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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, itís 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (494) - , Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Picked up tonight at Brewforia Meridian on the way home from work for $6 ... Poured into my HotD goblet... the light tan head dies back pretty quickly leaving fantastic lacing... the brew is clear chestnut brown. Nose is not very "Belgian" ... A lot of something that I associate with vanilla... Light coffee... sorta plummy element... smells more sweet than malt prevalent.. Flavor has some minor Belgian qualities... a sorta peppery and lesser background clovey spiciness... with warmth a minor cigar wrapper emerges... so does plenty of alcohol... really too sugary sweet and not enough malt profile.. Carbonation and body are about right for the style... All and all... Not bad... just not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3473) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, yeast, cherries, spice, and alcohol. Didnít taste any coffee. Not sure about the dates either. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickyleepotts (99) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2013
OK, so I was excited about this beer. The bottle says they use dates and coffee beans... but you never smell nor taste either. But let me start with the aroma. Urine. That is what this beer smells like. I am serious, this beer smells like urine. Glad it doesnít taste like that. It has a nice flavor, a great thick mouthfeel, and a semisweet finish. Glad it was only $5.99. Oh, and itís 10% ABV.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas o carmel, earthiness, tobacco, mint, fruittiness and spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, tobacco, earthiness, light fruittiness and a hint of spice with a smooth lingering tobacco finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with two fingers of fine off-white head. Settles to thick pillowy cap with lots of thick lacing. Aroma is stone fruit with caramel malty tones and significant alcohol, hint of soap. Flavor is sweet up front, stone fruit and cherry fading into caramel finish with banana and alcohol tones. Nice flavors from the belgian yeast. Alcohol is quite noticeable but not necessarily unpleasant. That said, this is a strong beer. Soft carbonation, smooth texture, and medium light body. An interesting, strong, mildly fruity quad. Has some good belgian flavors but seems a bit rough. Could tone down the alcohol a bit to start.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Draft. Cloudy brownish well water. Excellent lacing. Really tasty with a bit of alcohol burn. Looking forward to having more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2013
bomber pours hazy dark red brown with small fizzy grey head. Malty aroma of slightly tart fruit, cherry, caramel. Full bodied. Flavor is fruity, can certainly make out the dates and cherries, with a soft tartness that develops into a sweeter spiciness of a lingering finish. Pretty damn good for the price tag.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3655) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Cloudy copper with a big foamy caramel head. Abundant carbonation holds the head. The.flavor is too compiles to describe and I donít like using food reference to describe anyway. All that matters is its better than the last 5 quads I can remember I had. Dang! This beer has so much carbonation it replenished the head. Thatís awesome... havenít seen a beer that does that before. This beer is smooth, complex and seems sessionable though it isnít.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (361) - Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours medium golden. Nice spicy yeast character and a good amount of sweetness. Some alcohol heat in the finish. The fruit notes were a bit muted and on the subtle side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3293) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Growler fill from Whole Foods, courtesy of the awesome spouse. Hazy amber, decent head fades to a slight film. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, undefined fruits. Flavor is a match - the flavor comes through on the finish, with dried cherry, fig, touch of apricot, and the faintest hint of coffee. Not bad, but with this much sweetness and alcohol present, a more complex flavor profile would have been welcome. Decent, but not spectacular.


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