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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oRos (1500) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle from ronher. Pours amber copper. With white head. Taste is sweet and syrup with a slight coffee taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Nice amber-copper color with soft white head. A medicinal boozy, cherry-like aroma. Cherriers, booze, some bready-roast character; round and sweet ...perhaps a touch too much alcohol in the flavor but a fantastic beer regardless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Clear ruby with a small pale head. Aroma is sour cherries, dates, honey, marshmallow, hint of earthy barnyard. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, more sweet than sour on the palate, hint of booze on the finish. Taste is cherries, bittersweet chocolate, dates, Black Forest cake. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 On draft at the New Belgium Hub at the Denver airport. Pours a hazy amber with a thick off white head. Caramel and fruit aroma. Tart and astringent with notes of pie cherries. Sour bitter finish. If it were not for the fact that I had this at a New Belgium outlet, I would suspect the beer was skunked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 17, 2013
bottle. muddy amber with almost no head. fruity, estery, rich aroma of plum, honey, pear, maple syrup, and wet tobacco. flavors has a unique bitterness that is hard to identify. some sort of bitter fruitiness. black cherry, dark rum, plum, light roast coffee. full bodied. its a big, fruity, syrupy, bold beer that disconnects from the quad base idea. finishes with a comfortable warmth. novelty type.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Beer share. Aroma of dates and cherries. Cherry dies out soon after initial sniff. Dark fruit and chocolate taste, with cherry tartness. Tangy. Decent beer, but crummy quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bomber into a tulip glass. Cloudy reddish hue with a cloud of cream head. Dotty lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral. Dates and cherry, spicy belgian yeast. Taste is juicy, cherries, dates, spice, smooth. Enjoying this a lot more than I expected (and thinking some of these other reviews are unfair). Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark iced tea pour slight off white head and a touch of lacing. Nose is bready malts and a little on the funk side. Taste is sweet with an abrupt tartness. Not getting much coffee but there is some fruit. Sweet on the back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (6272) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Bottle: The aroma consists of apple, cherry, raisin, and faint spice. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a moderate chocolate and caramel. There’s some cherry in the background. The finish has raisin, alcohol, and light apple. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, too much going on and the flavors don’t mesh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tap at beer study. Hazy reddish brown with thin yellow white head. Nose is cinnamon, dates, prunes, rum raisins, brown sugar, and booze. Flavor is super ho-hum, dusty, dark fruits, but not really quad-like and the Belgian yeast is hard to pick up.

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