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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, 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11348) - 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 (1032) - 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 (5186) - 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 (2149) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Pours an opaque amber/brown with a moderate tan head and some lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, cherries, and candi sugars. Taste is sweet with dark fruits and somewhat boozy. Mouthfeel is a little sharp on the front and a lingering sensation in the roof of the mouth. Was expecting it to be a bit smoother and silkier for a quad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (784) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Strange beer. Had a beautiful rusty brown color with white head and nice lacing. The aroma was heavy booze, reminiscent of hot buttered rum. Nice cherries, tobacco, and brown sugar. Very warming. The mouthfeel was flat and grainy, like the bitter part of the pecan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2013
22oz, thanks again Dad! Pours orange/amber with a light Carmel colored head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aromas of candied fruits, cherry, booze, burnt sugar, and a touch of estery spice. The flavor is mild and somewhat of a letdown. Caramel, candied fruit, light spice, and warming alcohol for the flavor. This tastes somewhat like a homebrewed stron ale that I made before years ago. Nice carbonation and easy to drink dispite the abv. Confusing beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bomber over at Brett’s house. Dark brown pour with slight head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit and sugar. Tastes are caramel malts, floral, toffee, cherry, earthy. Didn’t do much for us.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3502) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Amber color with a thin sticky beige head. Fruity nose with lots of alcohol. Boozy beer with raisins, rich cherry, cocoa and alcohol. I didn’t really get any coffee out of here. Very white sugar sweet. A bit thinner that the quads from Belgium. This beer leaves a hot alcohol burn on the tongue.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lukaduke (2244) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Pours a ruby umber color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is sweet maraschino cherries,cough syrup and dates. On the palate its a lot of the same with a weirdly boozy cough syrup flavor with notes of cherry syrup, date and a sticky mouthfeel. Just overdone.


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