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Iron Hill Oak Aged Cherry Quadrupel



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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
A truly full-bodied beer, quadrupel is rich, malty and very complex. Deep brown in color, this beer uses Belgian abbey yeast, dark candy sugar and a huge assortment of specialty malts, oak aged with cherries providing layers of complex fruity aromas and flavors with a warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
Big thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Not sure of the vintage, but it has been in thirdeye’s cellar for nearly a year. The regular version was great and I expect this one to be as good or better. The beer pours a reddish-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the tart cherries with a little bit of other dark fruit and some dark malts. Still, this beer smells like a sour cherry beer. The flavor is more of the same. I get a little bit of toffee malt and some alcohol, but what really stands out is the tart, sour cherries. There is very little quadrupel in the flavor or aroma. It has been a while since I had the beer, but this reminds me of Iron Hill Kriek de Hill. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. An outstanding beer, just not sure where the quadrupel went. Still, this is one of the best beers I have tried and very worthy of a high rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Hazy purple brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, cherries, wood, vanilla, brett, roast, light smoke and alcohol. Taste of sour cherries, ripe fruits, wild yeast, vanilla, some cocoa, alcohol, and a bit of sourness. Thanks to John for sharing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2010
From 750ml bottle at IH Lancaster location for the release of the bottled version of this beer. Poured dull amber brown in color with no head or lacing. Aroma of cherries, funky barnyard notes, brett, and fruity. Tastes of light vanilla, oak, tart cherries, brett, with some light alcohol warming. Pretty nice and complex. Can’t wait till this gets a little age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9075) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2010
Bottle @ Miami Fandango ’10 gathering. courtesy of gunhaver. pours dark amber, no head. Aroma, lots of cherry and oak with a touch of dark malts and candi sugar sweetness. Flavors, let this one warmed up a little bit and got a lot of oak with warming abv. Thick cherry, borderline on the black currants, hints of chocolate malts, Belgian yeast and dark sugar. Cherry tart aspect was rather thin possibly making room for the sweeter sugary palate. Finish keeps the same oaky notes and a long enjoyable cherry palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, amber brown pour with no foam, aroma is sweet musty cherries, flavors are sour lambic, earthy, cherries, nice lasting sour finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
(750ml bottle) cloudy ruby pour with no head. Nose of sour cherry, funky Belgian yeast, and barrel. Where’s the quad? Doesn’t matter, it smells like a delicious sour. Taste of tart cherry, funky, oak, some caramel, a delicious linger!! Some cognac and quite complex really. Just an awesome beer. Almost exactly like a sour as opposed to a quad that’s been soured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7809) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle shared with Anker and traded via Axilla. The aroma is funky and fruity with a sour touch. Notes of dark fruits, cherries and toasted malt. The flavour is cherries, oak, ripe fruit, brown sugar and light roasted caramel. Complex but quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Amber pour with no head or lace. Sour fruit/cherry, abv, and a hinto molasses. Sour cherries, abv, and malt body. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle generously shared at the RBSG grand tasting. Beautiful pour of a hazy, glowing orange. Aroma hits first of bourbon, then some tart cherry and sweet toasted coconut. Great and complex flavor of vanilla, brett, sour cherry, and brown sugar. Crisp, acidic front with more bourbon in the finish. This is a winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
750ml bottle (RBSG). Poured a deeper amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of cherries, dark fruits, wood, and candi sugar. Tastes of cherries, woody/oakiness, candi sugar, some funkiness, and vanilla.

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