaller Imperial Stout. Rich, dark chocolate and a blast of bourbon lead off the pallet. Dark rum, raisins, grape jam, caramel, and vanilla rise up. A faint note of orange marmalade struggles to peer through the chocolate and bourbon. Finishes with lingering boozy bourbon, bitter chocolate, and dark rum-soaked raisins. Wowza, great beer. Very different from Iron Hill’s regular quad. Thicker and quite chocolaty, and of course the bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8203) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 BCTC 2008. Muddy dark copper brown pour, still, with little to no head. Strong nose, first notes of medium-sweet bourbon, tannic wood, some creamy, bready malts, the nose actually reminds me of Fred from the Wood, with a touch of old citrus fruits. Big, sticky, alcoholic, but the sweetness is thankfully tempered by a meaty maple and bacon (otherwise known as baple-macon) flavor. Finishes with notes of nuts, dry wood and semi-sweet, leathery bourbon. Quite nice.


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