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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Soft orange copper pour with one finger of khaki tan had. Lots of candy in the nose with some capsiacin and rusty/grainy notes. Light malty sweetness and almost peppery character. Touch of coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (255) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
Beautiful in the glass with a rich, creamy head, the beer pours an opaque red mahogany. Nose is rich and slightly tart and hints of the depth of this brew. Pleasing on the mouth, on hinting at a more traditional quad as the deep cherries and tobacco linger. The depth is exquisite and begs for a second sip. Hints of vanilla and bourbon round out an immense profile, leaving a warm sensation in their place. Drink in the winter or a cool fall/spring night beside the fire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Deep amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is cocoa, spice, cardboard. Taste is spiced, herbal, medicinal, woody.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4783) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
The look is clear, amber in color, off white head. The smell is coffee, yeast, fruit, alcohol, malt, cleaner, and lime. The taste is fruit, spiced, yeast, fruit, veggies, alcohol, and ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2494) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours murky amber-brown with an off-white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, nuts, tobacco, and leather. The taste is sweet malts and fruit and a bit of booze with some nuttiness. It’s actually a little rough. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdrinker79 (1980) - Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2013
22 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orangeish ruby red with a one finger creamy cream colored head. Aroma is mildly fruity, chocolate, plums and cherries. The taste is the same, with a strong alcohol burn, chocolate covered cherries, dates, not getting much of the coffee, other berries. I liked this, it could have hidden the alcohol burn a little better, would have been better in a smaller bottle, now I have to finish this whole 22 oz bottle.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5803) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours rose’-brown with a minimal. light tan head.. Nose is raisin, cherry, chocolate, coffee.... Taste is dried fruit, slight alcohol bitter... A plastic/vinyl vibe to it. A little wood. More like an old ale to me. Decent, but rather forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7902) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Big dark fruity notes, sweet malts, rum cake, and fresh bread. A little boozy. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5924) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Muddy brown pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit notes (cherries and plums), yeast notes, candied fruit and watery chocolate. Taste is slightly boozy with dark fruit up front, sweet malt, light chocolate, candied fruit, yeast notes, soft spice and soft caramel. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation and mild warmth. Ends with more big dark fruit flavors, ripe fruits, booze notes, caramel, soft yeast notes, light tobacco and thin chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Wasn’t feeling especially quad-tastic, even though the lengthier than normal "winter" in NC made it intriguing. Handsome pour, ruby-to-brown with a small head. Nose immediately suggested an old ale far more than a quad, with leather, toffee, figs, tons of candy malts. Not much yeastiness or fruitiness that I associate with the style. And there occasionally crept in an odd dank or spoilt note. Another weirdly disjointed LOF beer.


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