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RATINGS: 275   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (775) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 12, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste sweet, Carmel, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Quite light and low on palate for the style. Amber with ok head and lacing. Finishes musky, with too much wood. Only faint hints of dark fruits in this. Tap at takeover even at Monk’s Cafe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium amber with orange highlights and a big fluffy off white head. Very sweet profile, lots of dates, soft banana, barley candy, vague fruit acids. Not a bad sipper, but I would never peg this as a quad-- where are the phenols, the yeast character?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (284) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a fairly good head. Aroma is cherry, coffee, malt, candy, spice, date, figs, plum, toffee, and tobacco. Taste is cherry and candied coffee beans, plum, fig sweetness, warm spices. Very interesting beer, fantastic one timer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
The name is a reference to coffee cherries. Hazy dull amber-brown with a fairly rich head for a high test beer. A little phenolic, tons of sugars, very sweet taste, big blast of alcohol late. Estery, but this seems rather unfocused.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Heavy dark bread, nutty and caramel for the malt, moderate herbs, cooked orange and orange peel for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast with notes of date, dried cherry, brown sugar and alcohol. Head is tiny, fizzy, tan with fair lacing and ggod legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and has a moderately alcoholic and slightly sticky finish. Nice drinking Quadrupel. Of course its heavy body and texture, and its alcohol is fairly noticable, but there’s not a bad aspect to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2014
Only $3 a glass at Black Forest, Eugene, OR, on Fat Tire Friday’s. That’s a good deal for a 10% alcohol beer. Very strong alcohol flavor. Was very hard to drink, but worth it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9496) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle... Cloudy, dark caramel pour with a small, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is both fruity and malty - dates, overripe banana, coffee cherries, vanilla and caramel. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Flavors of caramel and dark fruit lean a hint toward the bitter and boozy side of balance, but not by much. Lengthy, medium-bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crash26 (16) - Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Thought I should avoid this one, but I am up for trying anything once. Probably should've stuck with my initial thought. Smell is of small hint of fig, cherry, and caramel, but alcohol is the dominate aroma. Taste mirrors almost exactly. Boozy and not much else to save this beer. I even tried aging it a year before trying... Do not recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Overtly boozy bordering on one dimensional. Some fig and prune in the flavor, but nothing memorable. Was not enjoyable, finished one glass pour and sent it on its way into my new garbage disposal. Lacking in complexity for a quad and overpriced for the flavor. Pay another dollar or two and get a nice quad.


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