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RATINGS: 269   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2140) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Not a spectacular quad but a decent one. Insane bubblegum aroma. Peach colour. Nice lacing. Kind of hot boozy sweet flavour. It ain't complex but it's still pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours deep copper with a thin layer of creamy off-white head that produces some nice lacing. Subtle earthy aroma with notes of toffee, dark fruit and more than a hint of alcohol. Flavor has some light cherry tartness up front with a warming alcohol presence in the middle and a malty finish. Mouthfeel is slightly dry and not at all cloying like quads can sometimes be.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taverner (1085) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Not a bad quad. Notes of raisins and dates. Finishes clean. Good Belgian! Not quite damnation but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 10/20/13

Aroma: The aroma is full of overripe fruit: plum, raisin, date, fig, etc., with toffee and chocolate
Appearance: It pours a murky reddish-brown color with a beige head and fairly full lace
Flavor: The flavor is heavy sweet, lots of dark fruits like the nose, rich and malty
Palate: This one is full bodied, it is pretty heavily sticky, rich and thick on the mouth
Overall Impression: This one is a little over sweet for my palate. The correct components are here, and there’s good complexity, but there’s just too much sticky sweetness for it to be a top of style offering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle cheers to Ken. Clear amber pour with little head to talk about. Loads of dark fruits - plum, date, prune, touch of spice and fairly hot. A fair bit of fig. Booze is there. Nothing special

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft. From notes. Fruity and boozy with raisins, chocolate and dark fruits. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours unclear copper with a bubbly tan head. The nose holds toffee, ripe fruits, rich bread. Medium to big sweet flavor with some dried fruits, alcohol boost, dry toast, cherries, grapes. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, more dried fruits, berries, orange, bread, dry toffee. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (931) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle share at the Syb Pig. Small snifter. Pours a dark brown with a thin eggshell head. Aroma is dark chocolate, nibs, cherries, sugar, and liquor. Taste is dark chocolate, cherry cordial, light orange, cocoa nibs, and booze. Medium body. (I found it somehow a little watery??) Sort of a mediocre taste. Finish was kind of flat. Not my favorite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Mahogany brown, with a loose white head. Smells like cherry, coffee, and dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate covered cherries with a cup of coffee. Tasty, but a little on the heavy side...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
A: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Boozy, Cherries, Mild Sweet Bread, Mild Dates T: Marachino Cherries, Mild Sweet Bread, Mild Coffee M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy Overall, great smelling quad, mediocre on the taste.


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