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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cascara Quad is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries. Channeling the Trappist tradition, it’s brewed with an ethereal malt bill, and spiced with the fruit of the coffee bean (cascara). The aroma brings dates, cherries and pipe tobacco right to the nose and builds layers with hints of spice and fruity Belgian yeast. Once on the palate, Cascara Quad starts swinging clove, fig and molasses. Each sip offers sweet warmth, deep complexity and fleeting dryness.

Hops: Hallertauer Hersbrucker-Nobel, Styrian-Golding-Nobel
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Biscuit, Black
Fruits/Spice: Belgium Amber Candy Sugar, Date Sugar, Cascara Tea
Body: Medium-Heavy
Aroma: Ripe figs, raisins, plums, black cherries, toffee, chocolate, pipe tobacco, rich Corinthian leather and leather bound books.
Mouthfeel: Starts big and smooth, finishes still smooth yet the cascara tea and higher ABV will bring a nice dry warm end to this epic novel.
Flavor: Sweet and rich, huge complex overall taste.
Visual: Brooding, dark, cloudy berry brown with tan head.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayOfBeer (670) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Tap: cloudy copper pour with medium-sized beige head. Aroma is dried fruit, alcohol laced cherry, nuts, caramel, and yeast cake. Flavor is boozy bubblegum, lightly sweet-tart cherry, yeast, dried candied fruits and some honey. A lot of flavors here, but most do not seem to gel well, nice try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is sour wine with a funkiness. Taste is sweet (cloying actually) caramel malt, buttery maple syrup, and honey wine. Lots of warmth after the swallow. This is a little too sweet, but well balanced and very tasty. Just sip it and everything will be OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4361) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Draft. Amber pour, off-white head. Sweet dark fruit, somewhat cloying, cherry flavor, plum, light yeast, and a bit earthy. Too sweet and not very complex.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Appearance: Dark amber
Aroma: Dark fruits
Taste: Mash up of earthy bitterness, sweet dark fruits.
Palate: Medium body, earthy bitterness sticks in the aftertaste and doesn’t go away.
Overall: Instead of being a really complex walk through all these different flavors, ends up being not all that drinkable nor enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6486) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of dried fruits and spices - not very quad like at all. Flavour brings out a weird mix of notes - none of which seem to be the added ingredients stipulated on the bottle. There’s some cloyingly sweet maraschino cherries, barely any dates or any coffee at all. Weird stuff. Not very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Ruddy brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. aroma of dark fruit, bready yeast, sharp fruity esters, sweet chocolate, toast and floral coffee. Flavor is sweet malt, brown sugar, sweet, dark fruit, hot booziness, clove and bready yeast. Medium to heavy body with an oily to boozy, dry feel and moderate, but quit sharp carbonation. Decent overall, but lacking complexity for a quad, and with an increasing astringent booziness as it warms.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Hazed brown/orange pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of brown sugar, yeast, and abv. Flavor is brown sugar, abv, yeast, Medium bodied with good carbonation. A beer as you drink it becomes a little harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2996) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
22 ounce bottle pour. Somewhat murky copper appearance. Thin beige head. Aroma has some chocolate covered cherries and just the bitterness of coffee comes through lightly. Not much else coffeeish about this beer unfortunately. Fairly sweet and a little estery on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3998) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Brusin Ales. Not so much a dark quad color as I expected. Sweet. Some mollasses and brown sugar. Little cherry. Raisin and fig. But not hitting all the notes I’d want.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (770) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Medium brown pour, tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, bourbon, earth. Flavour is the same. Sweet and boozy. Not into it.


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